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A Photo Assignment from Canon Canada!

Published by Alexandra Kim · March 24th 2014



Hey everyone! We’ve got exciting news for you!

Our good friends at Canon Canada have put out a photo assignment, uniquely for 500px photographers worldwide. As a 500px Prime partner, they have decided to source their next photo collections from you - the 500px community. The photos will be purchased by Canon Canada through 500px Prime, which means 70% of every photo will be going back to the photography community.

Canon Canada is looking for photos in 3 categories: "At Play", "Personal Connection", and "Getaway". 14 winning photos will be chosen per category. You can submit as many entries for as many categories as you want, so go on! Get creative!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Select or take a photo that fits any or all of the 3 themes.

2. Upload and tag your photo.
For “At Play”, use the hashtag #CanonAtPlay
For “Personal Connection”, use the hashtag #CanonPersonalConnection
For “Getaway”, use the hashtag #CanonGetaway

3. You’re done! You can track all the “At Play” entries here, all the “Personal Connection” entries here, and all the “Getaway” entries here.

A COUPLE OF RULES:
1. You have until Monday, March 31, 2014 to submit your entries.
2. Your photo must be taken with both a Canon camera and a Canon lens. The assignment is for Canon, after all!
3. Your photo must fall within one of the categories listed above.
4. Your submission(s) must be Safe For Work.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, April 3, 2014, so be sure to check back to see if your photo was chosen. Happy snapping!

Pro tip: Make sure your store is enabled so we can license it to Canon Canada through 500px Prime!
     

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andyingramrrt
Andy Ingram  11 months ago
When will the winners be announced
klassy
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Klassy Goldberg  11 months ago
Thanks for asking, Andy! The winners were announced today: http://500px.com/blog/1113/check-out-canon-canada-s-photo-assignment-winners
AdrianMurray
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Adrian Murray  11 months ago
It looks like this has been forgotten...
klassy
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Klassy Goldberg  11 months ago
Hi Adrian! It hasn't been forgotten. In fact, I believe one of your photos was chosen by Canon Canada. We've posted the winners here: http://500px.com/blog/1113/check-out-canon-canada-s-photo-assignment-winners
chrishen3113
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Christian Lechtenfeld  11 months ago
The winners will be announced today, can I see them already anywhere..? Where will the winner pictures be shown?
klassy
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Klassy Goldberg  11 months ago
Christian, I saw that one of your photos made it to the winning picks chosen by Canon. We've posted the winners here: http://500px.com/blog/1113/check-out-canon-canada-s-photo-assignment-winners
nitin76
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nitin jain  11 months ago
where can we see winners?
klassy
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Klassy Goldberg  11 months ago
Thanks for asking, Nitin. The winners were posted today: http://500px.com/blog/1113/check-out-canon-canada-s-photo-assignment-winners
yaniserg
Sergio Lanza  11 months ago
Can we still upload pictures today?

And do we have to click on the "license" box for these pictures in order to partcipate?

MauroFrancaFotografia
Mauro Franca  11 months ago
Good move from Canon, but I hope Nikon is sees this and make a similar contest!
Anyway, good luck to all the contestants!
S-K-A
Somakumaran A  11 months ago
I uploaded some photos in last years. Can I add these?
ChristophBlank
Christoph Blank  11 months ago
Do the categories make sense even? Everybody ignores them and submits everywhere..
fryczjarek1
Jarosław Frycz  12 months ago
Can I place the crop or must it be full size from camera?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
You can post process any way you'd like.
evandamme
Erwin van Damme  12 months ago
Why arent my pictures showing up. I have added the apropriate tags, but nothing shows. Anyone?
JohnHaldane
John Haldane  12 months ago
look again - upper right you can sort by name, date, etc. It defaults to "votes." Sort by date and your recent adds will be there.
SeoirseBrennan
Seoirse Brennan  12 months ago
I used Canon FD glass on my NEX... so I guess I cant enter. Shame...
Fine-Image-Photography
Kory Lidstrom  12 months ago
Is it okay if the images have watermarks? Also, what size do they want them? Is 900 pixels on the long side ok, or do they want them bigger?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
You can choose to enter your photo at any size.

If the image has a watermark, we will be asking you to upload a high res version without a watermark so that it can be licensed to Canon Canada through 500px Prime if it is chosen.

JohnHaldane
John Haldane  12 months ago
OK, I entered a few from each of the Canon cameras I have owned in the past 10 years: Powershot S5, 40D, 7D, and 5D Mark III. Also from lenses 24-105, 24-70, 70-200, 400, and 16-35. Such fun! I don't expect to win anything, but putting out the variety might show what Canon can do for ANY level of photographer. :) Good luck to everyone and I pity the judges who will have tens of thousands of images to go through!
divadiamondescorts
Cathrine Smith  12 months ago
Noriko, that is an amazing picture man!
chieflong
J.J. Guy Longtin  12 months ago
Must the photos be taken in Canada or are photos taken in other countries eligible?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
They can be taken anywhere in the world.
AliElhajj
Ali Elhajj  12 months ago
Uploaded a few full-res portraits of my son at play. Glad I noticed the store needed to be enabled or it would have been for not.

I'll have to keep an eye on these assignments when the landscape side of things comes up. Thanks for putting this together 500px!

ajaygarg
Ajay Garg  12 months ago
I usually upload 950px wide and with a small watermark. Is tht fine. If my image is selected, obviously high res files will be provided.
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Unwatermarked photos are always nicer, but this is fine. If your photo is chosen, we will be asking for clean, high res files.

It's completely up to you, just remember your photos are being judged as they are uploaded. It might be advantageous to upload a higher res version.

YannikHayphotography
Yannik Hay  12 months ago
I would like to know what will happen with our copyrights before I enter?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
The same copyright applies as when you normally upload a photo to 500px. If your photo is chosen, we will be licensing it to Canon through 500px Prime.
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Barbara Jones  12 months ago
I was also wondering if images already uploaded can be entered by adding hashtags ? Does the getaway tag mean landscapes acceptable ? A more detailed brief would be appreciated.
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Yes, you can enter photos that you have already uploaded to 500px. Just add the designated hashtag.

Each category is up to your interpretation! This is your chance to get creative :)

dipanjan
dipanjan (inactive)  12 months ago
Hi, can images from the ones already uploaded in the portfolio be used by putting in hastags? or fresh uploads only? Thanks.
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
You can enter images that have already been uploaded to 500px, yes!
Sakhr
Sakhr Abdullah  12 months ago
Could we have an examples or more description for the categories please .
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
The categories are up to your creative interpretation and you can upload as many photos are you want. The sky is the limit!
AliAlNagmosh
Ali AlNagmosh  12 months ago
Nice work Alexandra Kim
WanZaid
Wan Zaid  12 months ago
No minimum size?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
No specific dimensions are required :)
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nitin jain  12 months ago
How many photos one can submit?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
As many as you see fit, as long as they fall within the categories.
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DAVID MAS  12 months ago
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
vtrrk
Ravi Kumar  12 months ago
Can I Tag a photo that has been already uploaded by me
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Yes, you can.
danosk
Damianos Kounenis  12 months ago
Photos will only be from Canada or around the world?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Around the world!
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George McGinn  12 months ago
I have a question - I have Canon FD Lenses that I use an adapter to put on my EOS. I am unclear when they mean "Canon Equipment" - Do they want EOS only, or will a mix of old Canon lenses on the new digital bodies work for them?

I am a professional who believes some of the older glass is faster and better (no plastic parts) than some of the new lenses out there. For example, the new 75-300mm is a whole f-stop slower, and is made out of plastic. I even think because it is not "L" glass, the lens are plastic internally.

I just want to make sure because I mount my old FD lenses on my new EOS bodies, it is still good. (I have a killer 200mm f/2.8 that isn't made anywhere, and with my form factor, it is a 320mm f2/8!

I've been a photog or 35-years, and manual focus is second nature to me.

AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
A mix of old and new sounds lovely! Can't wait to see the result :)
JohnHaldane
John Haldane  12 months ago
How much developing and enhancement is allowed. I shoot ONLY Canon but I create photographic art from my original RAW files.
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
You can post process as much as you feel is necessary to make your vision a reality! As long as it's shot with Canon :)
daun_cenkeh
daun cenkeh  12 months ago
Only canon camera..?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Hi Daun. Yes, this assignment is open to only photos taken with Canon cameras and lenses. Canon Canada is going to be licensing these photos, so they would like to see Canon photos!
SerafimPhoto
Serafim Trachanis  12 months ago
Photos could have been taken also with a compact Canon camera or not??
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
As long as it's Canon, it's okay :)
AxelGarridoFotos
Axel Garrido  12 months ago
spanish please :(
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Francesco Gola  12 months ago
Can someone explain the three categories please?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Hi Francesco. The categories are up to your interpretation of what you think they should mean. Go ahead and let your inner creative go wild!
edcphoto
Edward Caldwell  12 months ago
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ccvalentin
Ciprian Valentin Ciocoiu  12 months ago
There's a typo in this line:
"For “Personal collection”, use the hashtag “#CanonPersonalConnection”."
".......................connection, ..........................................................................."
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Thanks for noticing, Ciprian! We've changed the text. It should be "Personal connection".
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Tanya Harrison  12 months ago
Is the contest limited to residents of Canada?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
No, the assignment is open to people worldwide.
IraklisMakrygiannakis
Iraklis Makrygiannakis  12 months ago
If there are already uploaded photos meeting the critiria ,can i just use the hashtag and submit them?
AlexandraKim
500px Team
Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
Yes, you can!
sandra_ab
Sandra A-B  12 months ago
Oh, hope the Fuji folks do the same. Fancy giving away the X-E2 in a future contest, guys? : )
HarithSamarawickrama
Harith Samarawickrama  12 months ago
Done :)
Experience90
Martin Heubel  12 months ago
really a cool contest. will post some from my experience90 blog :-)
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Toby Harriman  12 months ago
I know they have to be Canon and are being bought by Canon Canada but do the photos have to be taken in Canada specifically?
AlexandraKim
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Alexandra Kim  12 months ago
No, the photos can be taken anywhere in the world! Good luck Toby :)
Ravikanth
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Ravikanth Kurma  12 months ago
Oh only canon :(
Lets hope there will be some only nikon contests too in future :)
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Josh Blaha  12 months ago
I was thinking the same thing. It's too bad they won't play nice and allow us to shoot with the hashtag #CanonAtPlayShotByNikon, #CanonPersonalConnectionShotByNikon, and #CanonGetawayShotByNikon. It only seems fair. :)

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