Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest 2013 with Photo Hunting in North Sumatra

1 May 2013 - 28 Jul 2013

Garuda Indonesia, the country’s national airline, has launched an international photo competition called : the Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest (GAWPC) 2013 .


To take place from 1st May to 28th July 2013, the contest will be an arena where creativity and high photographic quality of professional photographers and serious amateur photo enthusiasts from all across the globe are showcased and compete. 


“My Enchanting Town”, is the theme chosen for the online contest where photographers are required to capture scenes of their hometown. Collaborating with the photography community Ayo Foto! (, the contest is divided into three categories consisting of: Nature, Culture, and People.


The selection for the best photos and winners of GAWPC 2013 will involve online public voting, ratings from Credible Online Judges and scoring by the 2013 GAWPC Honorary Judging Committee.


In the first round, public voting will select the best 1.000 photos from each category. Subsequently, public voting and online judges will select the top 200 photos in each category in round 2.  While In round 3, the GAWPC Honorary Judging Committee will select the top 5 photos and photographers in each category (totaling 15 finalists).


The 15 Finalists will then be invited to the final leg of the contest which is a Photo Hunting Trip to Medan, West Sumatra.



With the theme “Enchanted Indonesia”, in this photo hunting contest, finalists will compete for the best photo and the best photo essay for each category in the allotted time. The Best Nature, Best Culture, Best People, Best Overall and Special Recognition photographies, will be selected from among the 15 Finalists by the 2013 GAWPC Honorary Judging Committee. Winners will be confirmed the Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest winners at a special Gala Dinner Ceremony.


The contest will involve some of the renowned names in international photography with judges including Tom Hunter (UK), Matt Brandon (Malaysia), Peter Watson (UK), Michael Hudson (Australia), Vivit Kavi (Indonesia), Ryo Ohwada (Japan), Rapahael Olivier (France), Nacho Hernandez (Spain), Marvin Stavars (Poland), Aaron Feinberg (USA), Soumitra Datta (india), and many more. 


While, for the final photo hunting round, Indonesia’s most renowned photographer Arbain Ramber and Budhi Ipoeng, and Singapore’s Goh Kim Hui, will be the Honorary Judging Committee.


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