Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2018 Portrait Prize

KLPA2018 OPEN - No theme, no restrictions, total creativity


To celebrate KLPA's 10th Anniversary in recognising and rewarding great portrait photography, this year we are awarding a special GRAND PRIZE of $5,000 to one ultimate photographer - our highest prize money to be awarded - in addition to our unique commissioned trophies, extended exposure and printed features by or media partners.

​In recognising diversity and rewarding effort, this edition of KLPA have chosen specifically to highlight the importance of good storytelling in photography, within the contemporary portraiture genre where so many emerging photographers have been doing recently - project work or the photo story. Special emphasis will also be given to photographers who push the boundaries of conventionality, to producing imaginative, fresh, visually arresting portraits and personally driven and well researched stories.


1 Grand Prize of $5,000 & trophy. Category A : 1st Prize $1,500 & trophy, 2nd Prize $750, 3rd Prize $500. Category B : 1st Prize $1,500 & trophy, 2nd Prize $750, 3rd Prize $500.


All photographers from around the world. Must be 16 years on 30 April 2018

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

e. USAGE : Entrants agree that their work may be exhibited by the organisers at an appropriate venue, and subsequently at any other exhibition tour venues organised by them for 3 years from the close of the contest.

f. Entrants agree that the organisers may use any entries featured in the exhibition without any payment to the Photographer, model or any third party for any sales, marketing, educational and publicity use on, and in, all media worldwide including catalogues, posters, postcards, the Internet and within a television documentary related to the exhibition for 3 years from the close of the contest. However, such free use shall only be in connection with the KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS and its promotion, and the photographer, and if appropriate the agency, will receive credit for such use.

g. COPYRIGHT : The Photographer always retains the copyright of all submitted images at all times, except in relation to the previous provision, that is, any free use shall only be in connection with the promotion of KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS by print & web by partners, sponsors and media companies.


Open Theme Portrait