HPA was founded by China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) in 1998. For the last 16 years, CFPA, in cooperation with the United Nations of Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has built this photo contest into a prestigious international photographic event. Its leading position is unchallenged in the world multi-cultural field.
Erkan Kalenderli – Turcia, Colored Costumes
They call upon responsible photographers who respect and love life to take their cameras, in the form of feature photography:
to explore and rescue the endangered folk cultures of nationalities worldwide;
to record the changes and evolution of various folk cultures in a genuine, vivid and profound way;
to record, spread and share the multi-cultures of the world with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding and exchanges of human beings and promoting the world peace and development
to contribute to the World Folklore Photo Museum with world culture records.
Documenting World Folklore Culture by Photography
CFPA have held eight sessions of HPA contests from 1998 to 2014. In total, photographers from 153 countries have registered for HPA; 16,031 entrants from 137 countries have entered and submitted entries; folklore phenomena in 167 countries and regions have been documented. HPA has built a multi-cultural image treasure documenting rich folklore cultures and their evolution.
•Portrait & Costume
•Production & Commerce
•Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards (G), Documentary Awards (D), Jury’s Special Awards (S), Nomination Awards (N) and Performance Awards (P)
•6 Grand Awards winners will receive 2,000$ of cash prize and transport allowance for attending the ceremony.
Entrants are required to submit photo stories/portfolios (8 to 14 photos for each set). Online submission of digital photographs via the website.
Image requirements: jpg format, size between 1MB and 4MB.
Entry deadline: 15 April 2015
Please read HPA 2015 Entry Rules. Good luck!