Canon are pleased to announce that The Assignment - their Europe-wide photography competition - has begun. Until 1 May, amateur photographers are invited to visit the Canon website for the chance to win the photography assignment of a lifetime. The competition is Canon’s biggest ever European search to find the photography talent of the future. To help inspire entrants, a series of online tutorials are available on the competition website.
Across 18 countries, The Assignment challenges amateur photographers to submit their best work in four categories: Portrait, Landscape, Sport and Macro. Each national category winner - selected by an online public vote and a distinguished judging panel - will receive a prize of €2,000 worth of Canon kit, and go forward to the pan-European round.
Judged by an expert panel - chaired by award-winning reportage, portrait and travel photographer Vicki Couchman - the top two winners in Europe per category (Portrait, Landscape, Sport and Macro) will be taken on a trip to Vienna, to experience the thrills of UEFA Euro 2008. They will then compete head-to-head in a photographic shoot out.
The four overall category winners will be given the opportunity to follow their own dream assignment – planned by them, and filmed for broadcast across Europe in late 2008.
For more information and to enter, please visit the Canon website.