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Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2020

    Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2020 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  May 30, 2020 - expired! February 4, 2020
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    Now in its 12th year, the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards continues to engage the global photographic community with the 2020 Call for Entries. KLPA remains committed to promoting international contemporary portrait photography from South East Asia and the rest of the world, by rewarding some of the top photographers in the portraiture genre.

    As in previous years, it seeks fresh and innovative photography from new, emerging and established photographers from around the world. There are two categories:

    • Single Image Portrait (up to 10 single images)
    • Photo Essay Project Grants (portrait-based photo-essays of up to 12 images on any topic)

    Portraits may be interpreted in its widest sense, in relation to photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals in relation to their surroundings, status and humanity.

    As photojournalism-inspired portraits, a meaningful title and a caption are to accompany the portrait image, detailing the photographer's standpoint and the back-story behind the photograph.

    All photographs must have been taken between 2019 and 2020 or part of an on-going project. Basic darkroom techniques (e.g. levels, curves, dodging, burning, minimal sharpening, colour correction) are permissible. Photographs can be Black and White or Colour, in any format. Photographers may enter one or both categories, separately, up to three times per category.

    The Photographer retains the copyright of all submitted images at all times.

    Entry fees start at 15 USD per image.


    Open to photographers from all over the world, including professionals, amateurs, keen hobbyists and students. All contestants must be 16 years of age or over on 30th April 2020.


    This year KLPA is awarding prize money to a greater number of photographers than before. As well as the regular Single Image Portrait category, they are also awarding grants of 1,000 USD each to five photographers in the Photo Essay Project Grants category. The grants may be used in any way to assist in the completion of their projects, and KLPA will exhibit the final projects in Kuala Lumpur in September.

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