Project Imagin8ion – Canon and Ron Howard Hold Unique Photo Competition

by Rafael on 06/21/2012

by Rafael  |  June 21, 2012  |  Design

Photography had always been a great source of inspiration. But veteran director and producer Ron Howard had taken it to a whole new level. Ron, together with Canon, had started Project Imagin8ion – a unique photo contest wherein winning entries became the basis for a Hollywood short film. Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron’s daughter) directed the movie with Ron serving as producer. The project has been successful as the movie, When You Find Me, has grabbed public attention.

Disclaimer: Images on this page are not owned by UPrinting and are used solely as design examples. Please click on the images to see their original sources. Also, UPrinting is not associated with Canon or Project Imagin8ion in any way. This post was made to inform our readers about this great new concept in filmmaking.

How It Worked

The contest was open to photographers of all levels. Each participant submitted a picture under one of eight categories: setting, time, character, mood, relationship, goal, obstacle, or the unknown – different themes Ron and his team used to piece together one great story. From the 96,000 entries, Ron picked eight winners – each winner representing one of the themes.

Here are the eight winners:


Setting: The Final View


Time: Running From Wind


Character: Dreams


Mood: City Lights


Relationship: Too Much


Goal: My Word


Obstacle: Yea Though I Walk


The Unknown: Where One Day Ends, One Day Begins

Finally, here’s the full movie:


When You Find Me

Canon must have been pleased with the results as they had extended their partnership with Ron Howard and are planning on making another movie. Details should come in real soon.

I hope these images had inspired you to go out there and introduce yourself to the world. Some of the winners are actually amateur photographers. They took a chance and it paid off. Who knows? Maybe the next movie will be inspired by your photo.

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Rafael Rivera is an editor and writer for the UPrinting Blog. He is always on the hunt for the latest graphic design news and posts. He aims to inspire graphic designers to think outside the box to create better designs for their clients. Through the tips he gives out every week, Rafael also wishes to help business owners produce better marketing materials for their business. To get updates from the UPrinting Blog, follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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