The winners of the 2020 Epson International Panon Awards have been announce. Now in its 11th year, the competition celebrates the best panoramic photography from around the world and this year received a record-beaging 5,859 entries from 1,452 professional and amateur photographers in 96 countries.
The overall winner was Matt Jackisch from Canada for a snow swept landscape shot in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. The best professional award in the Built Environment category went to Colin Leonhardt from Australia.
The top amateur entries were submitted both submitted by Spanish photographers – Carlos F. Turienz, in the Natural Landscapes category, and by Juan Lopez Ruiz in the Built Environment category.
Competition Curator, David Evans said, “Needless to say this is a year to remember. We thought new entry and judging systems would keep us busy enough, then the world changed. We doubled down and got to work, and the upshot is a record year for the Pano Awards…We’re overwhelmed with the level of support from entrants and sponsors, especially Epson and we thank you all so very much and also congratulate the winners and highest scoring entrants for 2020 - the year that changed us all.”
Craig Heckenberg, Managing Director, Epson Australia said, "Epson has been a proud sponsor of the Pano Awards for the past 11 years and is delighted with the ongoing growth of its popularity each year, particularly in 2020 given the unprecedented year it's been. The competition continues to attract more aspiring photographers as well as repeat entrants as the bar is raised every year and the images submitted are nothing short of spectacular. Epson is proud that our technology helps the photographers realise their passion and bring these amazing images to life. This was another tough year to judge the incredible entries and Epson congratulates all of the winners and entrants for their interest and incredible passion.”
To view all the winning and top image galleries go to the Pano Awards website.