The Redline Challenge is a competition for ambitious amateur photographers who want to challenge their creativity and test their technical know-how. Take on the brief set by Laura El-Tantawy for a chance to win a Canon kit, plus an exclusive mentoring session with Laura herself.

Capture a split second story

Watch Kai Wong & Canon ambassador Laura El-Tantawy as they reveal this year’s challenge: a split-second story. From action sports to wildlife and everything in-between, capture the world how you see it and show us your split-second stories.

How to enter

Laura El-Tantawy and the panel of judges will assess each entry for its composition, creativity, and technical mastery. Once you think you’ve truly excelled at meeting the challenge, follow the steps below to enter your images


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Select your best image

Carefully review your images and select the one that best answers the brief, A split-second story. Remember, you can only submit one image.


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Check your file type and size

Entries must be submitted as 150DPI, and 2000px along the longest side. Make sure your image meets the required specs before entering.


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Submit before entries close

To enter the challenge, submit your image online before the deadline on 16th September 2022.

Here is what you can win

Win the Redline Challenge and you’ll walk away with an EOS R5 and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM. You’ll also get the opportunity to develop your skills and push your creativity even further with an incredible money-can’t-buy experience: a personal mentoring session with Canon ambassador and internationally renowned photographer, Laura El-Tantawy.

Laura El-Tantawy

Meet Laura El-Tantawy

Laura is a world-renowned documentary photographer and has been exhibited and published internationally. She was a 2020 recipient of the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant and her series of long-term documentary projects place Laura brilliantly to act as judge and mentor for the Redline Challenge.

Capture split second stories like never before

Be creative in ways you never thought possible with Canon’s pioneering range of EOS R-System cameras. Featuring state-of-the-art technologies, access to Canon’s library of revolutionary RF lenses, and explosive continuous shooting speed, the EOS R-System is made for capturing split second stories.

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Meet the first Canon full-frame mirrorless camera, namely the Canon EOS R.

Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera

Full-frame camera for the professional image-maker who needs resolution, speed & video capabilities.

Canon EOS R6

Canon EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera

Full-frame camera with blistering speed, 8-stop image stabilisation, low-light sensitivity & 4K60 video.

Canon EOS R3

Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

A high-performance & high-speed camera that marks a new era for pro photography & filmmaking.

Redline Challenge 2021 competition winner

Canon Redline Challenge Winner 2021

Piotr Skrzypiec from Slovenia

“It’s a huge achievement. For me, as a Canon user, the prize is the best set of equipment that I could imagine,” exclaims the photographer and now owner of the Canon EOS R5 and additional Canon gear totalling over R236 000.