Monochrome Photography Awards 2018 Terms & Conditions

Monochrome Awards competition is open to professional and amateur photographers using all forms of black and white photography.

Anyone over 18 years of age can enter the competition with the exception of employees of Monochrome Awards, their associated companies and employees of any company chosen to sponsor prizes for the competition.

Judges are not permitted to enter into the competition.

General conditions

Only black and white photographs will be accepted to the contest. Toned images (like sepia, selenium, etc.) will be also accepted.

Images may be captured using film or digital.

To enter, you must upload your Entry at the following website: following the on-screen instructions carefully.

There is no limit to the number of individual images each artist may submit.

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

There is no time or date restriction on when the image was taken.

Files must meet the following specifications:
- sRGB or Adobe98 colour space, 8-bit;
- Longest dimension equals 1000 pixels;
- Saved as a JPEG at a setting of 10 (100%) or higher.
- No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images
- Only bleed photographs without borders

Winning Entrants must be able to provide a high resolution digital file (minimum 2500px wide@300dpi). This file will be used only to prove the ownership of the image. Winning Entrants who do not fulfill these eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified without the right to appeal.

Winning Entrants must be able to provide a high resolution digital file (minimum 2500px wide@300dpi) to be included in Monochrome Photography Awards Annual Book.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured). Further, the entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

Winners' names will be published online.

Copyrights & usage rights

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

Images will be used strictly in connection to the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote Monochrome Awards . Images will not be resold or used by any other third party. If there is a request for such, we will forward that request to the photographer via e-mail.

To promote winners of each category Monochrome Awards is granted the right to display images on social network websites (on our official profiles) including: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.


Cash prizes will be paid in USD by PayPal. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.

Judging conditions

Entries will be judged by nominated judges.

Images will be judged on artistic merit, originality, subject and style.

The decision of Monochrome Awards is final.


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