“Early-bird entries close in three days at midnight on July 10th, 2016 (UTC -11)
Late entries will be accepted until July 24th – multiple entry discounts will be unavailable during this time”
The Pano Awards began in 2009 and recognizes the best of panoramic photography, (including a VR/360 category since 2011). The prize pool is worth over $60,000, including $25,000 in cash.
Last year’s contest had 4,345 entries from 60 countries. Below is last year’s Major Open Award Winner by Max Rive of Netherlands:
Notably, the rules are more respectful of photographers’ copyright than other competitions. While other contests give the organizers as many rights as an owner to control a submitted image, including selling and sublicensing the image, the Pano Awards rules state that their license is for “marketing and promotional purposes of the event only” (emphasis in the original).