Categories&Awards

    THE HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2017


    Mission

    We call upon responsible photographers who respect and love life to take out your cameras, and in the form of feature photography:

    to explore and rescue the endangered folk cultures of nationalities worldwide;

    l to record the changes and evolution of various folk cultures in a genuine, vivid and profound way;

    l to record, spread and share the multi-cultures of the world with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding and communication between people and promoting world peace and development;

    l to contribute to the World Folklore Photo Museum with world-wide cultural records.


    Organized by

    The China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA)

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


    Schedule

    Photo Submission Period: September 16th, 2016—midnight April 15th, 2017 (Beijing Time)

    Selection: By mid July, 2017, all awards will be decided after three rounds of evaluation. The results of Performance Awards and Nomination Awards will be published on http://www.hpa.org.cn. Winners of Jury’s Special Awards, Documentary Awards and Grand Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony. The decisions of the judges are final.

    Awards Ceremony: September 16th, 2017


    Categories

    Entrants are required to submit photo stories/portfolios (8 to 14 photos for each set) according to the following categories:

    Portrait & Costume

    Portraits of people from different nationalities; costumes and adornments featuring diverse ethnic cultures, including everyday dress, ceremonial dress, hats and shoes, adornments and hairstyles, etc; the making of costumes and adornments; distinctive attire customs such as dressing etiquette and taboos.

    Architecture

    The construction process, structure, interior layout and furniture adornments of traditional dwellings, public facilities and special architecture (e.g. religious buildings); the influence of the surroundings reflected on features of the local architecture; dwelling habits of different ethnic groups.

    Living Custom

    Usual living habits, such as diet modes, food making, ritual cleansing and related taboos; ecological consciousness, education forms and folk medicine in different regions; comprehensive and serial life customs of a specific region, a nationality or a tribe.

    Production & Commerce

    Traditional ways of production under certain ecological environments, such as fishing, hunting, farming, forestry, animal husbandry, etc.; materials processing such as handicrafts industry and folk crafts; services that make life easy; business activities such as products transportation and trade.

    Festivities

    Annual and seasonal festivals, festivals on production and recreation, religious ceremonies, temple fairs; traditional sports, recreational activities, music, dances and local dramas performed during festivals, especially showing their positive role in communications among local people and nations.

    Traditional Rites

    Birth rites, adult rites, weddings, funerals, morality etiquette, etiquette showing respect for the aged; celebrations for individuals and families, village and family rites, worshiping rites, taboo rites and folk religious rites.


    Awards

    Awards

    Number

    Meals

    Accommodation

    Transport

    Allowance

    Prize Money

    G

    6

    US 2000

    D

    60

    /

    S

    Some

    /

    N

    100-S

    √ Some

    /

    P

    500

    /

    /

    /

    Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards (G), Documentary Awards (D), Jury’s Special Awards (S), Nomination Awards (N) and Performance Awards (P).

    ②③All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3 to 6 days.

    Prize-winning photographers are required to buy their own flight tickets. Based on the located region of the prize-winning photographers, the organizers will then determine the maximum transport allowance for the winners from each region according to the basic transport expenses for a round trip from their registered city to the city where the awards ceremony will be held. Transport allowance will be given to the prize-winning photographers after they arrive at the event venue and submit the signed paper flight itinerary or train ticket (Reimbursement is only allowed for prize winners who have paid for transport themselves during the period of ceremony).

    One Grand Award for each category, vacancy allowed. Judging Criteria: excelling in all three aspects: photographic technique, documentary value and difficulty in photographing, and can best highlight the mission of the HPA photo contest.

    ⑥⑦Jury’s Special Awards will be selected among the Nomination Awards based on the stories of the photo sets, interviews and editing skills of the photographers. The prize-winning photographers will be also awarded transport allowance. The final number of Nomination Awards will be made clear by deducting the number of Jury’s Special Awards from the original 100.

    As a way of encouragement for photographers in Arab States, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to record local cultures, Nomination Award-winning photographers in these regions will have the chance to apply for transport allowance.

    l Transport allowance is only offered to those prize-winning photographers who attend the ceremony and related events.

    l Attendees are required to apply for entry visas and pay the relevant fees themselves. The organizers may be able to help with your visa application but bear no responsibility for the final decision.

    l Winning photos have the opportunity of being included in the content of HPA promotional DVDs and publications. Prize-winning photographers attending the ceremony will be awarded a paper certificate and the publications of HPA 2017.

    l Prize-winning photographers and entrants as well are required to download the electronic copy of award certificates and participation certificates of HPA 2017 prior to September 16th, 2018.



    Online service