3RD Laowa Photography Competition 2019

USD 1,400 voucher for purchasing Laowa products


The 3rd Laowa Photo Competition will soon open for submissions! And we're looking for the unique perspective!

This year there are 3 categories:

1)Laowa Landscape lenses
2)Laowa Macro Lenses
3)NON-Laowa lenses

The number of photos each person can submit is not limited. Participants can enter multiple series of works to the above categories. So don't hesitate and show us your best works now!

For more details, please visit our website!

Think outside the box & Create your own, unique perspective
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Finalists will be announced EVERY month and will be announced twice in total. Winners will be selected from the finalists. All the finalists’ work will be exhibited on Laowa’s official wechat/weibo account, club.laowalens.com and other photography forums (ZOL, fengniao, and xitek).

The contest period will run from 15/11/2019 to 15/1/2020, and is divided into 2 phases:
-Phase I 15 Nov – 15 Dec 2019
-Phase II 16 Dec – 15 Jan 2020
-Final winners announcement: March 2020


*Gold Prize (1 winner): USD 1,400 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, winner trophy and contest commemorative book

*1st Prize (2 winners for Laowa lens category, 1 winner for non-Laowa lens category): USD 565 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, certificates, and contest commemorative book

*2nd Prize (3 winners for each category): USD 350 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, certificates and contest commemorative book

*3rd Prize (4 winners for each category): USD 140 voucher for purchasing Laowa products, certificates and contest commemorative book

*Honorable Mentions (200 mentions in total): Contest commemorative book and certificate


Entries are open for worldwide

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

-All the Photos must be clicked by the participant themselves and must have all the rights of the photograph(s). You are the only copyright owner and creator of the photographs, team entries aren’t allowed.

-The photographs do not infringe upon the copyrights or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy, does not include trademarks owned by third parties or violate any other law. Each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to you. If the organizer of the competition is subject to a third party’s infringement claim for the use of the entry, resulting in penalties, economic or reputational damage, the result shall be borne by the provider of the work.

-Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer. By submitting an entry, you delegate your right for use to the organizer of the competition.

-For entries, copyright holders grant the Venus Optics unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest and all promotional activities without any remuneration being due.

-Winners may benefit from competition-related activities. We will ask the winner for permission and pay the according fee before using the photos for commercial purposes.