Canon announces entries are open for the New Cosmos of Photography competition 2017

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 20 April, 2017 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, announced today that the company is now accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2017 (40th edition) competition.

New Cosmos of Photography 2017

Judges review entries (The Excellence Awards selection process, 2016 competition)

7 Excellence Award winners

The seven Excellence Award winners from the 2016 competition


This year, the competition is expected to continue to grow globally, following a year-on-year increase in international entries. In 2016, German photographer Benjamin Breitkopf received an Honourable Mention Award, and 2017 will see Sandra Phillips of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art join the judging committee along with Indian artist Dayanita Singh. Since 2015, the contest has also expanded to accept digital submissions (stills and video), to encourage more novel forms of photographic expression.

Entries for New Cosmos of Photography 2017 will be accepted between 20 April and 8 June 2017. The Excellence Award Selection Committee will meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honourable Mention Award winners. In November, the Grand Prize selection committee is scheduled to meet to decide the Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

The Grand Prize winner of this year’s competition will receive JPY 1 million in prize money and a Canon product. In addition, the winner will be granted the right to hold a solo exhibit at the exhibition of winning entries for next year’s New Cosmos of Photography. To encourage the continued pursuit of their creative activities, 2017 Excellence Award and Honourable Mention Award winners will each receive prize money and the right to display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

For additional information about the 2017 New Cosmos of Photography competition, visit the homepage: global.canon/en/newcosmos