Photojournalism Contest For Asia Photos: $10,500 In Cash Prizes

Posted on 2/5/2015 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Popular photo services platform LightRocket is accepting submissions for a photojournalism competition with prizes worth US$10,500, including US$4,000 for the Photographer of the Year.

The annual "Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) - LightRocket Asia-Pacific Photojournalism Contest" is open to photographers from around the globe and is completely free to enter. As the contest's title suggests, however, submissions must have been created in the Asia-Pacific region in 2014. Contest rules can be found here.

This year's contest is generously supported by Indorama Ventures PCL and the GP Group who provided sponsorship for this year's prizes.

Photographers can enter by registering on the LightRocket site. Then they can simply upload and submit their entries. Past winners can be seen here. A special video tutorial showing how to enter can be viewed by clicking here.

Now in its sixth year, the FCCT - LightRocket contest has evolved to become a magnet for powerful and eye-catching photojournalism from the Asia Pacific region. This year categories include Spot News, Feature Photography, Photo Essays and a special environmental category. The top prize for Photographer of the Year is US$4,000.

Its organizers say the contest provides a valuable showcase for some of the finest talent living in or just visiting the region and highlights topical news stories and social/environmental issues in one of the most populous and fast growing regions on the planet.

"We have been impressed by the often outstanding quality of the submissions we have seen in previous years and we're expecting this year will be no different," said Peter Charlesworth, LightRocket CEO and Co-Founder who is helping organise the competition. "It's also a chance to show just how much we value and appreciate the work of photojournalists."

The deadline for submissions is March 24th.

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