The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 for amateur and professional photographers has opened. The competition aims to capture “ the beauty of both the human experience and of the natural world,” according to Olympus and entrants are free to use their own make and type of cameras, inclusive of smartphones.

There are four subject categories Life, Future, People and Technical that are divided into five themes. Participants submit entries online based on either a theme, or themes of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner will receive the latest Olympus PEN camera and one million Japanese yen. Other prizes include Olympus OM-D and PEN interchangeable lens cameras, as well as custom edition Moleskin notebooks.

Viewers Raffle

Separate to the photo contest, contest site visitors who prefer to browse can also win prizes by participating in a “Viewer’s Raffle”. A panel of international photography experts will adjudicate of the contest.


Entries to the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 will be accepted through the special contest website at from 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2015 to 11:00 am, Friday, November 20 (Japan Standard Time) 2015.