ThePhotograph | Annaul Photography Awards is open to all amateur photographers, both student and non-student, in the United States, Canada and worldwide. There is no age limit.
Each entrant retains the copyright to their images, and we will not sell them. We may occasionally display your images in our advertising and social media when in association with this competition.
No. Digitally manipulated photos are not acceptable. The photos should not be altered any desktop graphics editor.
We have 17 categories. Abstract, Animal, Black & White, Architecture, Children, Culture, Landscape, Nature, Other, People, Portrait, Sports, Still Life, Street, Travel & Weddings.
Yes. You may enter online. entry fees must be in U.S. dollars.
Payment of entry fees must be in US dollars. If you are entering online, the system that manages the online entry fees will take care of it automatically. We do not accept Western Union or wire transfers.
No, We only accept digital submissions via our website. It's the fastest and most convenient way for you and for us.
No. You may enter as many as you like. The most you can enter at one time is 30.
Yes they can. These images should still be no smaller than 1MB in order to enter them, and a higher resolution version may still be required.
No, you may use any make of camera/equipment for any of our contests.
No. In order for our judging to be ‘blind’ your submissions must not contain any visible watermarks, names, image frames, borders and logos.
No. Once you have selected to ‘submit’ your images into a specified category, you will not be able to change it.
You can simply log back in to the contest and see your photos. If you can see them, then we have them! Contact us directly if you would like to be certain. Please note, you cannot log back in after the final deadline. At that point, only the judges have access to the database.
Experts from across the photographic industry to determine the Winners and Honorable Mentions, we employ a panel of three judges. Our judges are always professional photographers who are also college-level photography instructors.
Entries will not be returned. Only winning entries will be kept on file for promotional purposes. ThePhotograph will not be responsible for any damaged or lost submissions.
By entering this contest, you understand that we have one-time rights for publication of all winning photos and honorable mention photos in the hardcover book. First through Third Place winners will also be published one time in "ThePhotograph | 2019 World Photography Awards" Book.