2018 “Signs of Spring in Antu” International Photo Contest

Spring is about to arrive - the perfect time to celebrate with flowers! As the No. 1 County in Changbai Mountains, Antu is welcoming guests from all over the world with the pretty and vibrant blossoms.

Located in the eastern part of Jilin Province, China, Antu County is a national ecological demonstration area with rich and varied tourism resources, as well as a fine place for photographers and travelers.

The contest is a promotion of Antu and its eco-tourism through photographic art, attracting worldwide photographers to enjoy the loveliest finery of Springtime.

Organizers: Global Photography & Antu County Government


How to Enter:

You can submit your works to the Contest after free registration at http://en.g-photography.net


Theme: Springtime in the world. Photos of spring in Antu County are prefered.

Deadline: June 30th, 2018 (Beijing local time, or GMT+8)


Prizes and Awards:

First Prize                          1         20,000 RMB & Certificate

Second Prize                     2         8000 RMB & Certificate (for each)

Third Prize                         3         3000 RMB & Certificate (for each)

Honorable Mentions         30          Certificate (for each)

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 all professional and amateur photographers, of all ages and nationalities.

2.Photos can be digital or film photos. Both colored and monochrome photos are welcome. (Photos taken in recent years are embraced.) 

3.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. 

4.Singles must be submitted with a title and a caption. For series, a title and a general description within 200 words (introducing when and where the photos were taken) are needed.

5.Each series shall constitute 4 to 12 photos. The same photo should not enter both categories.

6.Submitted photo(s) 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). Finalists must submit the RAW or original camera files by request. Failure in providing the requested files within granted time will be deemed as waiving all rights.

7.Photo(s) submitted must not contain any watermarks, borders, or any information suggesting the author’s real name.

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

9.Photos that have won in the previous Global Photography contests (including honorable mentions) are not eligible to enter.

10.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.

11.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 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.

12.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:

The Contest does not charge any fee to foreign entrants (who have no Chinese nationality).


Special Notes:

1.Finalised entries will be exhibited on http://en.g-photography.net for a 7-day publicity (Beijing local time, or GMT+8) while a mailbox is set for real-name supervision. To ensure the fairness and justice of the Contest, photos will be judged by Chinese and foreign experts. 

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

4.The 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 judges in their sole discretion.

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