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Markham Carnival

Peoples Photo Competition

Submit your photos and compete with other enthusiastic photographers to win prizes with over $2000 in total value!

About the Contest

This is the first ever photo competition to be held in the Markham Carnival. In line with the theme of the Markham Carnival which is “Embracing the Future”, the competition opens an avenue specially for young people to participate. 

Sections & Entry Fees

Peoples Photo Competition is consisted of 2 sections. Entrants may submit their entries into the following two (2) sections:
(A) Open: photos of any content and style 
(B) COVID: photos that illustrate people’s resiliency surviving the pandemic, support among people, and respect to the frontline workers.
In order to encourage young people to participate, the competition is divided into two (2) age categories:
(I)  Under 18 years old – no entry fee is required
(II) 18+ - $20 per section (Submit up to 4 photos for each section)

Our Judges

We are privileged to have Mr. Philip Kwan, Mr. Manuel Chan, and Mr. Leo Chan to be the judges for the competition. They are all experienced judges.

Mr. Philip Kwan

Phillip has entered many International Exhibition and garnered many accolades for his photography. Phillip also has served as a judge in many PSA-recognized international exhibitions.

Mr. Manuel Chan

Manuel is the owner of DreamDay PhotoStudio with records of 1,000 couples, Manuel is a ARPS and WPPI Member with more than 100 awards in photography contests worldwide. He has been the judge of many photography contests and is currently the main speaker of Wesley Photography Club and other photography courses.

Mr. Leo Chan

Leo is a photo enthusiast who joined RPS and exposed in Hong Kong Landscape photography for more than 15 years. Leo also takes role in many pre-wedding photo projects. He has participated in and achieved Hong Kong Corporate Firms Inter-Hong Annual Photo Competition as 2nd runner-up in 2018 and years of merit award.


There are multiple ways to win prizes back home.

Featured Prizes

Three winners will be selected by our professional judges from each of the two sections.

1st Place:

$500 value

1st Place Trophy
Cash Prize ($300)
Photography accessories products and services* ($200 value)

2nd Place:

$300 value

2nd Place Trophy
Cash Prize ($200)
Photography accessories products and services* ($100 value)

3rd Place:

$200 value

3rd Place Trophy
Cash Prize ($100)
Photography accessories products and services* ($100 value)

People's Choice Awards

Top 10 images of each section will be selected by our judges and posted to our FB page for public voting.

Winning Entrant:

$100 value

People's Choice Trophy
Cash Prize ($50)
Photography accessories products and services* ($50 value)

Winning Voter*

$100 value

Cash Prize ($50)
Photography accessories products and services* ($50 value)
*Products and services have to be claimed within 1 year period starting September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
*Winning Voter will be selected by lucky draw.

Competition Schedule

Submission of photos by entrants: 
April 19 (Mon) 9 am – July 31 (Sat) 5 pm
Posting of photos on website for public voting: 
August 9 (Mon) 9 am – August 25 (Wed) 11:59 pm
Announcement of winners: 
August 28 and 29 (Sat and Sun)
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Don’t miss this valuable chance of outreaching to your audience and clients by sponsoring Peoples Photo Competition
It is part of Markham Carnival, one the largest summer events in Markham.
We attract and engage youths enthusiastic about photography.
We focus and invest in digital advertisement to promote the event to the targeted audience.
We maximize social media traffic by hosting People’s Choice online voting on social media.
Our programs will be livestreamed to local and global communities.

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