Asian Geographic – ‘Asia Without Borders’ Photo Competition 2009

Asian Geographic – ‘Asia Without Borders’ Photo Competition 2009

ASIAN Geographic is looking for special photographs from both talented amateur and professional photographers that capture a striking image of Asia’s land, people, architecture or wildlife.

Prizes worth a total of over S$20,000 will be awarded to one winner and one runner-up from each category, plus a grand prize for the best overall picture entered.

The top photographs will be exhibited as part of an ‘Asia Without Borders’ Photography Exhibition in Singapore and published in the December Photo Annual Edition of ASIAN Geographic Magazine.. Enter Competition!

Open Categories

“A face tells a thousand stories”

The mountains, jungles, forests and seas of Asia are unique in the world. Images that capture Asia’s physical beauty and sense of place.

From ancient tribes to modern city dwellers, intimate and evocative portraits of people at work and play.

Whether deep on a reef wall or deep in a rainforest, portraits of the planet’s creatures, big and small.

Young Photographer’s Category

[Limited to individuals 21-years-old and below as of 30 September, 2009]

Abstract images of animals, people and places of Asia. From the Lomo to the Ixus, let your imagination and creativity loose!

Judging Criteria

The contest will include THREE rounds of evaluation.

Round 1
A panel of ASIAN Geographic editors and photography experts (the “Judges”) will each review a portion of the entries and select a group of entries to proceed to Round Two based on the following criteria.

1. Relevance to the theme

2. Technical execution

3. Originality & impact

4. Composition

5. Content & evocative quality of the image

(Learn more about getting the right shot by following our blog and reading our articles as we add content over the coming months)

All images selected for Round 2 will be displayed at a photography exhibition to be held in Singapore and open to the public. (We will request upload of a high resolution (300 dpi) version of each image selected)

Round 2
During the public exhibition, a panel of Judges will select the top 5 images in each category that will be entered in to the final round of judging.

Round 3
The 5 best images in each category will be judged by a panel of well known Photographers who will select the 1st and 2nd prize winner in each category and one overall ‘Grand Prize’ winner.

Enter In 3 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Register and choose an entry option

If you are not an Asian Geographic Magazine subscriber you can select one of the following low cost entry options:

Enter up to 4 images in any category = $8 USD (One time fee)

Enter up to 12 images in any category = $12 USD (one time fee)

Existing & new subscribers can enter up to 12 images in any category for free. [You must confirm your subscription before your images will be included in the competition]

STEP 2: Make payment or confirm subscription

You can pay instantly online via Paypal or Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard)

If you’re an existing or new ASIAN Geographic subscriber you will be asked to confirm your subscription. (New subscribers can confirm their subscripton later – once they have received their Xplorer Card number – but subscription must be confirmed before the competition closing date)

STEP 3: Upload Images

You can upload images straight away or leave it to later. You’ll receive your own personal login to this website and can upload or change images anytime before the competition closing date.

After you’ve completed all 3 steps you’ll be taken to your own personal login area where you can review your entry.

If you have any problems with the entry process or don’t receive your confirmation email with login details please contact : support(at)

Closing Date

The competition closes on 30 September, 2009 at 23:59 hours, Singapore time (GMT +8)

Once the competition has closed participants will not be able to login and amend their entries.

Names of the winners in each category will be available online at this website and at after 15 October, 2009.

Both Winning and shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the end of the year in Singapore and also be published in the December Photo Annual Edition of ASIAN Geographic Magazine.


About Kevin Hii

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