Opening: April 17, 2019
Deadline: June 12, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: Prize money totaling JPY 1 million, Gift of a Canon products, participation in the exhibition, journal publication
The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression.
The annual contest, launched in 1991, has been open to the public regardless of the age or nationality of the contestant or the theme, the number, or format of entered works. As such, the contest encourages the creative activities that push the boundaries of photography’s potential and systematically assists and nurtures award winners by means of exhibitions and published collections of their winning works as well as publicity on the New Cosmos of Photography website.
With the support and cooperation of renowned photographers, videographers, artists, curators, and photo and art critics from Japan and around the world who have endorsed the contest’s objectives and have been involved in judging the contest, the New Cosmos of Photography has turned out a great number of outstanding photographers who are enjoying widespread success around the world. As a result, the contest has come to be regarded today as a gateway to success for new photographers.
Our greatest wish is that the New Cosmos of Photography will continue to be the place where people attempting to redefine the boundaries of creative photographic expression can take their first big step.
There are no restrictions on nationality, age, gender, or experience (both professional and amateur photographers may enter).
Prize money totaling JPY 1 million (which includes the JPY 200,000 prize money for the Excellence Award).