Images of Asia (IOA) Competition

With over 9,000 entries from over 100 countries for a single competition year, the Images of Asia Photography Competition has been enjoyed by readers of ASIAN Geographic magazine for the past 14 years. In the past, guests have included legendary photographers Michael Yamashita, Michael Freeman and Steve McCurry. Photography legends and enthusiasts have gathered to celebrate the vitality and diversity of Asia in pictures. One of the highlights of the competition is the much-anticipated 'live' judging panel consisting of key industry leaders and photography professionals. We offer prizes in the following categories:

(1) PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016-2017
This category takes in portraits of people in Asia, reflecting one of the region's greatest offerings: the diversity of its cultures. 

(2) STREET PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016-2017
This year, we are particularly interested in receiving works of street photography – images that capture fleeting moments of people going about their daily lives.

(3) ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016-2017
This category highlights some of the most relevant environmental issues in the region, from climate change to forest conservation

(4) ARCHITECTURE / LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016-2017
From the most iconic manmade structural designs to nature's vistas, this category welcomes the best of Asia's landscapes and cityscapes

(5) WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016-2017
This category celebrates the unique wildlife of Asia, on land and underwater. From miniscule insect species to rare large mammals, we want to see the best of the region's fauna

(6) YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016-2017
No matter where you’re from in the world, you are eligible to enter in this category if:
• You are below 21 on the date of submission (proof of age is mandatory with submissions)
• Photos are of Asia (see UN Geoscheme of Asia region)

Please read carefully to avoid jeopardising your chances of winning. Good luck!

Submission Deadline
Submissions close before August 1, 2017 at 00:00 (GMT+8) 

Competition Fees**
> Subscribers to our printed version of ASIAN Geographic may submit up to five photos for free. For each additional photo, a US$10 submission fee will be charged.
> E-Magazine subscribers may submit up to three photos for free. For each additional photo, a US$10 submission fee will be charged.
> Non-subscribers will be charged a submission fee of US$10 per photo. If a non-subscriber submits three photos (US$30) and more, they will automatically receive a one year e-Magazine subsciption free of charge (worth US$16.99).


 

Image specifications

- Colour Mode: RGB
- File Format: JPG (we do not process RAW files)
- JPG Compression: High Quality (low compression)
- Dimensions: 14″/35cm (at 300 dpi) or 4100px in the longest dimension (regardless of whether it is a portrait or landscape image)

Labeling Images
Name each jpg file according to the following template : Category_Participation Number_Title_Location.jpg
Example: PA_12345_Mother and Child_India.jpg

Categories 
PP = People/Street Photographer of the Year 2016-2017
SP = Street Photographer of the Year 2016-2017
ENV = Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016-2017
AA = Architecture / Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016-2017
WL = Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016-2017
YP = Youth Photographer of the Year 2016-2017


 

Entry/Submission Procedure

1. Read the contest rules carefully
2. Submit the online entry form (scroll down)
3. Pay your entry fee via the secure PayPal website*
4. Receive a confirmation email with:
    a. your submission details
    b. payment link to the secure PayPal website**
5. Submit your photos according to the image specifications and submission guidelines.

* PayPal offers a secure payment gateway and accepts all common credit cards. No registration is required.
** Only applicable if you are not doing the payment directly after submitting the entry form.


 

Image Submission of files larger than 50mb

1. Create a folder with your email address.
2. Collect your images in this folder.
3. Create a compressed archive file (ZIP, SIT or RAR) of the folder
4. Submit the archive file together with your payment receipt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via wetransfer.com (recommended, easy to use).
5. Wait for a notification. We will check and confirm every single submission. if you will not hear from us within one week after your submission, please contact us.

Please note: For environmental reasons, the preferred method of entry is electronically. However, if this method is not possible due to slow/limited internet connection, you can physically submit your images on CD to:

Images of Asia 2016-2017
Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd
20 Bedok South Road
Singapore 469277


 

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