11th Canon Photomarathon Cultivates Photography Enthusiasm
    Finisher Medal & Over RM54,000 Worth of Prizes To Be Won

    KUALA LUMPUR, 16 AUGUST 2017 – The highly anticipated Canon PhotoMarathon is returning for its 11th year in Malaysia on 9 September 2017 (Saturday) at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Open to Malaysians from all walks of life, Canon PhotoMarathon welcomes all photography enthusiasts as Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. aspires to elevate the interest of Malaysians in photography to greater heights.

    "As long as you have a camera, be it a compact, mirrorless, or DSLR, you are welcome to participate! The beauty of Canon PhotoMarathon is seeing all walks of life, regardless of level of (photography) skill, coming together for a common interest - the passion for photography.

    Being a leader in the imaging solutions industry, there is a certain responsibility on Canon to not focus only on ourselves, but to also contribute to the photography community in Malaysia. In that spirit, we highly encourage everyone to join on the excitement and be part of the photography community", said Andrew Koh, President and CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia.

    Over 1,000 participants are expected to showcase their skills and creativity based on three photographic themes in this year's Canon PhotoMarathon. The best photo submissions from the participants will be reviewed by three renowned photographers Asmady Ahmad, Vincent Thian, and Fiona Lim.

    Asmady Ahmad started his photography career at The Sun as a sports journalist in 1994, and is a two-time Canon PhotoMarathon Penang Grand Prize winner for 2014 and 2016. Vincent Thian, is the chief photographer for Associated Press in Malaysia and covered many breaking stories and major sporting events, namely the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) and four Olympic Games. Fiona Lim is the founder of FIFOTO, a portrait and commercial photography studio. Her portfolio of clients include Royal Selangor, H&M, Sephora, RT+Q Architects and Melium just to name a few.

    Jeffrey Kung, Head of Consumer Imaging & Information Division, Canon Marketing Malaysia, said that the development in digital technology has sparked tremendous interest and growth in photography in recent years.

    "Canon wants to be there for Malaysians who are looking to venture into photography for the first time, or to advance further to the next level. Everything we do, from providing Malaysians with the right photography tools and workshops, Canon PhotoMarathon is meant to create an environment that's harmonious and fun for everyone. To make the experience more memorable, we are excited to announce that for the first time, we are awarding finisher's medal to participants." said Kung.

    Participants can look forward to prizes worth over RM54,000, including some of Canon's latest cameras. The Open Category Grand Prize Winner will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Japan worth RM10,000 to participate in Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship, with a brand new Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera. First prize winners for the Open and Student Category will take home a Canon EOS 77D DSLR camera and Canon EOS 750D DSLR camera kit respectively. Other prizes include Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II DSLR camera, Canon EOS M10 mirrorless camera kit, Canon Selphy CP1200 compact photo printer, Canon Powershot SX730 HS compact camera and more.
    The 11th Canon PhotoMarathon in Malaysia will be held on 9 September 2017 (Saturday), from 9.00am to 8.00pm, at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur.

    Those interested can visit https://photomarathon.canon-asia.com, or register on the day of the marathon at the registration booth. Registration starts at 7.00am.

    Participants are required to bring their Identification Cards or passports for registration purposes; children below 18 years of age are required to bring a parental consent letter to register. The registration fee is RM30 for open category; and RM20 for student category.

    For more information, visit https://photomarathon.canon-asia.com or follow the Canon Marketing (Malaysia)'s Official Facebook page at www.fb.com/CanonMalaysia.

    About Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
    Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was established since 1987 to deliver products and services support to Malaysian users directly and through its nationwide of channel partners. Growing from strength to strength, Canon Marketing Malaysia will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary in 2017.

    The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is ranked first among Japanese companies and consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of U.S. patents over the last 12 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

    More information is available at www.canon.com.my.