Welcome to
Asia Super 12 Circuits (AS12C)
亚洲超级12摄影巡回赛

One of the most prestigious and challenging Salon Circuits ever in photography!
AS12C consist(s) of 12 monthly circuits throughout year 2021.
All acceptance(s) are eligible for PSA Star ratings.
The Gold awards from the monthly circuits will be nominated for APU Golden Dragon 2022.
The Gold award images shall be judged end of the year by a jury comprising of 12 prominent photographers from 12 countries.
For the 2021 season, the top 10 scorers in AS12C will be conferred the title of Master Exhibitor Asia Photographers Union ( MEAPU )

digiRAP
digiRAP INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
(Singapore)
digiRAP国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(新加坡)

January 2022 | 一月
PSA 2022-54

www.digirap.sg

Closing Date 1st January 2022
截至日期2022年1月1日

SANDVEN IMAGE HOUSE
SANDVEN IMAGE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
(Singapore)
昇丰影室国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(新加坡)

February 2022 | 二月
PSA 2022-111

www.sandvenimagehouse.com

Closing Date 1st February 2022
截至日期2022年2月1日

EVERGREEN
EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
(Malaysia)
长青国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(马来西亚)

March 2021 | 三月
PSA 2021-1145

www.evergreenipa.com

Closing Date 1st March 2021
截至日期2021年3月1日

TEMASEK PHOTO CIRCUIT
TEMASEK PHOTO CIRCUIT
(Singapore)
淡马锡国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(新加坡)

April 2021 | 四月
PSA 2021-1222

www.temasekphotocircuit.com

Closing Date 1st April 2021
截至日期2021年4月1日

SANDVEN
GOLDEN PEACOCK PHOTO CIRCUIT
(Thailand)
金孔雀国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(泰国)

May 2021 | 五月
PSA 2021-1307

www.goldenpeacockphotocircuit.com

Closing Date 1st May 2021
截至日期2021年5月1日

GOLDEN TIGER PHOTO CIRCUIT
GOLDEN TIGER PHOTO CIRCUIT
(Malaysia)
金虎国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(马来西亚)

June 2021 | 六月
PSA 2021-1287

www.goldentigerphotocircuit.com

Closing Date 1st June 2021
截至日期2021年6月1日

Singapore Photo Circuit
SINGAPORE PHOTO CIRCUIT
(Singapore)
新加坡国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(新加坡)

July 2021 | 七月
PSA 2021-1393

www.singaporephotocircuit.com

Closing Date 1st July 2021
截至日期2021年7月1日

Bugis Photo Cup
BUGIS PHOTO CUP CIRCUIT
(MALAYSIA)
武吉士国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(马来西亚)

August 2021 | 八月
PSA 2021-5423

www.bugisphotocup.com

Closing Date 1st August 2021
截至日期2021年8月1日

CHRYSALIS PHOTO CIRCUIT
CHRYSALIS PHOTO CIRCUIT
(THAILAND)
CHRYSALIS国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(泰国)

September 2021 | 九月
PSA 2021-1507

www.drcipa.com

Closing Date 1st September 2021
截至日期2021年9月1日

PHOTOVIVO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD
PHOTOVIVO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARD
(Singapore)
怡丰摄影新加坡国际摄影奖巡回赛
(新加坡)

October 2021 | 十月
PSA 2021-1565

www.pipa.sg

Closing Date 1st October 2021
截至日期2021年10月1日

GOLDEN LION PHOTO CIRCUIT
GOLDEN LION PHOTO CIRCUIT
(Malaysia)
金狮国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(马来西亚)

November 2021 | 十一月
PSA 2021-1622

www.goldenlionphotocircuit.com

Closing Date 1st November 2021
截至日期2021年11月1日

KNOWLEDGE BOWL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
KNOWLEDGE BOWL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CIRCUIT
(THAILAND)
知识碗国际摄影沙龙巡回赛
(泰国)

December 2021 | 十二月
PSA 2021-1654

www.kb2007.com

Closing Date 1st December 2021
截至日期2021年12月1日

TITLE FOR TOP 10 SCORERS IN AS12C


HONOR TITLES FOR TOP 10 SCORERS IN AS12C Asia Super 12 Circuits
亚洲超级12摄影巡回赛

APU endorses the Asia Super 12 Circuits (www.as12c.com), a tough but rewarding marathon of 12 photography circuits recognised by PSA. The Top 10 Salonists in www.as12c.com who accumulated the most number of points in the twelve photography circuits in that year shall be conferred the following well deserved Honor titles. In case of a tie in a season, the participant who won more top awards shall be declared the recipient. Participants are encouraged to submit entries to all the circuits and all 3 sections in www.as12c.com.

This is a challenge and award that any photographer can be proud of.

Bronze Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (MEAPU/b)
铜级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览大师

For the first time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

Silver Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (MEAPU/s)
银级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览大师

For the second time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

Gold Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (MEAPU/g) and also Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU)
金级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览大师及亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览超级大师

For the third time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

Platinum Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU/p)
铂金级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览超级大师

For the fourth time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

Sapphire Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU/s)
蓝宝级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览超级大师

For the fifth time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

Ruby Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU/r)
红宝级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览超级大师

For the sixth time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

Diamond Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU/d)
砖石级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览超级大师

For the seventh time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

Emerald Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (GMEAPU/e) and also Supreme Grand Master Exhibitor of Asia Photographers Union (SGMEAPU)
绿宝级亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览超级大师及亚洲摄影家联盟摄影展览至高无上超级超级大师

For the auspicious eighth time the photographer who achieved the ranking in the Top 10 in Asia Super 12 Circuits

The breakdown of points as follows
各奖得分如下:


PSA Gold Medal | *美国摄影学会金牌* 7 points | 七分
FIP Gold Medal | *印度摄影家总会金牌* 7 points | 七分
ICPE Gold Medal | *ICPE金牌* 7 points | 七分
APU Gold Medal | *APU金牌* 7 points | 七分
APAS Gold Medal | *APAS金牌* 7 points | 七分
PhotoVivo Gold Medal | *怡丰摄影PhotoVivo金牌* 7 points | 七分
Circuit Merit Award E-Certificate | *GTPC优越奖* 4 points | 四分
FIP Ribbon | *FIP丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
ICPE Honor Mention E-Certificate | *ICPE丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
APU Honor Mention E-Certificate | *APU丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
APAS Honor Mention E-Certificate | *APAS丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
PhotoVivo Honor Mention E-Certificate | *怡丰摄影丝带奖* 3 points | 三分
Acceptance | *入选* 1 point | 一分

Current Top 100 排行榜前100名

( Result based on 2021 First 11 Circuits 根据2021首十一个巡回赛 )

Current Top 100 排行榜前100名

( Result based on 2020 First 12 Circuits 根据2020首十二个巡回赛 )

Current Top 100 排行榜前100名

( Result based on 2019 First 12 Circuits 根据2019首十二个巡回赛 )

What is the APU Golden Dragon Photo Award?


Presenting the 2021 jury of the APU Golden Dragon photo awards. All the gold medal winning images from the 12 highly competitive 2020 Asia Super 12 photo circuits (www.as12c.com) shall be nominated for the Golden Dragon Photo Award by Asia Photographers Union. The gold award images shall be judged end of the year by a jury comprised of 12 prominent photographers from 12 countries. The jury will choose the top 12 images for each of the color, mono and travel section. The winning images of the Golden Dragon Photo Award are likened to the Gold of the Gold standard. Results to be out in January 2021.

APU 金龙摄影奖2021年评委。在2020年度在亚洲超级12国际摄影沙龙巡回赛 www.as12c.com 的金牌作品,都会有机会进入金龙摄影奖提名。彩色组,黑白组,旅游组每组会选12份作品,得到金龙摄影奖。这是金牌中的金牌。

Golden Dragon Judges


APU Golden Dragon Judge - Achim Koepf

Achim Koepf
FAPU, EFIAP, MDVF
(Germany)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Ahmed Mohamed Hassan

Ahmed Mohamed Hassan
FAPU, EFIAP/b, GPU CR 2, EFMPA, GPU Hermes, EFIP Gold, GPU VIP 2
(Egypt)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Barun Sinha

Barun Sinha
FAPU, MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon.FIP, Hon.FICS, Hon.FSoF, etc
(India)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Eva Fong Hoi Yan

Eva Fong Hoi Yan
FAPU, MPSA2, EFIAP/g. FPSEA, APSHK, AUAPA, EPSNY
(Hong Kong)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Harry Woo

Harry Woo
FAPU, FRPS, FPSM, FRPST, EPSA, ESFIAP, etc
(Malaysia)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Henry Zeng

Henry Zeng
FAPU, FADPA, Hon.CPA, Hon.FICS, Hon.CPSA
(Australia)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Johnny Hendarta

Johnny Hendarta
FAPU, AFIAP, Hon.EFPSI, EFPSI, AFPSI*
(Indonesia)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Manolis Metzakis

Manolis Metzakis
FAPU, FPVS, GPU CR3, GPU Zeus, EFIAP/p, ESFIAP, etc
(Greece)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Ovi D. Pop

Ovi D. Pop
FAPU, Efiap/s, PPSA
(Romania)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Saeed Al Shamsi

Saeed Al Shamsi
EPS Faris5
(United Arab Emirates)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Steven Yee

Steven Yee
FAPU, GPSA, FRPS, FRPST, Hon.FRPST, ESFIAP, etc
(Singapore)

APU Golden Dragon Judge - Waranun Chutchawantipakorn

Waranun Chutchawantipakorn
FAPU, GMPSA, FRPS, FPST, EFIAP, PSA PTD Photo Traveler XI, etc
(Thailand)

Golden Dragon Photo Award 2021 Results


PID Colour Open

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PID Monochrome Open

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PTD Photo Travel (Colour)

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Golden Dragon Photo Award 2020 Results


PID Colour Open

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PID Monochrome Open

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PTD Photo Travel (Colour)

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Golden Dragon Photo Award 2019 Results


PID Colour Open

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PID Monochrome Open

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PTD Photo Travel (Colour)

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What You Need To Know


A Circuit can consist of more than 4 salons. Each salon can have 2 or more sections such as open color, open mono, color travel, nature etc. Our salons consist of three sections namely color open, mono open and color travel. Each salon has its own group of judges. Acceptances from all the salons in the circuit shall be eligible for PSA star ratings and ROPA. Read more about star ratings and ROPA
We are here to promote salon photography and we hope our circuits serve as a good platform for photographers to level up their photographic skills by pitting and testing their images internationally. We have an easy-to-use online submission system thereby making your photo submissions to the circuits fuss-free.
Yes, you can submit the same images for all 12 circuits. But when the images achieve acceptances, they will not be eligible for submission to the same circuit in the subsequent years. PSA has an EDAS report system which salon organiser submits to PSA the list of acceptances and winners. Any duplicates will be spotted and eliminated. A very transparent process.

Every circuit will see submission of new works and repeated works from previous month circuit. They will be pitted against one another. The pressure will be different in all the circuits.

We encourage photographers to submit more new works as much as they can. In the final round of judging, should there be a tie, new images are more favoured to win the top awards compared to those images submitted repeatedly in the subsequent circuits.
Yes, we make our circuits affordable to the photographers. Our circuit has 4 salons each with 3 sections and you just pay USD35. This averaged to about USD8.50 per salon of 3 sections meaning you only pay USD2.90 for each section. Overall, it is much cheaper compared to discounted salons.
We believe that every good image deserves some awards. It will be shallow-minded and naive to think that too many awards will dilute the quality. Only the top 10% to 15% of the images will be selected for the final round to win the awards. Photographers will be discouraged if they see only 15 awards for 2000 entries which some good ones only get acceptances. Here once again we stress that good images deserve some awards.
Our judges are qualified to judge in the circuits based on their photography credentials and salon experiences. The judges are from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China and Taiwan, hence promoting photographic friendship and bonding between the different countries.
We have organised salons for more than 17 years and we know better than anyone the pitfalls and loopholes. Having similar judges will enable them to set a consistent standard as they know what images have been submitted before or won prizes before and should the same photos be submitted, they will be pitted against the new ones in a fairer way. The images are judged based on merits and technical excellence and content. In case of a tie in the final round, new images will usually be favoured over the old ones. This will prevent a situation where the same images keep winning the top awards especially in salons where the new judges are not aware of what images have won awards before and people will criticise.
The images are judged based on a scoring system. First round is judged with score 1 to 15 to select the top 25% to 35% for acceptances. This scoring will widen the scores between the images. Second round will judge the top 150 images for the 52 awards in the section.

Winners are determined based on the higher scores.
Each salon has its own set of judges. Every judge will have different scores. It is common for some photo to win top award in one salon and an acceptance in another salon.

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