Canon ‘Redline Challenge’ photography competition returns for its third year


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- Canon Europe is delighted to announce the return of its annual Redline Challenge photography competition, with entries opening today.

This year, the competition calls for aspiring photographers to capture a shot that displays an eye for minimalism with the theme ‘Room to Breathe’. Taking a ‘less is more’ approach, entrants are encouraged to tap into their creativity with a stripped-back vision on the subject matter of their choice.

The annual challenge invites amateur photographers from across EMEA1 to put their skills to the test. Whether it’s a landscape composition that leans into negative space, a creative exploration of shapes and lines, or a personal moment of solitude – participants can showcase their talent in any genre. All entrants have a chance of winning a Canon EOS R5 bundle, with the highly versatile RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens.

Photographic submissions for the Canon Redline Challenge can be taken on any device. Images will be judged based on composition, creativity, technical mastery and how closely it reflects the theme. The final winner will be announced in October.

The 2022 Redline Challenge received over 14,000 entries, with the theme ‘A Split-Second Story’. Last year’s winner Jiří Durdík, a self-taught photographer from the Czech Republic, won with an exhilarating motion blur shot of a dirt bike race.

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 2016 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.