2024 Global Chinese New Year Photography Competition

GCPC 2024 - Celebrate Chinese New Year Through Your Lens


The 2024 Global Chinese New Year Photography Competition (GCPC) invites photographers and visual artists from all corners of the globe to celebrate the magic of Chinese New Year and Chinese Culture through the lens of their cameras. We welcome diverse and innovative submissions that capture the essence and beauty of this vibrant holiday and its cultural significance.

Why participate in GCPC?

Global Exposure: Showcase your photographic talent to a worldwide audience.
Recognition: All winning photographs will receive well-deserved recognition.
Online Presence: Your work will be prominently featured on our website, social media platforms, and in dedicated photo galleries.

Competition Categories:

Chinese Culture: Explore the rich tapestry of Chinese traditions, art, and heritage.
China Natural Scenery: Capture the breathtaking landscapes of China.
Chinese Elements Abroad: Show how Chinese culture has influenced and found expression beyond China's borders.

Examples of Accepted Photographs:

Chinese architecture and landmarks
Stunning natural landscapes from China
Delectable Chinese cuisine
Fashion inspired by Chinese culture
Time-honored traditions like the Dragon Dance and lion performances
Vibrant Lunar New Year Parades
The charm of local Chinatowns around the world


First Prizes: winner of each category, total 3
Second Prizes: 3 per category, total 9
Bronze Awards: 4 per category, total 12
Excellence Awards: 10 per category, total 30
Honorable Mentions: total 160
Total 214 awards


Open to all photographers 18 years and older. We encourage all levels (new, emerging mid-level and career) of photographers to enter.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The organizer North America Photography Association (napa) recognizes
You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.
NAPA retains the right to use submitted or winning images within the copyright protection period. This includes unlimited non-exclusive rights for marketing, promotions, publishing, exhibitions, screenings, public archives, and media (online, print, and social). Copyright owners grant NAPA these rights unless otherwise specified. NAPA and WCAO (private archives) may also use low-resolution images for educational and research purposes. All promotional and educational activities conducted by NAPA are permitted to use the entered images at no cost.