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The First Half of 2021 “Smile World”

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The First Half of 2021 "Smile World" International Photography Awards is open for submissions! The competition is organized by the "Smile World" International Photography Union. We welcome photographers from all over the world to participate in the competition, to convey our blessings and hopes through smiles, and to change the world with smiles.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
A. Happy Time - show us a happy scene – gatherings, festivals, traditions, dance, events, wedding, sports
B. Beauty of Nature - show us the great nature itself. Including landscape, plant and animal life, from the smallest living organism to the largest mammal, both on land and in the oceans
C. Documentary and Travel - show us the people’s traditions, customs, cultures which you encounter on travels around the world, share what you saw and found on the journey
D. Open - no limit to the theme, color or monochrome, various image processing methods are allowed.

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

Total prize $52,000 in 2021

First Season $23,000 (from March 1 to July 31)
- Gold Award (one winner in each category, 4 in total), each winner gets $2,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- Silver Award (two winners in each category, 8 in total), each winner gets $1,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- Bronze Award (three winners in each category, 12 in total), each winner gets $500, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- Excellent Awards (10 winners in each category, 40 in total), 10 free single images or 1 photo story submission to use in the next contest, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- The Best Image Per Month: 5 winners, each winner gets $200

Second Season $23,000 (from August 1 to December 31)
- Gold Award (one winner in each category, 4 in total), each winner gets $2,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- Silver Award (two winners in each category, 8 in total), each winner gets $1,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- Bronze Award (three winners in each category, 12 in total), each winner gets $500, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- Excellent Awards (10 winners in each category, 40 in total), 10 free single images or 1 photo story submission to use in the next contest, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

- The Best Image Per Month: 5 winners, each winner gets $200

Final Awards $6,000 (announced in March 2022)
- Overall Winner in 2021: one winner with a prize of $3,000
- Chairman's Choice Award: one winner with a prize of $1,000
- The Special Prize of the Organizing Committee: one winner with a prize of $1,000
- The Most Touching Moment: one winner with a prize of $1,000

The prize money will be paid within one month after announcement of result

Eligibility:

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers all over the world who are 18 years and over.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images. With the objective of publicizing the contest, the organizer reserves the non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, make public, publicly transmit, display, print, distribute, adapt, and screen entries with the participant titles on websites and official social networking service accounts as well as in photo exhibitions, camera- related events, without further compensation to or the additional prior consent of the participants. Without the approval of the participant, submitted images in the smile world international photography awards are not allowed to be sold.

By providing entrant's personal information, such as address, phone number, or email at time of entry, including the personal information of any entrant understands that contest organizer may use such information to communicate with entrant for the purposes of administering the Smile World International Photo Awards and complying with applicable laws, regulations and rules. Information collected via the entry form will be used to send entrant further communications from Smile World International Photo Awards regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to Smile World International Photo Awards’s mission.

Theme:

Documentary People Street