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APEC Accepting 2017 Photo Contest Submissions

APEC Accepting 2017 Photo Contest Submissions
Issued by the APEC Secretariat

Singapore, 11 August 2017 – The 2017 APEC Photo Contest is now welcoming submissions from the public that provide interpretations of improving trade and living standards for all in the Asia-Pacific.

Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit photos reflecting the following policy priorities being addressed by the 21 APEC member economies in 2017 in support of this objective:

• Promoting Sustainable, Innovative and Inclusive Growth
• Strengthening Small Business Competitiveness and Innovation in the Digital Age
• Deepening Regional Economic Integration
• Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Response to Climate Change

Entrants in the 2017 APEC Photo Contest will be eligible to win cash prizes.
“We are seeking photos that illustrate the tangible benefits of Asia-Pacific trade and the urgency of extending them to all corners of society,” explained Dr Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, with trade and sectoral officials convening in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam on 17-30 August to take this effort forward.

“The APEC Photo Contest provides a channel for the public to share its views on how trade makes life better and doubles as a visual benchmark for our policy work to optimize it,” Dr Bollard added.

To submit your photos, please visit the 2017 APEC Photo Contest information hub. Entries are due by 29 September 2017 at 23:59 (Singapore/GMT +8).

Judges will select three winners who will each receive a cash prize: 1) First Prize: SGD 2,000; 2) Second Prize: SGD 1,500 and; 3) Third Prize: SGD 1,000.
This year’s judges include:
• Dr Alan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat
• Eric Badarat, Photo Editor, North America, Agence France-Presse
• Palani Mohan, Award-Winning Photojournalist
• Truong Huu Hung, Viet Nam Photographer and Multi-Year Winner, APEC Photo Contest
A Popular Choice Award winner chosen directly by the public on social media will receive SGD 750.The APEC Influencer Award of SGD 750 will also be granted to the photo submission with the most likes on Instagram (#TradeforAll).
The winning photos will be announced during the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang, Viet Nam in November.
The APEC Photo Contest is open to citizens and permanent residents of APEC member economies. Please click here for further details, including submission guidelines and judging criteria.
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