About the Competition

The AWPA International Photography & Videography Competition 2nd-Half 2017 is now underway.

Organised by AWPA, the AWPA 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 15 competition categories. Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Excellence Awards will receive trophies and winning certificates, as well as international recognition in the industry. Excellence Awards are presented to those who score over 80. You will earn AWPA 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 will have the chance to further win the AWPA Annual Grand Award, Gold Awards, Silver Awards and Bronze Awards in the Annual Final Judging held in November/December 2017. Such awards will be presented during the AWPA Award Gala Dinner to be held in Hong Kong on 16 January 2018 at Royal Plaza Hotel. Winning the AWPA Annual Awards will also help you to move up in your membership tier.

Submission period is 1 September 2017 to 5 October 2017.

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

WHO MAY ENTER: This photography 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. Videographers may represent the studios or companies he/she owns or works with to submit video work, although he/she must confirm that he/she has the full authorisation from the respective studios or companies. AWPA reserves the right to disqualify the relevant work submitted if we receive objection from the relevant studio/company claiming rights in the work.

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

比赛详情

投犒比赛时间: 1-9-2017 至 5-10-2017

Submission period is 1 September 2017 to 5 October 2017.

公佈结果日期: 15-11-2017

Awards will be presented during AsiaWPA page , to be held on 16 January 201.

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

Categories:

Photography Categories:

1) Bride & Groom Together –新娘及新郎合照

(photo of bride and groom together, whether it is taken on an actual wedding day or not) (非婚礼/婚礼当天中新郎新娘合影作品。)

2) Bride or Groom Single –新娘或新郎独照

(photo of either the bride or groom only, whether it is taken on an actual wedding day or not) (非婚礼/婚礼当天中新娘单人影像作品。)

3) Getting Ready & Bride Pick-up –婚礼准备及接亲

(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) (在婚礼当天,新人家庭或朋友影像作品,接新娘的过程的纪实作品。)

4) Ceremony & Reception –婚礼仪式及午晚宴

(documentary photo taken on an actual wedding day capturing moments during wedding ceremony, lunch reception and dinner banquet) (在婚礼当天,婚礼纪实作品,包括註册仪式,午晚宴会时的作品)

5) Wedding Details –婚礼细节

(shots of details taken on an actual wedding day, such as details of wedding rings, clothing, accessories, ornaments, etc.) (在婚礼当天,婚礼细节作品,类如戒指,衣服,装饰等)

6) Emotion –婚礼情感

(documentary photo taken on an actual wedding day, capturing all sorts of emotions of the wedding couple, family members, relatives and/or friends) (在婚礼当天,同新人家庭或朋友,表达情感类型的作品。)

7) Engagement (not in wedding gowns) –订婚照(非婚纱礼服)

(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) (非婚纱或礼服,新郎新娘合影作品或新郎,新娘单人影像作品。)

8) Portrait (Creative) –人像非婚纱婚礼(创意人像)

(creative, composite and/or commercial portrait photo work, with one single subject or multiple subjects) (单人或多人影像作品,可创意&合成作品,或者商业拍摄作品。)

9) Portrait (Classic) –人像非婚纱婚礼(经典人像)

(standard portrait photo work, with one single subject or multiple subjects. Composite work will NOT be accepted) (单人或多人影像作品,比较传统人像照,此组别不接受合成作品。)

10) Portrait (Baby, Kids & Maternity) –人像(婴孩, 儿童&孕妇)

(portrait photo work of babies or children, with one single subject or multiple subjects. Creative or composite work is acceptable) (儿童,婴孩或孕妇人像作品,可单人影像或多人影像作品,可接受创意或者合成作品,但不接受家庭合影作品。)

11) Landscape –风景照 (any landscape photo work or architecture photo work)

(任何风景或建筑物有关的作品。)

Photo Album Category:

12) Wedding Album –婚礼/婚纱相册

(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) (婚礼/婚纱相册,相册内的相片应要环绕单一主题)

Video Categories:

13) Video (Wedding Day Highlight) –婚礼摄录影片

(wedding day video highlights, taken during an actual wedding day) (在婚礼当天,记录婚礼视频的作品)

14) Concept Video (Wedding) –微电影(婚礼)

(other kinds of videos taken for wedding preparation or wedding related (but not during actual wedding day), such as engagement, wedding proposal, love story, wedding related behind-the-scene, save-the-day, etc.) (为结婚所拍摄的其他影片,包含求婚影片、新人爱情故事、筹备结婚 花絮、结婚预告片)

15) Concept Video (Non-wedding) –微电影(非婚礼)

(other short films unrelated to weddings, including commercial short films, advertising videos, documentary clips, travel and landscape, etc.) (非关于结婚的影片,包括商业微电影、广告片、写实故事、人情风光等等)  

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Entry Fee:

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

A discounted early-bird fee is available for entries submitted on or before 10 September 2017 (please see below).

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

-Early Bird (submission on or before 10 September 2017):

US$12 (会员) / US$24 (非会员)

US$12 (member) /US$24 (non-member)

– Standard Fee (submission after 10 September 2017):

US$15 (会员) / US$30 (非会员)

US$15(member) /US$30 (non-member)

 

相册类别 Photo Album Category

 

参赛作品费用

Submission Fee

-Early Bird (submission on or before 10 September 2017):

US$40 (会员) / US$60 (非会员)

US$40 (member) /US$60 (non-member)

– Standard Fee (submission after 10 September 2017):

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

-Early Bird (submission on or before 10 September 2017):

US$35 (会员) / US$55(非会员)

US$35 (member) /US$55 (non-member)

– Standard Fee (submission after 10 September 2017):

US$45 (会员) / US$65 (非会员)

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

 

 

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

 

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).

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 5 minute.


 

General Rules :

– Submit your entries and pay the relevant entry fees HERE.

– 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 / videography who actually shot and created the photos and videos, and you must have full rights to submit the photos/videos to this competition.

– 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 AWPA 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

– AWPA has the full right to disqualify or re-categorize any submitted photos and videos if the basic requirements are not met. AWPA may also 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 AWPA without prior notice.

 

 

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 AWPA and the Judging Panel are final and non-contestable.

You agree that AWPA 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 AWPA is not obliged to the prize to another entrant.


 

AWPA 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 AWPA Award Points required for each year.

AWPA 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 & AWPA 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 December/January. During the Final Judging, all winning photos/videos during the 1st & 2nd Half Competitions will be reviewed again.


For each category, AWPA 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 – Very good use of photography/videography skills

Bronze Awards – 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 AWPA Annual Award Ceremony to be held in January or February in Hong Kong every year.

 

 

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


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

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


AWPA Grand Master: 100 points + 10 Gold Award + 1 Grand Award
The most prestige title of AWPA. 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.

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

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


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

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

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