We're looking for images that will encourage the CEO of Canon
Japan, Mr. Mitarai, to speak out against whaling in the Southern
Ocean Whale Sanctuary and live up to his company's reputation as a
The winning entry will be the one most likely to convince him
that he can and should save thousands of whales by applying
domestic pressure within Japan.
An exclusive set of prints from this year's Great
Whale Trail Expedition to the Southern Ocean signed by our
expedition photographer Jiri Rezac.
A selection of "Mister Splashy Pants" Merchandise
A copy of the Greenpeace and New Internationalist book "
Planet Ocean" - A stunning photography book that brings the
drama of the ocean to shore and calls for protected marine
We'll also be exhibiting a selection of the best entries at this
year's International Whaling Commission meeting in June.
Please submit images (photo or digital graphic) to this Flickr Group by May 1st 2008. If you don't have
a Flickr account you can simply email the image(s) using .
Please put your name and email address
in the subject line so we can contact you if you are a winner.
We will remove this information before the photo is published
Images will be judged by a panel of experts.
Participants may submit more than one entry
Entries must be submitted to the Canon Can Save Whales Flickr Group by May 1st
2008 via the entrant's own Flickr account or by emailing the
image(s) to .
Images submitted to the Flickr Group must have their longest side no
less than 800 pixels but the participant must have an original
version that is at least 2000 pixles on its longest side in case we
would like to print the image for an exhibition.
All ages and nationalities are welcome to enter the
Images will be judged on creativity, originality and their
ability to convince Mr Mitarai to defend whales - rather than
technical skill so we do not have separate categories that
distinguish amateurs from professionals.
Images must have a specific "Creative Commons
" license. To select this go to "
" on the right side of your image once it is on Flickr and Click
" next to "
All rights reserved
" (or whatever rights are set) and make sure that "
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons
". If you email your image into the competition we'll do this
The deadline is subject to change if Canon decides to do the
right thing and make a statement against whaling - then we will
close the competition immediately and choose the winners from the
entries that are already in the Flickr Group.
Winners will be announced before the end of May 2008.