Frequently Asked Questions

What is an entry?
An entry consists of one image or one photo series.

What is a photo series?
A photo series includes two to six images that convey a story around a particular theme.

Is there a limit to the number of entries that I can enter?
No, you may enter as many entries as you like.

What format should I save my digital images?
Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (Around 7" or larger) jpeg. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images that up to 50 megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to downsize the images. (Uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of pixels in the image. It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop.) Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.

Is there a timeframe for when my photos must have been taken to qualify for this contest?
No, there are no timeframe restrictions for this contest.

I have entered my photo in another competition. Does this disqualify my entry?
No, we allow images that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions, including other PDN/Rangefinder/WPPI contests, as long as it has not been previously entered to this contest.

Should I watermark my images?
No, we will appropriately credit all winning photographers.

Can I enter if I live outside of the U.S.?
Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted.

Will my images be sold?
No. You retain copyright to your photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee. All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view all competing entries. And winning entries may be used in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest for a period of 24 months from the date winners are notified.

When will the winners be announced?
Winners will be contacted in September 2015, and the winning entries will be published in PDN's October 2015 Issue. Please do not call or e-mail us about the status of your entries.


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