Canon holds amateur photo contest

(Hawaii News Now) - Canon is holding an amateur photo contest to capture the spirit of Hawaii. Jeff Fukui joins us this morning with the details.

Canon USA Hawaii and its co-sponsors:, KRATER 96, and Nikkan San are calling on all recreational photographers who currently reside in Hawaii to enter the 14th Annual Canon Amateur Photo Contest. This year the contest is seeking out photographs that embody the theme "Hawaii No Ka Oi – The Best of Hawaii." Your Auntie Nancy's heart-shaped, purple anthirium, a dozen hot, delicious malasada, or the friendly faces you see around town, Canon USA Hawaii wants to know! Submit your BEST and you may win a Canon Digital Rebel XS!

Submit your entry by postal mail or drop it off at Canon USA Hawaii's office from 9am, December 1, 2009 until 5pm, February 28, 2010. The photographs will be reviewed in March 2010 by a panel made up of photographic and media professionals. Each image will be evaluated based on visual impact, technical skill, and keeping with this year's theme, "Hawaii No Ka Oi – The Best of Hawaii." Only photos in print format with a maximum size of 5 by 8 inches submitted by amateur photographers will be accepted. 3 winning entries and 22 entries receiving honorable mention will be displayed at the Canon Photo Gallery during the month of April 2010.

The top three winning competitors will receive valuable prizes from Canon USA Hawaii:

1st Place Prize: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS Kit ($1100.00 value). Features the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, DIGIC III Image Processor, a new 12.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor, and a new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens with Optical Image Stabilizer, a 3" LCD monitor, and Live View Function in an ergonomic design.

2nd Place Prize: Canon PowerShot G11 Camera ($599.99 value). This PowerShot features a 14.7-megapixel resolution, a 28mm wide-angle lens, the new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for face/motion detection, and a range of shooting/recording modes.

3rd Place Prize: Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Digital ELPH ($299.99 value). 8.0 megapixels with 3x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilizer, 2.5" PureColor LCD II, and DIGIC III Image Processor for sharper images and enhanced face detection. 5 shades: Rhythm & Blue, Swing Silver, Pink Melody, Bohemian Brown and Golden Tone.

For more information and application forms contact Canon USA Hawaii or your authorized Canon camera dealer. Applications and rules may also be downloaded at

Facts at a Glance:

What: Canon USA Hawaii's 14th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

Theme: "Hawaii No Ka Oi – The Best of Hawaii"

Deadline: February 28, 2010