Our free photography contest recommendation of the day!
The submission period of HPA 2017 will start from September, 16 2016 and end on April 15, 2017. During the past 9 sessions, there were photographers from 162 different countries and regions, who have documented 178 cultural subjects around the world.
We call upon responsible photographers who respect and love life to take out your cameras, and in the form of feature photography:
The China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Photo Submission Period: September 16th, 2016—midnight April 15th, 2017 (Beijing Time)
Selection: By mid July, 2017, all awards will be decided after three rounds of evaluation. The results of Performance Awards and Nomination Awards will be published on http://www.hpa.org.cn. Winners of Jury’s Special Awards, Documentary Awards and Grand Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony. The decisions of the judges are final.
Awards Ceremony: September 16th, 2017
Entrants are required to submit photo stories/portfolios (8 to 14 photos for each set) according to the following categories:
Portrait & Costume
Portraits of people from different nationalities; costumes and adornments featuring diverse ethnic cultures, including everyday dress, ceremonial dress, hats and shoes, adornments and hairstyles, etc; the making of costumes and adornments; distinctive attire customs such as dressing etiquette and taboos.
The construction process, structure, interior layout and furniture adornments of traditional dwellings, public facilities and special architecture (e.g. religious buildings); the influence of the surroundings reflected on features of the local architecture; dwelling habits of different ethnic groups.
Usual living habits, such as diet modes, food making, ritual cleansing and related taboos; ecological consciousness, education forms and folk medicine in different regions; comprehensive and serial life customs of a specific region, a nationality or a tribe.
Production & Commerce
Traditional ways of production under certain ecological environments, such as fishing, hunting, farming, forestry, animal husbandry, etc.; materials processing such as handicrafts industry and folk crafts; services that make life easy; business activities such as products transportation and trade.
Annual and seasonal festivals, festivals on production and recreation, religious ceremonies, temple fairs; traditional sports, recreational activities, music, dances and local dramas performed during festivals, especially showing their positive role in communications among local people and nations.
Birth rites, adult rites, weddings, funerals, morality etiquette, etiquette showing respect for the aged; celebrations for individuals and families, village and family rites, worshiping rites, taboo rites and folk religious rites.