WMA Master Photography Competition to Win a Prize of HK $250,000

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WMA Master Award invites photographers from all around the world to participate in 2019 WMA Master Photography Award with the 2019/20 theme "LIGHT". 


Entries are open to both residents of Hong Kong and other countries. Photographs submitted must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The photographs must be taken in or be related to Hong Kong, and 
  • The photographs must be related to the subject of the WMA Masters 2019/20, which is LIGHT. All genres of photography and techniques used to produce images are welcome for submission.  

Competition Guidelines:

All applications are private and confidential. Only the names and photographs of the finalists will be publicly released. Each entry must comply with the following requirements: 

Photograph Format:

Photographs must be submitted in digital format. The photographs need not be taken with a digital camera; digital scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints or other photographic techniques are acceptable. All digital files must be 5 to 10 MB and must be in JPEG/JPG format. 


Applicant should adjust the photo file sequence manually online in the order in which he would like the portfolio to be reviewed before finalising the submission application. 


Caption information for each image includes the following fields below:

  • Image Year (year image was created or completed). (mandatory)
  • Caption Details. Applicant should include location where applicable. (maximum 100 words)

The rest of the fields are optional, to be filled in if relevant:

  • Title of Image (maximum 50 words)
  • Series Title (maximum 50 words)
  • Project Date (If the image is part of a series, the date the project was completed. If project is ongoing, then applicant should write ‘ongoing’. If it is important to provide the project start date too, applicant should write it).

Project Statement:

Applicant should provide a brief text statement explaining and contextualising his photographic submission. A maximum of 200 words accepted. 

Personal Biography:

Applicant should provide a brief text biography noting highlights of his photographic and artistic pursuits and career. A maximum of 200 words accepted. 

Personal Information:

Applicant should complete the online personal information form in full. The basic information required is as follows:

  • Given Name
  • Family Name
  • Chinese Name (if relevant)
  • Display Name (as applicant would like it to be published)
  • Contact Number
  • Email Address
  • Nationality
  • Country of Residence

Application Requirement:

Each application must consists of the following:

  • Selection of up to 10 images and captions
  • Project Statement (max. 200 words)
  • Personal Biography (max. 200 words)
  • Personal Information


  • The winner of the award: HK $250,000
  • Finalists: HK $15,000

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Art, Film, Travel and Tourism

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
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