Open Call | The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

hpa2017logo-final-version2Deadline: 15 April

The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait and costume, architecture, living custom, production and commerce, festivities and traditional rites. It was founded in 1998 by China Folklore Photographic Association and has the support of UNESCO’s since its 2nd session in 2000. HPA aims to encourage photographers, both amateur and professional, all over the world to document folklore cultures in an extensive and profound way. During the past 18 years, photographers from 162 countries have participated in HPA and HPA has accumulated images about folklore phenomena of 178 countries and regions in the world.

HPA 2017 is an international photo contest that is free to enter and open to all photographers who love to capture the vibrancy of cultures and peoples through the power of imagery.

Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards, Documentary Awards, Jury’s Special Awards, Nomination Awards and Performance Awards. All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3 to 6 days. 6 Grand Awards winners will receive US$2,000 of cash prize and transport allowance.

Submit entries only via: www.hpa.org.cn

Entry Guidelines: www.hpa.org.cn/attachs/hpa2017/hpa2017_en.pdf

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