Joining AsiaWPA

AsiaWPA encourages all photographers, photographers-to-be, photography lovers, as well as videographers, to join us as “AsiaWPA Ordinary Members” to enjoy a wide range of benefits, including having priority booking our seminars and workshops, and to participate in AsiaWPA Photography & Videography Competitions.

Whilst we are based in Asia, we welcome new members from all countries around the world.

The annual AsiaWPA membership fee is only US$60 , please click HERE for application. Attendees of AsiaWPA seminars, workshops and other events also have the chance to apply as “AsiaWPA Ordinary Members” during the event.

A member must be an individual person. There is no membership category for companies or studios.

An updated list of all AsiaWPA Members are available on The member list shows detailed information about a member, as well as his/her membership tier and AsiaWPA Award Points earned, as described below.


AsiaWPA Membership Tiers

Starting from 2017, AsiaWPA adopts a new system of Membership Tier to motivate our members to improve and challenge themselves for a higher level of skills and techniques.

Details about earning points and winning awards in AsiaWPA Competitions as well as Annual Final Judging may be found below.


The various AsiaWPA Membership Levels are as follows:

AsiaWPA Grand Master
AsiaWPA Master
Grand Elite Member
Elite Member
Ordinary Member


Members are advanced based on their accumulated AsiaWPA Award Points + AsiaWPA Annual Awards won during the Annual Final Judging:

AsiaWPA Grand Master: 100 points + 10 Gold Awards + at least 1 Grand Award
The most prestige title of AsiaWPA. Requires absolutely amazing and flawless skills, creativity and art sense. Truly a master and leader in the industry. Whilst very difficult to obtain this title, it is possible to achieve with a lot of effort and talent.

AsiaWPA Master Photographer: 60 points + 5 Gold Awards 
Equipped with outstanding and creative skills, an AsiaWPA Master demonstrates exceptional craftsmanship through his/her stunning work. A title difficult to obtain without years of experience and effort. Being an AsiaWPA Master, he/she would be invited to speak and share in AsiaWPA’s events organised in various Asian cities. He/she may also be invited to act as a judge in AsiaWPA competitions.

Grand Elite Member: 30 points + 2 Gold Awards or 5 Silver Awards (or above) or 10 Bronze Awards (or above)
A higher level of Elite Members, that requires constant excellence performance in AsiaWPA Competitions. Being a Grand Elite Member, he/she may be invited to speak and share in AsiaWPA’s events organised in various Asian cities.

Elite Member: 10 points
Specific profile pages on for Elite Members and above. An Elite Member demonstrates excellence skills and techniques. Being an Elite Member, he/she may be invited to speak and share in AsiaWPA’s events organised in various Asian cities.

Ordinary Member: 0-9 points
Lowest membership tier. To apply please click HERE.


Important: To accumulate AsiaWPA Award Points and to maintain recognition of your membership tier title, you must maintain your AsiaWPA membership by paying the basic annual membership fee.

Each year we also invite some international renowned photographers to provide expert advice, act as competition judges and share their techniques with our members. 

AsiaWPA International Competitions

Each year AWPA organises two photography & videography competitions: 1st & 2nd Half International Photography & Videography Competitions. The competitions open during April and September each year.

To advance to a higher level of Membership Tier, a member shall participate in the 1st & 2nd Half International Photography & Videography Competitions and accumulate certain AsiaWPA Award Points required for each year. 


AsiaWPA Award Points are awarded as follows:

First Place – 5 points
Second Place – 3 points
Third Place – 2 points
Excellence Award (entries scoring over 80) – 1 points

A photo or video entry may only be submitted for one competition. In other words, an entry submitted previously cannot be submitted again. This also means that a photo/video entry cannot be submitted for both the 1st and 2nd Half Competitions. If so, the latter entry will be disqualified and there will be no refund of any fees.

Final Judging & AsiaWPA Annual Awards

At the end of each year, all photo/video entries in the 1st & 2nd Half Competitions winning an Excellence Awards or above will AUTOMATICALLY enter the Annual Final Judging held in November/December. During the Final Judging, all winning photos/videos during the 1st & 2nd Half Competitions will be reviewed again.

For each category, AsiaWPA Annual Awards will be granted as follows:

Grand Award (only one in each category)- Best work based on all skills and creativity; amazing work of art

Gold Awards – Outstanding skills and creativity

Silver Awards – Excellent use of photography/videography skills

Bronze Awards – Very Good use of photography/videography skills


Grand Award (only one in each category) – Award Trophy 

Gold Awards – Award Medals

Silver Awards – Award Medals

Bronze Awards – Award Medals

Award trophies and medals will be presented to winners during AsiaWPA Annual Award Ceremony to be held in early 2022.