Canon launches “Capture the action” photography competition to encourage photographers in the continent #CelebrateAfrica


Competition is running from 7 July 2022 until 31st July 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Canon (, a pioneer of innovative imaging products, announces its latest photography competition – ‘Capture the Action’ – for upcoming photographers in Africa in collaboration with Pan African Visions – one of the leading media outlets in African continent. Through this contest Canon is providing a platform for people to showcase their talent and harness the power of visual storytelling. The competition is seeking entries of photographers that highlight the high and lows and big and small wins of athletes and performers across Africa. The contest is open for African photographers aged 18 and over.

‘Capture The Action’ contest is a chance to illustrate the spectacular moments of athletes in action and follow their journeys. It is also a celebration of Africa’s sports stars as well as the photographers covering them. In pursuit of encouraging the community of story tellers we’re providing a platform across social channels to showcase the user generated content through #CelebrateAfrica. Focusing on this month’s genre of Sports photography, Canon wants to showcase moments of athletic brilliance, triumph, and glory through this competition which is to run until the 31st of July.

‘Capture the action’ is aimed to showcase the stars, their performance, and the intrepid stories behind their rise to the top. The competition celebrates Africa’s contribution to sports and brings forth the stories of athletic achievement,” says Amine Djouahra, Director of Sales and Marketing, Canon Central and North Africa. “Canon as a brand has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology. This contest embodies of technological brilliance and superhuman performance, going beyond the realm of possibility. We are looking forward to see some amazing actions captured from the continent as it’s hosting various international sports events in different African countries.

The best sports photography shots submitted for this contest in July stand to win some amazing  prizes and they will be chosen through public voting and an exclusive jury panel cherry picked for this competition.

Canon will provide the following three prizes:

  • 1st Prize- Canon EOS R5
  • 2nd Prize- Canon EOS R7
  • 3rd Prize- Canon PRO 200 Printer​

Canon encourages African residents to share their best images of sports photography. Those wishing to participate can do so by uploading an original picture(s) meeting the criteria to enter the competition.

Visit for more details. Images from the shortlisted winners will be available to view in a virtual gallery hosted on Pan African Visions’ website.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA).
About Canon Central and North Africa:
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) ( is a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon’s business within the Africa region – by strengthening Canon’s in-country presence and focus. CCNA also demonstrates Canon’s commitment to operating closer to its customers and meeting their demands in the rapidly evolving African market.

Canon has been represented in the African continent for more than 15 years through distributors and partners that have successfully built a solid customer base in the region. CCNA ensures the provision of high quality, technologically advanced products that meet the requirements of Africa’s rapidly evolving marketplace. With over 100 employees, CCNA manages sales and marketing activities across 44 countries in Africa.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei ( – ‘living and working together for the common good’. CCNA pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. At Canon, we are pioneers, constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. Through our technology and our spirit of innovation, we push the bounds of what is possible – helping us to see our world in ways we never have before. We help bring creativity to life, one image at a time. Because when we can see our world, we can transform it for the better.