Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-2018



 Entries are now been invited for the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-2018, only applicants that have complied with the eligibility criteria as stated will be considered for this program.


The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest will feature the following six categories:

  1. Getting Outside: Enter a photo that conveys the joy, freedom, or excitement of discovery you feel when you are outside.
  2. Art: Enter a creative photo that showcases your unique artistic visions.
  3. Power of Life: Enter a powerful photo that conveys how beautiful, vibrant, healthy, and full of energy life can be.
  4. Light: Light can take on many characters. It can be vivid, faint, warm, spontaneous… Enter a photo showing one of the many faces of light.
  5. Stories: Enter a photo that tells a whole story all in a single image.
  6. Connections to Cherish: Enter a heart-warming photo that expresses the love and peace of mind that family and friends provide you with.

Level: Contest

Field: Photography


Prizes will be presented to one Grand Prize winner and 13 winners per theme.

  • Grand Prize: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO + 1,000,000 Japanese Yen
  • First Prize: (one per category) Olympus PEN-F + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0
  • Second Prize: (one per category) Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
  • Third Prize: (one per category) Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
  • Runners-Up: (ten per category) Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design


  • The competition is open to everyone, amateur and professional photographers alike.
  • Entries are welcome from any country or region around the world
  • Anyone can participate with any kind of camera
  • Anyone who registers to enter can participate. Those who entered past Olympus Global Open Photo Contests must register again. Entry is free.
  • If you are under 18, please obtain your parent’s or guardian’s consent before entering. For citizens residing in European Union countries, they can not accept participation by minors under 7.
  • Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each category.
  • Each image must be in JPEG or JPG format, and be 15 megabytes or smaller.


Winners will be contacted via e-mail to their registered e-mail addresses. Email: [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Click here to enter the competition.

Deadline: February 26, 2018

For more information, visit Olympus Global Open Photo Contest.

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