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-- Under the Theme of “Radiance” --

RICOH COMPANY, LTD. will be holding the 11th RICOH PHOTO CONTEST (Application period: June 14, 2011 to August 31, 2001) under the theme of “Radiance” for photographs taken with a Ricoh compact digital camera.

The RICOH PHOTO CONTEST, now in its 11th year, is a photo contest first held in June 2004 that developed from the Candid Photo cultural concept of “walking around with your camera in a light-hearted way, shooting photographs in a light-hearted way, and valuing and enjoying the photographs” proposed by Ricoh as a way to encourage communication with people from different walks of life who enjoy taking pictures and would like to participate in such a contest to become even more familiar with photography.

We are soliciting submissions created around the theme of “Radiance” based on an unrestricted sensibility. We are looking forward to receiving lots of different photographs covering a wide variety of subjects taken from a new perspective.

We have chosen Mr. Kisei Kobayashi and Mr. Yukio Uchida (in alphabetical order), two professional photographers working at the forefront of the photography industry, to serve as the judges who will select the prize-winning entries.

Submissions will be accepted through the RICOH website. We are planning to select a total of 50 different entries as prize winners including for the Grand Prize and will announce the winners through the RICOH website, as well (tentatively, in early November).

We are planning to exhibit the winning entries as full-sized prints (457 mm×560 mm) at a photo gallery exhibition. We will also select 13 of the winning entries for use in our 2012 RICOH PHOTO CALENDAR, one for each of the 12 months of the year and one for the cover.

We hope to receive submissions not only from photographers within Japan but also from all around the world who are looking for an opportunity to learn more about how to enjoy taking photographs and discover new things through this RICOH PHOTO CONTEST.

Overview of the 11th RICOH PHOTO CONTEST

Application period June 14, 2001 (Tues.) to August 31, 2011 (Wed.)
How to apply Through the CONTEST website (Scheduled to be up on June 14, 2011)
Theme “Radiance”
Eligibility Open to anyone taking pictures with a Ricoh digital camera, both pro and amateur alike.

Planning to give the latest Ricoh products as of the date that the results are announced

■ Grand Prize GXR Camera + Camera Unit (Camera Unit: RICOH LENS S10 24-72 mm) 1 person
■ Special Prize GR DIGITAL III Camera + Optional accessories 2 people
■ Judge’s Special Award CX5 Camera 2 people
■ Performance Award RING CUBE Original Goods 45 people
  • *Prize gift items are subject to change without notice.
  • *People whose entries where selected for use in the Calendar will receive a calendar in addition to the prize listed above.
Judges Kisei Kobayashi, Yukio Uchida (In alphabetical order)
Results announcement

The winning entries and photos selected for use in the Calendar will be announced on the Ricoh website in early November 2011.

  • We are planning to exhibit the 50 winning entries as full-sized prints (457 mm×560 mm) at the RING CUBE photo gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.
  • Details on the photography exhibition, distribution of the calendar, and other points will be announced on the Ricoh website at a later date.
Direct inquiries to RICOH PHOTO CONTEST Secretariat
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