Canon Photomarathon India celebrates its 6th anniversaryEngages with photography enthusiasts by providing a unique platform to explore their passion of
    photography

    -Engages with photography enthusiasts by providing a unique platform to explore their passion of photography.
    -Flag off from New Delhi, Photomarathon will travel to Bengaluru and Mumbai.

    New Delhi, September 26, 2015: Canon, a leader in Digital Imaging space today launched its sixth edition of Photomarathon in India. Organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, the event attracted large number of photo enthusiasts, primarily DSLR users, hobbyist photographers as well as professionals. One-of-its-kind, the theme based photo contest witnessed amateur and professional photographers playing their tricks and techniques with cameras to present exemplary imagery.

    The Canon Photomarathon 2015 was flagged off by Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India, which attracted over 500 entries. The judges included the Fashion and Wildlife Photographer -Mr. Akash Das; Travel Photographer - Mr. Ajay Sood and Lifestyle Photographer – Mr. Ravi Dhingra.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, CEO, Canon India, said, “Canon Photomarathon has created an edge for photography enthusiasts, who, every year, compete to win the coveted winner title and get rewarded for their exemplary skills. Photography culture is at its peak in India and as we grow, we aim to beautifully craft the culture of capturing special memories. Through the sixth edition of Canon Photomarathon India, we are providing a platform to photographers to showcase their creativity and strengthen the bond with cameras. We are excited on the response received and also how the participants, learn, shoot and challenge themselves and build relationship with fellow photographers. All in all, Canon unearths greatest talents and recognizes them through this largest photography competition.”

    Sharing his thoughts Mr. Andrew Koh, Vice President of Consumer imaging and Information Center, Canon India said, “As Canon Photo marathon enters its glorious sixth edition, we are happy to observe the growing interest in photography in India. Canon Photo marathon is our attempt to creatively engage with our customers and help them refine their skills through a world-class photography competition. India is a huge market with enthusiastic photographers and we are witnessing the rapid evolution of photography here. With our eye constantly on the needs of our customers, we strive to make this event more meaningful each year to recognize the talent in seeing the world through photography. Therefore, providing just the right platform for photographers to showcase their skill.”

    Renowned wildlife photographer Mr. Shivang Mehta, conducted a workshop for the participants on the tricks of engaging photography. In addition to this, Canon cameras and printers were on display, for the participants to get a hands-on experience. Moreover, the Canon DreamLabo stall showcased photo albums for the first time to the Indian audiences. Canon had also set up a free camera health check – up camp for the participants.

    After the kick off in Delhi, the photomarathon will travel to Bengaluru and Mumbai. In Canon Photomarathon 2015, each contestant will be judged on theme based competition. In this very challenging competition, each contestant will have to shoot pictures within a limited timeframe on a given theme. Themes will be announced just before the event which will make it even more competitive. The pictures will be judged by well-known photographers based on their creative, technical and narrative sense.

    The highlight of the event is the Grand prize which is a trip to Canon Japan’s Photo Clinic (photo workshop). The second and third winners will take the EOS 750D + EF-S18-55 IS STM kit + 8GB SD card and the EOS 700D + EF-S18-55 IS STM kit + 8GB SD card respectively. Additionally, Canon will gratify theme winners who will take home the PowerShot G7X and the IXUS 160 cameras.

    Canon Photomarathon will reach the cities of Bengaluru and Mumbai on October 10, 2015 and October 31, 2015 respectively. For registration and further information, log onto http://www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon/in/

    About Canon Inc.

    Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes production printers, multifunction office systems, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With approximately 192,000 employees worldwide, the Canon Group includes manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2014 (ended December 31, 2014) totalled $30.8 billion (at an exchange rate of \121=US$1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: www.canon.com

    About Canon India

    Canon India Pvt. Ltd. has achieved revenue of Rs. 2026 crore in 2014 which is a 6% growth over the previous year. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon’s product portfolio extends over a vast variety such as copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-in-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products, camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers. Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 14 cities, warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has 550 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has 162 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 76 cities in the country. Canon’s service reach extends to over 5000 towns with 18 Canon camera service centers and 37 printer Canon Care Centers. Canon India also has 141 authorized service centers for printers and 175 camera collection points.

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