Canon PhotoMarathon X

Canon held its 10th PhotoMarathon over the weekend. This year’s competition saw a record breaking attendance of 2419 participants. (Would have been 2420 if I’ve taken part. Haha)

Canon PhotoMarathon X was held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore instead of the usual Suntec City which is under renovation. Despite the new location and record breaking attendance, the competition was pretty well managed. Total of 31 counters for participants to submit their entries.

The Canon PhotoMarathon consists of three segments in which participants are required to create images according to the various themes. The 3 themes which were selected using “Wheel of Fortune” style are “Wonder”, “Harmony” and “Pleasure”. There are 2 categories, Open and Students, and top 3 prizes were awarded for each theme per category. In addition to that, a Best of Show prize was awarded in each Category.

The Best of Show winner for Open category is Koh Zhi Kai.

The Best of Show winner for Student category is Jerrer Lee from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Both of them won a suite of prizes including an eight-day all-expense-paid photo clinic to Hungary.

This year’s competition also feature a Celebrity Challenge where 6 local celebrities, The Muttons, Jade Seah, Ross, Dawn Yeo and Nat Ho, compete against each other. Vernon A of The Muttons captured the winning photo based on the theme, Pleasure. Canon donated S$5,000 to Vernon A’s charity of choice, Children’s Cancer Foundation.

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