2020 Epson International Pano Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2020 Epson International Pano Awards have been recently been announced with Canadian photographer Matt Jackisch named as the overall winner in the Open category for his image, Spring Hibernation, captured in Squamish, BC, Canada.
Jackish explains how he captured the winning image: “I spent a blissful day snowshoeing in the BC Coastal Mountains in March. With such a deep snowpack, it was still very wintery up high. I find the more time I spend alone in nature, the quieter my mind gets. The quieter my mind gets, the more subtleties I notice in my surroundings. I only saw this tree because of that state of being. This image was a product of solitude and mindfulness.”
The runner-up in the 2020 Open Competition was Colin Leonhardt from Australia.
The largest competition for panoramic photography, this year the Epson International Pano Awards received 5,859 entries from 1,452 professional and amateur photographers in 96 countries.
Competition Curator, David Evans said, “Needless to say this is a year to remember. We thought new entry and judging systems would keep us busy enough, then the world changed. We doubled down and got to work, and the upshot is a record year for the Pano Awards…We’re overwhelmed with the level of support from entrants and sponsors, especially Epson and we thank you all so very much and also congratulate the winners and highest scoring entrants for 2020 - the year that changed us all.”
Competition prizes included an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer, an Epson EB-1781W ultra-slim projector, US$10,000 cash, a Nikon D850 camera, and a One-of-a-Kind European Alps Photography Adventure.
The judging panel for The Epson International Pano awards includes some of the world's top panoramic photographers and industry professionals, including Abe Blair, Juan Pablo de Miguel, Paul Hoelen, Lucie Debelkova, Isabella Tabacchi, Aaron Spence, Mieke Boynton, Bill Bailey, Ignacio Palacios, Julie Fletcher, Timothy Poulton, Craig Bill, and Carlos Chegado.
Open category - Built environment Top 5
Open category - Nature/Landscapes Top 5
View all the finalists on the Pano Awards website.
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