Light Awards LIVE

Push yourself in the ultimate photography challenge set by Pros’

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Canon Light Awards
The Light Awards are going LIVE as a real-time creative photography competition

Taking place across Australia in four major cities, each round of the Canon Light Awards LIVE will push your creativity, skill and technique to the extreme.

Feeling up to the challenge?

Here's how it works:

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    Day 1: Be Inspired and Challenged

    Get fired up with an inspiring Masterclass—there’s a choice between three in each city. Experience 3 hours of expert tuition, then receive a secret 24 hour brief designed to push your abilities to the extreme.
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    Day 2: Learn and Celebrate

    Submit your image for judging by midday. Hear live feedback on the top images of the day from your Masterclass presenter. The winners of each Masterclass will take home a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 A2 Printer with a complete ink set and paper.
Pro Masterclass winners will be invited to compete for a chance to represent their state in the Grand Final

Those successful will then be invited to go on to the Grand Final Ultimate 24-Hour Challenge. Grand Final participants will be flown to a mystery destination to compete to become the ultimate champion of the Light Awards LIVE 2017. Note that participants under 18 will be flown along with their parent or guardian.

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    State Competition

    In November 2017, Masterclass winners will be given a separate online challenge, for the chance to represent their state in the Grand Final.
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    One Ultimate Champion

    In December 2017, state winners will be flown to a mystery destination to take part in the Grand Final Ultimate 24-Hour Challenge. The ultimate champion will be crowned, and will be rewarded with an African photography trip for two in 2018.
The all new Light Awards LIVE
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    Grand Final at a Mystery Destination

    State winners who choose to participate will be flown to a mystery destination to compete in the Grand Final 24-Hour Challenge.

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    Trip to Africa

    The ultimate champion of Light Awards LIVE will join the Canon Collective team for a once-in-a-lifetime African photography safari in 2018.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity, get involved now.