Humanity Photo Awards 2017 - Entries accepted till April 15, 2017


Welcome to the 10th HPA awards 2017, the Humanity Photo awards was started in the year 1998 which mainly focuses on the folk culture of people across the world. HPA is organized by 'The China Folklore Photographic Association' and 'UNESCO'. You can submit images in any of these categories and entry is absolutely free. You could become the grand winner and take away prizes worth $2000. The winners will be announced on September 16th, 2017 with a gala event.

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Portrait & Costume
Portraits of people from different nationalities; costumes and adornments featuring diverse ethnic cultures, including everyday dress, ceremonial dress, hats and shoes, adornments and hairstyles, etc; the making of costumes and adornments; distinctive attire customs such as dressing etiquette and taboos.

The construction process, structure, interior layout and furniture adornments of traditional dwellings, public facilities and special architecture (e.g. religious buildings); the influence of the surroundings reflected on features of the local architecture; dwelling habits of different ethnic groups.

Living Custom
Usual living habits, such as diet modes, food making, ritual cleansing and related taboos; ecological consciousness, education forms and folk medicine in different regions; comprehensive and serial life customs of a specific region, a nationality or a tribe.

Production & Commerce
Traditional ways of production under certain ecological environments, such as fishing, hunting, farming, forestry, animal husbandry, etc.; materials processing such as handicrafts industry and folk crafts; services that make life easy; business activities such as products transportation and trade.

Annual and seasonal festivals, festivals on production and recreation, religious ceremonies, temple fairs; traditional sports, recreational activities, music, dances and local dramas performed during festivals, especially showing their positive role in communications among local people and nations.

Traditional Rites
Birth rites, adult rites, weddings, funerals, morality etiquette, etiquette showing respect for the aged; celebrations for individuals and families, village and family rites, worshiping rites, taboo rites and folk religious rites.
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How to submit your images?
Visit, mouse on Submission, then click Submission Guide from a drop-down list on the menu.

According to HPA, "Since 1998, the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) has launched a call to photographers all over the world to document folklore phenomenon extensively and in depth. To this end, CFPA founded HPA, blessed with UNESCO’s support and is granted with its logo since the 2nd HPA. HPA gets held biennially and HPA 2017 is the latest session, short for the 10th Humanity Photo Awards". During the past 10 years, photographers from 162 countries have participated and more than 178 cultural documentaries have been recorded. All that you have to do is, Share Folk Cultures with Photo Stories and submit them. If you have any queries send a mail to or call Tel: 8610-62252175

For more details about the prizes, please visit

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