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Who Can Enter?
Open to professional and amateur photographers from any country worldwide shooting in all forms of black & white photography using traditional or digital methods.

How do I enter?
Create your online Portfolio, upload your images and pay entry fees. Your entry is submitted when entry fees are paid. Upgrade to 1-year Pro Membership for unlimited* (actually limit is 127 photos) submissions here.

How much are entry fees?
Entry fee is $15 for a single image entry. Entry fee is non-refundable.

How can I pay my entry fees?
You can pay by credit card or Paypal. All payments are processed in USD currency.

How many images can I enter?
There is no limit to the number of images you can submit.

Can I enter the same image into multiple categories?
The same image can only be submitted into one category.

Is there a time limit on when the photograph was taken?
There are no restrictions on the date of the photograph.

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.

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.

What size of files can I submit?
Digital images must be saved as jpg at 72ppi, 2000-3000 pixels longest side in RGB.

Can I have my logo or name on the photograph?
Images must NOT have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.

Do you accept toned images?
Photographs must be in black & white or sepia tone.

Do you accept digitally manipulated images?
Digitally manipulated images are accepted.

How do I change the title, caption or category?
You can change the title, caption or category by clicking on the image.

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.

When are the results announced?
Winners and nominees will be announced on Dec 25, 2019.

I am a Winner or Nominee, what do I do now?
Prepare an Acceptance Speech to be posted on the website.

Copyrights of the photograph remain with the photographer at all times. Entrants agree to grant Hotshoe Awards permission to use the work for promotional purposes in any of its publications including the Journal, or on the website and other electronic media, or at exhibition or trade show, or other marketing materials without further permission or remuneration. Entrants also understand the work may be published in 3rd-party publications including newspapers, magazines, and periodicals, solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer, and Hotshoe Awards.






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