Canon and UEFA today announced the launch of Canon FanFoto, a web-based photo
gallery and competition hosted on the Official Website of the UEFA 2004 European
The site will enable football supporters from across Europe to upload and
share their own football photography, creating a distinctive view of the beautiful
game from the point of view of those who truly know and love the sport
As well as being able to browse through the images that the public have contributed
to the site, visitors to Canon FanFoto will be able to send their favourite
pictures to friends and family as e-cards. Furthermore, Canon will donate €1
for every e-card sent to the Protect Children in War campaign a programme
developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross and UEFA to raise
awareness of the need for children living with war to be protected.
Canon FanFoto also boasts a range of prizes guaranteed to thrill anyone who
loves football and photography. Every fortnight, three lucky winners whose photos
have been the most popular e-cards will win tickets to the opening match of
UEFA EURO 2004, Canon IXUS 400 cameras and CP-300 printers and branded Canon
UEFA EURO 2004 merchandise. And when the competition closes at the end of May,
one of those winners will be picked at random to win the grand prize for
them, an unforgettable experience awaits.
Not only will the owner of the most popular photo win a Canon EOS 300D
(insert appropriate product tagline TBC CCI) they will also be able to
experience what its like to be a professional sports photographer. The
winner will be given full training with their cutting edge equipment by Getty
Images before attending a UEFA EURO 2004 match to photograph the action
from the pitch side.
James Leipnik, Chief of Communication and Corporate Relations, Canon Europe,
said: Football is a huge part of European culture and means many different
things to many different people. The digital revolution has made it easier than
ever for fans to use their imagination to capture images that show the game
from their perspective. With UEFA EURO 2004 just a few months away, Canon FanFoto
will let fans from across the continent share their photos as well as their
excitement. We also hope that with the thrilling prizes up for grabs, people
whove never previously tried their hand at photography might pick up a
camera and flex their creative muscles.
Alexandre Fourtoy, CEO, UEFA New Media said: Canon FanFoto is a great
opportunity for fans to contribute to making UEFA EURO 2004 the best European
Championships yet. Were also delighted that, thanks to Canon, visitors
enjoying the website and sending their favourite images around the world will
directly help the International Committee of the Red Cross carry out their vital
work helping child victims of war.
The Canon FanFoto gallery can be found at www.euro2004.com/canonfanfoto.
The competition will be open from 1 March 2004 until 15 May 2004.