The call for entries and submission opens from 1 February 2019 and closes on 30 April 2019. Anyhow, there is an early bird rates valid unti 28 February 2019. The finale of the event will be on the 14 September 2019 at ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur where all 50 finalists will have their entries exhibited to the public at the same venue from 14 – 29 September 2019.
Following on from a memorable 10th installment, this year Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2019 for Portrait Photography is focusing its attention on the many talented photographers around the world who are photojournalists or involved in photo-documentary projects, making and telling visual stories with their committed skills.
The 2019 theme ‘UNYIELDING GAZE ~ Portraits in Photojournalism’ in the THEME Category will seek single-image portraits taken by journalists and documentary photographers in their pursuit of factual news events and socially engaged photo-projects. Special emphasis will also be given to photographers who push the boundaries of conventionality, to producing imaginative, fresh visually arresting portraits and personally driven and well-researched stories.
An OPEN Category will also be available to photographers who may wish to submit portraits from any creative genres or styles, highlighting their individuality and personal visions.
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards is an annual international portrait photography competition, founded in 2009. It is noted as one of the Top50 photography competitions in the world and is recommended a top photo contest to enter in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Photoshelter, Format.com and World Photography Organisation.
The call for entries and submission opens from 1 February 2019 and closes on 30 April 2019. Anyhow, there is an early bird rates valid unti 28 February 2019. The finale of the event will be on the 14 September 2019 at ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur where all 50 finalists will have their entries exhibited in an exhibition at the same venue from 14 – 29 September 2019.
First prize winners from each category will receive cash prizes of $3,000 as well as a newly commissioned trophy by Yukako Shibata to cherish. To further extend and increase visibility and be seen by audiences from new regions, KLPA is teaming up with several international photography organisations to present the 2019 finalists at Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand (June 2019), Mt.Rokko International Photography Festival, Kobe, Japan (August 2019), Photolux, Lucca, Italy (November 2019) and Yakushima Photography Festival, Japan (November 2020).
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