Panasonic Launches 2011/12 LUMIX Award Competition – “Life is a Stage”
Competition encourages amateur and semi-professional photographers to show their creative eye for detail in the world around them
This week, Panasonic Europe announced the launch of the 2011/12 LUMIX Award digital photo competition, with the theme “Life is a stage”. Amateur and semi-professional digital photographers are invited to submit digital images that best capture the world around them including the interesting people, unique places and extraordinary events that make everyday life a stage. The most exceptional and creative entries will win state-of-the-art LUMIX cameras and, in line with the theme ‘Life is a Stage’, Panasonic will display the winning photo to a pan-European audience at one of its flagship European events next year.
Between October 2011 and 31 March 2012, participants can enter one photo per month which visualises the funny, heart-warming, or colourful stage around them. Visitors to the LUMIX Award website will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite images of the month. The most popular of these will be passed to the LUMIX Award’s jury, an independent panel of a professional photographers, filmmakers and creative directors consisting of Robert Grischek, Sodja Zupanc Lotker and Enrico Martino. The jury will select the monthly winners, and overall Grand Prize winners which will be announced by the 31st March 2012.
To following prizes will be offered for the most exceptional entries:
Grand Prize winner: The overall winner of the LUMIX Award competition – for the best single digital photo – will win a LUMIX GF3, Panasonic’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens LUMIX G system camera, with a LUMIX G X VARIO 14-42mm Power Zoom Lens. In addition, the winner will personally experience the theme ‘Life is a Stage’, as Panasonic will exclusively display the winning photo to a pan-European audience
Second place: The second overall prize winner will receive a 14.1 Megapixel LUMIX DMC-TZ20, the ultimate travel companion with the very best LUMIX technology including an ultra-wide-angle lens, Full HD AVCHD Movie Recording and built-in GPS unit
Third place: The prize for the third place will be a robust LUMIX FT3, which is shockproof, waterproof and dustproof and features a built-in GPS unit and Full HD AVCHD Movie Recording.
Monthly winner: Each monthly winner will receive a quality Plexiglass print of their entry
“Many people might think that you need to go to exotic destinations to take exceptional photography, however everyday life around us produces countless incredible events and scenes. With our LUMIX range we are committed to producing products that let you turn these everyday moments into works of art. This year’s LUMIX Award has been created to reflect this and we believe the competition will inspire creative digital photography that showcases the beauty of life around us, and demonstrates how life is indeed a stage,” explains Sebastian Drawert, Product Marketing Manager, for LUMIX at Panasonic Marketing Europe.
Every year, the Panasonic LUMIX Award celebrates excellence in digital photography and provides a showcase for amateur and semi-professional digital photographers, proving that digital photography is as good as the best of 35mm photography. The 2010/11 LUMIX Awards, entitled Work. Life, won a prestigious red dot design award in the ‘communication design’ category, showcasing the illustrious standing of the competition. The 2011/12 Awards mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of LUMIX, Panasonic’s stunning range of digital cameras.
For further information on the LUMIX Award competition or to see the submitted images, please visit: www.lumixaward.com.
To view a gallery of previous winning entries in the LUMIX Awards, please visit: