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

Canon Photomarathon 2017

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