FCCT Photo Contest 2008

This just came into my mailbox today:

The FCCT is pleased to announce its Second Annual FCCT Photojournalism Awards, the premier photojournalism contest in Asia.

Who’s Eligible? Any pro or amateur photographer in Southeast Asia (defined as: Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei). Photographers do NOT need to be members of the FCCT.

What Kind of Photos? All photos must be taken in Southeast Asia. The FCCT will accept submissions in four categories:
* Spot news – for the best photos taken at news events in Asia
* Feature photography – for the best non-news “feature” photos taken in Asia
* Photo essay – for the best collection of up to 12 photos on a single topic taken in Asia.
* “Environmental” photography – for the best photos focusing on the environment, climate change or natural resources in Asia.
* In addition, the judges will select one Photo of the Year from all submissions to recognize the single most impressive photo of 2008. That photo will receive the year’s top prize.

What Can You Win?
Photo of the Year: A new Canon EOS SLR camera (with lens kit), a $1,000 cash prize sponsored by Toyota, and a voucher for a 2 night stay in a luxurious Anantara Pool Villa at the soon to be opened Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa on Mai Kao beach in Thailand.

First-place winners in each category: A new Canon CP 760 mobile printer, a $250 cash prize sponsored by Toyota, and valuable vouchers for free dining at The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.

Selected winners will also receive round-trip tickets for economy-class air travel in Asia, courtesy of Star Alliance, the global airline network whose members include Thai Airways and other international carriers.

In addition, all winners will be recognized in a special edition of FCCT’s quarterly magazine, Dateline, published to profile their work. Also, FCCT will sponsor a two month-long exhibition of the prize-winning photos — printed by Canon — at its gallery in Bangkok, including a special Friday-night reception on in early December attended by local photographers and media. Additional prizes may be added later as sponsors sign on to the event.

What’s the Deadline? Photos must be submitted to FCCT by Oct. 1, 2008. Winners will be announced in late 2008.

Submission Specifications: Photos must be submitted on compact disc or DVD and should be 3 MB or greater in size. Submissions can be published or unpublished work taken over the last year. Photographers MUST provide their name, a brief biography and full contact information (including phone and email address) or submissions will not be considered. Photo submissions should be sent to the FCCT at:

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330 Thailand

For more information, contact the FCCT at +66 (0)2 652 0580/1 or info@fccthai.com

FCCT and Canon will retain the right to reproduce any photos submitted for the contest in the FCCT gallery, in Dateline magazine, and in other promotional work related to the contest. Prints of the winning photos will be produced by Canon and may be used by FCCT and Canon — with attribution to the photographer — for up to one year following the contest.