Global Photography · The 5th Student Photography Contest

Submission Time:

Jan. 20 - Jul. 31, 2018 (Beijing local time, or GMT+8 )

Organizer: Global Photography

Official Website: 


The Contest is open to students currently enrolled in college or high school and has no limitation on content, form, or subject matter. Both singles and serial photos are welcome. 


A. Documentary

B. Fine Art 

Prized and Awards:


First Place                            1           5,000 RMB & Certificate

Second Place                       2           2000 RMB & Certificate

Third Place                           3           3000RMB & Certificate

Honorable Mentions           30                   Certificate

Fine Art:

First Place                            1           5,000 RMB & Certificate

Second Place                       2           2000 RMB & Certificate

Third Place                           3           3000RMB & Certificate

Honorable Mentions           30                   Certificate

Note: All the cash awards are before tax, and the organizer will withhold and remit tax. The delivery of prize money is only through paypal.


1.An entry consists of one image or one photo series. Each photo shall have a title and description.

2.One series shall constitute 4 to 8 photos. Apart from a general description within 200 words for the whole series (including time, place, subject, matter, etc.), each of the photos is supposed to be with a caption within 100 words.

3.Please submit entries to the proper category (Documentary or Fine Art). The organizer will not change the entries’ category for entrants.

4.Photos must be in JPG format and of a maximum 1M in size. Height*width must be less than 12 megapixels (with the longest side no less than 1000px). Authors of the accepted entries will be asked for original digital photos (preferably in RAW format) for confirmation. Failure in submission within granted time will be deemed as waiving all rights.

5.If You have been selected as a finalist of the Contest, You grant to Global Photography a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free license in each entry throughout the world in all media for any use connected to the promotion of You the author and the Global Photography event and/or competition, including but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, potential publication of a book featuring select entries in the Competition, publication in Global Photography materials and/or online highlighting entries or winners of the Competition, and promoting the work of Global Photography generally without any remuneration being due.

6.Photo (s) submitted must not contain any watermarks, borders or any information suggesting the name of the author.

7.Content that is erotic, violent or against the law, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the religious practices are prohibited.

8.Photos that have won awards in the previous contests held by Global Photography are not eligible.

9.Upon submission, entrants acknowledge and warrant that the submitted photo(s) is/are original works created solely by the entrants and that the photo(s) does/do not infringe on the copyrights, portrait rights, rights of reputation and privacy of the third party. In case of disputes resulting from violating the above warrants, the entrants must undertake all liabilities.

10.The organizer reserves the right of explaining this notice and the issues related to the Contest. Anyone who contributes his/her works will be deemed to have agreed on all stipulations specified in this notice and should obey them.

Entry Fees:


Special Notes:

1. Photo(s) accepted will be exhibited on for a 7-day publicity (Beijing local time, or GMT+8).

2. After publicity, the organizing committee will contact the finalists and require a copy of the identity card in conformity with registration information as the only valid proof. The organizer reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entries as a result of failure in providing valid proof within granted time or submitting personal information consistent with the original information.

3. Judges and their immediate family members are forbidden to submit photo(s). Upon discovery, they will be disqualified from selection, evaluation and awarding.

4. Organizer reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, as determined by Sponsors and Judges in their sole discretion.

5. The organizer reserves the right of explaining this notice.