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Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards

Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From $12.50
Winner is: Judged
Deadline: May 07, 2014

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Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS enters its 6th year with a quest for the perfect portrait. What is the perfect portrait that will make you cry, smile, laugh out loud, shock or trouble your senses? How is beauty assessed in the world of portrait photography? Should beauty and aesthetics even be in contemporary portraiture, in a similar exploitative sense not unlike advertising imagery? To what extent does an interesting narrative ‘add value’ to a portrait.

Must contemporary portraiture only consider the ‘deadpan’ style or can we discard the exclusiveness of this genre to include a smiling expression? How important is portrait photography today as a documentation and archiving medium? Can so called ‘social photography’ in a fast changing and ever growing ‘click n’ share’ world produce masterpieces? Can conflict or touristic portraits ever be worthy of their subjects.

In 2014, our judges will be guided by the overall guiding philosophy of LOOK AT ME, and are required to seek the best images that will attempt to answer these questions and more, with an emphasis of the existentialist ‘self’, the ‘me’ in the portrait – the experiencer, an object of consciousness portrayed.

With two open and one themed categories, they will also be selecting entries which show fresh takes, creativity, humour and that unquantifiable ‘X’ factor.

THE OPEN CALL

KLPA2014 call on photographers all over the world to take part in one or more of the following categories.

• CATEGORY A – INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS Open theme

• CATEGORY B – INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS Themed ‘SAVAGE AND SERENE’

• ​CATEGORY C – PHOTOSTORIES Storytelling with portraiture-led multimedia or slideshow



Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: CATEGORY A INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS OPEN
1ST PRIZE USD$3,500 + TROPHY + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT
2ND PRIZE USD$1,500 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT
3RD PRIZE USD$750 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT

CATEGORY B INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS THEMED
1ST PRIZE USD$3,500 + TROPHY + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT
2ND PRIZE USD$1,500 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT
3RD PRIZE USD$750 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT

CATEGORY C PHOTO STORIES OPEN
1ST PRIZE USD$3,500 + TROPHY + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT
2ND PRIZE USD$1,500 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT
3RD PRIZE USD$750 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE® PRODUCT

All Prizewinners will be invited to attend the Awards Presentation ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2014. A travel allowance will be provided for overseas attendees only.

UNDER-25 YOUNG MALAYSIAN PHOTOGRAPHER PRIZE:To encourage and nurture a future generation of local photographers, three selected Malaysian photographers will be awarded RM1,000, RM750 and RM500 by the judges from all three categories.

ELIGIBILITY: International / 16+

Submission dimensions 1,500 pixels at its longest edge, saved as .jpg at high quality, approximately 500kb in size in Adobe (1998) colourspace, Quality 10. Submission is via online uploads from website only Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants warrant to the organisers that they (the Photographer) own the work submitted, that the whole copyright in the work is vested in the Photographer or, if the copyright belongs to a third party such as an agency, that the Photographer has the right to submit the work free from encumbrances or restrictions and that if the work was commissioned for private and domestic purposes it is submitted with the permission of the person who commissioned it.

The Photographer retains the copyright of all submitted images at all times, except in relation to the previous provision, that is, any free use shall only be in connection with the promotion of KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS by print & web

USAGE RIGHTS: Entrants agree that their work may be exhibited by the organisers at an appropriate venue, and subsequently at any other exhibition tour venues organised by them for 2 years from the close of the contest.

Entrants agree that the organisers may use any entries featured in the exhibition without any payment to the Photographer, model or any third party for any sales, marketing, educational and publicity use on, and in, all media worldwide including catalogues, posters, postcards, the Internet and within a television documentary related to the exhibition for 2 years from the close of the contest. However, such free use shall only be in connection with the KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS and its promotion, and the photographer, and if appropriate the agency, will receive credit for such use.




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