In line with these contributions, the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 will feature the following six categories. The competition is open to everyone, amateur and professional photographers alike. Entries are welcome from any country or region around the world.
- Prizes will be presented to one Grand Prize winner and 13 winners per theme.
- Grand Prize: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark 2 + M. Zuiko Digital Ed 12-40mm F2.8 PRO +1,000,000 Japanese Yen
- First Prize (one per category): Olympus Pen-F + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0
- Second Prize(one per category): Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 3 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
- Third Prize (one per category) : Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
- Runners-Up (ten per category): Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design