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Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021

Country: Malaysia
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Applications are open for Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021. The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards [KLPA] is an annual global portrait photography competition initiated in 2009 by Steven V-L Lee, a Malaysian photographer.

This year the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards PORTRAIT PRIZE has three categories:

  • Single Image THEME: Each photographer may submit up to 10 single portrait photographs on the theme of SENSE OF SELF.
  • Single Image OPEN: There is no specific theme for this category. Participants may submit up to 10 portrait-based photographs.
  • Project Grant: Each project must contain 6 to 12 images.


Theme: Sense of Self

  • 1st Prize: USD$2,000
  • 2nd Prize: USD$1,000
  • 3rd Prize: USD

Single Image Open Category

  • 1st Prize: USD$2,000
  • 2nd Prize: USD$1,000
  • 3rd Prize: USD

Project Grant category

  • Three photographers will be awarded US$1,000 each in June 2021 to allow them to continue and complete their work-in-progress projects. Projects must be ready to be exhibited in September.


  • In this open Category, photographers may submit portraits that do not have to adhere to the theme but represent a personal vision and creativity, no matter which genre they are captured in.
  • To encourage wider global audience participation, all photographers are able to submit one free entry in this Single Image Open category.
  • The contest hopes to see more entries from South America, the African continent as well as the Middle East and Asia countries in particular.

Entry Fees

Single Image – THEME and OPEN categories

  • 1 image: US$15 in the THEME category / free in the OPEN category
  • 2 images: US$30
  • 3-6 images: US$45
  • 7-10 images: US$55

Project Grant category

  • US$45 per project (6-12 images)



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 April,2021
Open toAll



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