2021-04-30 Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021


30 April 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world. Entrants must be 16 years or over.

The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards [KLPA] is an annual global portrait photography competition initiated in 2009 by Steven V-L Lee, a Malaysian photographer.

This year the competition has three categories:

• Single Image THEME – each photographer may submit up to 10 single portrait photographs on the theme of SENSE OF SELF.

• Single Image OPEN – there is no specific theme for this category. Participants may submit up to 10 portrait-based photographs.

• Project Grant – each poject must contain 6 to 12 images.

Entry fees

• Single Image – THEME and OPEN categories

1 image: US$15 in the THEME category / free in the OPEN category
2 images: US$30 
3-6 images: US$45
7-10 images: US$55

• Project Grant category

US$45 per project (6-12 images)


• Single Image THEME category

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

• Single Image OPEN category

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

• Project Grant category

Three photographers will be awarded US$1,000 each in June 2021 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 the official competition website



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