Tourism Photo Contest

The 46th Korea Tourism Photo Contest

Korea, where every step you take brings warm and fun memories.
Share with us your most vivid and exciting moments!

I. Information

■ Eligibility: All interested

■ Submission: Click the "Submission" button at the bottom (Button will appear on Wednesdays May 30th.)

■ Dates: May 30 (Wednesday) – June 29 (Friday 4PM) 2018

■ Qualifications: Up to 5 pictures taken after January 2015, that have not been published or released elsewhere.
※ Entries will not be returned, and KTO reserves the right to use awarded entries.

■ Size: JPG format at least 2,200 x 3,200 RGB pixels
※ If submitting slides, negative films must be printed and scanned. (If awarded, original slide and print will be requested.)

■ Winner Announcement: September 5 2018 (tentative).
※ Winners will be posted on KTO’s website and will be contacted individually.

II. Awards

Award Title No. of Awards Cash Prize
Grand Presidential Award 1 5,000,000 won
Gold Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism Award 1 3,000,000 won
Silver Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award 2 2,000,000 won
Bronze Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award 3 1,000,000 won
(International Applicant)
Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award 1 600,000 won
Honorable Mention Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award 92 300,000 won
Total 100 43,200,000 won

※ In the event that entries fail to meet expected standard of excellence, prizes may not be awarded.

III. Rules & Regulations

■ Photos of tourists enjoying and having fun at tourist attractions will be given special attention (must include person(s)).

■ Photos awarded in other contests (including revised and altered versions), imitations, composites,
or over-processed photos, or entries submitted by person other than photographer will be rendered ineligible and applicant will be barred from any KTO contest for 3 years. Awarded entries will be canceled.

■ Adjustments that do not create significant changes (such as slight changes in white balance, contrast, saturation level, e.t.c) are permitted.

■ Contest entrants waive property rights (including rights of derivative works) upon submission. The KTO assumes full ownership of submitted materials upon submission, and may use images in any shape or form for promotion, publication, distribution to a third party, and other purposes. Under KOGL (Korea Open Government License) Type 1, which states that “user can freely use the public work regardless of its commercial use without fee, and can change it to create secondary work,” entries will be available for free download on KTO’s Photo Gallery.

■ All entries must have acquired any and all necessary copyright laws and/or rights pertaining usage of photos. Entrant shall bear sole and exclusive responsibility for consequences arising from infringement of such rights and laws.

■ If person(s) in picture is identifiable, entrant will later be requested to download and submit “Photo Portrait Release Agreement” for all identifiable individuals in picture once the entry (or entries) successfully pass the preliminary screening process. If release agreement is not submitted, entry will be omitted from judging.

■ Special Prize (International Applicant) is intended for non-Korean applicants only, and ID will be requested if selected as prize candidate.

■ Further inquiries: Publications & Translation Team, Korea Tourism Organization;

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, and the Korea Tourism Organization