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Call for Entries to the Eighth Ricoh Photo Contest

Contest theme: Precious Things, Precious Moment

Tokyo, Japan - May 29, 2008 - Ricoh Co., Ltd. has announced it will hold the eighth Ricoh Photo Contest for photos taken with Ricoh compact digital cameras (application period: May 30, 2008 to August 29, 2008). The theme for the contest will be "Precious Things, Precious Moment."
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 8th 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 late October), and they will be printed in "poster size" (457 x 560 mm) and displayed at planned photo exhibits. In addition, this year a "2009 Ricoh Photo Calendar" will also be created using 13 photographs selected from among the winners.
An overview of the contest is as follows.

< Overview of the Eighth Ricoh Photo Contest >

Application period: May 30, 2008 (Fri.) to August 29, 2008 (Fri.)
How to submit: Submit photos via the special contest site (opening May 30, 2008)
Theme: Precious Things, Precious Moment
Professional and amateur works accepted. However, photos must be taken with a Ricoh digital camera.
Prizes: Grand Prize: GR DIGITAL II + accessories (1 person)
(Accessories: wide conversion lens, hood & adaptor,
external viewfinder, neck strap)
Judges' Award: GR DIGITAL II (6 people)
Photo Style Award: RICOH R8 (1 person)
Photo Style News Award: RICOH R8 (1 person)
GR BLOG Award: Caplio GX100 (1 person)
Special GR DIGITAL Three-Year
Commemorative Award: GR Bag (1 person)
Performance Award: Special album (39 people)
  • * People whose photos are used in the calendar will receive a copy of the calendar in addition to the above.
Judges: Keiichi Kimura, Naotaka Hirota, Yasutaka Tanji, Kazuo Unno, Herbie Yamaguchi, Alao Yokogi

Results announcement: Prize winners and the photos selected for the calendar will be announced in late October 2008 on the Ricoh website.
There are also plans for photo exhibits with the 50 winners printed at "poster size" (457 x 560 mm).
Additional information on the photo exhibits and calendar distribution will be provided at a later date on the Ricoh website.
Ricoh Photo Contest Secretariat

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