“Beautiful Moments” World Photography and Essay Contest 2018

$5,000 grand prize for photo/short essay of a "beautiful moment."


To participate, please submit a photo of a “beautiful moment” and a 200-500-word essay describing the touching scene depicted in the photo. The OFFICIAL RULES can be found at www.primetimetv.org/beautiful-moments.

Prizes: The Top 10 winners will each receive a trophy and $200 (unless they are one of the Top 3 winners). The Top 10 winners will also be invited as guests of honor to the annual AHMC Health Foundation Gala, to be held on June 23, 2018 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The top three winners will be announced at this event. The Top 3 winners will receive:

Third Place: $1,000 Second Place: $2,000 First Place: $5,000

Eligibility: Anyone who is at least 18 years of age is invited to submit a photo of a particularly touching, beautiful moment he/she has personally shot and edited. Both professional and amateur photographers are welcome to participate.

Themes: Acceptable themes for the photos include, but are not limited to: family, love, overcoming challenges, humankind’s technological or cultural achievements, notable personal or public events, nature, and animals.

To Participate: Please send an email to contest@la18.tv stating their full name, age, email address, phone number and mailing address (P.O.Box is not acceptable), and attach the following:

1. One photo (JPEG/JPG format, 15 MB or less). Only one photo is permitted.
2. An essay of 200-500 words (English or Chinese) describing the beautiful moment in the photo.
3. A brief description of the camera or other device used, the settings, such as the shutter speed, aperture, or effects, and editing methods, including any editing software used.

Submission Deadline: May 18, 2018 (11:59 p.m. PST).

Contact: Please let us know If you have any questions by sending an email to info@la18.tv or call us at (626) 248-3318.


1st place: $5,000 + trophy; 2nd place: $2,000 + trophy; 3rd place $1,000 + trophy; remaining top ten finalists each receive $200 + trophy.


Anyone over the age of 18

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Entrants will retain all rights to any photos submitted; however, by submitting a photo, Entrants grant Sponsors and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, broadcast, post online, modify and create derivative works of the photo in connection with this contest, or the promotion or advertisement of this contest, in any media now, or hereafter, known.

"Beautiful Moments" photos will be displayed at traveling exhibits, on our broadcasts, and on our website to celebrate and recognize the winners of our contest.


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