Chase The Light, Day to Night: Canon PhotoMarathon XVI


The Canon PhotoMarathon returns for the 16th year this weekend! Held at Suntec City Convention Hall 401-402, on Saturday, 28th July, this year’s PhotoMarathon goes one step further by restating and reaffirming Canon’s move to give back to the community. 

Following a recent announcement for increased support of the local sporting scene, Canon’s partnership with Joseph Schooling will see the Olympian making an appearance at the PhotoMarathon itself to unveil one of the competition’s themes. All event registration fees collected will also be donated to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF), a community project to fund school-going children from low-income families.

This year’s event will kick off at the later timing of 11am. The competition format is simple: A total of three themes will be announced throughout the day, and participants will have three hours from the announcement to submit a photo which demonstrates a unique perspective in picture composition according to the assigned theme. Adding an additional element of surprise to the mix, participants will have a say in voting for one of the competition themes this year, and this will also be the first year where the third theme will take on a unique ‘dusk’ challenge to capture the city at night. This will enable participants to capture a dynamic mix of both day and night scenes, putting their photography skills and creativity to the test.

Over S$50,000 worth of Canon products are up for grabs for the prizewinners, while all registered participants will stand a chance to win a pair of Lufthansa air tickets to Munich in the lucky draw segment. Best of Show winners from the Open and Student categories will also win an exclusive spot each in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship held in 2019, which is valued at more than US$5,000. The all-expenses paid trip will bring participants on an exclusive journey of awe-inspiring scenery, to explore various facets of photography under the tutelage of a professional photographer. 

Says Mr. Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Domestic Operations, Canon Singapore: “Canon PhotoMarathon is not just a competition of photography skills and creativity, it is also a test of one’s endurance and stamina. With Joseph Schooling present at this year’s competition, we hope that participants will be inspired by his tenacity and rigour to achieve big dreams, much like how he attained Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal.”

Canon PhotoMarathon XVI takes place at Suntec City Convention Hall 401-402, on Saturday, 28th July. More information is available at

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