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The 13th Busan Tourism Photo Contest
Posted by admin Date 2012-05-10 15:13:38 View 1819

Busan Metropolitan City is hosting the 13th Busan Tourism Photo Contest to promote Busan as a beautiful and dynamic city.


Subject matter

· Natural environment, festivals, folk culture, cultural heritage, and other tourism resources of

  Busan including:

    -Experience tour programs in Busan

    -Local delicacies (Hoddeok at BIFF Square, ddeokbokki, Busan fishcake, Gijang seaweed, Doejigukbab, Jipbuljangeo etc)

    -New tourism resources in Busan such as Busan Cinema Center, Galmaetgil footpaths, National Maritime Museum, Moontan Road, etc.


Eligibility and application

   · The contest is open to anyone.

   · Each photo should be an unmounted print measuring 11 inches by 14 inches without edges.

   · This contest is for color photographs only.

   · Up to 6 entries are allowed per person.

   · The entry fee is KRW 20,000 per person

   · The contest begins July 1, 2012 and ends August 1, 2012 (all submissions must arrive by 6 p.m. on August 1)



· Please affix the following information to the back of each photo: title, date and place that photograph was taken, name, phone number and address of the artist.

· For digital photography, each photo must be submitted in printed and electronic form. Submit a compact disc containing two files - altered version for printing purposes (jpeg) and original version (3,000x2,000 pixels) without any alterations.

· For film photography, both film and print submission is required.       

· All entries should be submitted to the Photo Artist Association of Korea Busan Chapter (PASKBS)

     608-810, 78 Yongso-ro, Nam-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, 4th floor, Busan Art Center

     Tel: 051-631-4111


Contest Prizes

   · 1 Grand Prize: KRW 3,000,000 & certificate of award from Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City

   · 1 First Prize: KRW 2,000,000 & certificate of award from President of PASKBS

   · 1 Second Prize: KRW 1,000,000 & certificate of award from President of Korea Tourism Organization

   · 3 Third Prizes: KRW 300,000 & certificate of award from President of PASKBS

   · 5 Fourth Prizes: KRW 200,000 & certificate of award from President of PASKBS

   · 80 Participation Prizes: KRW 100,000 & certificate of award from President of PASKBS


Judging and Exhibition

   · Date: Friday 3 August, 2012, Grand Conference Hall, Busan Metropolitan City Hall

   · Announcement: Monday 6 August, 2012, on PASKBS website, and by notification

   · Award ceremony: Saturday 8 September, 2012, 15:00, BEXCO Exhibition hall during Busan International Travel Fair

   · Exhibition: September 7-10, 2012 (4 days), Busan International Travel Fair, BEXCO


Important advisory

·  In selecting winning entries, extra points are given to members of Photo Artist Association of Korea (PASK)

· All winning submissions become the property of Busan Metropolitan City and Korea Tourism   Organization, and may be published for public purposes by associations, local chapters, branches and the provincial council.

· If the winn ing entries are found to be unoriginal, counterfeit, or composite, all prizes will be forfeited, and members of PASK will be subject to disciplinary measures while non-members will be barred from joining the PASK for up to 7 years.

· Entrants assume full respons ibility for any problems associated with the content of their entries including portrait rights.

· All submiss io ns except winning entries will be returned by mail along with a book of winning entries (however, entries from those in Busan should be personally redeemed from the PASKBS office within 5 days of the end of the exhibition). Unclaimed entries will be left at the disposal of PASKBS.

· All enquiries may be addressed to PASKBS at 051-631-4111.


○ Host: Busan Metropolitan City  
○ Organizer: Photo Artist Association Busan Chapter

○ Sponsor: Photo Artist Association of Korea, Korea Tourism Organization, Busan Metropolitan City Tourism Association



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