¥1000,000 Cash Prize for the “Top 10 Photographers of the World” —2019 “Antu Cup” International Photo Contest by Global Photography

The contest, established by Global Photography and Antu County Government in 2017, was designed with the goal of promoting diversified development of the photographic art and setting up a platform for photographers to gain global exposure. Over the past two years, we have built up a brand of this contest with high standards and a hefty cash prize pool. Now we are proud to present the 2019 “Antu Cup” International Photo Contest.

Introduction to Antu
Antu, with the title of“the first county of Changbai Mountain”, is located in the southwest of Jilin Province and southwest of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. It has the only road access linking China and North Korea. Changbai Mountain, one of the “Top Ten Famous Mountains of China”, is situated in the southern part of this county. It has a total area of 7444 square kilometers and a total population of 210,000. With a long history, as well as rich ecological resources, Antu has many honorary titles as the national-level ecological demonstration zone, national tourism experimental area, national demonstration zone of leisure agriculture and rural tourism, creation unit of the demonstration area for all-region tourism, and the Chinese ecological brand of origin demonstration zone, national-level natural mineral water famous brand demonstration zone and one of the top ten summer tourism cities in Jilin Province, as well as the hometown of Chinese bees, ginseng and mineral water.

Antu has unique geographical environment and ecological advantages. It is located on one of the three black soil belts in the world. There are 88 rivers, including Tianchi being the source of Songhua River, Tumen River and Yalu River. The forest coverage rate is 85% with fairly good air quality all year round. As a result, Antu is picturesque and has a pleasant climate. It is a paradise for human life and a golden land for the growth of animals and plants. As the center of “Northeast Asia Tourism Circle” and “Northeast Asia Economic Cooperation Circle”, Antu County is an important transportation hub of Changbai Mountain Tourism Economic Circle. The county has a number of  scenic resorts, including Changbai Mountain, Canyon Stone Forest, Primitive Shaman Tribe, Mojie, Snow Mountain and Flying River, Daguandong Cultural Park, Peace Ski Resort, Gem Town Tourist Resort, Xidong Scenic Area, Red Stone Park, Liurengou, Hongqi Village (the first village of Chinese Koreans), Erdaobaihe Town (Chinese ethnic minority village),Korean folk villages of Songjiang Town and Songhua Village.
Antu is like a pearl on the Changbai Mountain, as it is the best place for snow playing, as well as to experience the rich folk customs, breathe the fresh air, and drink the fresh water. With the forests of hundreds of years and rivers of thousands of years, it is a ideal place to enjoy your summertime.

Global Photography & Antu County Government

Submission Time
May 06, 2019 - February 18, 2020(GMT+8, or Beijing local time)

We ask for 30 original photos of each entrant, which are able to display their individual style. There is no limit on the content, form, theme or category of the works.

Prizes and Awards
1.10 Winners will be crowned "Top 10 Photographers of the World", with each receiving 100,000 CNY cash prize & Certificate & Trophy & Candidature for Global Photography experts;
2.10 Nominations for "Top 10 Photographers of the World", with each receiving 10,000 CNY cash prize & Certificate & Photographer's Card & Press Card as a Contributing Photographer;
3.10 Honorable Mentions, each receiving 6,000 CNY & Certificate.

1.One of the grand prizes, 1 of the nominations and 3 of the honorable mentions will be awarded to the authors, whose works display the natural and cultural landscape of Antu County.
2.All the cash awards are before tax, and the organizer will withhold and remit tax.
3.Winners will receive prizes at Antu County, Jilin Province, China. Fees generated by transportation will be paid by entrants themselves. Those who fail to claim the prizes within the granted time are considered as waiving all rights.
4. Lectures and photo shooting activities will be held at Changbai Mountains.

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.Photo manipulations are allowed, but composite and collage photos must be based on photographic images.
4.Each entrant must submit 30 original photos. Entrants will be disqualified if they submit more or less than 30 photos.
5.A general title and description for the 30 photos are necessary. Besides, each photo shall have a title and description (introducing when and where the photos were taken).
6.Submitted photo(s) must be in JPG format, with the longest side of 2000 px. Finalists must submit the RAW or original camera files by request.
7.Photo(s) submitted, as well as titles and descriptions, must not contain any watermarks, borders, or any information suggesting the author’s real name.
8.Content that is erotic, violent or against the laws, regulations and policies, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the public morality or religious practices are prohibited and disqualified.
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 rights of the third party, including but not limited to copyrights, portrait rights, rights of reputation and privacy.
11.All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the organizers, for marketing and promotional purposes of You the author and Global Photography perpetually in all media and publications, without any remuneration being due. Besides, the organizer has the right to use the winning works in books and other publications. If the winning works are selected, the organizer will give one publication as a reward to the contestants with no other remuneration being due.
12.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.

Special Notes
1.Photo(s) accepted will be exhibited on http://en.g-photography.net for a 10-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.