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Epson Sponsors Nature’s Best Photography Awards for Seventh Consecutive Year

Epson professional printing continues partnership with printed and projection-mapped content at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Epson is a global sponsor of the 2018 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition for the seventh consecutive year. As the exclusive Printer and Paper Partner for the ongoing exhibition, Epson professional printing technology “allows visitors to enjoy the ‘very best’ in outdoor photography, celebrating the rich beauty and diversity of nature,” according to the company announcement.

Epson is also integrating projection mapping and large-scale projector imagery at the invitation-only awards ceremony and reception that will be held in the Rotunda at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on Nov. 15.

The new 20,000-lumen Epson Pro L20000U laser projector will be used for the first time in the U.S. during the private evening event to showcase the award-winning photography on a large scale.

“Continuing our important mission to cultivate and encourage public interest in environmental conservation, we are proud to again represent and showcase the most incredible spectacles of nature through photography,” said Steve Freligh, awards director.

“Year after year, Epson professional printing reliable professional printing solutions allow us to display the best possible prints. And we are excited to once again see the winning photography on a larger scale with the projection mapping demonstration during the awards ceremony.”

Nature’s Best Photography– Larger Than Life

The award-winning photographs will be displayed on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and is open to the public at no charge.

The 23rd annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition features 60 images chosen from more than 26,000 entries from photographers in 59 countries.

The images, along with an accompanying HD video, are displayed as large-format prints ranging in size from 2 x 3 feet to nearly 4 x 6 feet in the museum, which welcomes more than six million visitors annually.

The exhibition prints were created on the Epson SureColor P20000 64-inch wide-format printer.

Epson is partnering with several companies, including All of it Now experiential design agency, Da-Lite for custom projection screens, and Nomad Event Systems for the production on the Nature’s Best Photography exhibition.

Epson’s laser projector solutions combine 3LCD technology with an integrated laser light source and a wide color gamut.

“It’s so exciting to expand our partnership with Nature’s Best from not only printing the amazing photography, but also projection mapping it throughout the museum’s main rotunda for the ceremony reception,” said Gavin Downey, senior product manager of large venue projectors for Epson America, Inc.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with industry-leading companies to showcase this extraordinary nature photography in a larger-than-life format.”