13 July 2020
The Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography and is the world’s largest competition devoted to the genre. It’s also a competition that with Epson’s help has grown larger every year and the 2020 awards are no exception.
Curator David Evans explained, “This year’s number of entries, compared to last year, in the first few weeks alone have risen by over 50% and we're so thrilled that the photographic community is getting behind the awards to this degree. I have to say that a major reason for this success is Epson’s continued support and the amazing prizes they supply for the winners.”
The 2020 competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers and aside from a $10,000 cash prize, Epson have also provided prizes that include an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer and an Epson EB-1781W ultra-slim projector.
Epson GM marketing Bruce Bealby said, “Epson is delighted that we are able to support this creative and meaningful outlet that so many wonderful photographers are embracing in these challenging times. Epson has a long, rich and successful history in the photographic industry. We also enjoy close relationships with photographers of all levels from aspiring to amateur to professional, many of whom choose to print and project their images on Epson products. Hence the prizes we are offering The Pano Awards this year.”
The Epson SureColor-P7070 is a 24" (610mm) large format printer and the SureColor P5070 is a 17" (432mm) large format printer both of which are designed for premium photo, fine art, proofing and packaging design. They support a wide range of standard and specialist media in roll and sheet formats and feature a PrecisionCore® Thin Film (TFP) head with Variable Sized Droplet Technology™ that enables the output of images in high resolution with superior fidelity and tonal gradation.
Both printers use Epson’s latest UltraChrome® HDX all-pigment aqueous ink for accurate colour with an enhanced gamut, Dmax and image durability. The printers also use a 10 colour ink configuration with two levels of black, a choice of a third black or alternative Violet ink for outstanding colour and black and white prints with up to 99% PANTONE® coverage.
Its ultra-slim design, radiant widescreen performance and easy wireless connectivity make the Epson EB-1781W the ultimate choice in portable projectors. It delivers value, convenience and performance and easily delivers brilliant content from any widescreen notebook with native WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. Couple that with 3200 lumens colour and white light output and the results are truly amazing.
David Evans concluded, “Epson's photo and fine art printers have long set the standard for colour and black and white image reproduction. Whether you are producing commercial photo prints, wedding albums, school photos or gallery-ready artwork, Epson has an excellent printing solution for you. The printers and projector that Epson are giving our winners as prizes this year are perfectly suited to printing panoramic photographs and as everyone knows, a fantastic panoramic photograph can only be truly appreciated if it is printed on a high quality printer or projected on a high quality projector.”
Early bird entries for The Pano awards are open now. To enter go to: https://thepanoawards.com/enter-2020-awards/