About the Competition

The competition aims to reinforce ASEAN's position as a stable and peaceful region under the theme "ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth." Indonesia, the current chairman of the association, is committed to upholding international law, fostering cooperation, and avoiding any alliances that may compromise ASEAN's unity. The ASEAN 2023 agenda encompasses a broad range of issues, including the promotion of Peace and Solidarity among the ASEAN People, ASEAN as a Center for Economic Growth, and the development of ASEAN Culture, Tourism, and Diversity.

Given ASEAN's diversity of cultures, languages, and perspectives, we recognize that each individual has a unique viewpoint that can provide valuable insight into the region's growth and potential. Seasia and SEA Today share the vision of "echoing" Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 to the rest of the world, with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asia. Through this competition, we seek to not only report on ASEAN's progress but also engage our respective audiences in promoting and echoing these efforts.

In the age of digitalization, social media has become a potent tool for raising awareness about ASEAN issues and challenges. As such, we encourage photographers from across ASEAN to participate in the Echoing ASEAN Photo Competition and share their distinctive perspectives on the ASEAN Epicentrum of Growth. Whether capturing the vibrancy of bustling cities, the magnificence of breathtaking landscapes, or the inspiring stories of people who call ASEAN home, your photographs can capture the essence of this dynamic region.


ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth


Unity in Diversity

The Power of Economic Growth

Beautiful ASEAN

Terms & Conditions Photo Competition

  1. The Competition is open to all individuals who are at least 18 years of age and residents of ASEAN countries.
  2. Participants must also follow the Instagram accounts @seasia.news and @seatodaynews.
  3. By participating in the Competition, participants agree to grant the Organizer a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, publish, and display their entries for the purposes of promoting the ASEAN event.
  4. The Organizer acknowledges the participants intellectual property rights and will not sell or license the entries to third parties without the participants consent.
  5. Participants are responsible for ensuring that their entries comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and third-party rights.
  6. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify participants who violate these terms and conditions or who engage in any conduct that is detrimental to the Competition.
  7. All submitted works must be submitted via www.echoingasean.com and via each participant's Instagram account.
  8. Participants can submit a maximum of five submitted works in each category.
  9. Submitted works must be in a landscape orientation, JPEG format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi and a minimum size of 2500 pixels.
  10. All submitted works must be accompanied by a caption (maximum 60 words). Give the best photo title and write a complementary caption that is inspiring, creative and clear.
  11. Include the hashtag #EchoingASEAN and the Instagram account tags @seasia.news & @seatodaynews.
  12. Participants may edit their photographs using basic editing tools such as color correction, contrast adjustment, dodging, burning, rotating, and cropping.
  13. Submitted works must not contain any watermarks or borders.
  14. Submitted works must be original and the participant must have full copyright ownership of the photo and has never been a winner in any competition.
  15. Participants are prohibited from using any form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine learning to enhance or manipulate their photographs.
  16. The submitted works do not contain elements of violence, pornography, and do not oppose ethnicity, religion, race, and intergroup; or violate applicable legal provisions.
  17. Works that are included in this competition must be uploaded during the competition period (5-30 April 2023).
  18. Participants are free to use cellphone cameras, DSLR cameras, or digital cameras to take pictures and or record their works.
  19. Participants are required to download, fill out, sign and re-upload the Statement of Originality of Work through the letter template provided at the Important Link point.
  20. Decisions are absolute and cannot be contested.

General Assessment Criteria

  1. Relevant to the theme (showing the beauty of the ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 and related to the #EchoingASEAN)
  2. Storytelling/creativity
  3. Technical quality of the photograph

Important Link


Pengiriman Karya
Stage 1

Upload Content (for participant)

5 - 30 April 2023

Stage 2

Curation Photo

29-30 April 2023

Stage 3


1 May 2023

Winner Announcement
Stage 4

Winner Announcement

2 May 2023

The work will be displayed at the ASEAN Summit 2023 in Laboan Bajo on 9-11 May 2023
(If Possible)


Total Prize 4,000 USD

1st Winner

1,000 USD

2nd Winner

600 USD

3rd Winner

400 USD

20 Selected Photos

@100 USD

Frequently Ask Question (FAQ)

The competition is open to individuals who are residents of ASEAN countries and are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

No, participation in the competition is free of charge.

Yes, the contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers, regardless of experience level. Images may be captured using any type of camera, such as SLR, mirrorless, or mobile phone.

Each participant may submit up to 5 photographs in each category.

Yes, participants may edit their entries using basic editing tools, such as color correction, contrast adjustment, dodging, burning, rotating, and cropping.

Submissions must be in a landscape orientation, JPEG/300 dpi format with a minimum size of 2500 pixels and sRGB color space. File size for each image must be within 20 MB.

Only photos taken from 1 January 2022, until the end of the competition may be submitted.

No, participants must use their real name when submitting their works.

Yes, participants may submit previously entered works as long as the entries did not receive any awards or recognition.

Yes, a confirmation email from [email protected] will be sent to participants upon submission of their works.

No, all entries must be clear of any copyright information or watermarks to keep the photographer's identity anonymous. Photographers' names or any other watermark or copyright information will disqualify the entries from being presented to the judges.

The entry period is from 00.01 (GMT +7) on Saturday, April 1st, 2023, to 23.59 (GMT +7) on Sunday, April 30th, 2023. We recommend submitting entries well in advance to avoid technical issues and to allow ample time for reviewing and making necessary adjustments.

Winners will be announced on May 2nd, 2023, on our Instagram accounts: @seasia.news and @seatodaynews.

Yes, the winning and selected photographs will be showcased at the ASEAN Summit 2023 event to provide broader exposure and recognition for the participants' creative achievements.

Yes, the photographers' names will be displayed alongside their respective photographs during the exhibition at the ASEAN 2023 event to acknowledge and give credit to the photographers for their creative works.

Submission Form

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