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Call for Entries to the Ninth Ricoh Photo Contest

Contest Theme: Laughter

Tokyo, Japan — May 27, 2009 — Ricoh Co., Ltd. has announced it will hold the Ninth Ricoh Photo Contest for photos taken with Ricoh compact digital cameras (application period: June 1, 2009 to August 21, 2009). The theme for the contest will be "Laughter." Please shoot and send to us fun and interesting photos that give the viewer a warm feeling and make the viewer laugh. We look forward to receiving a large number of entries from the public.
Since June 2004, Ricoh has been holding this contest for users who enjoy photography with Ricoh compact digital cameras. Anyone who owns a Ricoh compact digital camera can participate in the Ninth Ricoh Photo Contest. With this contest, Ricoh seeks to honor photos taken casually by people who carry their cameras with them.
Photos can be submitted via the contest website. A total of 50 photos will be chosen as winners from among the photos submitted, including a grand prize winner. The winners will be exhibited on the Ricoh website (starting around early October), and they will be printed in "poster size" (457 x 560 mm) and displayed at a planned photo exhibit. In addition, the "2010 Ricoh Photo Calendar" will be created using 13 photographs selected from among the winners. We also plan to use one or two of the winning photos on a signboard at Ricoh's RING CUBE photo gallery.
An overview of the contest is given below.

< Overview of the Ninth Ricoh Photo Contest >

Application period: June 1, 2009 (Mon.) to August 21, 2009 (Fri.)
How to submit: Submit photos via the special contest site
Theme: Laughter
Professional and amateur works accepted. However, photos must be taken with a Ricoh digital camera.
Grand Prize GR DIGITAL II + accessories (1 person)
(Accessories: wide conversion lens, hood & adaptor, external viewfinder, neck strap)
Special Award GR DIGITAL II (5 people)
Photo Style Award CX1 (1 person)
Photo Style News Award CX1 (1 person)
GR BLOG Award GX200 (1 person)
Special GR DIGITAL Four-Year
Commemorative Award
GR Bag (1 person)
Performance Award Special album (40 people)
* Prizes are subject to change. People whose photos are used in the calendar will receive a copy of the calendar in addition to the above.
Judges: Masashi Asada, Kayo Ume
Results announcement: Prize winners and the photos selected for the calendar will be announced in early October 2009 on the Ricoh website.
There are also plans for the 50 winners to be printed in "poster size" (457 x 560 mm) and exhibited at RING CUBE photo gallery in the Ginza district of Tokyo.
Additional information on the photo exhibit and calendar distribution will be provided at a later date on the Ricoh website.
Inquiries: Ricoh Photo Contest Secretariat
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