INTRODUCING THE 2024 JUDGING PANEL
Once entries close, category images will be available to five judges who give a score from 0-100 for each image. An average score is then given to the image.
Images that score 69 or below are not awarded.
A score of 70-79 receives the award of Highly Commended
A score of 80-84 receives the award of Silver
A score of 85-89 receives the award of Silver with Merit
A score of 90-94 receives the award of Gold
A score of 95-100 receives the award of Gold with Excellence.
Each of our 12 categories will name the top 20 finalists for each category, and one category winner.
The top 20 finalists for each category are decided based on the leaderboard of scores.
The top 10 images will go to a judge off. Scores will be wiped. A panel of five judges will meet and re-score the image, which will determine the final score. This judging will be available for viewing, with details of how to view posted to our website and Facebook page.
The category winner will be the highest scoring image from the live judge off. Should there be more than one entry at the highest score in that category, the five judges will choose the winning image in a closed forum discussion.
Category winners will receive a digital decal, and a crystal trophy*.
*Trophies can only be sent to entrants in the Asia Pacific region due to restrictions on delivery to other countries.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
The People’s Choice Award will be decided based on the overall image in each category with the most votes as judged by the public through our Facebook page gallery.
After the close of entries, all images will be displayed on the awards platform for voting and entrants will be able to invite friends and clients to the page for public voting.
Should there be a tie on more than one top image in the number of votes, a panel of five judges will assess those images, and decide a winner.
People’s Choice winners will receive a digital decal to display on their image.
GRAND CHAMPION AWARD
The Asia Pacific Photography Awards Grand Champion finalists for 2024 will be the three photographers with the highest score of their top 3 entries from the awards.
A panel of five judges will meet in a closed forum to vote for one winner – the 2024 Asia Pacific Photography Awards Grand Champion, that best represents “What the judges are looking for”: good camera and post-production technique; visual impact and/or storytelling and originality.
The winner will receive a digital decal and crystal trophy*.
A $1000US cash prize will be awarded to the Overall Grand Champion winner in line with the following Terms and Conditions:
- The prize money can only be paid to those entrants whose local and country laws and regulations allow entry into skill-based competitions;
- The prize money will be paid into the winners nominated bank account. The winner is liable for any and all International transfer fees, and tax and financial reporting obligations.
*Crystal trophies can only be sent to winners in the Asia Pacific region due to carriage restraints.
The top 20 finalists for each category will be announced on Monday 25th March 2024 from 12pm, NZST on our website, Instagram page and Facebook page.
The category award winners, top 20 finalist placements (from 1-20) in each category, People’s Choice winner, Asia Pacific Photography Awards Grand Champion, and individual award level announcement (Gold, Silver etc) will be made from 12pm NZST on Sunday 31st March 2024 on our website, Instagram page and Facebook page.
Note: images will receive a score only, unless the comprehensive written feedback option is selected when entering.
Good luck with your entries and we look forward to seeing your work.
Entry fee: Score only: $20US per image. Add on comprehensive written feedback for $10US per image.
Online Entries Open: Monday 1st January 2024 at 12pm NZST
Online Entries Close: Friday 1st March 2024 at 11.59pm NZST
People's Choice Voting Opens: Monday 4th March 2024 at 12pm NZST
People's Choice Voting Closes: Sunday 10th March 2024 at 11.59pm NZST
Top 20 Category Finalists Announced: From Monday 25th March 2024 at 12pm, NZST
All winners announced Sunday 31st March from 12pm, NZST.