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Inspiring Indonesia

About The Contest

It all started with a single picture. Back in 2007, Garuda Indonesia held a national photo contest which has now evolved to be Garuda Indonesia International Photo Contest (GIIPC), one of the largest photo contests in Indonesia. Every year, thousands of pictures are submitted for the competition.

GIIPC continues to grow and receives exceptional response from photographers and photography communities all around the world. In 2008 there were 4,000 international participants from 20 countries. In 2009, there were 6,170 international participants from 30 countries and 8,050 participants from 36 countries the next year. Over 14,000 pictures were submitted that year.
GIIPC has a unique online system of submission and traditional two-part qualification process, where participants are taken for a trip to a secret location to hunt their winning photos for the final leg. Our hotline service is available to help participants should they have any queries or problems concerning GIIPC 2011.

Categories in this year’s competition are Landscape, Culture, People and Special Award. The total prize reaches IDR 110 million, plus trophies and other kinds of goodies, including Garuda Indonesia flight tickets for the winners on each category.
This year’s qualification-round theme is “My Inspiring Homeland”. Contestants are expected to square off against photographers from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Iran, Myanmar, the United States, and other countries.

This is a two round contest: Qualification Round and Final Round.

Qualification Round

In this leg of the competition, you can participate by sending in your best photos with or without Digital Processing.
Submit your photos with these specific sizes: a maximum length/height of 1,024 pixels and a maximum resolution of 150 dpi. Each person may send a maximum of 15 photos.

The Theme for the Qualification Round is ‘My Inspiring Homeland’. Using this theme you are expected to describe your country by exposing the 3 aspects of People, Culture and Landscape within a beautiful picture. 
The Qualification Round will start in July 11th 2011 and ends in September 25th 2011. Photographers should send their pictures within this timeframe.

Final Round

The Final Round is the next stage for those who have passed the Qualification Round.

In this stage, Finalists will be invited to a Hunting Trip to a certain secret destination in Indonesia and compete with each other to find the best photo that they can find in the allotted time.  The Judging process will be done one day after the end of the Hunting Trip. The Winner of Garuda Indonesia International Photo Contest 2010 will be selected by the Jury panel based on their photos made during the Hunting Trip.


This competition is open to anyone from around the world 


This is a two round contest:

  • Qualification Round (11th July 2011 – 25th September 2011)
    • The Theme is: “My Inspiring Homeland”
    • Photos must describe the theme from 3 angles: People, Culture and Landscape of your country of origin
  • Final Round
    • The Theme is: “Inspiring Indonesia”

Entry Period

Entries will be accepted from April 11th 2011 to  September 25th 2011, 12:00 pm Indonesia Time (GMT +7) 

Prizes & Award

Prize Name

Number of Winners


Best Culture
1 - Trophy
- Cash Money Rp. 20.000.000,-
- Garuda Indonesia Return Ticket
Best People
1 - Trophy
- Cash Money Rp. 20.000.000,-
- Garuda Indonesia Return Ticket
Best Landscape
1 - Trophy
- Cash Money Rp. 20.000.000,-
- Garuda Indonesia Return Ticket
Best Overall
1 - Trophy
- Cash Money Rp. 40.000.000,-
- Garuda Indonesia Return Ticket
Best Marine Photography
1 - Trophy
- Cash Money Rp. 10.000.000,-
- Garuda Indonesia Return Ticket


  • Accepted images must be graphic files taken with digital cameras.
  • File Format: JPEG only
  • Maximum size per JPEG image: 500KB (Max. weight/length 1,024 pixels, resolution 150 dpi).
  • Multiple photos may not be submitted as one photo entry.
  • RGB will be applied as the standard color space during the judging process.
  • Winners may be asked to submit JPEG images of higher resolution for their winning photos for such purposes as to the production of publications and exhibitions related to the contest.
  • Each entrant may enter a maximum of 15 JPEG images.
  • Please fill out the online entry form and submit it along with the JPEG images. Please read the details below and enter by clicking the "REGISTER" button.
  • Submitted images will not be returned under any circumstances.
  • Entrants will not receive a notification letter or e-mail of registration.
  • Photographers that have submitted their images will only be accepted as contestants if they acted in accordance with the procedures mentioned above.
  • All data submitted to the contest via the Internet, including image data and personal information, will be managed by Indo Multi Media as laid out by the contest organizer.

Notes :

  • Photographs that have been published and images that have won awards will not be accepted.
  • The committee reserves the right to disqualify entries that violate the law or show any Indonesian people, places or subjects in an uncomplimentary way.
  • All entrants, particularly those under 18, are responsible for ensuring that their submissions are in compliance with the legal requirements of their country.