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Frequently Asked Questions

I just registered. Where is my activation email?

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How do I enter?

Create your online profile here, upload your images and pay entry fees. Your entry is submitted when entry fees are paid. You will receive an entry confirmation e-mail upon payment of entry fees.

How can I pay my entry fees?

You can pay by PayPal or Credit/Debit Card. All payments are processed in US currency. The payment will appear on your statement as "Mono Awards".

Note: Mono Awards does not store any Credit Card information on the website. All payments are done directly through the payment gateway and not on Mono Awards.

Do you accept toned images?

Toned images (like sepia, selenium, etc.) will be accepted.

What is a professional and amateur category?

We consider professional photographers those who earn at least half of their income from photography. The Amateur category is for photographers who do not make their main income from photography.

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.

How many images can I submit?

You may enter as many images as you wish in the Competition.

Can I enter one image into multiple categories?

Yes, you may enter the same image into as many categories as want.

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

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

Can I enter an image that has been published?

Both published and unpublished work is accepted.

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.

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

There are no restrictions on the date of a photograph.

Do you accept digitally manipulated images?

Digitally manipulated images are accepted, although within reason and taste.

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.

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 to

Can I get a refund?

No. Entry fees are non-refundable.

When and how are the results announced?

Mono Awards will contact the winners via e-mail at their registered e-mail addresses. We also plan to announce the winners and winning entries on the Monochrome Awards website ( by 7 January 2024.
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