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2016 Korea Photo Tourism Contest Seoul Event

Seoul Events

Fri Jun 17th 2016
Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Event Details

The 44th Korea Tourism Photo Contest is calling all photographers to share their best-shot scenes of Korea. The contest aims to find and promote images of unforgettable sights in Korea that will have all who see them enamored with Korea. The photo contest is open to both domestic and international participants.

The theme of the competition this year is “Finding Korea's hidden beauty in every corner” and is divided into the five categories of “K-FOOD,” “K-WAVE,” “K-SPIRIT,” “K-PLACE” and “K-STYLE.” Online submission starts from June 13 and photos will be accepted until 17:00 KST on June 30.

A total of 100 photographs will be selected, with the top seven photographers being awarded 5 million won for grand prize (1 winner), 3 million won for gold prize (1 winner), 2 million won for silver prize (2 winners) and 1 million won for bronze prize (3 winners). In addition, this year a special award of 1 million won will be given for one photograph taken in Gangwon-do in celebration of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

More detailed information and photograph submission can be done through the official event page on the VisitKorea website.
More info

<2016 Korea Tourism Photo Contest>
☞ Participant eligibility: All interested
☞ How to apply: Online submission via (Korean, English)
☞ Application period: June 13-30, 2016, 17:00 Korea Standard Time (KST)
☞ Submission qualification: Up to 5 photo entries per participant taken after January 1, 2015 that have not been previously published.
☞ Photo qualification: JPG format at least 2200ⅹ3200 RGB pixels
* For photos taken with photographic film, a scanned copy of the print should be submitted. In the case of being selected, photographer is required to submit both a printed version of the photo as well as the film.
☞ Winner announcement: August 26, 2016 (planned)
* The results will be announced through the official website and winners will also be personally notified.
☞ Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Russian)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Photo and information courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization

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