Global SinoPhoto Awards, the annual, international photography contest, aims to communicate Chinese culture through high-quality, remarkable imagery which reflects the skills, creativity and imagination of the photographer, and to provide a creative hub to inspire and connect photographers internationally.
In 3 of the 4 categories we require elements that represent Chinese culture to be included. In the category ‘water’ this is not required, as we hope to offer more space for interpretation and creativity. All genres of photography are accepted. The four categories are:
Home (with a Chinese element included) This subject has been an inspiration and creative source for many through the generations. Over the past year, our experience of Home has taken on new significance — for some, it became a sanctuary and escape, for others home meant confinement or bonding.
Work & Play (with a Chinese element included) Our work and interests bring focus to our day, and connect us to our friends and families. Skills and responsibilities are often passed down through generations. For the lucky ones work and play can be the same thing.
Environment (with a Chinese element included) This category focuses on humanity’s ability to survive and innovate, the belief that we can overcome challenges and our determination to live a sustainable life.
The work must show originality, imagination and an understanding of the chosen category brief. All qualified submissions will be eligible for selection by the Judges. This means that the submission meets all the Terms and Conditions, Official Rules and Guidelines.
Submission charging system:
There is an entry fee of €8, + a submission fee of €6 per image. The charge is subject to VAT if applicable.
1 to 24 files per submission
Allowed file types: JPG
At least 1500px on the long edge
Image date (year)
Global SinoPhoto Awards' parent company is the UK-based consultancy firm ACTIVE Anglo Chinese Communications (www.activeukchina.com). Managing Director Yintong Betser co-founded this Awards with Lynne Bryant, the creator of the Architectural Photography Awards. ACTIVE is renowned for its East meets West, Business meets Culture projects and events, Global SinoPhoto Awards is one of its initiatives. The Awards' organization committee also includes the partnership director Andrea Stern, the art director Gemma Barnett, and communication director Lynda Heath, supported by our expert panel of judges.