Images of Asia (IOA) Annual Competition 2024

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Celebrating 25 Years of Bringing Asia to the World in 2024

ASIAN Geographic
Images of Asia

PHOTO/VIDEO/ART COMPETITION 2023–24

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

THEME:

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

CATEGORIES:

  • 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 marketing@asiangeo.com
  • 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

ID=India

SL=Sri Lanka

MD=Maldives

BH=Bhutan

KU=Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan

UE=United Arab Emirates

TK=Turkey

QR=Qatar

JP=Japan

KR=Korea

CH=China

TH=Taiwan/Hong Kong

PH=Philippines

IN=Indonesia

MY=Malaysia

MN=Myanmar

BR=Brunei

SG=Singapore

VC=Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia

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

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at: marketing@asiangeo.com

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