By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: Canon has announced the return of its nascent EOS Photo5 competition. This contest pits everyday photographers against each other to come up with the best snaps of pre-selected items.

Potential contestants are invited to register their interest on Canon’s competition website. After registrations close on 27 September, entrants will be sent a box containing five objects, which will then become the subjects of their photographic entry.

Talking about the competition is Canon Australia brand manager – EOS, Chris Macleod.

“Since EOS Photo5 launched in 2007, we have been impressed by the level of creativity from participants and the passion from everyday people to try something different with their digital SLRs,” said Macleod. “This year, we’re mixing things up, and while I don’t want to give too much away, I can tell you that participants will be tasked with not just shooting the EOS Photo5 object, but also incorporating a specific creative photography technique, ensuring they really are taking their photography to a new level.”

Canon reported that whilst in previous years, entries into the competition had been limited by the number of boxes Canon produces, a change to this year’s EOS Photo5 competition is the inclusion of an open brief, meaning that consumers who miss out on receiving a box can still enter.

Registration is free, and Canon encourages interested parties to lodge their details early to avoid disappointment. Winners will be announced on 23 November, with the five victors receiving an EOS 5D Mark II Premium Kit and a trip to Queensland.