PHOTO - from Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2011
Digital imaging solutions provider Canon has announced that PhotoMarathon 2012, which includes nine countries, will return to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the photo competition is the largest in Malaysia, according to Canon Marketing Malaysia director, communication products division, Simon Wong on 21 September 2012.
"The competition will include participants from Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam, who will be competing for the grand prize, which is an all-expense paid trip to Hungary and a chance to be part of an unforgettable eight-day photo clinic hosted by professional travel photographer Triston Yeo," said Wong.
"It is an exciting milestone for Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia, as this year's challenge will be held in two venues," he said. "We have received a ton of requests from our East Malaysia fans and finally this year, we are able to make Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2012 happen in Kota Kinabalu too! Making history this year, the Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2012 will be happening at the Boulevard, Berjaya Time Square and Lintasan Deasoka, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu simultaneously."
"In line with Canon Inc.'s corporate philosophy Kyosei, which focuses on living and working together for the common good, Canon Marketing Malaysia always strives to give back to the society and this year we choose to support the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)," said Wong. "As photographers we understand and appreciate the ability to see and our hearts goes out to our visually impaired friends so we want to support especially MAB's efforts to empower persons with visual impairment by providing them with opportunities that will encourage integration into society."
Canon Marketing Malaysia will be working together with other corporations to jointly sponsor this exciting photo competition, Wong said. "Besides the new line up of prizes provided by joint sponsors such as Kata, Manfrotto and the National Geographic Society, for the first time this year, there will not be the conventional PC photo uploading stations. Participants will be able to upload their entries straight to a cloud system that is made possible by our official ICT partner of the Canon Photomarathon Malaysia 2012, YES, provider of the fastest 4G Mobile Internet with Voice."
Canon has also partnered with The One Academy College this year. The One Academy students will be designing the exclusive Canon Photomarathon Malaysia 2012 T-Shirts as well as coordinating the live Web streaming between both venues throughout the day, showcasing highlights and capturing the exciting moments of the challenge.
Other prizes on offer include EOS 5DMark III (Body), the Pixma Pro 1 printer and theMT293A3 Manfrotto Tripod and 391RC2 Photo/Video Pan & Tilt Head, said Wong. "This one day on-the-spot photo challenge that will be happening on the 20th of October is open to all photographers, amateurs, professionals or be it the occasional hobbyist. Registration for the Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2012 is now open and the closing date will be on the 7th October 2012. Log on to http://www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon/my/register.jsp and register now. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on the event day, however all participants are encouraged to register online to save time and eliminate the long queues at the registration counters."
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