Panasonic announces digital photo competition

Oct 28, 2009 at 12:12 GMT

Panasonic's eighth annual online LUMIX Award digital photo competition is now open for entries. Participants can submit one image per month under this year's theme 'Visualize music'. Each month a winner will be chosen and awarded a DMC-ZX1 digital compact. The overall winner for the single best digital photo will receive a DMC-GF1 Micro Four-Thirds camera along with tickets to see the Blue Man Group performance theatre troupe, while two runner-ups will receive a DMC-FZ38 compact. Entries can be up to 1200x1600 pixels and must be smaller than 2MB. The competition is only open to European entrants and runs until April 30 2010.

Press Release:

Panasonic Kicks-Off 2009/2010 Online LUMIX Award Photo Competition

This year’s contest seeks images that explore the theme of music

Panasonic Marketing Europe is pleased to announce a call for entries for the eighth annual online LUMIX Award digital photo competition which takes place from October 26, 2009 until April 30, 2010. Under the theme of “Visualise Music,” digital photographers are invited to submit each month one digital image that best captures the moment when music, whether through the sound of an instrument or every day life, impacts our visual senses.   

“We hope that the LUMIX Award will encourage digital photographers to use their creativity and show us through their photos how an invisible condition such as music can be visualized,” explains Sven Dabelstein, Senior Manager Product Marketing, Optical Products, Panasonic Marketing Europe.

The digital photography competition is open for six months from November 2009 until April 2010. Each month, a winner will be chosen and awarded a LUMIX DMC-ZX1the latest digital compact camera from Panasonic. The overall winner of the LUMIX Award competition – for the single best digital photo - will win a LUMIX DMC-GF1, the worlds smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera from Panasonic along with tickets to see the Blue Man Group. Two runner-ups will each receive a LUMIX DMC-FZ38 digital camera. All submitted digital photographs will be reviewed and judged by an independent panel of professional photographers and creative directors. 

Established in 2002, the LUMIX Award is a European-wide online competition aimed at promoting creativity in digital photography and establishing an interactive platform for digital photographers to share their work. Each year’s competition centres on a different creative theme.

For further information on the LUMIX Award competition or to see the submitted images, please visit: www.lumixaward.com