Photography Contest

Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2021

Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2021

Deadline |


Theme |

Portraits of the Self

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Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |


Prizes |

Now in its 13th year, the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards continues to engage the global photographic community with the 2021 Call for Entries. As in previous years, it seeks fresh and innovative photography from new, emerging and established photographers from around the world.

This year the competition has three categories:
- Single Image (theme: Sense of Self)
- Single Image (no specific theme)
- Project Grant

Portraits may be interpreted in its widest sense, in relation to photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals in relation to their surroundings, status and humanity.

All photographs must have been taken between 2020 and 2021 or part of an on-going project. Basic darkroom techniques are permitted. Photographs can be Black and White or Colour, in any format.

In the two Single Image categories, the 1st prize winner will receive 2,000 USD. For the Project Grant category, three photographers will be awarded 1,000 USD each in June 2021 to allow them to continue and complete their work-in-progress projects. Projects must be ready to be exhibited in September.