Korea Tourism Photo Contest 2015 - "Imagine Your Korea"

Publish Date: Jun 02, 2015

Deadline: Jun 30, 2015

Visited by more than 14 million tourists from around the world, the Republic of Korea is a country beautiful and attractive throughout the four seasons. Korea’s new tourism slogan “Imagine Your Korea” promises an experience beyond your imagination. Invite the world to come and see the charm and value of Korea with your camera. Capture memorable sites and moments in Korea that fit the 5 keywords below.


Participant Eligibility: All interested

Application Period: June 16th – June 30th, 2015, 5:00pm (Korea time)

Entry Process: Online Submission (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/PK/PK_EN_14_1.jsp)

Photo Qualifications: Up to 5 entries taken after January 1st, 2014 that have not been published

Entries will not be returned, and KTO may use awarded entries only.

Size: JPG format at least 2,200 x 3,200 RGB pixels

Original file only. Revised, reformatted or otherwise modified files will not be accepted.

Winner Announcement: Winners will be announced on August 17th, 2015 (tentative) via email and the KTO

website (http://kto.visitkorea.or.kr/kor/notice/compe/photo/photoContest_pre.kto)

III. Awards




Award Title

No. of Awards

Cash Prize






Grand Prize

Presidential Award


5,000,000 won










Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism Award


3,000,000 won










Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award


2,000,000 won










Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award


1,000,000 won









Non-Korean Photographer

Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award


500,000 won


Online Vote

Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award


500,000 won











Honorable Mention

Korea Tourism Organization President’s Award


300,000 won












43,300,000 won







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

IV. Notice

Photos that have won in other contests (including revised and altered versions), were used for commercial purposes and/or published, imitations or composites will be rendered ineligible and applicant will be barred from any KTO contest for 3 years. Awarded entries will be canceled.

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, etc. Contest entrants waive property rights upon submission. Awarded entries will be exhibited and published in book & postcard form, uploaded on KTO’s photo gallery website, and may be used in various publications and events for promotional purposes.

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.

For any additional information regarding the contest, please send an e-mail to yunnjw@knto.or.kr

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

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