Humanity HIPA Photo Competition 2021

To transform the word ‘Humanity’ from letters on a page or a word that is uttered and let it come to life through the lens of a camera brings to the surface a myriad of emotions for a photographer; challenging them to embrace and inspire through their creative eye for our Tenth Season of competition.

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Humanity HIPA Photo Competition 2021

Life on our planet now… is not the same as when we launched the Ninth Season of our competition!

New developments and changes, spreading across all continents of the world, are forcing us to reconsider our way of thinking and our behavior. Throughout this time, humanity has emerged as the ever sustainable security blanket comforting us all; capable of inspiring positive and tangible changes.

One of the most important subjects that is closely observed within the photography world is ‘Humanity’ – a message that loyally binds the people of this planet together.

Photographing the human race has both a profound and powerful impact in inspiring change such as saving millions of lives from diseases, epidemics and disasters as well as wars and its devastating effects.

A photograph details everything. It has the ability to disturb as well as convey its content to audiences around the world in order to connect to their humanity and awareness.

Can a photo impact society? Are you moved when the depth of humanity touches you and reaches her arms around the globe?

We invite you to share the human spirit through photography, and inspire the world with your story of humanity.


• The Grand Prize (USD $120,000) will be chosen from any category available this season, and not only from the main theme.

1st $20,000
2nd $18,000
3rd $16,000
4th $10,000
5th $6,000

Portfolio (Story Telling)
1st $25,000
2nd $22,000
3rd $20,000
4th $18,000
5th $15,000

Black & White
1st $15,000
2nd $10,000
3rd $5,000

1st $15,000
2nd $10,000
3rd $5,000

1st $15,000
2nd $13,000
3rd $11,000
4th $9,000
5th $7,000

Special Awards
Photography Appreciation Award $20,000
The Photography Content Creator Award $15,000
Emerging Person/Organization in Photography Award $10,000

Entry deadline: 31st January 2021

Please read these rules before submitting your photo(s) (the Photo(s)) to HIPA’s Tenth season’s Competition ‘Humanity’ (the Competition).

Image requirements: JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 5 MB in size, the minimum of the longest edge should be no less than 2000 pixel and the quality no less than 300dpi to be suitable for publication.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website


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