Canon South Africa confirms dates for 2012 Canon SA Expo

Canon South Africa has announced that this year’s highly anticipated Canon SA Expo will be held from Friday, 30 November to Sunday, 2 December 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The Canon SA Expo will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily and entrance will be free.

As with last year’s incredibly successful Canon SA Expo which attracted in excess of 13 500 visitors over the three-day period, Canon SA has taken it upon themselves to make this year’s show bigger and better.

The Expo will again showcase Canon’s wide range of consumer and selected business solutions. Visitors to this exclusively Canon Expo will also be the first to see and touch some of Canon’s latest technology.

The Expo will include more guest speaker sessions than last year – two sessions will run simultaneously throughout the day on all three days.

Leading up to the expo, aspiring photographers will once again be able to participate in the Canon Photo Competition. Participants can enter into one or all four themed categories, which are designed to encourage creative interpretation. The themes are: Reflections; Into the Great Wide Open; Adrenaline and Magic Colours.

“Besides the unexpectedly high attendance at last year’s expo, we were also truly amazed at the quality of entries submitted for the photographic competition. We will use a similar format to last year but intend on making the themes even more interesting,” says Michelle Janse van Vuuren, Marketing Manager at Canon SA.

One winner per category will be selected by a panel of judges and will be announced on 15 January 2013. Each of the four winners will walk away with an EOS5D Mark III including an EF40 MM F2.8 STM lens.

Selected entries will be exhibited online on Canon SA’s Expo website ( as well as on the Expo’s Facebook site (search Canon SA Expo on FB). The top 10 entries in each category will also be exhibited in the gallery at the Canon Expo where visitors will be able to vote for their favourite entries.

Entries must be submitted in electronic JPEG format, not exceeding 2Megs, via email. There are four email addresses correlating to the various themes. Entrants must submit their entries to the email address appropriate to the category they are entering namely; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] and [email protected]

Entries open at 00h01 on the 15th of August and close at 23h59 on the 15th of October 2012. Voting for the entries opens on 1 November at 00h01 and close at 23h59 on 2 December. The winners will be announced on the Canon Expo website on the 15th of January 2013.

Visitors will be able to purchase selected Canon’s products at the Expo this year and the company has indicated that various specials will be up for grabs during the Expo period on a select range of Canon Consumer Imaging products.

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Canon South Africa confirms dates for 2012 Canon SA Expo