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Call for Entries to the Tenth Ricoh Photo Contest

Contest Theme: "My view"

Tokyo, Japan — June 11, 2010 — Ricoh Co., Ltd. has announced it will hold the Tenth Ricoh Photo Contest for photos taken with Ricoh compact digital cameras (application period: June 14, 2010 to August 31, 2010). The theme for the contest will be "My view".

Now being held for the tenth time, the Ricoh Photo Contest was created in June 2004 as an activity to promote communication and picture taking through the participation of a wide range of customers who enjoy photography. With this contest we are also seeking to develop the Ricoh concept of Candid Photo Culture, the essence of which is to "carry your camera with you and enjoy the photographs lightheartedly taken."

The contest theme of "My view" embodies the message that "By just changing your angle of view, you make the world an infinitely interesting place." From photographers both inside and outside Japan, we are looking forward to receiving images of diverse subjects photographed with a free sensibility from new perspectives.

Prize winners will be selected by two photographers active in the forefront of the field: Ryo Ohwada and Kazuyuki Okajima.

Photos are submitted via the contest website, and a total of 50 will be chosen as winners, including a grand prize winner. The winners will be exhibited on the Ricoh website (starting around early November). The contest website handles submissions from overseas as well as Japan with information in Japanese, English, German, and Chinese.

The winning photographs will be printed in "poster size" (457 x 560 mm) and displayed at a planned photo exhibit. In addition, the "2011 Ricoh Photo Calendar" will be created using 13 photographs (cover included) selected from among the winners.

Ricoh hopes that the Photo Contest will serve as an opportunity for people to enjoy photography and make new discoveries. We look forward to receiving many entries.

< Overview of the Tenth Ricoh Photo Contest >

Application period: June 14, 2010 (Mon.) to August 31, 2010 (Tue.)
How to submit: Submit photos via the special contest site (to open June 14, 2010)
Theme: "My view"
Eligibility: Professional and amateur works accepted. However, photos must be taken with a Ricoh digital camera.

We plan to present the latest models at the time of the judging results announcement.**

Grand Prize GXR + camera unit (1 person)
(Camera unit: RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm)
Special Award GR DIGITAL III + options (2 people)
(Options: External viewfinder, neck strap)
Photo Style Award CX3 (5 people)
GR BLOG Award GR DIGITAL soft case + GR bag (1 person)
(Soft case: Soft case GC-4)
Special Tenth Ricoh Photo Contest Commemorative Award GR DIGITAL III (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: Ryo Ohwada and Kazuyuki Okajima
Announcement: Prize winners and the photos selected for the calendar will be announced in early November 2010 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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