The Global SinoPhoto Awards 2023


Tell your Chinese story – imagine, interpret, inspire


The Global SinoPhoto Awards (GSPA) is an annual photography contest that aims to communicate Chinese culture through remarkable imagery and to promote photographers internationally.

© Li, Huaifeng: Dancing Dreams of a Mountain Girl, Shanxi 2020

Global SinoPhoto Awards 2021 Overall Winner: © Li, Huaifeng: Dancing Dreams of a Mountain Girl, Shanxi 2020


Schedule and Highlights for Awards 2023


• Submissions will be open from September to 20 November 2022;
• Shortlist photographers will be announced early 1st January 2023;
• Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, at the legendary British Library on 17th January 2023;
• Awards images will be exhibited at the Fujifilm House of Photography in central London between 17th January – 19th February 2023, during the Chinese New Year.

Further exhibitions and events are to be confirmed.

Winners are selected by our expert judging panel:


2021 Judging panel

Our judges are prominent figures in photography/creative industries, most of them have insightful knowledge of China:

Patrik Schumacher: Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects Ltd., Chief Designer of the Daxing International Airport, the world's largest airport when built.

Kim Hoang(黄秋河): Senior picture editor, Save the Children; the Guardian, the Red Cross, Magnum Photos.

Yao Lu(姚璐): International award-winning artist, lecturer in photography at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Lynne Bryant: Founder of The Architectural Photography Awards, former Chair of the British Association of Picture Libraries (BAPLA). Lynne is also the Co-founder of the Global SinoPhoto Awards

Michael Freeman: Photographer and prolific author with 155 books published internationally in 28 languages, including bestsellers "The Photographer's Eye" and "The Tea Horse Road".

Betty Yao(姚詠蓓): Curator and author of “Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868 – 72” exhibition and book.

We thank our partners and sponsors:


Global SinoPhoto Awards partners and sponsors