Photo Guidelines

What is the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition?

The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition is your chance to express to leaders in the region and beyond why our rainforests matter. All qualified entries will be displayed online in the lead-up to the event, while the top 20 will be shown in a public exhibition in Brunei during the summit.

Cash prizes of $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to winners of the Jury’s Choice and Audience’s Choice Awards.

What kind of photos are you looking for?

We are looking for photographs that highlight the value of rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region.
These can include photos of rainforests and forest landscapes, the communities who live in and around forests, forest products for trade, health or nutrition, diverse plants and animals that highlight the region’s rich biodiversity, or anything else that expresses why our rainforests matter.

For more ideas, take a look at the summit themes.

Who can participate?

Everybody is welcome to participate — the competition is open to professional and hobby photographers alike.

How do I submit a photo?

Just fill out our online form, following the guidelines below:

  1. Upload your photo:
    Please submit your photo in .jpg format, with a minimum size of 3,000 pixels in height or width and with a maximum size of 9MB.
  2. Add a photo title and your name:
    The title of the photograph and the photographer’s name should be specified in the file name, for example: Jungle-JohnSmith.jpg
  3. Tell us why you think our rainforests matter:
    Explain how your photo expresses the value of rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region. Where was the photo taken, and what is special about that place? Who is in the photo and what are they doing? Let us know what the rainforest means to you (maximum 500 characters; due to in-house limitations on translation, descriptions are only accepted in English).

How many photos can I submit?

Each participant is allowed to submit up to three photographs. Submissions will be accepted until midnight (GMT +7) on 24 July 2016.

Terms and conditions

By submitting pictures to the competition, photographers agree to a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial share-alike license (BY-NC-SA). Competition organizers will use winning pictures for event materials and the exhibition at the Forum. Photographers will be fully recognized on products for which their work is used. The organizers will not use pictures for commercial purposes.

Selected professional photographers who work for the media will have to attach an authorization signed by the representative of the media company which employs them. It should state that the photographs have the permission to be published by the organizers of this contest mentioning the author and the media outlet in which it originally appeared.