08 June 2021
The Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography and is the world’s largest competition devoted to the genre. It’s also a competition that with Epson’s help has grown larger every year and the 2021 awards are no exception. With that in mind Epson and The Pano Awards have launched this year’s call for entries.
Curator David Evans explained, “It’s that exciting time again where we call for entries to win a US$40,000 prize pool, including $13,500 cash and an array of prizes including an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer and an Epson EB-1781W ultra-slim projector. I’m delighted to officially announce that professional and amateur photographers around the world are now invited to enter the 12th Epson International Pano Awards and that early-bird entries are open from today until Monday 2 August, 2021.”
The 2020 competition saw 5859 images submitted from 1452 photographers in 96 countries and these numbers are expected to be exceeded again this year.
Epson GM marketing Bruce Bealby said, “For the twelfth year Epson is delighted that we are able to support these amazing awards and the wonderful photographers who embrace them in challenging times. Not only does Epson enjoy a long, rich and successful history in the photographic industry with photographers of all levels, we also are very committed to the industry. As a result, we are very much looking forward to seeing the entries and how vibrant they look when printed out on Epson’s dedicated photo printers.”
The Epson SureColor-P7070 is a 24" (610mm) large format printer and the SureColor P5070 is a 17" (432mm) large format printer both of which are designed for premium photo, fine art, proofing and packaging design. They support a wide range of standard and specialist media in roll and sheet formats and feature a PrecisionCore® Thin Film (TFP) head with Variable Sized Droplet Technology™ that enables the output of images in high resolution with superior fidelity and tonal gradation.
Both printers use Epson’s latest UltraChrome® HDX all-pigment aqueous ink for accurate colour with an enhanced gamut, Dmax and image durability. The printers also use a 10-colour ink configuration with two levels of black, a choice of a third black or alternative Violet ink for outstanding colour and black and white prints with up to 99% PANTONE® coverage.
Its ultra-slim design, radiant widescreen performance and easy wireless connectivity make the Epson EB-1781W the ultimate choice in portable projectors. It delivers value, convenience and performance and easily delivers brilliant content from any widescreen notebook with native WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. Couple that with 3200 lumens colour and white light output and the results are truly amazing.
David Evans concluded, “It’s no secret that Epson's photo and fine art printers lead the way and set the standard for colour and black and white image reproduction. We are delighted by the degree that the photographic community gets behind the awards and equally by what an amazing support and sponsor Epson is.”
The judging panel for the 2021 Pano Awards includes some of the world's top photographers and industry professionals – Lucie Debelkova, Ignacio Palacios, Isabella Tabacchi, Bill Bailey, Aaron Spence, Paul Marcellini, Perri K Schelat, Justin Majeczky, Anna Gibiskys, Andreas Paehge, Jason Denning, Thomas Erh and Juan Pablo de Miguel.
Early bird entries for The Pano awards are open now. To enter go to: www.thepanoawards.com/enter-2021-awards/