Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards PORTRAIT PRIZE


Saturday, 1 February 2020

Submissions open:
15 February 2020

Submissions close:
30 April 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world, 16 years old and over.

The competition is founded by explorenation.net, and organised by a team of dedicated photographers and project managers, based in the UK and Malaysia led by director Steven Lee.

The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards [KLPA] is an annual global portrait photography prize seeking the very best and fresh entries from photographers of all levels in two main categories - Single Image open and a Project-based or themed category. 

There are two categories:

Single Image Portrait — Each photographer may submit up to 10 single images.
Photo Essay Project Grants — Projects must be 'portrait-based' photo-essays of up to 12 images on any topic.

Click here to see past winners. 

Entry fees

• Single Image category

1 to 3 images: $15 per image
4 to 6 images: $55 flat rate
7 to 10 images: $65 flat rate

• Photo Essay Project Grant category

$45 per project: 6-12 images


• Single Image 

1st prize $3,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

• Photo Essay Project Grant

Five photographers will be awarded $1,000 each in June 2020 to allow them to continue and complete their work-in-progress projects. Projects must be ready to be exhibited in September.

Competition website
For further information visit https://www.klphotoawards.com/