top of page

Terms & conditions

Terms and Conditions


  • The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers.


  • Photos can be submitted into one of two competition categories:


  • Single photo


  • Series (minimum of 3, maximum of 5)

  • The competition Jury will select a short list of photographs for consideration. The photographs will be presented on Macau CLOSER’s Facebook page for the public to vote on.  The jurors will select the winning, and there will be a separate prize reflecting the online voting.


  • The first prize winner selected by the Jury will win a cash prize of MOP8,000.


  • The first prize winner selected by the public will win a cash prize of MOP3,000.


  • The second prize winners (one selected by the Jury and one selected by the public) will win a cash prize of MOP1,500 each.


  • The Jury will also select a maximum of five Honorary Mentions.


  • A selection of submitted photographs will be published in the July-August issue of Macau CLOSER magazine, and in our sister publication, Ponto Final newspaper, and will be presented in an exhibition at the Portuguese Bookshop.



Competition Guidelines:


  • All entrants must be over 18 years-old.


  • No entrance fee for the competition is required.


  • Photos can be submitted in color and/or black & white. The photos must have been taken in 2024.


  • Photos must be submitted by the competition deadline: 6pm, June 15. 


  • The photographer(s) must be the author(s) of the pictures submitted in his/her/their name.


  • Photo format: Digital images should be no larger than 4MB per image. Save as JPG compression High, 72 dpi, and minimum 1,000 pixels on the longest side.


  • Photos must not show the name or by any means identify the photographer.


  • Only single exposure and single frame pictures will be accepted. The following are not accepted: Multiple exposures; polyptychs (diptychs, triptychs, and so forth); stitched panoramas, either produced in-camera or with image editing software.


  • The content of a picture must not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame. There are two exceptions: Cropping that removes extraneous details is permitted; Removing sensor dust or lens scratches is permitted. 


  • Adjustments of color or conversion to grayscale that do not alter content are permitted, however: Changes in color may not result in significant changes in hue, to such an extent that the processed colors diverge from the original colors. Changes in density, contrast, color and/or saturation levels that significantly alter content by obscuring or eliminating information in the picture are not permitted. The jury determines which changes are significant.


  • The winners will be selected and announced on Macau CLOSER’s Facebook page, on June 30.


  • The competition jury reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or disqualify any photograph that does not comply with the above rules.


  • The Jury will also choose a selection of images to be posted online and voted on by the public for a separate ‘People’s Choice’ Award.  Specific details regarding the public online voting will be announced in due time.


  • The competition entrant gives permission for their photos to be published in Macau CLOSER magazine and our sister publication Ponto Final newspaper. The photos may also be presented as part of an exhibition at the Portuguese Bookshop. For publication purposes, entrants will be asked to send selected photos in high-resolution.


  • The photographer takes full responsibility for any consequences or matters relating to the subjects or people photographed, resulting from the publication or display of the photograph.

bottom of page