THE SMALL PRINT
The 2013 KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS is open to all photographers, professional and amateurs from all countries.
A. must have been 16 years of age or over on 31st March 2013.
B. may submit from one (1) to ten (10) images in the PORTRAIT SINGLE category. For SMARTPHONE STORY CATEGORY category, minimum of 5 and maximum 12 images in a themed story.
D. must complete the Entry Form with their name, address, daytime telephone, email address and title of work.
2. ENTRY FEES
A. Entrants must pay the appropriate fee/s as follows :
PORTRAIT SINGLES Entry fee is USD$12.50 per image.
THE PHOTO ESSAY USD$55 per series.
B. Entrants who are using another person's credit card, must have consent from the card owner. Fees are payable by Credit Card before submitting the
images online. Entry fees are non-refundable. Typical Credit Card fees will apply. The payment sites are secured sites.
C. Non Credit Card payment is also accepted for Malaysian entries via direct giro bank transfer. Details in Enter page from 1 March, 2013.
D. Entrants may enter one, two or all categories if they wish, separately.
E. Entrants will need their personal details : name, email, address for entry.
A. The organisers of the KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS are Explorenation.net in association with Time Out Kuala Lumpur.
B. Entry fees are required to cover venue hire, catalogues, printing and organisation of the event.
C. 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.
D. Entrants warrant that, if their work is selected for exhibition, they (the Photographer) have obtained the appropriate model releases from persons
featured in their submitted photographs for all sales, marketing, educational and publicity uses and that no additional releases are required in respect
of names, trademarks, designs or works of art depicted in the work.
E. 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.
F. 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.
G. 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.
H. All photographs must have been taken in 2012 and 2013 or part of an on-going project. Proof may be required at a later stage.
I. Entries may be disqualified if any of the above criteria are not adhered to. The judges' decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.
J. Employees of the organisers and sponsors may not enter the KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS 2013.
4. SUBMISSION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
A. Submissions will be received from 1st to 31st March, Midnight GMT, 2013 only. The ENTER link will become live on these dates.
B. All photographs must the photographer's own works.'Portrait' may be interpreted in its widest sense, in relation to 'photography concerned with portraying
people with emphasis on their identity as individuals in relation to their surroundings, status and humanity'.
C. Commercial and advertising images, heavy digitally manipulated or processed, HDR (High Dynamic Range) or montaged images are not permissable in the PORTRAIT SINGLE category. Basic darkroom techniques e.g. levels, curves, dodging, burning, minimal sharpening, colour correction are permissable. Photographs can be Black and White or Colour, in any format. Photographs must not have any borders, keyline or film edges, name, personal logos
or watermarks. Scanned film images must be free of dust marks and borders.
D. For SMARTPHONE STORY category, you may use any App filters to alter your phone photographs, to create mood and effect as you wish, such as by Instagram, Hipstamatic, etc. Images with branded product logos which are prominent are not allowed in both categories.
E. Images deemed by the organisers to be obscene or pornographic will be disqualified. Nudity is permissable but subject to organiser and venue discretion for public display.
F. Submission dimensions 1,500 pixels at its longest edge, saved as .jpg at high quality, approximately 300 - 400kb in size. Submission is via
online uploads from this website only.
G. File names : All photographs must follow this format of naming, in lowercase :
For example : James Tan entering 3 images > tan.j.01.jpg, tan.j.02.jpg, tan.j.03.jpg
H. The decision of the judges is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into. The judges reserve the right to vary the awards or not to
make any award.
A. Call for Entries : 1st December 2012.
B. Entry submission will only be open from 1st March - 31st March 2013. This website will provide a live link for submissions from the 1st March 2013.
All entries must be received by 2400 hrs GMT on 31st March 2013.
C. Judging will take place during the 2nd / 3rd week in April 2013. Photographers whose entries are shortlisted will be notified by email or by post within 10 days.
D. A Shortlist gallery will be available to view on this website from the 1st week in May 2013.
E. Shortlists and Prize Winners exhibition prints :
Only shortlisted finalists will be contacted by email.
Notified finalists will be required to submit high resolution image files by ftp / email by the end of April 2013. Image files not received by this date
will be disqualified. High resolution files should be at least 4,800 pixels at its shortest dimension, (approx. 50 cm x 40 cm size), and must be of exhibition quality. (Contact the organiser if in doubt). Files may be interpolated upwards in a photo editing software to the required dimensions, but image quality must be
maintained. The organisers will prepare, print and mount all photographs from the finalists for exhibition. SMARTPHONE STORY files may be smaller.
F. The Prize Winners will be announced at an Awards Presentation ceremony and exhibition. This will take place in June 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. (We reserve the right to change the venue)
G. The sponsors, the exhibition venues or the organisers shall not be liable for any loss or damage, whether or not caused by their negligence.
A.The top 3 award winners from each category will be invited to attend the Awards event in Malaysia. A travel grant will be presented to confirmed attendees
only. Awards cannot be exchanged for monetary prizes.
B. A special PROJECT STORY GRANT of USD$1,000 will be awarded to the photographer who has opted in o be judged for this grant. The grant is to be used to complete his or her project (producing a book, exhibition, expenses etc) within 6 to 12 months and will be announced by KLPA in the future. The photographer will be invited to participate in one of Invisible Photographer Asia's (IPA) South East Asian workshops planned in the coming months where the workshop fees will be waived. Travel, accommodation and other expenses are not included.
C. To highlight and encourage Malaysian youth photography within an international context, KLPA will be awarding three Highly Commended cash prizes worth RM1,000, RM750 and RM500 to Malaysian contestants (including foreign residents) under 25 years of age selected from both categories.