About the Competition

AsiaWPA International Photography & Videography Competition 2019 Second-Half is now underway.

Organised by AsiaWPA, the AsiaWPA Competitions have attracted thousands of creative artists from Asia and around the world to participate and challenge themselves.

Don't miss the chance and submit your stunning work in the 20 competition categories. Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Excellence Awards will receive trophies and/or winning certificates, as well as international recognition in the industry. Excellence Awards are presented to those who score over 80. You will earn AsiaWPA Award Points by winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Excellence Awards. This will help you to move up in your membership tier.

Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Excellence Awards in 2019 First-Half and Second-Half Competitions will have the chance to further win the AsiaWPA Annual Grand Awards, Gold Awards, Silver Awards and Bronze Awards in the Annual Final Judging held in November/December 2019. Such awards will be presented during the AsiaWPA Award Ceremony Dinner to be held in Hong Kong on January 2020. Winning the AsiaWPA Annual Awards will also help you to move up in your membership tier.

Submission period is 2 Sep 2019 to 18 Oct 2019.

Seize the opportunity to challenge, capture and create. Submit your work NOW.

WHO MAY ENTER: This competition is open to all photographers and videographers from the world except where prohibited by law. The Entrant must be an individual person and must be over the age of 18. Photographers and Videographers must submit their work in their own personal name and in their individual capacity.  If the work is done by a team, they must first sort out the ownership issue and submit photography and videography work in the name of one (1) participant himself/herself. AsiaWPA reserves the right to disqualify the relevant work submitted if there is a dispute as to the ownership of the work.

If you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@asiawpa.com.

Submission period is 2 Sep 2019 to 18 Oct 2019.

Enter Here : http://contest.asiawpa.com


 

Categories:

Photography Categories:

1) Bride & Groom Together (Creative)

(Photo of bride and groom together, whether it is taken on an actual wedding day or not.  In the Creative Division, we accept compositing and panoramic stitching as well as the use of non-photographic elements) 

 

2) Bride or Groom Single (Creative) 

(Photo of either the bride or groom only, whether it is taken on an actual wedding day or not.  In the Creative Division, we accept compositing and panoramic stitching as well as the use of non-photographic element)

 

3) Bride & Groom Together (Original) 

(Photo of bride and groom together, whether it is taken on an actual wedding day or not. Entries must include (i) the original RAW file, (ii) .xmp raw settings file and (iii) a JPEG output file for verification. Except for minor adjustments of exposure / contrast / saturation / color temperature, no other adjustments, retouching, cropping are allowed.) Procedures in PDF

 

4) Bride or Groom Single (Original) 

(Photo of either the bride or groom only, whether it is taken on an actual wedding day or not. Entries must include (i) the original RAW file, (ii) .xmp raw settings file and (iii) a JPEG output file for verification. Except for minor adjustments of exposure / contrast / saturation / color temperature, no other adjustments, retouching, cropping are allowed.) Procedures in PDF

 

5) Getting Ready & Bride Pick-up

(Documentary photo taken on an actual wedding day, capturing the wedding couple, family members, relatives and/or friends during the getting ready of the bride/groom or during the picking-up of the bride.)

 

6) Ceremony & Reception

(Documentary photo taken on an actual wedding day capturing moments during wedding ceremony, lunch reception and dinner banquet)

 

7) Wedding Details

(Shots of details taken on an actual wedding day, such as details of wedding rings, clothing, accessories, ornaments, etc.)

 

8) Emotion

(Documentary photo taken on an actual wedding day, capturing all sorts of emotions of the wedding couple, family members, relatives and/or friends) 

 

9) Engagement (not in wedding gowns) 

(Casual engagement photo of bride & groom together, or just the bride/groom alone. The subject must not be wearing formal wedding gown or other wedding clothing) 

 

10) Portrait (Creative) 

(Creative, composite and/or commercial portrait photo work, with one single subject or multiple subjects) 

 

11) Portrait (Classic) 

(Standard portrait photo work, with one single subject or multiple subjects. Composite work will NOT be accepted) 

 

12) Portrait (Baby, Kids & Maternity) 

(Portrait photo work of babies or children, with one single subject or multiple subjects. Creative or composite work is acceptable) 

 

13) Landscape 

(Any landscape photo work or architecture photo work)(任何风景或建筑物有关的作品。)

 

Photo Album Category:

14) Wedding Album 

(An album of a set of wedding related photos taken for the same subject, with the same theme, whether the photos are taken during an actual wedding day or not) 

 

Video Categories:

15) Wedding Video (Wedding Day Highlight)

(Wedding day video highlights, taken during an actual wedding day) 

 

16) Concept Video (Proposal / Wedding)

(Other kinds of videos taken for wedding preparation or wedding related (but not during actual wedding day), such as engagement, pre wedding making off , wedding proposal, love story, wedding related behind-the-scene, save-the-day, etc.) 

 

17) Commercial Video

(Other short films commercial short films, advertising videos)

 

18) Documentary Video 

(Other short films , including documentary clips, travel and landscape, etc.)

 

Social Media Categories:

19) Wedding Photo (Weibo)

(Wedding/Pre-wedding related photo works, the content must be posted on Weibo)

 

20) Wedding Video (Weibo)

(Wedding/Pre-wedding related Video short films , the content must be posted on Weibo)

 


 

Entry Fee:

AsiaWPA members and non-members from all countries are welcomed to submit your work to this stunning international competition.

Submit 5 entries and get 1 free (i.e. the 6th entry will be free). Submit 10 entries and get 2 free (i.e. the 11th and 12th entries will be free). 

 

摄影类别 Photography Categories

 

参赛作品费用

Submission Fee

US$17 (会员) / US$32 (非会员)

US$17(member) /US$32 (non-member)

 

相册类别 Photo Album Category

 

参赛作品费用

Submission Fee

US$50 (会员) / US$70 (非会员)

US$50(member) /US$70 (non-member)

 


摄录类别 Videography Categories:
 

参赛作品费用

Submission Fee

US$45 (会员) / US$65 (非会员)

US$45(member) /US$65 (non-member)

 


社交平台类别  Social Media Categories:
 

参赛作品费用

Submission Fee

US$7/RMB 50 (photo)

US$14/ RMB 100 (video)

(Same fees for members and non-members for Social Media Categories)

 

Specifications:

Photography Categories:

Size – no less then 3000 pixels by the longest dimension

Resolution – no less than 200 dpi

Format – JPEG file format

Color Profile – sRGB

 

SPECIAL NOTE -

Category 3 - Bride & Groom Together (Original) & Category 4 - Bride or Groom Single (Original) :

For each photo entry, the Entrant must submit both (i) the original RAW file, (ii) .xmp raw settings file and (iii) a JPEG output file for verification. Acceptable adjustments to the RAW file are limited to the following 4 settings only: (1) exposure (2) saturation (3) contrast (4) colour temperature. Other adjustments, retouching, composition, cropping and changes are not allowed, and would result in disqualification of the photo entry.

 

Photo Album Category:

Photos of each album must be uploaded as JPEG altogether. The minimum number of image files per album is 10. The maximum number of image files per album is 50. Each album entry should be about the same theme. All the photos should be compressed into a .zip file when uploading.

Specifications of each photo in an album entry:

Size – no less then 3000 pixels by the longest dimension

Resolution – no less than 200 dpi

Format – JPEG file format

Color Profile – sRGB

All photos in an album must be numbered according to the sequence (e.g., 01.jpg, 02.jpg, 03.jpg).

Cover image must be provided. [Suggest 800px (W) x 450px (H)]

The files must be the album page-layout files in JPEG format that you would send to an album printer. You cannot just submit a photograph of an album page.

 

Video Categories:

You are required to upload your video entries on your Youtube / Vimeo / Youku or other similar public online video platform. You are only required to send us the public link to your video entries. Do not upload or email us the video files. If we have difficulties in having access to your video entries, we will require you to upload your videos to another public online video platform.

All videos submitted and uploaded must at least be of 720p quality, preferably 1080P quality.

Lengthy of each video entry: The minimum length is 30 seconds. The maximum length is 7 minutes.

Video cover image must be provided. [Suggest 800px (W) x 450px (H)]

 

Social Media Categories:

Entries must be wedding / pre-wedding photos or videos already shared on your Weibo account.  You will need to send us the Hyperlink to the particular photo/video posts.  For each post on Weibo, up to 9 photos are allowed, and will be judged together altogether with the post text.  If the post is a video, the minimum length of the video is 30 seconds, and the max length is 7 minutes。We will judge based on the quality of the photos / video, as well as the content of the post, and give a score for each entry.

 


General Rules :

– Submit your entries and pay the relevant entry fees on https://contest.asiawpa.com.

– There is no limit to the amount of entries one can submit. You must have captured and created the original photo or video footage within the last 24 months prior to the date of entry deadline.

– You must be the photographer / videographer who actually shot and created the photos and videos, and you must have full rights and received all necessary approval to submit the photos/videos to this competition. You confirm that you have obtained any necessary model release from all the people appearing in the photos and videos.

– You confirm and undertake that you have the full power and authority to submit the photos/videos, and that the photos/videos including the use of any music and graphic design therein do not infringe any copyright or any other intellectual property rights. The entrant agrees to indemnify AsiaWPA from any and all third party claims.

– A photo or video entry may only be submitted for one competition. In other words, an entry submitted previously cannot be submitted again. This also means that a photo/video entry cannot be submitted for both the 1st and 2nd Half Competitions. If so, the latter entry will be disqualified.

– No photos or videos taken at a photography or videography class, workshop or seminar or under the guidance of an instructor are eligible to be entered into the competition

– AsiaWPA has the full right to disqualify or re-categorize any submitted photos and videos if the basic requirements are not met. AsiaWPA may also deduct scores or even disqualify any photos or videos submitted if they, in the view of the Judging Panel, contain racism or obscene, provocative or otherwise inappropriate content.

– All entry fees paid are not refundable and not transferrable under all circumstances, except for the conditions expressly stated in “Rights & Liability – Right to Suspend or Cancel Competition”. In particular, if entry fees have already been paid for photos or videos which are not submitted online through www.asiawpa.com on or before the designated submission deadline, the aforesaid paid entry fees with respect to those entries (but not yet submitted) are not refundable.

– The Guidelines and Rules herein may be changed or modified by AsiaWPA without prior notice.

PRIVACY POLICY

For a full privacy policy of AsiaWPA, please visit the following link:

https://www.gdprprivacynotice.com/live.php?token=cpsESzW02N2C6nDYYrbKmgyQvQ5ccIvX

 

Scoring

95-100 Superior Best work based on all skills and creativity; amazing work of art

90-94 Outstanding Outstanding skills and creativity

80-89 Excellent Wonderful use of photography skills

76-79 Good Good use of photography skills

70-75 Average Attained professional standards, improvement is needed in photography skills

60-69 Below Average Below professional standards

Judging results from AsiaWPA and the Judging Panel are final and non-contestable.

You agree that AsiaWPA may use your name, submitted photos and videos, contact information in any publicity or advertising relating to the competition without compensation or approval. All local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that any winner of any prize is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and AsiaWPA is not obliged to the prize to another entrant.


 

AsiaWPA International Competitions     

Each year AWPA organises two photography & videography competitions: 1st & 2nd Half International Photography & Videography Competitions. The competitions open during April and September each year.

To advance to a higher level of Membership Tier, a member shall participate in the 1st & 2nd Half International Photography & Videography Competitions and accumulate certain AsiaWPA Award Points required for each year.  

*Please note that Social Media Categories especially welcome the public for participation.  The scores obtained from those two categories will not be taken into account in AsiaWPA membership scoring system。

 

AsiaWPA Award Points are awarded as follows:

First Place – 5 points
Second Place – 3 points
Third Place – 2 points
Excellence Award (entries scoring over 80) – 1 points

A photo or video entry may only be submitted for one competition. In other words, an entry submitted previously cannot be submitted again. This also means that a photo/video entry cannot be submitted for both the 1st and 2nd Half Competitions. If so, the latter entry will be disqualified and there will be no refund of any fees.


Final Judging & AsiaWPA Annual Awards

At the end of each year, all photo/video entries in the 1st & 2nd Half Competitions winning an Excellence Awards or above will AUTOMATICALLY enter the Annual Final Judging held in November/December. During the Final Judging, all winning photos/videos during the 1st & 2nd Half Competitions will be reviewed again.


For each category, AsiaWPA Annual Awards will be granted as follows:
 

Grand Award (only one in each category)- Best work based on all skills and creativity; amazing work of art


Gold Awards – Outstanding skills and creativity

Silver Awards – Excellent use of photography/videography skills

Bronze Awards – Very Good use of photography/videography skills

Prize:

Grand Award (only one in each category) – Award Trophy + cash or product prize of US$500

Gold Awards – Award Medals

Silver Awards – Award Medals

Bronze Awards – Award Medals

Award trophies and medals will be presented to winners during AsiaWPA Annual Award Ceremony to be held in January 2020 in Hong Kong.

 

AsiaWPA Membership Tiers
Starting from 2017, AsiaWPA adopts a new system of Membership Tier to motivate our members to improve and challenge themselves for a higher level of skills and techniques.

Details about earning points and winning awards in AsiaWPA Competitions as well as Annual Final Judging may be found below.

 

The various AsiaWPA Membership Levels are as follows:


AsiaWPA Grand Master
         ^
AsiaWPA Master
         ^
Grand Elite Member
         ^
Elite Member
         ^
Ordinary Member

 

Members are advanced based on their accumulated AsiaWPA Award Points + AsiaWPA Annual Awards won during the Annual Final Judging:


AsiaWPA Grand Master: 100 points + 10 Gold Award + 1 Grand Award
The most prestige title of AsiaWPA. Requires absolutely amazing and flawless skills, creativity and art sense. Truly a master and leader in the industry. Whilst very difficult to obtain this title, it is possible to achieve with a lot of effort and talent.

AsiaWPA Master Photographer: 60 points + 5 Gold Awards or above
Equipped with outstanding and creative skills, an AsiaWPA Master demonstrates exceptional craftsmanship through his/her stunning work. A title difficult to obtain without years of experience and effort. Being an AsiaWPA Master, he/she would be invited to speak and share in AsiaWPA’s events organised in various Asian cities. He/she may also be invited to act as a judge in AsiaWPA competitions.

Grand Elite Member: 30 points + 2 Gold Awards or 5 Silver Awards or 10 Bronze Awards
A higher level of Elite Members, that requires constant excellence performance in AsiaWPA Competitions. Being a Grand Elite Member, he/she may be invited to speak and share in AsiaWPA’s events organised in various Asian cities.

Elite Member: 10 points
Specific profile pages on www.asiawpa.com for Elite Members and above. An Elite Member demonstrates excellence skills and techniques. Being an Elite Member, he/she may be invited to speak and share in AsiaWPA’s events organised in various Asian cities.

Ordinary Member: 0-9 points
Lowest membership tier. To apply please click HERE.

 

Important: To accumulate AsiaWPA Award Points and to maintain recognition of your membership tier title, you must maintain your AsiaWPA membership by paying the basic annual membership fee.

Each year we also invite some international renowned photographers to provide expert advice, act as competition judges and share their techniques with our members.