The Invisible Photographer Asia Awards competition is organised by Invisible Photographer Asia Pte Ltd (IPA), an organization based in Singapore.
This awards competition is free to enter by photographers of all levels and experience, based in Asia for an extended period of time, no less than 6 months. The judges and competition organiser reserve the right to verify this condition by requesting passport and/or proof from the photographer. In cases of doubt, any photographer violating this condition will be, at a minimum, disqualified from the competition.
Photographs entered for the Street Photography Asia Award must be taken in Asia within the last 24 months i.e. anytime from 2011–2013 is accepted. Entries to the Photo Essay Asia Award must explore a social, economic or political issue in Asia, and comprise mostly photographs taken within the last 24 months i.e. anytime from 2011–2013.
The content of a photograph must not be altered in Photoshop or by any other means. No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph and the image must be a truthful representation of whatever happened in front of the camera during exposure. Retouching only to eliminate dust and scratches is acceptable. Photographers may crop a photo and perform colour corrections and processing in keeping with a realistic representation of the subject. You may change an image from colour to black and white. Extreme photo manipulation, stitching and combining of images is forbidden. The judges and awards organiser IPA reserve the right to request for the original (un‐retouched) raw image files, negatives and/or slides for examination and verification. In cases of doubt, any photographer violating competition standards will be, at a minimum, disqualified from the competition.