FCCT/OnAsia Photo Contest 2012
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) and OnAsia are currently inviting entries for their 6th Annual Asian Photojournalism Contest.
This contest aims to promote excellence in photojournalism in the Asia-Pacific region. The judges will be looking for images or essays on topics that impact our lives in significant ways as well as investigative photo-reportage involving important issues, especially where such photography is part of a significant body of work.
All photos must be taken in the Asia-Pacific region (defined in list below). Judges will accept submissions in four categories:
- Spot news - for the best single image photograph taken at a news event in the Asia-Pacific region. No more than five photographs per photographer may be submitted in this category.
- Feature photography - for the best single-image non-news “feature” photograph taken in the Asia-Pacific region. No more than five photographs per photographer may be submitted in this category.
- Photo essay - for the best collection of up to 12 photos on a single topic in the Asia-Pacific region. No more than three photo essays per photographer may be submitted in this category.
- Migration – A special category, sponsored by Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, for the best single photo or photo essay of up to 12 images focusing on issues related to migration involving Asians, human trafficking, and integration of migrants in Asia. No more than five single images and/or three photo essays per photographer may be submitted in this category.
- In addition, the judges will select one Photographer of the Year to recognize either the best single image, photo essay or the most impressive collection of work submitted by a single photographer in 2012
Submissions can be published or unpublished work but MUST have been created between Oct 1st 2011 and the contest submission deadline, Friday Dec 14th 2012 – 12 noon Thai Time. Photos taken earlier are eligible only if they are part of a photo essay in which a significant portion of the work (more than half of the images submitted in the essay) occurred within these dates.
Submissions can be made online, there is no entry fee and there are almost US$10,000 in prizes – first prize for Photographer of the Year is $3,000 and this year’s special category is Migration with a prize of $2,000.
For contest rules and mechanics, visit FCCT/OnAsia Photo Contest 2012 website
Via: Peter Charlesworth / OnAsia.com