The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Entries from across the world are invited for the 2017 Humanity Photo Awards. The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait & costume, architecture, living custom, production & commerce, festivities and traditional rites. It was founded in 1998 by China Folklore Photographic Association and was blessed with UNESCO’s support since its 2nd session in 2000.


Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria:

  1. Grand Awards
  2. Documentary Awards
  3. Jury’s Special Awards
  4. Nomination Awards
  5. Performance Awards.

All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3-6 days. Six Grand Awards winners will receive US$2,000 of cash prize and transport allowance.


  • Open to photographers worldwide.

Judging Criteria

Excelling in all three aspects:

  1. photographic technique
  2. documentary value
  3. difficulty in photographing


For more information, visit Humanity Photo Awards.