Themed “Inspiring Asia”, this year Maybank Photography Awards is looking for the best photographers in Southeast Asia. Featuring renowned judges like Ming Thein, Raghu Rai, Mike Yamashita, Jim Liaw and Manny Librodo, this is your chance to have your work judged by some of the best photographers in the world. So from 1 August till 31 October 2013, submit your work for the opportunity to win USD35,000 worth of prizes and the coveted title of Maybank’s Photographer of the Year.
Culture & Heritage: An inheritance that we all receive, our culture and our heritage truly moves and moulds every individual to be the unique being that he or she is. The culture and heritage category focuses on the distinctive histories as well as the undying traditions of each others upbringings – our key to understanding, accepting and truly loving one another.
Portraits: Asia is made of its people, and it’s the people that make Asia truly beautiful. The portrait category focuses on the expressions and identity of the individual or collective human race. While portraiture typically focuses on the face, emotions and stories can be shown in other ways as well.
Streets: Daily life happens all around us, and what may seem like a common moment may be the subject for a photographer. Street photography documents daily life as it happens, and is not confined the streets of the city. It is let loose wherever humans may work, play or rest.
Press:Whether news as it happens or tales of the aftermath, the press photographers are the story tellers of our generation. The press category is only open to members of the press and as such, evidence of your press credentials is a requirement for entrance.
Nature: It is Earth that houses us, and it is nature that gives her life. The nature category can be interpreted in as many ways as there are birds in the sky. Celebrate the spellbinding landscapes that stretch past the horizon, as well as the creatures and creations that fill this world with abundant life.
People’s Choice: It is the right of the public to voice their thoughts, so vote right here on the website to choose your favourite photographs and give them a chance to win the People’s Choice Award!
Will be awarded twice monthly to the Top 2 most voted photographs for the whole campaign duration.
Photographer of the Year: Awarded to the photographer with the strongest portfolio of work, the Photographer of the Year award will be chosen based on each photographer’s passion to produce photographs of consistently high quality. Only finalists in more than one category or winners of at least one category will be chosen.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Culture & Heritage Photography Winner: Canon EOS 5D Mark III (EF24-70L IS) + 1 year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud + A photography masterclass with a Canon Professional
Portraits Photography Winner:Metz Indoor & Outdoor Studio Lighting System + Gamilight Light Modifiers + Cullman Tripod, Cases, Strap and Bags + Lenspen Cleaning Tools + B+W DSLR Premium Lens Filters+ Minox Outdoor Camera Gadgets + 1 year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud + A professional commissioned “Creative Lighting” shoot by Schmidt Marketing for their marketing promotional materials, with credits given to both you and Maybank Photography Awards.
Street Photography Winner: Leica X Vario + EVF2 + Handgrip + Leica camera bag + 1 year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud + A 1-day photography experience with Mathias Heng, followed by a topic to explore with your new X Vario and a photo publication in the International Leica blog.
Nature Photography Winner: Nature Photography Adventure to Mulu National Park + 1 year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud + A full exhibition featuring your photos from Mulu National at the Center For Asian Photographers
Press Photography Winner: USD5,000 + 1 year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud
6x People's Choice Award: 1 year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all ASEAN country residents / 18+
The minimum size for submission is 2000x3000 pixels. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: By entering an image, the “Participant” attests that he or she produced the image and is the rightful owner to the copyright of the image. “Participants” entering images not belonging to them will be disqualified.
By entering an image, the “Participant” attests that the image is not subject to any form of existing exclusive commercial or editorial license.
All image rights remain property of the photographer.
USAGE RIGHTS: Winners may be required to take part in post-event publicity, and agrees that their Full Name and/or their photos be published by Maybank in any publicity materials.
By entering an image, the “Participant” agrees to grant Maybank and its partners and affiliates a limited and royalty-free license to use the image in relation to promotion of the “Contest” and any future “Contests”, including publication online, in print, on television, within Malaysia and internationally.