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Show us the big picture. Now in its 12th year, the APEC Photo Contest showcases inspirational photos from around the region with a creative take on APEC host priorities. The annual photo contest celebrates the resilience and adaptability of the 21 APEC member economies.
Share with us images that will make us think, reflect and admire how people are interconnected, innovative, and inclusive in their daily lives, what sights they see and the sounds they hear in the APEC region.
How do you picture a resilient and sustainable future for all? Show us your vision of the theme and priorities of the United States’ APEC host year. Inspire us with your photography and interpretation of any one of the following #USAPEC203 theme and priorities:
These priorities aim to build a more interconnected region, support innovation and reaffirm equitability and inclusivity in all parts of the Asia-Pacific. Your photos paint a thousand words that can help tell the story of this endeavor. Give us your best shots.
The photo contest is open to everyone—professionals and amateurs alike, young and old. Your work will be evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of the APEC Secretariat’s Executive Director, Chair of APEC 2023 Senior Officials’ Meeting, award-winning photojournalists, and photographers from the region.
PRIZES TO BE WON
First Prize – SGD 2,500
Second Prize – SGD 2,000
Third Prize – SGD 1,500
Popular Choice – SGD 1,000
Instagram Influencer – SGD 1,000
CONTEST TIMELINE & WINNER SELECTION
Photo submission opens: 24 July 2023
Photo submission deadline: 10 September 2023, 23:59 (SG - GMT +08:00)
Participants agree that the APEC Secretariat will feature the 10 selected finalist photos on APEC’s social media channels – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
The 10 selected finalists will also have the chance to win APEC Popular Choice Award on top of the main prize. Members of the public will choose their favorite photo to win the APEC Popular Choice Award via a link posted on the APEC website and social media channels, starting from 9 October 2023 at 10:00 (SG) and closing on 22 October 2023, 17:00 (SG - GMT +08:00).
Winners of the photo contest will be announced during APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in San Francisco, California in the United States on the week of 11 November 2023. Results will be published on the APEC website and on APEC’s social media channels.
|HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST?
|Entry(s) for the APEC Photo Contest 2023 must be submitted using the online form in the link below or by tagging APEC on Instagram (@apec). The entry must fulfill all the requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of APEC Secretariat.
|HOW DO I SUBMIT MY ENTRY VIA INSTAGRAM?
Photo submission is open through our Instagram account (@apec), encouraging both amateur and professional photo enthusiasts to take part in the contest. Here are the entry requirements for Instagram submission:
Those who participate in the contest through Instagram stand a chance to win the APEC Influencer Award on top of the chance to win the main prize.
|HOW DO I SUBMIT MY PHOTOS THROUGH THE ONLINE FORM?
For those who do not have access to Instagram and wish to participate in the contest, you can submit your photos through APEC Photo Contest 2023 online form. You can access the form here.
Fill in all the details required in the form accurately
|I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ENTRY GUIDELINES.
|WHAT IS THE JUDGING CRITERIA?
|Each photo will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (i) interpretation and message of the photo based on APEC 2023 priorities, (ii) composition and quality, (iii) creativity.
|WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS?
Read the full Terms and Conditions below:
II. Lost entries
The Secretariat will not be held responsible for any photos lost or not received.
By submitting photos, participants agree that if they win, the APEC Secretariat may use the personal information on their entry forms for publicity purposes, with the exception of street address, email address and telephone number.
The finalists and winners' consent to the use of their personal information and photos by the APEC Secretariat in publicity in all media, such as online, newspaper, television, and radio.