More and more international participants have joined HPA 2017 since this September

Published date: 2016-12-28    Clicks: 5123

Even since the photo submission started this September 16, there have been photographers from 85 different countries who have already registered in HPA 2017. At this point, the international participants have been initially formed. We can’t say too early about their information, at least here are some interesting facts we can share with you.

Who is the first international participant registered in HPA 2017?

On the official day one of photo submission this September, the first international participant registered in our contest is Hamdia Traoré from Mali, Africa, who is also the winner of documentary award in Architecture Category, HPA 2015.

During the ceremony of HPA 2015, Hamida’s traditional cloths and active personality was definitely the highlight of the event. We guess the event must have given Hamida an unforgettable impression and inspired his passion for photography. He couldn’t wait to register for this year’s competition when the submission just started, and the other two Malian participants also registered it 10 days later. We don’t know if this is merely a coincidence, but if they knew each other, Hamida would have many contacts from different age groups in photography field. Great thanks to his recommendation.

The first Jamaican participant registered in HPA 2017!

On November 30, a new country member of HPA 2017 has emerged-Jamaica. Throughout the HPA contests in the past, there have been photographers from 162 different countries and regions. So having a breakthrough is getting more and more difficult in the process. We have to consider those countries and regions that haven’t joined with us are relatively small and remote, owning digital cameras and studios are precious things for people from there. The winning work of Nomination award in HPA 2015 called Photographers from Western Africa, photo by Adrien Tache, just speaks the fact.

As the map shows, Jamaica is located in the centre of the Caribbean, rich in the sugarcane and cocoa. Nowadays, the most popular activity is sports for locals. Local native Indians are said to be extinct, 90% of the population is from African slaves and hybrid descendants, and majority of them believe in Christian. With participation of Jamaican photographer, we believe more details of local cultural will get shared in HPA 2017.

HPA 2017 gets advertised worldwide!

Since the photo submission started, the HPA work team has been in touch with all kinds of photo contest & related websites to get HPA 2017 advertised worldwide. Up until now, our contest has been announced on the Irish, Polish, Russian, Korean, Macedonian, South African, Singaporean and Italian website, etc. Surprisingly, some of the websites even have announced the contest proactively before our team approaching them.


As HPA 2015, HPA 2017 has been announced on two influential American photo contest channels once again. Especially, one of the channels is adverting on the main page of its facebook with over thousand followers worldwide.

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