Epson Pano Awards 2016

2015 Major Open Award Winner Max Rive, Netherlands

2015 Major Open Award Winner Max Rive, Netherlands


Press Release from The Epson Pano Awards team:

Call for entries
The EPSON International Pano Awards 2016
US $60,000 prize pool, including $25,000 cash!
Enter online at

Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to enter The EPSON
International Pano Awards to compete for over $60,000 in cash and prizes. Early-bird entries are open now until Sunday 10th July, 2016.

The 7th Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in an ever-increasing rise in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography. The 2015 competition saw 4345 images submitted from 1055 photographers in 60 countries. The 2016 competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool of more than US$60,000, including $25,000 cash.

Prizes include an Epson SureColor P-7070 printer, an Epson Stylus Pro SP-4900 printer, and an Epson EB-1776 Ultra-Slim Projector.

New in 2016
The Carolyn Mitchum Award
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Carolyn Mitchum, Jeff’s beautiful wife, who lost her brave battle with cancer earlier this year. The Jeff Mitchum Fine Art Prize will henceforth be The Carolyn Mitchum Award in her memory. Jeff says, “Carolyn embodied integrity and character and love. Her last words, “This could not of been more perfect” is a storyline for life and this award. With The Carolyn Mitchum Award we are honouring her with light and inspiring photographers to aim high and from the heart.” Jeff Mitchum is one of our esteemed Open judges and a patron of our competition. The Carolyn Mitchum Award is worth US$10,000 cash.

One Of A Kind “Extreme Moment” Award
One of A Kind Photography Adventures has proudly been a sponsor of the Epson International Pano Awards for several years. This year, we’re offering the trip of a lifetime; Antarctica in 2017!
Imagine yourself sailing through the Drake passage on the icebreaker to a place you’ve only ever
dreamed of going to. For eleven stunning days, the prize winner will sail around the continent with the OOAK crew and other like-minded photographers, exploring the icebergs by zodiac, plus a night camping on the Antarctic ice! It doesn’t get much more exciting than this!

Other new features in 2016 include;
- A record prize pool worth over $60,000, including $25,000 cash
- More cash prizes, including the new $2000 Curator’s Award
- Two new special awards, for Highest Scoring Stitched Image, and Highest Scoring Vertical

The judging panel includes some of the world's top photographers and industry professionals, including Jeff Mitchum, Rodney Lough Jr., Alexandre Deschaumes, Erin Babnik, Iurie Belegurschi, Viral Padiya, Paul Marcellini, Hillary Younger, Luc Villeneuve, Bill Bailey, Aaron Spence, Stefan Hefele and Chris Collacott.

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