Images of Asia (IOA) Annual Competition 2024


Celebrating 25 Years of Bringing Asia to the World in 2024

ASIAN Geographic
Images of Asia


ASIAN Geographic celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024, and we’re marking the occasion with the biggest-ever edition of our flagship Images of Asia (IOA) Photo/Video/Art Competition. Enjoyed by readers for the past 16 years, this prestigious contest has attracted amazing entries by both amateur and professional photographers, filmmakers and artists with a singular focus: celebrating the vitality and diversity of Asia.

Calling for entries: You are invited to submit your best photos, short films and visual artworks in seven categories: Street/People Photography, Nature/Wildlife Photography, Architecture/Landscape Photography, Documentary Short Film, Mobile Photography, Drone Photography, and Visual Artwork. Whether you shoot with a mirrorless camera, compact, DSLR, drone or even your smartphone, we want to see your perspective on Asia!

PRIZES: 25 winners will join Asian Geographic Expeditions organised in conjunction with partner tour operators and tourism boards


  • Bringing Asia to the World – Celebrate the Vitality and Diversity of Asia


  • Street/People Photography

Explore Asia’s diverse cultures through candid images of life in the region’s inhabited places and environmental portraits of its people

  • Nature /Wildlife Photography

Exhibit Asia’s natural beauty through its landscapes and seascapes, and the amazing creatures that live both above and below the waterline

  • Architecture /Landscape Photography 

Celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of master craftspeople through the buildings and structures found across the Asian continent

  • Documentary Short Film

Share a story about Asian culture, wildlife or geography

  • Mobile Photography

Shoot Asia in all its glory using your phone’s camera

  • Drone Photography

Capture Asia from a bird’s-eye perspective

  • Visual Artwork

Create an artistic work that explores an Asian theme

Submission Deadline

Submissions close on Sunday, September 1, 2024, at 23:59PM (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 subscription free of charge (worth US$16.99).

Image/Artwork Specifications

  • Submission: Submit your entry through this portal; physical artworks should be photographed and submitted as images
  • File Format: JPG/JPEG
  • Compression: High Quality (low compression)
  • Colour Mode: RGB
  • Dimensions: 14″/35cm at 300dpi or 4100px in the longest dimension (portrait or landscape)

Video Specifications

  • Submission: Do NOT submit your entry through this portal. Use a file transfer service (WeTransfer/Google Drive/Dropbox) to submit your entry to
  • File Format: MOV/MP4 at 1080/30p
  • Duration: Strictly no more than 5 minutes

Labeling Photos/Video

Name your file according to the following template:

Location Code_Category Code_Medium Code_Entrant Name_Title

Example: ID_SP_VIM_John Doe_Mother and Child_Mumbai.jpg

Location Codes


SL=Sri Lanka




UE=United Arab Emirates






TH=Taiwan/Hong Kong








Category Codes

SP=Street/People Photography

NW=Nature/Wildlife Photography

AL=Architecture/Landscape Photography

MP=Mobile Photography

SF=Documentary Short Film

DP=Drone Photography

VA=Visual Artwork

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