Global Sino Photo Awards 2020

Chinese culture worldwide : Faces and Places


The Global SinoPhoto Awards has 7 categories, with the common theme of Chinese culture, heritage and people. Images might be taken in China itself, within one of the many Chinese diaspora communities worldwide, or even in your local city’s Chinatown district.
Categories are : 1) Food and the Joy of Eating 2) Work and Study 3)Heritage and Architecture 4)Spirit of Zen;Peacefulness and Calm 5)Us - Now: people 6)Celebration 7) Streetlife : this category is free to enter for 13 - 17year olds.
The Global SinoPhoto Awards aim to strengthen the international understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture and heritage around the world, and to celebrate its visual representation through photography. In this, the award’s inaugural year, we are inviting all photographers, regardless of age, race or location, to show us how they have engaged with and photographed Chinese culture, and what it means to them.
Since the Chinese invented the compass more than 2000 years ago, the Chinese people have travelled and traded widely. Wherever in the world the Chinese people settle, they retain an innate sense of family, tradition and community. But what does the world understand about this community beyond Chinese food, tourists, economic stats and news reports?
With recent events, including the pandemic, the issues of diversity and ethnicity have been heightened in discussions around the world. We are seeing communities worldwide debate and discuss their own race, ethnicity, heritage, and their future, and the Chinese community is no different. Here we can have a voice sharing what is positive. Photography can help understanding and expression – the visual language is universal; a photograph can speak 1000 words.


Overall winner : $2500 plus seven category winners at $250 each


The Awards are open to people of all nationalities.Any entrant under 18 on the 14th September 2020 must gain the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition. Entrants under the age of 13 on 14th September 2020 are not permitted to enter

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All imagery MUST be the exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another. The Copyright for each image entered will remain with the submitting photographer. By entering the Competition and submitting your photograph(s), you hereby grant the Promoter, its sponsors and their hosting partner Photocrowd a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use your photograph(s) for any purpose connected with the Awards/Competition, including (but not limited to), promoting the Awards/Competition within printed and online media, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Awards/Competition book, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Awards/ Competition calendar or other merchandise, display at exhibitions, use in press, promotional and marketing materials, social media networks and for the promotion of any future photographic competition in both print and online media.