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Following on from the announcement of the winners of the inaugural Global SinoPhoto Awards, we are also delighted to announce that from Friday 26th February, the last day of the Chinese New Year festive season and also the day of the Lantern Festival, the winners and commended images will be exhibited in the xGallery - an interactive 3D Virtual Reality gallery.



23rd February 2021: Du Baoxian from Australia has become the overall winner of the inaugural Global SinoPhoto Awards and winner of the ACE UK Group Award, ‘Us, Now’ category with Me: A composite image of 10 self-portrait photographs shot during the lockdown in the spring of 2020, winning a prize of $2500.


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Nearly 700 entries from 29 countries were assessed by a panel of judges consisting of photography experts and artists, including Yao Lu, a Beijing-based artist, and Professor of Photography at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China who commented: “I am pleased to see that the Global SinoPhoto Awards covers all key cultural features, inviting the world to share the glimpses of Chinese people and their lives through a lens. These reflections are not only through the eyes of Chinese people in China, but also people from all corners of the world; be they of Chinese origin or people of other countries who love the Chinese culture. The Global SinoPhoto Awards will become a window to help Chinese photographers connecting with the international photography circle and more dialogues will be opened. I am sure this will only be a start and I wish the Global SinoPhoto Awards continuous success in the years to come.”



SmartStoneVR sponsors the Street Life category


21st December: We are delighted to announce that leading VR and AR edu-tech solution providers, SmartStoneVR, have become sponsors of Street Life, the free-to-enter youth category.


24th November 2020: Entrants to the Global SinoPhoto Awards can get 20% off entry fees with promo code GSPA20. Offer ends 10th December.

There are 7 categories to enter including Spirit of Zen: Peacefulness and Calm

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Spirit of Zen: Sangha Retreat by Octave Institute by Tsao & McKown Architects ©Richard Bryant


ACE Group UK sponsors the Us, Now category

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23rd November 2020: We are pleased to announce that Anglo Chinese Executive UK Group (ACE) have become sponsors of the Us, Now category. 


26th October 2020: In addition to Alamy, the Global SinoPhoto Awards' commercial image partner, and All in a day's work category sponsor Volitation, we have been overwhelmed with support from universities and organisations including University of Liverpool's School of Architecture, Chopsticks Club, Cambridge China Centre, Kingston University's School of Art, Bristol & West of England China Bureau and MyOffer. We thank you for your continued support!

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©Vanya Bovajo / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo


6th October 2020: For the whole of October we are offering a 20% discount to everyone who enters the Global SinoPhoto Awards. Just enter promo code GSPA20. Choose from seven categories to enter - or enter them all - with a chance to win cash prizes totalling $4500. 

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©Minchen Liang / Alamy Stock Photo


Volitation sponsors the Work and Study category


5th October: The Global SinoPhoto Awards are pleased to announce that UK-based, transnational trading company, Volitation, have become sponsors of the Work and Study category.  


Launch of the Global SinoPhoto Awards

January 2020: Chinese New Year got off to a good start with the launch of the Global SinoPhoto Awards, a China-related photography competition.

Global SinoPhoto Awards founders, Yintong Betser and Lynne Bryant, celebrated the launch at the ACTIVE Anglo Chinese Communications' Chinese New Year party at The Century Club in central London.  Guests included Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, who was also a keynote speaker at the event, along with many other luminaries from the architecture and business worlds.

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Yintong Betser, Managing Director of Active China, Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and Lynne Bryant, Founder of The Architectural Photography Awards at Active China's Chinese New Year celebrations in central London. 

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