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New Cosmos of Photography 2018

Photography has been around for more than 170 years. Over this period, advances in technology have expanded the domain of cameras from film to digital, from still images to videos.
And with the spread of the Internet, smartphones, social media, and other recent innovations, it is easy for anyone today to take photos and enjoy communicating through photography.

Given the changed landscape around photography, we decided to take advantage of the New Cosmos of Photography’s 25th anniversary and accept both printed works by postal mail or courier and digital works (still images and videos) through online submission.

The New Cosmos of Photography support photographers’ attempts to create still images or videos/movies or a fusion of the two, that go beyond previous photographic concepts and genres. We regard still images and videos/movies to be continuous and consecutive. We are hoping for brand-new video works that no one has ever seen before.

Therefore, we encourage entries of works that provide a glimpse of tomorrow’s photography and open up new scenes for photography and art.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

Grand Prize winner

Prize money totaling JPY 1 million (which includes the JPY 200,000 prize money for the Excellence Award)
Gift of a Canon products
Permitted to hold a solo exhibition at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2019

Excellence Award winners

Prize money totaling JPY 200,000
Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2018
Invited to the Public Grand Prize selection committee meeting
Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website
Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine

Honorable Mention Award winners

Prize money totaling JPY 30,000
Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2018
Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website
Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine

Prize money and other gifts will be given after the Grand Prize winner has been selected by the selection committee.

Eligibility:

There are no restrictions on nationality, age, gender, or experience (both professional and amateur photographers may enter).

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Entries are limited to original photographic works that have not been selected for awards or distinctions in other contests or competitions.
We cannot accept works that have been submitted to other contests or competitions that are still being judged.
Works that infringe upon third-party rights (copyrights, trademark rights, portrait rights, etc.) may not be submitted. Applicants are required to obtain prior permission from rights owners to enter photographic works that contain copyrighted or other protected materials (works of art, films, photos, music, etc.) owned by others.

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