POY Asia would like to acknowledge the following sponsors and partners.

POY Asia is pleased to announce a major sponsorship from HP.

Photographer of the Year, Asia will receive a HP DesignJet Z9+ 24-in PostScript® Printer. The prize comes with extensive technical support.

Some category winners will also be receiving HP laptop or monitor.

More information about HP DesignJet Z9+ printers can be found at https://www8.hp.com/sg/en/large-format-printers/designjet-printers/z9-series.html

You can also download the product data at https://www8.hp.com/h20195/V2/getpdf.aspx/4AA7-2578EEP.pdf

In addition, future POY Asia exhibitions will also be printed with HP DesignJet large format photo printing technologies.

For the trophy and certificate designs for POY Asia, we were fortunate to be able to work with Kay Ngee Tan Architects, a renowned firm with practice across many countries in Asia. It was fascinating and educational to sit through their presentations. Working with other creatives is always a joy as they show us things we never think about.

First Place winner of Cultural Practices will receive a place and tuition waiver to attend the 73rd Missouri Photo Workshop*

*To be held online in September 2021, the workshop tuition is US$600.

Application for MPW.73 is open till June 15 at mophotoworkshop.submittable.com/submit

The roots of the Missouri Photo Workshop are embedded firmly in eight decades of rich tradition; current workshops carry principles present from the beginning. When the late Clifton C. Edom of the Missouri School of Journalism founded the Missouri Photo Workshop with his wife Vi in 1949, he too, looked to the past to map the path for photojournalism’s future. A few years earlier, in 1944, the Edoms also founded “First Annual Fifty-Print Exhibition” which became Pictures of the Year, and now Pictures of the Year International(POYi). POY Asia, a program of POYi, is guided by the same basic principle — “Show truth with a camera”. We believe it is critical for people to see the news and issues that are shaping Asia through the eyes of those who live here every single day. principle.

You can find out more about the Missouri Photo Workshop at mophotoworkshop.org/

From the winners of Category 1-8, one early career woman or non-binary photographer will receive a 3-month* mentorship with @alyssaschukar an award-winning photographer, writer and educator based in Washington DC.

About Alyssa Schukar:

Alyssa Schukar [she/her] is a Washington, D.C.-based photojournalist, write, and educator. While her work is rooted in an interest in and love of people, it’s propelled by a desire to study and name the larger forces that affect Americans’ everyday lives. Alyssa is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and her images have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, the Atlantic, and TIME magazine. National commercial clients include US Bank, UPS, Chase, and Glenmorangie. A returning faculty member of the Missouri Photo Workshop, Alyssa also judged the Reportage Division at Pictures of the Year International this year. A native of the Great Plains and a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska, she has worked professionally in several countries outside of North America, including Afghanistan, India, Scotland, and France. Alyssa is a certified and insured drone pilot.

To find out more about Alyssa, please visit her website at alyssaschukar.com

*Based on one preliminary portfolio review and career consultation, plus three 1-hour follow-up sessions over next three months from start of mentorship. All online.