‘Wira Foto Fest Award’

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Call for Application

Presenting the inaugural ‘Wira Foto Fest Award’, an inspiring photography event in
partnership with Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2011 Festival.

Over 1,000 photographs will be exhibited in an outdoor environment throughout the parks of Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur. The highlight of the ‘Wira Foto Fest’ is the ‘Wira Foto Fest Award’ but nevertheless, an invitational showcase which includes student experimental, travelogues, commercial assignments and project proposals will also be exhibited.



Professional and non-professional photographers from all over Asia are invited to submit photographs, both commercial and private work, to the ‘ Wira Foto Fest Award’ in the following categories:

– People
– Fashion
– Advertising
– Architecture
– Landscape
– Nature
– Still

All submitted photographs will be exhibited at the ‘Wira Foto Fest’ photography exhibition.
From all submissions 20 images will be shortlisted and one overall winner is going to be announced during the grand opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2011 at Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The fee of participation is 10 US$ per submitted photograph which includes:

– participation in the ‘Wira foto Fest Award’
– participation in the ‘Wira Foto Fest’ exhibition including all production costs
– publication in the ‘Wira Foto Fest’ Book including all production costs.
– chances to win one of many prizes including photography equipment worth 10.000 US$



All submitted photographs from the ‘Wira Foto Fest Award’ will be exhibited in the ‘Wira Foto Fest’ Photography Exhibition as part of the Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2011 Festival. Its grand opening will be held on 15th of September 2011 at Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, and will last for 3 months until the 16th of December 2011 unless or until been advised otherwise.



All submitting photographers will be published in the ‘Wira Foto Fest’ Book which will be published end of 2011.



Winner of the ‘Wira Foto Fest Award’: An ultimate professional Leica Photography Kit.

All category winners: Professional photography equipment.

All category’s 2nd to 5th winners: Free participation in a one-day workshop with a professional during the Festival.

All category’s 6th to 10th winners: Free ticket to one of the international lectures.



Submissions deadline is 31st of August.
Submissions done after 31st of August 2011, 12 AM (UTC/GMT +8 hours) won’t be considered!
Shortlist announcements will be published on August 22nd 2011.

Please send the following infos to

E-mail subject: Wira Foto Fest Submission – Your Name

E-mail content:

1. Your Name

2. Your age

3. Your nationality

4. Your profession

5. Title of your photograph(s)

6. Category your photograph(s) belong to

7. Caption for each photograph using max. 200 characters

8. Please submit your pictures with the following specifications.
Measurements: max 1000 pixel on the long side with a resolution of 72 dpi.
File Format: JPEG format in RGB colour space.
File Name: photographer name_title of photograph.jpg.

9. If available also send us a link to your online portfolio

10. After your submission e-mail is sent to we will review your submission and send you a notification mail including payment instruction within three days

Info: Incomplete submissions may result in disqualification.



Citizens of following countries in Asia are invited to submit their work:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.



Chaired by Dato’ Izuldin Hani, President of Kuala Lumpur Design Week.
The Honorary Jury 2011 includes the following esteemed names:

Photographer, Malaysia

Photographer, Malaysia

Photographer/Designer, Germany

Photographer, Malaysia



By submitting your work, you automatically accept the terms and conditions and declare, that all informations given reflect the truth and all uploaded material was created by and belongs to the submitting person!

1. Contest is open to photographers of any level and any camera – digital or film too.

2. Each participant may submit an unlimited number of entries.

3. We reserve the right to disqualify any entries as we see fit.

4. The jury’s final decision is irrevocable.

5. The high-resolution files of each accepted photograph must be sent to until the 2nd September.
High-resolution photographs sent after this date will be disqualified.

6. All shortlisted photographers will be contacted via e-mail on 2nd September.

7. All uploaded material will not be published or used in any other way than promoting ‘Wira Foto Fest’ 2011 in all media formats. ‘Wira Foto Fest’ won’t give your work to 3rd parties. All rights to the pictures will stay with the owner. ‘Wira Foto Fest’ will not own any right of using the material in any kind of publication that is not linked to ‘Wira Foto Fest’!

8. No photoshop montages and compositions – of course the usual adjustment tools such as colour and contrast as well as burn or dodge tools are allowed.

9. The adressee bears for all shipping cost for the ‘Wira Foto Fest’ Book and winner’s prizes.


DOWNLOAD the PDF for instructions and be part of the ‘Wira Foto Fest Award’ 2011
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10 Responses to “AWARD”
  1. alakheirr says:

    hello there

    I dont see Sudan on the list of countries invited to submit, I am form Sudan so can I participate
    Ala Kheir

  2. Leanna says:

    🙂 im joining in this year

  3. seluar pendek baju pagoda says:

    guys..if i do a little touch up for my picture, will it be disqualify?

  4. faniluni says:

    I’m not from Asia but I’m living here (in Asia). Can I also submit my photos? Thanks a

  5. faniluni says:

    Thanks for your quickly answer.

  6. devrim says:

    is it possible to make payment for accepted photos till 2nd septemper? also the owner of the paypal account and the contestant name must be the same or is it possible to pay for photos with a paypal account under an other name?
    thank u

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