Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017/18 for amateur & professional photographers.


Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has been recognized as a pioneer and innovator focused on contributing to society by making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

In line with these contributions, the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18 will feature the following six categories. The competition is open to everyone, amateur and professional photographers alike. Entries are welcome from any country or region around the world.


  • Anyone who registers to enter can participate.
  • Go to Enter or My Page to register.
  • Those who entered past Olympus Global Open Photo Contests must register again.



Getting Outside

Enter a photo that conveys the joy, freedom, or excitement of discovery you feel when you are outside.


Enter a creative photo that showcases your unique artistic visions.

Power of Life

Enter a powerful photo that conveys how beautiful, vibrant, healthy, and full of energy life can be.


Light can take on many characters. It can be vivid, faint, warm, spontaneous… Enter a photo showing one of the many faces of light.


Enter a photo that tells a whole story all in a single image.

Connections to Cherish

Enter a heart-warming photo that expresses the love and peace of mind that family and friends provide you with.

How to Enter

Only online entries will be eligible.
Enter from the Categories section.
*Anyone submitting an entry is asked to register a username.

Number of Entries

Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each category.
Each image must be in JPEG or JPG format, and be 15 megabytes or smaller.

Grand Prize
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
+ M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
+ 1,000,000 Japanese Yen

First Prize (one per category)
Olympus PEN-F + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm F2.0
Second Prize (one per category)
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Third Prize (one per category)
Olympus PEN E-PL8 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Runners-Up (ten per category) Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design

For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017/18