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Canon PhotoMarathon National Leg Online Registration Starts November 22, 2012

Canon Photomarathon – National Leg, the most awaited photography event of the year for Canon camera owners (and even other brand owners who will borrow Canon equipment from friends) will be held at the Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila on December 8, 2012.  The online registrations starts 9 a.m. November 22, 2012.

(Please see latest updates and the flowchart about the registration at the end of the post)

There are three categories in the competition:

  • Point and shoot
  • DSLR
  • Video

Participants can only join in either Point and Shoot or DSLR category and are not allowed to change between these two categories in between themes. Participants joining the video category can use the video capabilities of their Point and shoot, DSLR or video cameras.

To join the competition, you have to pre-register online at www8.canon.com.ph/PhotoMarathon2012 starting on Nov. 22.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted during the day of the event only if there are pre-registered participants who do not show up at the designated time.

During the online pre-registration, make sure you have your camera model and serial number on hand.

Owners of Canon cameras purchased here in the Philippines through Authorized Canon Marketing Philippines Dealers/Distributors will be given priority in the competition.

Owners of Canon cameras purchased abroad or through the grey market, can join but they will be required to pay Php 500.00 which will be for the benefit of Smile Foundation.  Payment should be deposited to :

J. Eugenio Concepts Promotions

  • UCPB ACCOUNT NUMBER: 103190001251
  • METROBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 602-3-60208670-5
  • or BDO ACCOUNT NUMBER: 002510125490

Email a copy of receipt to info.canonphotomarathon2012@gmail.com with the SUBJECT TITLE: DEPOSIT SLIP OF >INSERT FULL NAME<

Here are some tips for registering and joining the competition:

1. Be Informed and Updated about the Competition and Registration Rules

Visit these websites/pages below for more info and updates about the competition and registration info:

Canon Photomarathon Website
Canon Philippines Facebook Page
Canon Image Nation Website

Know the requirements and have them ready for the pre-registration.

2. Register Early

Please make sure that you register early since there are limited number of contestants allowed to join the competition. If the registration closes when it reaches its target number of contestants, you can only be wait listed by going to the day of the event and hope that some pre-registered applicants will not come.

Since the online registration starts 9 a.m. on Nov. 22., I suggest you go to the website as early as 1-2 hours ahead (in case it opens earlier) and keep visiting until it opens and you successfully register.  Be patient since there will be a lot of people who will try to register as soon as site opens.  Hopefully, Canon Philippines have learned from the lessons of the past online registrations so they will keep the registration process fast and pleasant.  The registration process might last only for a few days so don’t delay.


3. Wait for the confirmation e-mail

After registering on-line, you will receive an e-mail that advises you of your successful pre-registration only. They have still to verify your serial number if the camera has been bought from Canon Philippines authorized dealers. This determines if you have to pay the Php 500.

After a few days, and the verification process, successful registrants will receive a confirmation email via email address provided in the registration.  Should there be any issues or concerns, the organizers will contact you thru contact details provided.

Don’t miss this event.  The prizes are really fantastic. The freebees like T-shirt, and caps are treasured souvenir items of the event.  There’s even a raffle with great prizes.

Hope to see you there on December 8 at Fort Santiago for a day of photography and fun!


Updates from Canon

Nov 26, 4 pm: 

I have received an email from Canon about the successful registration and I’m a part of this year’s Photomarathon event 🙂  That’s one advantage of owning a “Red” unit bought from Canon Philippines authorized dealers 🙂

From: Canon Digital Cameras – Philippines:
Dear Photomarathoners, here’s a simplifed flowchart of the registration process. Hope this helps! 🙂

Nov. 24, 2pm:

From: Canon Digital Cameras – Philippines|:
Registration for Canon Photomarathon is still open! To those who haven’t registered, register now before it’s too late! To those who registered yesterday and haven’t received their confirmation email, kindly email your info (name, email add, mobile no.) to judith@jeugenioconcepts.com and we will be contacting you directly. Thank you and have a nice day!

Nov 23, 6:00 pm:

From: Canon Digital Cameras – Philippines|:

Photomarathoners, looking for your confirmations? Please check your spam folder. Notifications of successful registrations will be sent within 5 days. 🙂

Nov 23, 12:25 pm: Registration now ONLINE!

From: Canon Digital Cameras – Philippines|:
Over 2,000 slots up for grabs! www.canon.com.ph/photomarathon2012 🙂

Nov 23, 11:30 am: 

From: Canon Digital Cameras – Philippines|:
Dear Photomarathoners, those who received an email confirmation yesterday need NOT register again today. Please check your spam folder.
If you did not receive an email confirmation, kindly try again later when we reopen the registration site. Thank you.

Nov 23, 9:30 am: Registration will resume 12noon
Nov 22:  Registration now open, I registered, after completing, it went to an error page, but received a confirmation email later in my email. It arrived on the spam folder 🙂
Update:  Due to website maintenance and upgrade, online registration moved to 11 a.m.


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