Read the Category and Global rules below.
Read the terms and conditions of entry to the Asia Pacific Photography Awards by clicking here.
Prepare your photo for entry. Once your image is ready to submit, choose the “click here to enter” button below.
Photographs of single subjects or groups, including studio photography, lifestyle imagery, self-portraits, boudoir, beauty & fashion, social, family, culture and environmental portraits.
Portraits of pets and animals are eligible for entry in this category. Photographs of animals in their natural habitat may be more suited to the “Animals & Nature” category. Entries may be traditional and/or interpretive portraits.
The cost per entry is $20USD into this category. You will receive a final score only. Choose the comprehensive written feedback for an additional $10USD in the entry portal if you would like feedback from the judge panel.
Enter 9 images into any of our categories and get your 10th entry for free!
The following rules apply to all entries.
In all categories, judges will be looking for good camera and post-production technique; visual impact, originality, connection and/or storytelling.
Your entry may be a series such as a diptych or triptych, but bear in mind that magnification options are limited in the judging software, so if you include a lot of images in your series, judges may not be able to appreciate all the detail.
All elements of the image must be photographic, and photographed by the entrant. CGI and AI elements in any form are not permitted.
The use of purchased textures, stock images or digital backdrops is not allowed. Physical backdrops purchased for the purpose of photography are acceptable.
One entry cannot be entered into multiple categories. There is no limit to how many overall entries you can submit.
Images must have been captured within five years of the closing date for entries.
Photographs entered in this Awards competition in previous years are ineligible.
If your image was created while working as a second-shooter at an event, you must have the permission of the main photographer to enter the image.
If you do not own copyright in an image, you must have the consent of the copyright holder(s) to enter the image and for the image to be used and published as described in the Rules.
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.