Global Photography·The 5th Photography Contest for the Middle-aged and Elderly

Organizer: Global Photography

Official Website:

How to Enter:

Submit your work to the Contest after free registration at


Sep. 01, 2018 (Beijing local time, or GMT+8)


Entry Fees:




A. Documentary: Works that objectively record social life, natural and ecological environment, as well as folk customs are accepted. There should be no excessive additions or deletions, while modest adjustments in tone or color are accepted on condition that no violation to the integrity of the original content is done. Colored photos can be converted to monochrome (including black and white) completely, not partially.

B. Fine Art: Works that express aesthetic interest and subjective emotions are accepted. Modest adjustments to photos are accepted. Non-photographic artworks and graphics are not welcome.

The same photo should not enter both categories.


Honors and Awards:

A: Documentary

1st Place                             1              6,000 RMB & Certificate

2nd Place                            2              3,000 RMB & Certificate

3rd Place                             3             1,000 RMB & Certificate

Honorable Mentions           30                      Certificate

B: Fine Art

1st Place                             1              6,000 RMB & Certificate

2nd Place                            2              3,000 RMB & Certificate

3rd Place                             3             1,000 RMB & 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. The Contest is open to professional and amateur photographers 50 years or older (as calculated by the date of birth on the identity card).

2. All the submitted photos are required to be taken by cameras. Otherwise, they are not regarded as valid. Please retain the original information of the photos.

3. In both categories, both colored and monochrome (black and white) photos, singles and serial photos, taken at any time are embraced (Photos shot in recent years are preferred).

4. Singles must be submitted with a title and a caption. The same photo should not enter both categories.

5. Each series shall constitute 4 to 8 photos. A title and a general description within 200 words (introducing when and where the photos were taken) are needed.

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

7. Submitted photo(s) must be in JPG format and of a maximum 1M in size, with the longest side no less than 1000 pixels. Length*width must be less than 12 megapixels. After selection, the organizer will collect the original digital photos ( preferred in RAW format) and digital documents after edit. The entrants are required to submit the above documents within the stipulated period. Failure in submission will be deemed as waiving all rights.

8. If You have been announced as a winner of the Contest (in any category), 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 contest, including but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, potential publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest, 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.

9. Photo (s) submitted should not contain any marks, mouting, captions and so on. 

10. The photos must not contain any content that is erotic, violent or against the law, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the religious practices.

11. Photos that have won awards in the previous Global Photography contests are not accepted.

12. 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) do(es) not infringe on the copyrights, portrait rights, rights of reputation and privacy of the third party. The entrants are deemed to agree on all rules upon submission. In case of disputes resulting from violating the above warrants, the entrants must undertake all liabilities.

13. 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.


Special Notes:

1. Photo(s) accepted will be exhibited on for a 7-day publicity (Beijing local time, or GMT+8) while a mailbox is set for real-name supervision . 

2. After publicity, the organizing committee will contact the nominees and ask for 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 photographers’ photos from evaluation and awards as a result of failure in providing valid proof within granted time or submitting personal information consistent with the original information.

3. To ensure fairness and justice, Global Photography stipulates that staff, jury and their lineal relatives are forbidden to submit photo(s). Upon discovery, they will be disqualified from selection, evaluation and awarding.

4. The organizing committee 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 organizing committee reserves the right of explaining this notice.