The KHL and Canon photo contest is in its third season. The winners will become the proud owners of new Canon cameras. This year, the participants can submit their shots in two categories, ‘Game’ and ‘Fans.’
The interim winners will be chosen each month by a jury that includes execs, athletes, and journalists. The jury lines up Sergey Kivrin and Andrey Golovanov – both masters of sports photography in Russia; Innokenty Pan – representative of the support program for professional photographers to Canon in Russia; Vladimir Bezzubov – head of the KHL photo Agency; Valery Kamensky – Olympic champion and member of the Triple Gold Club; Sergei Shirokov – Olympic and World champion, currently a forward for Avangard; Daria Mironova – KHL TV and Match TV presenter; Pavel Lysenkov – matchtv.ru journalist, and many others.
Only KHL accredited photographers can participate in the photo contest. All the submitted works must be taken during Kontinental Hockey League games. To apply, a photographer must register at canon.khl.ru and upload their works. Each photo should have a title, a short description, and technical specifications. Any entrant can submit up to five images a month in each category.
At the end of each month, the five best shots in each category qualify for the final judging. The jury’s last meeting is scheduled from April 27 through 29, 2020. The champion of champions will be announced on April 30 (tentative date) with just one overall winner in each category.
The best image “in the game” will win a Canon EOS R RF 24-105 F4 L IS USM and a trip to the 2019/2020 KHL Closing Ceremony. The best shot of the fans will win a lens Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.
Alexander Nemenov, international news agency France-Press:
“I think that the renowned hockey photo masters stopped being lazy and started sending their works. This is noticeable as you can often see a strong gap between them and the rest of the participants. On the other hand, I see that people began to search for new forms and colors. I wish everyone to enjoy the best pictures from the best game in the world! See you in the finals!”