A top 50 image from 2016's Open contest by Jarrod Castaing

Panoramic photographers are being invited to enter images for the annual Pano Awards to compete for prizes from Epson and Nikon as well as $22,000 in cash. Running for its eighth year, the contest celebrates a wide range of panoramic photography and accepts pictures that have one edge at least twice the length of the other.

Images can be made from one capture or stitched from multiple frames, and can be recorded digitally or on film. There are competitions for amateur as well as professional photographers - with a photography earnings threshold of $20,000 per year – and categories for nature/landscapes and the built environment, as well as a special section for VR and 360° imagery.

Prizes include individual cash awards of $5000 as well as Epson professional printers in the Open competition, while amateurs can win a Nikon D810 with the AF-S 14-24mm F2.8 lens along with a collection of cash prizes. Entry costs $16, $18 and $22 according to the category, and entry closes on Sunday 9th July 2017. For more information on the prizes and terms please see the Pano Awards website. Previous successful images can be viewed in the 2016 Winners Gallery.

Last year's Open winner, Alex-Noriega from USA