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Humanity Photo Awards 2013 Call For Entries



April 3, 2013 /Photography News/ Since 1998, the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) has started the international competition Humanity Photo Awards (HPA), the aim of which is to call upon photographers all over the world to record and preserve the heritage of folk culture.  HPA is supported greatly by the UNESCO.

HPA calls upon responsible photographers who respect life and love to take their cameras, in the form of special photo series: 

  • To explore and rescue the endangered folk cultures of worldwide nationalities by means of photography; 
  • To profoundly record the changes and evolution of various folk cultures in a genuine and vivid form; 
  • To record, spread and share the multicultural achievements of the world to enhance mutual understanding and exchanges of human beings and to promote the world peace and development;
  • To contribute to the World Folklore Photo Museum with world culture records.

Eligibility:

The contest is open to everyone, with no restrictions on entrants in terms of profession, gender, age, nationality, country and region.

No entry fee for this contest. 

Categories:

  • Portrait & Costume
  • Architecture
  • Living and Production Custom
  • Festivities
  • Education, Recreation, Sports & Technology
  • Traditional Rites

Judging criteria: 

The final prized photos will be selected according to a comprehensive evaluation of their photographic technique, documentary value and the difficulty in photographing and can best reveal the mission of the HPA contest.

Prizes:

  • Humanity Photo Grand Awards: 6 prizes (one for each category) of: of US$2000; award certificates; book/CD-photo collections of the HPA 2013; invitations to attend the award ceremony and the opening ceremony of the premiere exhibition of “Memories of Mankind VIII”; transportation fee and a 3-9 days hotel accommodation; to put prized photos on the premiere exhibition.
  • Humanity Photo Documentary Awards: 60 award certificates; book/CD-photo collections of the HPA 2013; invitations to attend the award ceremony and the opening ceremony of the premiere exhibition of “Memories of Mankind VIII”; transportation fee and a 3-9 days hotel accommodation; to put prized photos on the premiere exhibition. In addition, photographs of Humanity Photo Documentary Awards will have the opportunities to win Jury’s Special Awards according to the photographer’s story-telling, interview and editing techniques.Each winner will receive photographic equipment or product which is equivalent to US$500.
  • Humanity Photo Nomination Awards: 100 award certificates; book/CD-photo collections of the HPA 2013; invitations to attend the award ceremony and the opening ceremony of the premiere exhibition of “Memories of Mankind VIII”; a 3-9 days hotel accommodation; to put prized photos on the premiere exhibition.
  • Humanity Photo Performance Awards: 500 electronic award certificates; name of winners and their works listed in the book/CD; invitations to attend the award ceremony and the opening ceremony of the premiere exhibition of “Memories of Mankind VIII”. Winners arrange their own travel and accommodation expenses and visa formalities for participating the Award Ceremony. The organizer will help them accordingly, but will not be responsible for any problems related to visa.
  • Every participant except the winners for the aforementioned awards will: Get the electronic copy of a Commemoration Certificate of the HPA 2013 officially stamped by the two organizers — the CFPA and the UNESCO; Get a discount price to purchase the photo album of HPA 2013; Be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony and the Premiere Exhibition. Those who attend the ceremony could get the hard copy of the Commemoration Certificate together with the photo album of HPA 2013. All the travel expenses should be born by the participants.
Schedule:

Deadline: April 15th, 2013 (Beijing Time)
Selection: By mid-August, 2013, the photos granted with the Performance Awards, the Nomination Awards and the Documentary Awards will be announced after two rounds of evaluation. On September 14th and 15th, 2013, the final evaluation unveils the Grand Awards of the six categories. 
Award Ceremony: September 16th, 2013. Humanity Photo Grand Awards and Jury’s Special Awards will be announced on the Award Ceremony.
Premiere Exhibition: The premiere exhibition of the HPA 2013 – Memories of Mankind VIII, which consists all the wining works with the Nomination Awards and the higher ones, will be held in the same period with the final selection and the award ceremony in the same city.

For more information visit http://www.hpa.org.cn/en/Constitution.aspx 

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