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LittleStar YCIS “COLORS OF CHINA” Photo Competition

February, 2014
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LittleStar - YCIS “COLORS OF CHINA” Photo Competition

Theme: Colors of China.

Contestants should capture the stunning moments of all aspects of China and compete in these four categories – PEOPLE; LANDSCAPE; CULTURE; LIFE.

Contestant Eligibility:

Students Section: Students studying at international schools/kindergartens in China. Students will compete in four age groups: Group I: Under 9 years old; Group II: 10- 12 years old; Group III: 13-15 years old; Group IV: 16-18 years old.

Adults Section (Teachers and Parents): Teaching/admin staff at international schools/kindergartens in China; Parents of current students studying at International Schools/kindergartens in China.

Entry Requirements:

* The photo entries submitted must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or public online forum, nor winning or placed in any other competition.

* The photo entries submitted must be original shots; editing in Photoshop or other software is not allowed.

* Each contestant can enter any of the four categories, but can only submit no more than 5 photos in the target category, for example, submitting 1 to 5 photos in the PEOPLE category.

* All contestants should CLEARLY fill in their personal info required (Name/Age/School/Email)

* A short caption of 30 words or so is required for any entry submitted.

* All entries must be submitted by email to:  littlestar_photo@qq.com

Judging and Results:

Judges for the photo contest consist of professional photographers from foreign media (e.g. Reuters and TIME); professional photographers from Chinese media (China Daily); as well as a LittleStar photographers and designers.

The list of prizewinners will be announced on the LittleStar website (www.internationalschool.info) in March 2014; and winners will also receive email notification from LittleStar Magazine.

Winners and Prizes:

* Winners will be selected from the above five categories: PEOPLE; LANDSCAPE; CULTURE; LIFE.






1st prize

1 winner

1 winner

1 winner

1 winner

2nd prize

1 winner

1 winner

1 winner

1 winner

3rd prize

3 winners

3 winners

3 winners

3 winners

* Grand Prize – awarded to ONLY ONE STUDENT in China: Professional Camera (Canon 70D) + paid working opportunity at LittleStar Magazine.

Publish and Exhibition:

* LittleStar will produce a photo album that includes all prize-winning photos, a winners list as well as information on the sponsors. Each entrant will receive a copy and LittleStar will distribute complimentary copies to selected venues in different cities.

* Roving exhibition of prize-winning photos and the top 100 shots will be hosted at several participating international schools after the Awards Ceremony. 

Awards Ceremonies:

The Awards Ceremony will be held at YCIS Beijing and YCIS Shanghai in April  2014 (detailed plans will be announced in March 2014). All contestants, teachers and parents are welcome to attend the event.

Copyright Issues:

Entrants must own the copyright to any photographs entered. Entrants will retain copyright to the photographs.

By entering you agree to allow LittleStar Magazine to publish your photos in LittleStar Magazine and other printed materials, on the LittleStar Website (www.internationalschool.info), and on the LittleStar Flickr, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Inquiries: For further inquiries about the LittleStar Colors of China Photo Competition, please contact us via email at littlestarmagazine@yahoo.com

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  1. entrant
    November 26th, 2013 at 10:14 | #1

    the link provided leads to the page for a short story competition. There is no place to submit photos for the photo contest.

  2. Jillian
    February 22nd, 2014 at 13:59 | #2

    I still can’t submit my photos. The website redirects me to the short story competition submission place. Do I put my pictures in a document with my captions? I’m kind of confused

  3. February 24th, 2014 at 12:18 | #3

    I am a photographer looking to join this competition. The listed link for photo submission does not work. The previous Short Story competition submission is still visible but there is nothing for the photography competition. Where do I upload my pictures?

  4. February 24th, 2014 at 13:11 | #4

    Hi, we are sorry about this problem.
    Please send you entries and captions to: littlestar_photo@qq.com

  5. February 24th, 2014 at 13:12 | #5

    Send you entries and captions to: littlestar_photo@qq.com

  6. February 24th, 2014 at 13:12 | #6

    Please send you entries and captions to: littlestar_photo@qq.com

  7. entrant
    February 28th, 2014 at 17:52 | #7

    Hi, I wish to enter this contest but what does it mean by: “All contestants should CLEARLY fill in their personal info required in the Contestant Profile Form when submitting their photo entries online.” What am I supposed to put? My name? What else?

  8. Apoorv
    February 28th, 2014 at 22:33 | #8

    Where can I find the online contestant form to fill out?

  9. February 28th, 2014 at 22:36 | #9

    Hi Alice, please send your photo entries and captions to littlestar_photo@qq.com with your name, age, school, email.
    We will confirm with you immediately when entries are received.

  10. February 28th, 2014 at 22:38 | #10

    Hi, please just send us your photo entries and captions to littlestar_photo@qq.com with your name, age, school and email contact info. Thanks!

  11. Apoorv
    March 21st, 2014 at 18:51 | #11

    When are the results going to come out?

  12. Ming Chen
    April 27th, 2014 at 13:59 | #12

    Where can we see the results?

  1. May 11th, 2014 at 09:34 | #1