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NCPC and Canon launch anticounterfeit contest

March 29, 2018

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The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), along with Canon U.S.A., Inc., have announced a call for submissions for a “Stop Fakes” video contest.

The contest will help promote awareness around the safety risks of using counterfeit power accessories, such as batteries, chargers, and external flashes, as well as how to avoid counterfeit products.  Entrants will have the chance to enter to win one of three Canon prizes, including a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Kit, and as the Grand Prize Winner, the chance to be featured as part of the anti-counterfeit consumer awareness campaign.

“Canon is excited to continue its ongoing relationship with the NCPC to promote awareness around the safety risks associated with using counterfeit power accessories,” said Eliott Peck, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Imaging Technologies Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Chairman and CEO, Canon Information Technology Services. “This video contest is an excellent way to engage help from the public and draw attention to an important initiative that can help protect consumers.”

“NCPC is excited about this contest. We want to engage consumers to make them aware of potential dangers of counterfeits.” said Ann Harkins, President and CEO, NCPC. “This contest is a fun way for consumers to get involved in our ‘Stop Fakes’ campaign.”

Contest entrants are encouraged to create an original video demonstrating their creative interpretation of one or more of our top 10 anti-counterfeit tips. 

Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, and effectiveness and clarity of the “Stop Fakes” theme based on at least one of the highlighted anti-counterfeit tips.  The video submissions must be 27 seconds long and contain all original content.  To enter the contest, visit:  

Videos must be entered by 12:00 p.m. ET on April 23, 2018 for a chance to win!



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