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Deadline: April 04, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: US$12.50 per image / US$55 per series

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KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS 2013

klpalogo.big Once again, KL International Photoawards will be calling for entries for it’s 5th consecutive KLPA photography competition. The  KLPA website has fresh information about the exciting new 2013 Call, with it’s tagline as ‘Take me, Seriously’.

‘Take Me, Seriously’ attempts to recognise the tens of thousands of instant Smartphone images that are uploaded to social media on a daily basis, which is becoming increasingly mainstream in their importance in communication and the dissemination of ideas, fashion, lifestyle choices and news-making. Several notable image banks have of late been recognising this fact, and have published Smartphone Instagram images and also accepting submissions from this media.

Photographers from the world over will be able to submit their photographs in two categories :

1. PORTRAIT SINGLE – 1 to 8 images, stand alone portraits. The interpretation of what a portrait is, is very much up to the photographer, and in it’s widest sense, must incorporate the human dimension, ie. photography which concerns people with emphasis on their identity as individuals in relation to their surroundings, status and humanity.

2. SMARTPHONE APPS SERIES – 5 to 12 images, themed. The concept for this category is very much experimental, and photographers must utilise their smartphones to capture a series of between 5 and 12 images, that works as a cohesive story based on the theme of ‘1,000 Yards’. The images captured must be portraits – that are taken within 1,000 yards of their work or home. As a suggestion, these could be portraits of their local communities, local sports complex, high street, schools, playing fields, coffee shops, etc. Part of the concept in this category is ‘communication through photography’, using smartphones and apps like Instagram or Hipstamatic to create a viable and creatively thought out series of portraits.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Winners of both categories will receive: 1st prize: TROPHY + USD3,500 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE VENTURE V25 CAMERA CASE
2nd prize: TROPHY + USD1,500 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE VENTURE V16 CAMERA CASE
3rd prize: USD500 + PACSAFE CAMSAFE VENTURE V8 CAMERA CASE
1 X Highly commended prize: PACSAFE CAMSAFE 100 ANTI-THEFT CAMERA STRAP

SMARTPHONE STORY CATEGORY 1 X PROJECT STORY GRANT: USD1,000

UNDER-21 COMMENDED PRIZE
TO HIGHLIGHT AND ENCOURAGE MALAYSIAN YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY, THERE WILL BE 3 PRIZES
AWARDED TO THE MOST PROMISING MALAYSIAN ENTRIES PICKED FROM BOTH CATEGORIES.
FIRST RM$1,000, SECOND RM$750 AND THIRD PRIZE RM$500 ELIGIBILITY: International / 16+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: 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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