General information

    - Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 will be held in Ha Noi Capital, Ho Chi Minh city and Da nang city


    Time: From 06:30 to 21:00 Oct. 8th, 2016.
    Location: Quan Ngua Stadium, 30 Van Cao, Ngoc Ha Ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi Capital.


    Time: From 06:30 to 21:00 Oct. 15th, 2016.
    Location: Quan Khu 7 Gymnasiums, 202 Hoang Van Thu, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC.

    DA NANG:

    Time: From 06:30 to 21:00 Oct. 22nd, 2016.
    Location: Tien Son Sport Center, 3 Phan Dang Luu, Hai Chau Dist.
  2. Candidate must be from 4 years old to be valid candidate for the contestant
  3. Contestants must abide with the competition rules and every decisions made by the Organizers.
  4. Contestants who is under the age of 16 must be obtained by parental consent. All contestants need to print the Relevant Indemnity Form, sign it and return it on Event-day corresponding with each city. All participants must print the Relevant Indemnity Form, sign it and return it on the day of the event according to each city.
  5. Organizers reserve the right to use every submitted photos in all purposes without the sentiment of contestants.
  6. Decision made by Organizers and Competitive Jury is final. Do not accept any complaints.
  7. All nationalities with legal residential permission in Viet Nam are welcome.
  8. All prizes will be delivered to the winner in the same day of Event-day, corresponding with each city.

Term & Conditions

  1. Contestants must wear the Canon PhotoMarathon contesting uniform and name tag provided.
  2. Contestants can be flexible using every digital camera types during Canon PhotoMarathon Event-day. However, the organizer do not accept photos taken by mobile phone or any machines which are not camera.
  3. Accepting storage format is CF/SD/MMC/XD/MS formats. Contestants who use the other storage format have to supply the relevant adaptors/drivers for use with PC run on Windows operating system. The organizer will not be responsible with any problem related reading other image format.
  4. The organizer can use every transport on Event-day.
  5. All photos will be judged based-on the following criteria below:
    - Creativity in theme interpretation.
    - Use of colors and light/shadows effects.
    - Composition of photograph.
    - Relevance to topic.
  6. This contest is for everyone who love taking photographs. The contest will include three assignments.
  7. All entries must fulfill the following conditions.
    - Submit 01, 02, or 03 out of 03 assignment photograph upon interests and capability.
    - Submit each assignment photograph on time. The organizer reserve the rights to refuse any photo come late.
    - Assignment photograph must be based on the designated theme.
  8. Prizes for the assignments will be awarded at awarding-night on the Event-day according to each city. The Grand Prize will be chosen from 30 photos are selected in final round (10 photos for each assignment). The Grand Prize Winner must be take part in all three assignments.
  9. All submitted photos must be taken on Event-day (8th Oct 2016, Hanoi, 15th Oct 2016, HCMC and 22nd Oct 2016, Da Nang. The submitted photos do not shot on Event-day (Earlier) will be disqualified.
  10. Submitted Photos must be available in the highest resolution in the camera. The format of photo must be JPEG only. Do not accept raw files. Photos are not to be altered by any editing software, even trimmed/cropped by the camera.
  11. Contestants are concentrated at 06:45AM for contestant number activating process in the contest location according to each city.
  12. Contestants must present on-site at 06:30AM.
  13. Contestants must present to receive the assignment themes at the following times:
    - 1st assignment: 08.00 – 11.00hrs.
    - 2nd assignment: 11.00 – 14.00hrs.
    - 3rd assignment: 14.00 – 17.00hrs.
  14. Contestants must report punctually to the contest locations for uploading photos and then receive the next topic. The topic will be shown on the LED screen before starting.
  15. Contestants must submit photos in person. No proxy submission is allowed on Event-day.
  16. Organizers will not be responsible for providing photographic equipment including camera, spare batteries, lenses or additional memory cards. All contestants are expected coming with fully photographic equipment.
  17. Organizers holds the right to reject any photo related to sensitive issues such as politics, religious, nudity, porn, negative viewpoints, etc.

Registration process

  1. Receive assignment theme.
  2. Go out and shoot photographs based on the assignment theme.
  3. Return to the competition venue. Remember to give yourself ample travelling time which includes time needed to return for submission. This will help to save time for the next assignments.
  4. Get a queue number at the designated area and wait for your turn to download your assignment photo.
  5. Pre-select your best photo for each assignment which will be downloaded to the computer.
  6. While waiting for your number to be called, please select the best 1 photo that you would like to submit at the waiting area in advance. Each participant is allowed to select 1 final photo for submission.
  7. Do not take more than three minutes to select and transfer your best photo for the assignment. You will be buzzed out after three minutes by the time-keepers.
  8. Wait for the next assignment theme to be announced on the stage's screen.


  1. Prepare well. Carry fully charged and spare batteries, additional memory cards and a sturdy bag for your digital camera gear. Please note that no charging facilities will be provided.
  2. Sleep early the night before to be fully rested.
  3. Stay hydrated during the marathon.
  4. Be creative in interpreting the themes.
  5. Pre-select your best images on your camera so that you can download them quickly.
  6. Return early so that you have time to select and download your best pictures — and have refreshments to recharge yourself.
  7. Sleep early and well in the last night.
  8. Be conscious whole the contest time.
  9. Should use the best quality JPG image. Shouldn't use RAW image as RAW is unacceptable by Oganizater


  1. Do not trespass into on private property.
  2. Do not litter or smoke within in the contest locations or premises.
  3. Do not be a nuisance in public, and do not break the law under any circumstances.
  4. Do not park your vehicles illegally. Use the available parking lots provided in the centre, parking lots on public roads.
  5. Do not monopolize the downloading stations.
  6. Do not bring a large group of supporters to the marathon, as contest locations will not be able to accommodate more than the number of participants and the Organizers.