The contest is organised by Olympus Corporation.The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 has six categories:
Enter a photo that conveys the joy, freedom, or excitement of discovery you feel when you are outside.
Enter a creative photo that showcases your unique artistic visions.
Power of Life
Enter a powerful photo that conveys how beautiful, vibrant, healthy, and full of energy life can be.
Light can take on many characters. It can be vivid, faint, warm, spontaneous… Enter a photo showing one of the many faces of light.
Enter a photo that tells a whole story all in a single image.
Connections to Cherish
Enter a heart-warming photo that expresses the love and peace of mind that family and friends provide you with.
Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each category.
There are no restrictions whatsoever on photographic equipment used to shoot photos to be entered. Any photographic device from a DSLR to smartphone may be used.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
+ 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 III + 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