Frequently Asked Questions
What is an entry?
An entry consists of one image or one Photo Essay.
What is a Photo Essay?
A Photo Essay includes up to six images that convey a story around a particular theme.
Is there a limit to the number of photos that I can enter?
What format should I save my digital images?
No, you may enter as many photographs as you like.
You should submit JPEG images saved with max quality compression with a long dimension of at least 1,000 pixels at 72 or 300 dpi with either Adobe1998, sRGB or untagged color space.
I live in New Jersey, Arizona or Vermont. Can I enter?
We cannot accept entries from these states at this time. The contest is void in Arizona, New Jersey, and Vermont and where prohibited.
Can I enter if I live outside of the U.S.?
Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted.
What are my chances of winning?
That depends upon the number of submissions. Typically we get thousands of entries each year.
Will my photos be returned?
No. Due to the high volume of submissions, it is not possible for us to return entries.
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 October 2012 and the winning entries will be published in the March 2012 issue of PDN® on the WorldinFocusContest.com website. Please do not call or e-mail us about the status of your entries.
How do you define a "professional" photographer?
A professional photographer:
- Earns more than 50 percent of his or her income from photographic sales.
- Is a member of such professional photo organizations as the National Press Photographers Association.
- Publishes photographs in books, magazines, newspapers, or online regularly.
Do you still have questions?
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