Join the Canon Photomarathon 2017 – the winner will represent the country at the grand finals in Japan

The biggest on-the-spot photography contest in the Philippines is back. The Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 happens on October 21 at the SMX Convention Center Hall 4, MOA Grounds, Pasay City. Time to test your shooting skills. You can register here until October 17, Tuesday. 

Above: file photo from Canon Photomarathon 2014. 

Who can join? 

Anybody who owns a Canon camera, whether a DSLR, mirrorless, or compact camera, are welcome to participate.

Criteria for judging?

The entries will be judged by the Canon Brand Ambassadors as such: relevance to theme (50%), creativity in theme interpretation (30%), and the composition of photography with the use of lighting, exposure, and focus (20%).

Above: Photo Hug during Canon Photomarathon 2014. 

The winner gets what? 

The photographer of the winning photo will enjoy an all-expense paid trip and will represent the Philippines at the Canon PhotoMarathon grand finals in Japan in 2018.

What else can participants enjoy at the venue grounds? 

Participants will also get access to photography workshops and get their hands on the latest line-up of Canon’s imaging and printing devices.

Above: Participants’ lootbag during Canon Photomarathon 2014. 

What is attending a Canon Photomarathon like? 

Here is our coverage of the last Canon Photomarathon before it went on hiatus. Here’s what it’s like to join one.

Where do you go to find out more? 

To know more about Canon PhotoMarathon 2017, visit

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for