FAQ

Q: How do I enter?

1. Go to “Entry Fees” page
2. Choose the package you want to buy and complete registration form creating your online profile
3. You will redirected to the paypal payment page. Proceed to pay.
4. Check your email account. You will receive an entry confirmation e-mail with the verification link to confirm your account.
5. Proceed to log in. Now, in the Log In menu you can see the upload pages for the categories you bought
6. Upload your photos


Q: I just registered. Where is my activation email?

1. Check your Spam or Junk Mail folder.
2. Go to the Contact page and send us an email, we will proceed to check your payment and the account activation.


Q: How can I pay my entry fees?

You can pay by PayPal. All payments are processed in Euro currency.


Q: Do you accept toned images?

Photographs must be in black and white, no color toned or sepia images.


Q: Do you accept digitally manipulated images?

Digitally manipulated images are not accepted.


Q: Can I submit my images via e-mail, as prints or CDs in the mail?

We only accept digital submissions via our website. It’s the fastest and most convenient way for you and for us.


Q: Can I have my logo or name on the photograph?

Images must not have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.


Q: What size of files can I submit?

Digital images must be saved as jpg at 300ppi, 3500 pixels longest side in RGB. Files should be named lastname-firstname_title.jpg (no accented characters in the filename).


Q: Can I enter one image into multiple categories?

Yes, if you bought multiple packages you may enter the same image into every single category you bought (as long as it is relevant).


Q: Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?

No, after payment has been made, entries cannot be edited.


Q: Can I enter an image that has been published?

Both published and unpublished work is accepted.


Q: Can I enter an image that won other competitions?

Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted to other competitions currently underway are eligible.


Q: Is there a time limit on when the photograph was taken?

There are no restrictions on the date of a photograph.


Q: What happens if I forget to fill out a field in the entry form?

You will not be able to submit the entry form until all required items have been filled out. If you overlook a required field, a message will be displayed. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the form.


Q: I’m having problems uploading data.

Try reading the instructions on the entry form again. If you are unable to resolve the problem after reading the instructions, send an e-mail inquiry.


Q: Can I get a refund?

No. Entry fees are non-refundable.


Q: When and how are the results announced?

Winners names will be published online by September 10.


Q: What is the Final Deadline for submissions?

All entries must be received by the Closing Deadline – July 31 – 2017


Q: How much are entry fees?

Entry fees are

15 Euros for Best Single Shot
30 Euros for Best Single x3
30 Euros for Best Series
50 Euros for full access to all categories

You can buy many packages as you want, but you can participate only once per package (Single shot and Single shotx3 are considered as single category)


Q: What happens to the copyright of the images and how will the images be used?

Copyright remains with the owner at all times. Submitted images may be used to promote the awards. The photographer’s name will always be credited with an image. (See usage).


Q: Privacy?

Your personal information remains private at all times. Only your name and country are shown publicly on the website. We respect your privacy and will never sell your data to third parties.


Q: What is the caption?

The caption is shown with the image in the Winners Gallery. The caption is for anything noteworthy about the photograph, such as when, where or why it was taken, subject, context, etc.

NB Lobbying and contacting the judges: Jury members donate their time to the awards. Lobbying and unsolicited contact to the judges invariably leads to their withdrawing from the panel. This is a huge loss to both the awards and participating photographers. Numerous emails and calls such as ‘here’s a link to my website’, ‘can I have a quote’, ‘are you are a judge’, etc., is unprofessional and unsolicited contact that jury members did not sign up for. Lobbying and contacting jury members is instant disqualification from the awards.