By Keri Algar
SYDNEY, NSW: With help from a blog and Facebook, Canon has engaged the public to help select the six winners of its annual EOS Photo5 amateur photography competition from an entry pool of 8,811 images.
A panel of six professional photographers from Australia and across the Tasman chose the finalists, while it was up to the public, via online public discussions and voting, to decide on the six winners.
“There was an enormous volume of new images this year, which generated a great deal of discussion on the World of EOS blog and the Canon Facebook page. The strong talent made choosing a few favorites quite a difficult task,” said Jackie Ranken, Canon EOS ambassador and professional photographer and lecturer.
Uploaded images increased by 33 per cent from 2009.
“It’s always interesting see which images the voters will choose and I think this year’s winners did exceptionally well with each of the briefs.”
Less than a month ago Panasonic launched a 150-page coffee table book ‘Focus on Australia’, showcasing winners from 7,000 contestants in its version of an amateur photography competition in support of its Lumix camera range.