Canon announces the Grand Prize winner for its New Cosmos of Photography 2019 (42nd edition) photo competition

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Tomomichi Nakamura, for his work “Like Ants,” was declared the Grand Prize winner of Canon’s New Cosmos of Photography 2019 (42nd edition) photo competition at a public meeting of the Grand Prize selection committee held at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum on Friday, November 8.

Grand Prize winner Tomomichi Nakamura’s entry, “Like Ants”

Grand Prize winner Tomomichi Nakamura’s entry, “Like Ants”

The New Cosmos of Photography accepted entries for the 2019 competition from April 17 to June 12, attracting 1,959 submissions from individuals and groups both inside and outside Japan. From those entrants seven Excellence Award winners and 14 Honorable Mention Award winners were selected by the Excellence Award Selection Committee. The Excellence Award winners, as Grand Prize candidates, attended a public meeting of the Grand Prize selection committee held on November 8. Each candidate gave a presentation and faced questioning by the selection committee, after which the committee convened and chose Mr. Nakamura as the Grand Prize winner.

In addition to ¥1 million (approx. US$ 8,840) in prize money, Mr. Nakamura was awarded a Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and RF24-70mm F4 L IS USM lens and the right to hold an exhibit of new work at the New Cosmos of Photography 2020 Tokyo Exhibition to be held in fall of next year. Details of the Grand Prize public selection committee meeting will be made available on the New Cosmos of Photography website.

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