How to enter AsiaWPA International Competition?
How to enter AsiaWPA International Competition?
如何参加 AsiaWPA 的国际比赛？
AsiaWPA International Photography and Videography Competition has been held for 5 consecutive years, and is highly regarded and recommended in the industry worldwide.
AsiaWPA offers two types of competitions each year. The first one is by online submission, held twice a year, namely First-Half and Second-Half of the year. There are 15 competition categories in which you can submit your work. First, Second and Third Place winners and the Excellence Award winners receive award trophies or certificates from AsiaWPA. The competitions are opened to both members and non-members.
The second type of competition is the Annual Award Judging. This however is not a separate competition. In order to participate in the Annual Award Judging, participants must have already won the awards in the First-Half or the Second-Half competitions. The work will then go through a final annual review, and only the best ones could win the AsiaWPA Annual Grand Awards, Gold Awards, Silver Awards and Bronze Awards. Those awards are presented at the AsiaWPA Annual Conference & Award Ceremony Dinner held in Hong Kong at the beginning of each year. There is no fee for participating in the Annual Award Judging (of course the work must first win an award in the First or Second Half competitions).
第二类是 AsiaWPA 年度总选，但这不是一个独立的比赛，而是参加者必需己在上半年和下半年比赛获得第一、第二和第三名以或卓越奖的获奖者，该些作品将会在年度最终评审中进一步赢得 AsiaWPA 年度大奖、金奖、银奖和铜奖。这些奖项将于每年初在香港举行的 AsiaWPA 颁奖典礼晚宴上颁发。而进入年度比赛的费用已免。
The Judging Panel of AsiaWPA Competitions consists of esteemed international judges, who have already won many awards and obtained qualifications such as FMPA/AMPA, AsiaWPA’s Photographers of the Year, US WPPI Master or UK MPA, and have repeatedly served as judges in many international competitions such as AsiaWPA, WPPI and MPA. The judges this year include, in no particular order, Roger Tan, Aries Tao, Keda Z., Raymond Phang, Johnson Wee, Tracey Taylor, Danny Dong, Jack Chan, Philip Tsang, Tony Tsui. All the judges process very deep experience and techniques in shooting and judging photos.
During the judging of competition photos, each piece of work is scored according to techniques applied during actual shooting and post-production. Factors that are taken into account include shooting skills, composition, use of light, posture, post work ability, light and dark processing, color, character processing, story, originality, impact and other different elements, before the final score is given. Of course, it is of utmost importance that judges actually provide written comments, so that participants could learn how to improve their skills and techniques.
AsiaWPA 比赛的评审团都是来自多个不同国家的评委，他们拥有多次夺得像 AsiaWPA 年度顶尖摄影师大奖、美国WPPI Master 或者英国 MPA 的 FMPA/AMPA资格，并多次为AsiaWPA、WPPI、MPA 等多个国际比赛担任评委。评判排名不分先后，包括：Roger Tan、Aries Tao、Keda Z.、Raymond Phang、Johnson Wee、Tracey Taylor、Danny Dong、Jack Chan、Philip Tsang、Tony Tsui；全部评委拥有丰富的经验和点评技巧。
Motion videos have become more and more important due to the rise of social media platforms. There are more and more people who used to use traditional text images now prefer shooting and sharing videos. A major reason is that videos are obviously more eye-catching compared with reading and listening to text content. As such, videos are better for capturing the emotion of the subject through the combined use of picture and sound. Shooting videos have become a trend and people do now put more focus on it. Therefore, AsiaWPA has become one of the first Asian photography associations to launch video categories in its competitions, serving also videographers around the world.
For videography competitions, AsiaWPA offer three categories. Apart from wedding video and wedding concept film, there is also a category that relates to non-wedding, including commercial short films, documentary VLOG, people & scenery and etc. The judges of the competition are the top video recording teams from different countries, including Alvin Paver @ Mayad Studios (Philippines), Santo Widjaja @ Paper Cranes (Australia), Essie Chang@Golden Love (China). Videos are judged based on shooting skills, action pace, whether the theme is clearly shown, picture composition, time control and coordination, the compatibility of the video clips and music, the concept of the work, etc. are all used as a reference to give the final score.
自从社交平台成为最重要的网络活动一员后，以传统文字图片为主的习价，明显地越来越多人偏向选用影片。因为动态的影片比静态图片更容易吸引眼球，比起阅读，聆听更方便理解内容，所以使用画面和声音的配合，影片更能抓住目标心情。 随着这个潮流发展，影片制作的地位也越来越受到重视。所以AsiaWPA 成为最早期把 Video 摄录作为比赛项品的亚洲摄影协会，服务的对象也扩大到摄录师。
AsiaWPA 在录影组别，共分三个项目。除了婚礼摄录影片和婚礼微电影外，还有一个非关于结婚的影片组别，包括商业微电影、广告片、写实故事 VLOG、人情风光等等。比赛的评审团都是来不同国家顶尖摄录团队；例如有 Alvin Paver @ Mayad Studios(菲律宾）、Santo Widjaja @ Paper Cranes(澳州），Essie Chang@Golden Love(中国)。参赛短片跟据摄影拍摄技巧、节奏是否适当、主题明确性、构图、画面时间的控制与协调感、影片和音乐配合度、作品的意境等为参考，得出最后的分数。
Don’t miss this opportunity and get the international recognition from the industry. Get AsiaWPA Award Points by winning the First, Second, Third place or Excellence Awards, which would assist upgrading your membership level. There is also a chance to win the honour of AsiaWPA Photographer of the Year, so that more people in the world could see your work and effort. Seize the chance!
大家不要错过这个机会，获得业界的国际认可。赢得第一，第二和第三名以及卓越奖，您将获得 AsiaWPA 奖项积分。这将有助于您升级会员级别。更有机会赢取 AsiaWPA 年度摄影师的荣誉，让更多人看到你的作品和心血。
AsiaWPA International Photography & Videography Competition 2nd-Half 2018 is now open!
Submit your work NOW: http://contest.asiawpa.com
AsiaWPA 2018 下半年度國際攝影及攝錄比賽已開始接受報名，投稿請到: http://contest.asiawpa.com