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[Korea] KTO now accepting submissions for annual photo contest

  • Date08/20/2014
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Photo Credit: Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) - 41st Korea Tourism Photo Contest Award Winners (2013)

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is encouraging photographers and photography enthusiasts to submit their entries to the 42nd Korea Tourism Photo Contest from August 20 to 27, 2014.

This year’s theme is “Best Shot of Korea’s Tourist Attractions” which can include Korea’s natural scenery, culture, traditions, architecture, performances, festivals, “Han” style and many other appealing aspects of Korea.

Entries to the contest can be submitted in either digital or film format. Entrants may submit up to 5 unpublished photographs taken after January 2013. The contest is open to all, regardless of nationality or age.

The winners will be announced on October 15, 2014. Prizes will be 5 million won for the grand prize (1 winner), 3 million won for the gold prize (1 winner), 2 million won for the silver prize (2 winners), 1 million won for the bronze prize (3 winners), and 300,000 won for honorable mentions (93 winners). However, prizes may not be awarded if there are no suitable entries.

More Info

<The 42nd Korea Tourism Photo Contest>

☞ Entry period: August 20–27, 2014 17:00 (KST)
☞ How to submit:
    * Please mail photo slides entries to:
    Publications Team (사진자료실)
    Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) 19F
    40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu
    Seoul, South Korea 100-180

Categories Size Entry Process
Digital Photo JPG files larger than
2,200 x 3,200 pixels
Original file only.
Revised, reformatted or otherwise modified files will not be accepted.
Online submission
No application form needed
Photo Slides 5x7 color print from slide film
Do not submit negatives.
First round qualifiers will be notified and asked to submit original film within 7 days of the notification.
Submit Entry Form and entries
via mail or in person.
Download Entry Form at:

☞ Application:
☞ Winners announcement: October 15th, 2014 (tentative)
    * Winners will be contacted individually via email and also be announced
    on the Korea Tourist Organization website.
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-728-9729 (Korean only)
☞ Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization