Introduction to WPU


WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY UNION(WPU) Was registered with the Hong Kong,  China in August 2015. It is an international non-profit photography organization that unites Professional photographers and Amateur photographers around the world.

WPU is committed to the exchange and research of photography between Country or region of the world.

Participating in the WPU-certified Contests, You are eligible to apply for WPU Distinctions and win Medals.

Web Site:http://www.wpu-photo.org/







WPU photographers are classified into 15 grades of Stars Rating(SWPU), Blue Crowns(BCWPU), Gold Crowns(GCWPU), etc. Participate in the WPU-certified Contests, 9 points for each medal and 6 points for each HM,Acceptances 3 points per image.To obtain such titles as SWPU, BCWPU and GCWPU, you must apply to WPU and obtain the certificate only after passing the review.Photographers are not allowed to use the same image to participate in the same contests of each year.


Participants who register for any WPU-certified contests website must use the same and unique name and e-mail address. Participants with the same Given Name and the same Family Name can register, but we are distinguished by different mailboxes.  If the same entrant uses a different name or uses the same name but uses a different email registration, we think it is a different entrant, the photographer’s points will be calculated separate, please be careful!


Photographers who have obtained WPU corresponding points, PSA, FIAP, GPU and other international photography organization Distinctions,can apply for the corresponding WPU Photographic Distinctions.The application fee is: Stars Rating (SWPU) / ¥200, Blue Crowns (BCWPU) / ¥300, Gold Crowns (GCWPU) / ¥500.


Members can provide 30 group Images to apply for master level Honors. The application fee is: ¥ 500 (including gold, silver and copper). After obtaining silver and copper level masters, if you need to apply for a higher level Honor, you need to pay a new fee.
1. MWPU/b —— Master WPU/bronze
2. MWPU/s —— Master WPU/silver
3. MWPU/g —— Master WPU/gold

1. MWPU/b —— 大師 WPU/銅級
2. MWPU/s —— 大師 WPU/銀級
3. MWPU/g —— 大師 WPU/金級

For individuals who have made significant contributions to photography and the development of WPU, the following titles can be awarded:
WPU/c3 —— WPU/Contribution 3(Bonus ¥1000)
WPU/c2 —— WPU/Contribution 2(Bonus ¥3000)
WPU/c1 —— WPU/Contribution 1(Bonus ¥5000)

WPU/c3 —— WPU/貢獻3等(獎金 ¥1000)
WPU/c2 —— WPU/貢獻2等(獎金 ¥3000)
WPU/c1 —— WPU/貢獻1等(獎金 ¥5000)

Ranking order:titles,Distinctions,Honors(WPU/c1,GCWPU/5,MWPU/g)



1、The WPU Certification can only be awarded to contests with a marked international character and accessible to participants from all over the world without restrictions. Not limited to salon.


2、First completing the WPU certification application form on the WPU platform https://www.wpu-photo.org/application-form-1.php. After completing the application, In five days, Send the contests plan to the email wpu-photo@qq.com.

先在WPU平台 https://www.wpu-photo.org/application-form-1.php 填寫WPU認證申請表,填寫完成後,在五天內將比賽方案發至郵箱:wpu-photo@qq.com.

3、Upon review of the WPU certification application form and the contests plan, WPU informs the contests chairman to pay according to the certification fee and of the postage and the amount purchased medals, The payment supports PayPal.


4、After WPU Finance receives the full fee, Immediate informs the WPU medal official to issue the WPU certification number and medal to the contests chairman.


A、Certificate with a numbering code, which refers to the year and the contests number (e.g. :WPU[2019]108). The certificate must be shown at the contests or projection and a copy of it may be inserted in the catalogue. The year is defined by the closing date of the contests.


B、WPU LOGO,They have the obligation to use the WPU emblem on their invitations, folders, posters, catalogues and all other means of promotion for the contests. The regulations must mention that the contests is run under WPU Certification as well as the given Certification number. Organizers of international contests, that have not received WPU Certification, do not have the right to reproduce the WPU logo.

WPU LOGO,他們有義務在他們的邀請,文件夾,海報,目錄和所有其他促銷活動中使用WPU標誌。法規必須提及競賽是根據WPU認證以及給定的認證編號進行的。未獲得WPU認證的國際比賽組織者無權複製WPU標識。

C、Medals addresses,Please fill in the exact mailing addresses so that the medal can be delivered smoothly. The address of the person that the Medals will be shipped, whether the Chairman or some other person, to MUST be entered using the English Alphabet to be sure the Medals are shipped to the correct address. Special glyphs, diacritics, or characters common in some languages, especially the Baltic countries, Turkey or the Eastern Mediterranean, can result in the address being incorrectly interpreted which in turn results in you not getting your medals in time.

獎牌地址,請填寫準確的郵寄地址,以便獎牌能夠順利送達。必須使用英文字母輸入 獎章將被發送的人的地址,無論是主席還是其他人,以確保獎章被運送到正確的地址。某些語言中常見的特殊字形,變音符號或字符,特別是波羅的海國家,土耳其或東地中海,可能會導致地址被錯誤地解釋,從而導致您無法及時獲得獎牌。

5、Recognized contests information will be showed on WPU contests List for all visitors.


6、Responsibility of WPU,The fact that WPU is granting its Certification to a photographic contests does not imply that it is liable or responsible for any faults or wrongdoings committed by the organizers towards participants and/or third parties.


Definition of WPU-related photography


WPU Art Color Digital Definition(ACD)藝術彩色組定義

The world we see with the naked eye must be colored, and images taken by special scenes or special lenses are not considered here. The image is required to have performance, interpretation, creativity, innovation, etc. for color.

我們以肉眼為標準看到的世界,必須是有顏色的,特殊場景或特殊鏡頭拍攝的影像不在此考慮。 要求影像對色彩或有表現、詮釋、創意、創新等。

WPU Art Mono Digital Definition(AMD)藝術黑白組定義

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)  A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

For the purpose of this exhibition, only greyscale images are allowed in monochrome sections. Toned images are not allowed
Editing Guidelines
Processing or editing must be limited to making the image look as close to the original scene as possible, except that conversion to grayscale monochrome is allowed.

只有當影像給人的印象是沒有顏色(即僅包含灰色陰影,可以包括純黑色和純白色)時,才認為影像是單色的,或者它給人的感覺是灰度影像,在整個影像中以一種顏色色調。 (例如,深褐色、紅色、金色等)灰度或多色影像經過修改,或給人以通過部分色調、多重色調或包含專色進行修改的印象,不符合單色的定義,應歸類為彩色作品。
在本次展覽中,單色部分只允許使用灰度影像。 不允許使用彩色影像。 處理或編輯必須限於使影像看起來盡可能接近原始場景,除非允許轉換為灰度單色。

WPU Record Human Digital Definition(RHD)記錄人類組定義

Record Human Digital entries are images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world.
The impact story-telling value of the image should receive priority over pictorial quality.
Images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities arranged specifically for PHOTOGRAPHY, or of subjects directed or hired for PHOTOGRAPHY, are not eligible.
A number (typically 2-6) of images may be combined into a single image that depicts a progression of events. The individual images should be surrounded by 5 pixel or smaller white borders. The arrangement of the images should assist the sense of progression.


WPU Record Nature Digital Definition(RND)記錄自然組定義

Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.
Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected and the image must look natural.
Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.

自然攝影記錄了除人類學和考古學之外的所有自然歷史分支。 這包括物質世界的所有方面,無論是有生命的還是無生命的,都不是人類創造或改造的。
自然影像必須傳達拍攝現場的真實情况。 一個消息靈通的人應該能够識別影像的主題,並確信影像是真實呈現的,並且沒有使用不道德的做法來控制主題或拍攝影像。 不允許直接或間接顯示任何威脅生命或生物體福利的人類活動的影像。
自然影像最重要的部分是它講述的自然故事。 要求高技術標準,影像必須看起來自然。
允許在受控條件下拍攝對象的照片,例如動物園。 不允許為了拍照而通過冷凍、麻醉或任何其他限制自然運動的方法來控制活體對象。

WPU Unlimited Digital Definition(UD)無限制組定義

The shooting and production techniques and post production forms are not subject to any restrictions, but the performance content must comply with local laws, ethics and folk customs.


WPU China Definition(UD)中國組定義

There are no restrictions on photography themes, techniques, and expression mediums, but they must be sourced from China. The content of images must comply with Chinese laws and regulations. Image submissions that reflect racial discrimination, violence, fraud, pornography, crime, and violations of human customs and morals are prohibited. There must be no logos, watermarks or borders that identify the entrant.

攝影主題、技法、表現介質等沒有限制,但必須取材於中國,影像內容必須遵守中國的法律法規,禁止反映種族歧視、暴力、詐騙、色情、犯罪以及違背人類習俗道德的影像投稿。 畫面中不得有任何能够識別參賽者的標記、浮水印或邊框。


The result of construction created by human beings that can be seen by human eyes. Including but not limited to: ancient and modern houses, roads, bridges, tunnels, cultural relics, sites, lighthouses, sculptures, cities, villages, etc. The image should respect the subject, and the objective facts should not be misinterpreted without excessive PS.


Traffic photography refers specifically to the two aspects of passenger and cargo transportation, including railways, highways, waterways, aviation, pipelines, etc., including but not limited to stations, docks, airports, rails, bridges, tunnels, maglev, and aircraft, trains, and cars , Ships, speedboats, motorcycles, bicycles and other transportation means, transportation planning, construction, management, scheduling people and events, etc.

WPU Ancient Cities DEFINITION(WPU古城攝影的定義)

The ancient city refers to the urban settlement with large-scale ancient buildings that have a history of more than 100 years, are still well preserved or have been restored to their original appearance.The ancient city is also an external manifestation of the historical culture of a region and is a cultural heritage shared by mankind.Including but not limited to:ancient houses,streets,bridges,cultural relics,ruins,sculptures,churches,living facilities,military bunkers,people lives and customs in the background of ancient city architecture.The image should respect the subject, and objective facts should not be misunderstood without excessive PS.

WPU Creativity DEFINITION(WPU創意攝影的定義)

Creativity refers to a new abstract thinking and behavioral potential derived from the understanding and cognition of real existing things. It is a method of further digging and activating the combination of resources and enhancing the value of resources through innovative thinking. The specific performance is that the photographer can display the author’s claims, views, artistic conception, aesthetics and thoughts in the form of static images through cameras, lenses, lights, computers, post PS and other creative means, but it must be a photo, and Not a painting (fine art).

WPU Distinctions-application-form