Eyecon 2017

Register for Eyecon for your chance to win awesome prizes including cash, Canon products and priceless experiences with leading New Zealand photographers and filmmakers. 

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Who can enter

The competition is open to New Zealand students or assistants and is split into three categories. Each category is judged individually and has separate prize packages to be won

  • Film Eyecon Awards

    Film

    Tertiary students and assistant film makers currently studying film

  • College Eyecon

    Photography

    High School students currently studying photography - Year 12 & 13

  • University Photography Competition

    Photography Tertiary

    Tertiary students and assistant photographers currently studying photography

  • Prizes

    Category and Place Prize (RRP calculated as of March 2017)

    Photography – Tertiary students and photography assistants

    Overall Winner


    (a) $3,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) $1,000 cash.

    (c) An all-expenses paid “Experience Day” with the three Canon EYEcon mentor photographers, including meals, flights and transportation and 4 star accommodation.

    (d) An all-expenses paid “Experience Half Day” with Canon’s creative agency including meals, flights and transportation.

    (e) A1 large format print of an image of choice from entry.

    (f) NZIPP and AIPA membership for one year.

    (g) Profile in PR releases and through social media

    Second Place

    (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) NZIPP and AIPA membership for one year

    (c) Profile in PR releases and through social media

    Organisation/Institution of the Overall Winner

    (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) 1 x Canon PIMXA PRO-10S printer (RRP$1,199)

     

    Photography – Year 12 & 13 students.


    Overall Winner

    (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) An all-expenses paid workshop at Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography with Canon EOS Masters Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford. Including meals, flights, transportation and accommodation.

    (c) An all-expenses paid “Experience Half Day” with Canon’s creative agency including meals, flights and transportation. Organisation/institution of the Overall winner (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) EYECON mentor talk for photography students.

    (c) 1x Canon PIXMA PRO – 100S printer (RRP$999)

    Film – Tertiary students and film assistants


    Overall Winner

    (a) $3,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) $1,000 cash

    (c) An all-expenses paid “Experience Day” with Canon EYEcon mentor including meals, flights and transportation and 4 start accommodation.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    TERTIARY STUDENTS AND ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHERS YEAR 12 & 13 SECONDARY SCHOOL


    You must enter a selection of three A4 original photographic images of professional quality (or semi-professional quality for secondary students) created after 01/01/2017.

    − Each image should be printed on a separate sheet of A4 size (30cm x 21cm) or 8’x10’ photographic paper.

    − Photographs should be unmounted and free from any identifiable marks

    − Prints must be of a high standard.

    − Care must be taken to protect images for submission process, plastic sleeve is recommended.

    SEND YOUR ENTRY BEFORE 5PM 7 NOVEMBER 2017 TO:

    BY POST: Canon Eyecon 2017, PO Box 33 336, Takapuna, 0740, Auckland.
    BY COURIERS: 28 The Warehouse Way, Akoranga Business Park, Northcote, 0627, Auckland.

    Canon New Zealand will not accept any liability for loss or damage to photographs in transit to the delivery address. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their entry is packaged in strong, adequate packaging. If you would like your entry returned after the judging please include a self-addressed pre-paid courier bag.

  • FILM

    TERTIARY STUDENTS AND FILM ASSISTANTS • A one to three minute video that represents your style and genre. − Still images can be included in your video but must only make up a maximum 20% of viewing time. − Where applicable, a full talent, music or location release is required. − Video must be of a high standard. • One frame grab that represents your video (used for promotion). • A 500 word explanation of what the brief for your film was, and a short paragraph on what and who inspires you as a film maker, • For film entrants a team of up to two people is permitted, however the prize will remain the same and will have to be shared.
Judged by a team of New Zealand’s top professional photographers who also act as the EYECON mentors
  • Daniel Max

    Dan Max (‘Maxy’) has a fascination with getting under the skin of his subjects and really capturing them through the lens. His ability to do this has seen his work exhibited in numerous exhibitions in NZ, Bali, and New York. Now backed by production companies Curious Films (Video) and IDC (Stills), he has a team with the weight to take Maxy’s relaxed shooting style and pair it with a well-planned schedule. Maxy has worked with the likes of BBDO, Ogilvy, FCB, and Barnes, Catmur and Friends producing work for both local and international ‘Lifestyle and Leisure’ clients. His passion for documentary work led to his 2013 personal projects 'Our Land' and 'Bali'.

  • Danelle Bohane

    Danelle’s introduction to photography came early in life when her grandfather saw a spark of creativity in her as a young girl. Danelle had found a language she loved, understood and would carry her through her younger years with confidence. Today, Danelle is based on home soil in Auckland, New Zealand and is focused on weddings and anywhere they’ll take her. She says that telling the story of your wedding day is about capturing the in-between moments that can be easily missed, which is just as important as everything else.

  • Kieran Scott

    Kieran’s Mother, Patricia, gave him his first camera when he was 9 or 10 years old. He then got his first roll of film to go in it 5 years later. Over the last 25 years or so, Kieran has photographed editorial and commercial content for hundreds of magazines, books, advertising campaigns and design clients.

  • Mandi Lynn

    Mandi is a prior U.S. Naval Officer who moved to New Zealand to become a hippy farming photographer.  She is self-taught and has worked her way up the ranks and is now a Fellow of the New Zealand institute of Professional Photography.   Body positive feminine portraiture is her day to day work and her personal work has more of a cinematic feel. She directs full casts to create her visual allegories that explore questions of spirituality and feminism.  She is currently working simultaneously on two photographic exhibitions as well as a feature length documentary.

2016 Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winner's of the Canon Eyecon competition for 2016.

Tertiary Photography Winner

Roseanne Jones - Living Room Pathway
ARA Institute of Canterbury

Tertiary Photography Runner Up

Allysa Carberry - Shadows & Reflections
UCOL Auckland

Highschool Photography

Wenlin Zhang - Home
Burnside Highschool

Tertiary Film

Daisy Thor-Poet - Strike Out
Southern Institute of Technology

EyeCon 2016 Winners
Guidelines, Tips and FAQs

Any questions? Please see our competition guidelines, expert tips and Frequently Asked Questions or email us at eyecon@canon.co.nz

  • Photography Guidelines

    TERTIARY STUDENTS AND ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHERS
    YEAR 12 & 13 SECONDARY SCHOOL

    •    You must enter a selection of three A4 original photographic images of professional quality (or semi-professional quality for secondary students) created after 01/01/2017.
                - Each image should be printed on a separate sheet of A4 size (30cm x 21cm) or 8’x10’ photographic paper.
                - Photographs should be unmounted and free from any identifiable marks.
                - Prints must be of a high standard.
                - Care must be taken to protect images for submission process, plastic sleeve is recommended.
    •    A 500 word explanation of what the brief for your portfolio was and a short paragraph on what and who inspires you as an emerging photographer.

    SEND YOUR ENTRY BEFORE 5PM 7 NOVEMBER 2017 TO:
    BY POST: Canon EYEcon 2015, PO Box 33 336, Takapuna, 0740, Auckland.
    BY COURIERS: 28 The Warehouse Way, Akoranga Business Park, Northcote, 0627, Auckland.

    Canon New Zealand will not accept any liability for loss or damage to photographs in transit to the delivery address. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their entry is packaged in strong, adequate packaging. If you would like your entry returned after the judging please include a self-addressed pre-paid courier bag.
  • Film Guidelines

    TERTIARY STUDENTS AND FILM ASSISTANTS

    •    A one to three minute video that represents your style and genre.
                - Still images can be included in your video but must only make up a maximum 20% of viewing time.
                - Where applicable, a full talent, music or location release is required.
                - Video must be of a high standard.
    •    One frame grab that represents your video (used for promotion).
    •    A 500 word explanation of what the brief for your film was, and a short paragraph on what and who inspires you as a film maker,
    •    For film entrants a team of up to two people is permitted, however the prize will remain the same and will have to be shared.

    SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY BEFORE 5PM 7 NOVEMBER 2017 VIA:
    A private vimeo link of your work, which should be emailed (with your password) to eyecon@canon.co.nz

    PLEASE NOTE: Entries must not include any objectionable material. Entries of this type will not be submitted for judging.

    What the judges will be looking for:
    The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates the photographer’s /film maker’s ability to think laterally. Creativity, originality, print quality (photography only) and technical 
    expertise, will all form part of the judging criteria. Biography on what and 
    who inspires you must be submitted along with portfolio.
  • Tips from the experts

    The winners and judges of the Canon EYECON competition share their collective wisdom in a series of dos and don'ts for entering:
    Read the fine print: It’s heartbreaking for judges to have to dismiss an entry because it didn’t follow the rules. Read them carefully and follow them to the letter, be sure you’re presenting everything in the correct format and on time.
    Have a concept: Portfolios should present an idea, developed over the series of three images, not simply display three pretty yet unrelated images. They’re more than just images when there is a strong concept behind them.
    Express yourself: That said, don’t go overboard with your ideas. Keep it simple, easily understood, and technically immaculate for maximum impact.
    Don’t follow trends: We all have our styles, be sure you’re stepping up with something that suits you personally, rather than what you may think is expected. Be sure there’s a reason why you’re approaching things a certain way, don’t get caught up in what others are doing.
    Printing is important: The quality of the prints submitted is of equal importance as the idea expressed in the images. Often a fantastic selection of images are let down by low quality execution, so take time to think about how your image is best presented.
    Enter: Pretty obvious, but you’d be surprised how many winners mention they almost didn’t follow through on entering, or never imagined they stood a chance. You don’t know until you try, so give it a whirl if you’ve been holding back — win or lose, it’s all valuable experience.
Terms, Conditions & Prizes

There are some incredible prizes to be won, including cash, Canon products and priceless experiences with leading New Zealand photographers and filmmakers.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. This registration form must be completed in full. The completed registration form needs to be submitted to Canon New Zealand by 5.00pm, 31 October 2017 and entries received by 5.00pm, 7 November 2017.
    2. The competition is open to all tertiary students currently studying photography or film in 2017; assistant photographers and film assistants; year 12 and 13 secondary school photography students within New Zealand.
    3. The work submitted must be the original work of the person named on the registration form as described in the copyright Act of 1994. Any attempt at plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
    4. Entries must not include any objectionable material. Entries of this type will not be submitted for judging.
    5. Entrants must be the legal copyright owner of photographic works entered and copyright of the work remains with the holder.
    6. Winners grant Canon New Zealand a non-exclusive, non-revocable, royalty-free, worldwide licence to use, reproduce, publish and display any or all of their work in any media or distribution method, including publication on websites and internet applications, for the purpose of promoting Canon New Zealand or Canon EYECon for a period of two years after the event. Such use will be at Canon New Zealand’s discretion and Canon New Zealand is not obligated to use, reproduce, publish or display any work.
    7. In addition to clause 6 above, Canon New Zealand may at its discretion, from time to time, select other works not within the winning portfolio to use, reproduce, publish and display for the purpose of promoting Canon New Zealand or Canon EYEcon. Such use will only be permitted upon payment of a licence fee of NZ$100 and the entrant agrees to grant Canon New Zealand a non-exclusive, non-revocable, royalty-free, worldwide licence.
    8. Canon New Zealand acknowledge the moral rights provisions of the Copyright Act 1994, including the right to be identified as the author of the work and the right to object to derogatory treatment of the work. To preserve the artistic integrity of the entry, no work will be intentionally edited, altered, demeaned or misrepresented in any way. The authorship of the entrant will be clearly acknowledged in each case of use.
    9. It is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain appropriate written permission from people or owners of property that are identifiable in their work. The entrant must produce evidence of that consent, to Canon New Zealand, if requested.
    10. The entrant fully indemnifies Canon New Zealand against any claims arising from the display or use of unaltered work as described herein and from the infringement of intellectual property rights of any third party.
    11. The work will not be returned to the registered entrant unless entrants include suitable addressed packaging for the return of work. A courier ticket or postage to cover cost of delivery must be included with the entry form. If there is no suitable return address, packaging or courier ticket included, the work may be disposed of by Canon New Zealand 90 days after the winners are announced
    12. All entries will be treated with care, but no responsibility will be accepted in the case of loss or damage. Insurance is the entrant’s sole responsibility unless agreed in writing with Canon New Zealand.
    13. Entries submitted without a signed entry form will not be accepted. Incomplete entries or entries that do not conform to the submission requirements will be deemed invalid.
    14. The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
    15. Overall category winners must make themselves available for days spent with photographic mentors, to be determined at Canon New Zealand’s discretion.
    16. Winners and placed entrants consent to Canon New Zealand using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in any publication and media releases, including social media, and further agree to participate in reasonable publication activities if necessary, including interviews.
  • Prizes

    Category and Place Prize (RRP calculated as of March 2017)

    Photography – Tertiary students and photography assistants

    Overall Winner


    (a) $3,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) $1,000 cash.

    (c) An all-expenses paid “Experience Day” with the three Canon EYEcon mentor photographers, including meals, flights and transportation and 4 star accommodation.

    (d) An all-expenses paid “Experience Half Day” with Canon’s creative agency including meals, flights and transportation.

    (e) A1 large format print of an image of choice from entry.

    (f) NZIPP and AIPA membership for one year.

    (g) Profile in PR releases and through social media

    Second Place

    (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) NZIPP and AIPA membership for one year

    (c) Profile in PR releases and through social media

    Organisation/Institution of the Overall Winner

    (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) 1 x Canon PIMXA PRO-10S printer (RRP$1,199)

     

    Photography – Year 12 & 13 students.


    Overall Winner

    (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) An all-expenses paid workshop at Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography with Canon EOS Masters Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford. Including meals, flights, transportation and accommodation.

    (c) An all-expenses paid “Experience Half Day” with Canon’s creative agency including meals, flights and transportation. Organisation/institution of the Overall winner (a) $2,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) EYECON mentor talk for photography students.

    (c) 1x Canon PIXMA PRO – 100S printer (RRP$999)

    Film – Tertiary students and film assistants


    Overall Winner

    (a) $3,000 Canon dollars to be spent with Canon New Zealand for any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, printers and/or photo paper and inks (calculated at RRP)

    (b) $1,000 cash

    (c) An all-expenses paid “Experience Day” with Canon EYEcon mentor including meals, flights and transportation and 4 start accommodation.