Q. Who can enter?
A. KLPA2019 is open to all amateur and professional photographers from all around the world. All contestants must be at least 16 years on 30 April 2019.
Q. Who are the organisers of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA)?
A. KLPA is founded by explorenation.net, and organised by a team of dedicated photographers and project managers, based in the UK and Malaysia. Our partners play an important role in supporting KLPA and making it a respected and highly regarded international contest in promoting photography culture in the South East Asian region.
Q. When is the closing date for entries?
A. All entries must be received by Midnight GMT+8 on 30 April 2019 unless otherwise extended.
Q. How can I submit my entries?
A. The 2019 submissions will be hosted by PICTER.COM. You will need an email and password to register an new free account.
Q. What is the entry fee for submitting my photographs?
All Categories -
Early Bird Rate (1 February to 28 February, 2019)
1 - 5 images, $10 per image.
6 to 10, $60 for whole set.
Standard Rate (1 March to 30 April, 2019)
1 - 5 images, $15 per image.
6 to 10, $90 for whole set.
Currency in USD.
Q. Can I pay with bank transfer or cash ?
For Malaysian entrants only, payment can be made by cash deposit or online banking to :
Account : KL Photoawards
Account Number: 800-308-5670
USD$1.00 : RM4.00
Send an email to us at attaching your payment receipt, name, category and number of entries.
We will send you a voucher code for you to upload your image files and captions on the website.
Q. How many categories can I enter?
A. You can enter more than one category. Each entry category must be made separately.
Q. What size do I prepare my images for uploading?
A. Please resize your jpeg files to 1,500 pixels at its widest or longest dimension. Save it in SRGB colour space and in jpeg format, High-quality level 8 and above, to around 1MB.
Q. Can I attach a title or caption to my image?
A. Yes, you can paste the title, short caption or statement for each image on the entry form. If you use Lightroom or other similar editing software, you can enter your title in the Title exif data field, and caption in the Caption exif data field. Prepare a text file to 'cut and paste' your text into the Title/Caption box in the form.
Q. How must I name my jpeg files?
A. Please rename your files to follow this format, in lower case : surname.firstname.number.jpeg
For example : James Bond will be - bond.james.01.jpeg
Q. Do I need an email address?
A. Yes, you will need your personal email address for communication.
Q. How can I make payment for entries?
A credit or debit card is required.
Q. What if I do not have a credit card?
A. For photographers based in Malaysia only who have a local bank account, we accept giro online or cash payments from your branch.
Q. How can I upload my image files?
A. Follow the instructions on the Picter host pages.
If you encounter problems with uploading, you can email your images and details to us at
Q. What do you consider as a portrait photograph?
A. KLPA seeks photographers interpretations as to what a portrait image is. Essentially, it must be of a person or persons, his or her social interaction with the surroundings, with others, a demeanour, or persona.
Q. Can I submit photographs taken several years ago?
A. We only accept images taken by the photographer in 2018 and 2019 only to keep a fresh and current content. If you images are part of a long term project, you may submit them if your image was taken after 2015.
Q. Can I submit photographs that have previously been awarded prizes or recognised in other awards?
Please email us if you have any other questions.