Monday, 1 May 2017

Win in the 45th Korea Tourism Photo Contest

  • Theme: Korea, Beyond Your Imagination

Korea is an enchanting country! Wherever your feet take you or your eyes rest upon, Korea will amaze with spectacular scenery all year round. Capture and share with us your most memorable sites and moments of Korea.


■ Application Eligibility: All interested
■ Submission: Online (
■ Deadline: May 30 (Tuesday) – June 30 2017 (Friday, 3:00pm / Korea Standard Time)
■ Photo Qualifications: Up to 5 photographs taken after January 1 2014, that have not been published or released elsewhere. Entries will not be returned, and KTO may use awarded entries.
■ Size: JPG format at least 2,200 x 3,200 RGB pixels
※If submitting slides, you must print negative and submit scanned printed image. (If awarded, original slide and print must be submitted.)
■ Winner Announcement: August 25(Friday) 2017 (Tentative. Winners will be posted on KTO’s website and will be contacted individually.)


Award TitleNo. of AwardsCash PrizeGrand 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 wonTotal10043,200,000 won

※ In the event that entries fail to meet expected standard of excellence, prizes may not be awarded.
※ Special (International Applicant) prize is intended for non-Korean applicants only, and ID will be requested if selected as prize candidate.


■ Photos awarded in other contests (including revised and altered versions), imitations, composites, or edited 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.

■ 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 be contacted and asked to download and submit “Photo Portrait Release Agreement.” 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.

■ For any additional information regarding contest, please send e-mail to
Organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & the Korea Tourism Organization

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