Participating in the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards and submiting an entry is an acknowledgement and acceptance of the terms and conditions listed below.

The Invisible Photographer Asia Awards competition is organised by Invisible Photographer Asia Pte Ltd (IPA), an organization based in Singapore.

This awards competition is free to enter by residents of eligible countries in Asia listed below. The judges and competition organiser reserve the right to verify this condition by requesting passport and/or proof from the competition entrant. In cases of doubt, any entries violating this condition will be, at a minimum, disqualified from the competition.

This awards competition is open to submissions from residents in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and Vietnam.

This awards competition is open to submissions of work produced from years 2013 – 2018.

Participants are eligible to submit one entry per category, that is one entry each for the Documentary, Art, Photobook and Young Portfolio Award. Entries to the Documentary and Art categories must however, be unique, that is a Documentary entry is not eligible for an Art entry, and vice versa. Submitting the same entry to both categories will result in disqualification. Submitting multiple entries per category will result in disqualification.

Participants must be the sole owner and author of their Entry Submissions. Each participant agrees to fully indemnify the competition organiser IPA in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your participation and/or disqualification in the competition.

The competition organiser IPA reserve the right to disqualify and remove any Entry Submission that does not comply with our requirements, even after the Entry is submitted. IPA decisions regarding the competition, and that of our judges are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Judges and the competition organiser IPA reserve the right to disqualify entries submitted to inappropriate awards categories or to move Entry Submissions to Categories of best fit as they deem correct, appropriate or necessary.

The competition judges and organiser IPA reserve the right not to award any prizes based on quality and standard of submitted entries.

Hard copy book submissions to the Photobook Awards will not be returned. Participants submitting Artist Books in unique editions may request self-collection of their books from the competition organiser IPA in Singapore at the end of the competition cycle. IPA will address requests on a case-by-case basis. The competition organiser IPA assumes no responsibility for any loss or damages to Photo Books submitted for the competition.

The images and work submitted in competition entries remain the property and copyright of the author and photographer. By participating in the competition and submitting an entry, the author and photographer grant the competition organizer IPA permission with explicit rights to publish, exhibit and use the submitted work, including images and text, under the auspices of IPA and the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards, without additional compensation.

Shortlisted finalists must submit original high-resolution files (300dpi or full size) of submitted work and images on request to qualify for prizes.

Upon notification, finalists and winners must respond within specified response time or risk forfeiting their prizes.

The competition organiser IPA assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the competition, and IPA assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, corrupt transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the contest.

IPA assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of Entries. If for any reason a participant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud or technical failures, IPA assumes no responsibility.

IPA assumes no responsibility for damages, loss, delays or returns of physical submission of entries, including but not limited to, Photo books, Catalogues and Artist Books.

Competition rules, terms & conditions may be updated or modified at the sole discretion of IPA, the competition organiser.