Entries have opened for the 2023 Epson International Pano Awards competition, which has a US$40,000 prize pool that includes $14,000 in cash and an array of Epson products as prizes.

The 2022 competition surpassed expectations despite many post-COVID challenges, seeing 4129 entries images submitted from 1,197 photographers in 98 countries. Current estimates are that these numbers will be exceeded again this year. The Open competition is open to all photographers, while the Amateur competition is restricted to non-professional photographers and students. In each contest entrants can submit entries in two categories: Nature/Landscapes and Built Environment/Architecture. There is also a special VR/360 Awards category for virtual reality and 360-degree images, which is open to all photographers. A fee of US$20 must be paid for each entry but Early Bird entrants who submit images before 26 June can qualify for a 20% discount.

The prize pool includes an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer and an Epson EB-1795F ultra-slim projector, while the judging panel for The 2023 Pano Awards includes some of the world’s top photographers and industry professionals including Janie Fitzgerald, Jinyi He, Candace Dyar, Felix Inden, Laura Oppelt, Jarrod Castaing, Tim Shields, Craig Bill, Isabella Tabacchi, Juan Pablo de Miguel, Erin Babnik, Aaron Spence and Bill Bailey..

Submissions close on 17 July. Click here for full details.