Epson’s Digital Vision 2003 sees regions’ photographers competing

International photographers to share experiences and visions that reflect their communities

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By  Graham Stacey Published  November 27, 2002

Epson has announced the Epson Digital Vision Competition 2003, claiming that it is the biggest competition of its kind in the Middle East.

The competition theme for 2003 is Locality. Photographers are invited to submit an image that will reflect on how they perceive their community and surroundings, whether it is through landscape, people, environment or nature.

The competition in the Middle East is part of an international event and entries will be submitted by both professional digital photographers and camera clubs within the UK, Middle East, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and South Africa.

Khalil El Dalu, general manager, Epson Middle East, said: “Being involved in projects such as this means that Epson is able to give something back to its customers, while also encouraging them to share their digital visions with us. We hope both the camera club and professional photographers will enjoy the recognition of the prestigious Epson award.

“The Middle East represents a whole array of nationalities from all over the world. Entries from this region come from a diverse community and have always been very creative,” said El Dalu. “ We were extremely thrilled with last year’s winner of the Highly Acclaimed Image from the Middle East “Rest” taken by Neda’a Abdulla Al Rumaihi and submitted by the Bahrain Photographic Society,” he added. “We want the competition to encourage more photographers from the Middle East to participate and be a part of this international event.”

Finalists from the Middle East will be selected by a local panel of judges that will include respected photographer Kieran Potter, editor of ITP magazine Photography Middle East, Matiur Rahman, Chief Photographer, Khaleej Times, Walid Kaddora, chief photographer, Al Bayan and Khalil El Dalu, general manager, Epson Middle East. The finalists of the competition will be exhibited in the UK in April 2003 where the international judging will take place.

Judging will be within two categories. The first 50 entries from professional photographers will receive an award winning Epson Stylus Photo 950 inkjet printer. The winning professional-photographer from each country will receive the highly acclaimed Epson Stylus Photo 2100. The first 50 camera clubs entering will receive an Epson Stylus Photo 830 inkjet printer, with the winning camera club from each participating country receiving the Epson Stylus Photo 2100.

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