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Canon India in association with Reef Watch Marine Conservation announced the winners of the third edition of Blue India underwater imagery competition

by Suman Gupta

Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India addressing the audience on the importance of Ocean conservation at the Blue India Underwater Imagery Competition 2019

Mumbai, October ,2019: Canon India, one of the leading players in the imaging space in association with Blue India Underwater Imagery Competition, announced the winners of the competition on 18th October, 2019 at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. The first of its kind underwater photography and videography competition is aimed at spreading awareness towards ocean conservation.

With oceans being a primary contributor to world’s oxygen supply, it becomes more than imperative to get together and preserve our oceans. To address this issue, both Canon India and Reef Watch stand committed to raise awareness on marine bio-diversity conservation through the medium of photography and videography. Blue India invited participants to submit their entries under four categories namely, Underwater Videos, General, Under 18 and Conservation with the focus on creating a voice for the sea.

The competition saw an esteemed panel of judges including, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi –President & CEO, Canon India Pvt Ltd, Mr. Prahlad Kakar – Renowned advertising guru & Co-Founder of ReefWatch Marine Conservation, Mr. Bittu Sahgal – A stalwart of the Indian conservation community & Founder of Sanctuary Asia magazine, Ms. Divia Thani, Editor in Chief, Conde Naste Traveller Magazine and Mr. Sumer Verma, India’s leading Underwater photographer & filmmaker who has shot for wildlife documentaries and commercial projects with films, magazines and advertising.

The winners of each category won a Canon G7X Mark III camera and were awarded by Mr. Kobayashi and by Mr. Prahlad Kakar at the Dive Resort Travel Show (DRT India) on the 18th of October, 2019.

About Canon Group: Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the “Kyosei” philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017)

About Canon India: Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 579 towns covering 18,150 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 300 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 258 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of October 1, 2019).

In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR’s, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2017, the imaging leader recorded a double-digit growth.

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