Filipinos Take on the Challenge of Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 » Manila Bulletin Lifestyle


Asia’s largest on-the-spot photography contest has paved way for Filipinos to showcase their prowess and bring about the ultimate #photogoals


Armed with their Canon camera of choice, photography-loving Pinoys took their best shot at the recently concluded Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

“Several countries in the region have already completed the local legs of the competition. Now, it’s time for Filipinos to flaunt their skills and earn their spot at the Canon PhotoMarathon grand finals in Japan next year,” said Kazuhiro Ozawa, president and CEO of Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc.

“We have noticed that more people are interested in photography than ever before. This competition is the perfect platform for them to showcase their innate talent and creativity in capturing compelling photos,” he added.

  • Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 grand winner, photo by Ruben Ranin

  • Awarding of the grand winner led by Kazuhiro Ozawa, president and CEO of Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. and Benny Yu, director of Canon’s Consumer Group

Canon PhotoMarathon has  returned this year to challenge Filipinos anew to produce photographic images that best capture the essence of a given theme under time pressure. Quick thinking, creativity, and photography techniques with the help of Canon cameras, are what participants need to rise above thousands of other entries in the competition.

With the theme, “City Treasure,” Ruben Ranin emerged as the grand winner. On top of the prize package including Canon 6D Mark 2 DSLR, Datacolor Spyder monitor calibrator, six-month membership in Fitness First, among others, Ranin will enjoy an all-expense paid trip and will represent the Philippines at the Canon PhotoMarathon grand finals in Japan next year.  Special prizes were also be given to the owners of the rest of the top five most impressive photos.

Since its inception in Singapore in 2003 as a platform to bring communities closer together and cultivate the culture of photography, Canon PhotoMarathon has received overwhelming reception among different communities in the Asian region throughout the years. This year, it extends its footprint in Nepal adding to these other participating countries: Brunei, Cambodia, China Mainland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

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