Canon PhotoMarathon (CPM), the annual photo competition organized by Canon Hongkong Company Limited (CHK) newly added ‘Corporate Category’, with 18 teams of 4-6 participants each to join. All teams were required to visit the designated checkpoints and take photos based on the themes ‘Reflection’ and ‘New and Old Hong Kong’, won by teams of Accenture Hong Kong and Wait What Studio.
    The champion teams were awarded a unique prize ‘Taiwan Nantou and Pingtung Photography Trip’ on 17th to 21st February. This one in a lifetime trip is designed by Taiwan Tourism Bureau Hong Kong Office, covering different photography spots such as 3,000 ft Mount HeHuan, TaiChung World Flora Expo, Rinari Tribe, Purple Butterfly Valley and the Taiwan Lantern Festival 2019.
    The trip sponsor, Taiwan Tourism Bureau Hong Kong Office, with its Director Mr. Derek Chou says,’ Congratulations to the champion teams and I am glad the photography trip has been completed successfully. We have tailor designed a very special route so that the participants can travel through Nantou, Taichung and Pingtung in 5 days and discover the beauty of Taiwan through their lenses. “Taiwan Small Town Ramble” is the tourism theme of 2019, I would like to sincerely invite photography lovers to visit and experience the warm hearth passion of Taiwan.’
    Photowriter Ms. Celia Cheng is invited as the photographer instructor of this trip.  She has issued daily photo taking themes - Light, Colour, Moment, Butterfly . In Love and Lantern Festival Story in order to inspire participants’ creative and thinking.  Review meeting and discussion with advice by Celia was held every day after shooting.  Celia says, “This exclusive championship “Photography Tour” is really exceptional as it allows us to cover astrophotography, floral, landscape, portrait, macro-photography and night scenery altogether at one time, in addition to participating the annual Flora Expo and Taiwan lantern Festival.  Under the intensive itinerary and daily photo themes challenge, all participants are able to jump out from their own usual photo taking style and dare for something new.  I am so touched to see their improvements in photography skills throughout the trip.”
    CHK also supported the trip with the full series of EOS cameras, including the latest full frame mirrorless camera EOS R, participants can enjoy the opportunity to use Canon imaging products in different scenarios to capture wonderful traits of Taiwan. Some outstanding photos are selected and exhibited in Canon Image² from now till the end of March.

    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited

    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2018, Canon's global revenue was US$35.6 billion.

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area.  CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: