FAQ

Who can enter?

Open to professional and amateur photographers from any country worldwide using traditional or digital methods.

What is an entry?

An entry consists of a single file upload, 3 files or 5 files, depending on the category you select.

Is there a limit to the number of entries?

You may enter more than once. We encourage it! Simply go to our submission page, fill out the form, upload your files and pay for your submission.

Can I enter if I live outside of the U.S.?

Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted. This is international photography contest open for photographers from all over the world.

How Do I Enter?

Fill out the registration form, upload your images and pay entry fees. Your entry is submitted when entry fees are paid. You will receive an entry confirmation email upon payment of entry fees.

How Will I receive my Cash Prize if I won the 1st Place?

Exclusively via PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to receive your Cash Prize. The Winner in The Professional Photographer Category will receive 500 EUR Cash Award. The Winner in The amateur Photographer Category will receive 200 EUR Cash Award.

What is the Final Deadline for submissions?

Closing deadline for NEWBORN PHOTO CONTEST is December 30th, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST.

When will the winners be announced?

Both: winner for Amateur and winner for Professional categories will be announced on February 15th, 2017.

How do you define a “professional” photographer?

  • Earns more than 50 percent of his or her income from photographic sales.
  • Publishes photographs in books, magazines, newspapers, or online regularly.

How much are entry fees to submit?

Amateur photographers:

  • Single file upload – 5.99 EUR
  • Package of 3 files –  9.99 EUR
  • Package of 5 files –  12.99 EUR

Professional photographers:

  • Single file upload –  10.00 EUR
  • Package of 3 files –  20.00 EUR
  • Package of 5 files –  30.00 EUR

How can I pay my entry fees?

We use PayPal to collect entry fees. NOTE: You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay your entry fee. By clicking the link ” Don’t have a PayPal account?” (please see the image) you’ll be transferred to the page where you can pay your entry fee with the credit card.

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Are entry fees refundable?

Generally, all paid entry fees are non-refundable.

If CHILD PHOTO COMPETITION elects to cancel or terminate a competition prior to the closing deadline, CHILD PHOTO COMPETITION will refund all paid entry fees.

How many images can I enter?

You can choose to submit a single file, 3 files  or 5 files in one entry. You may enter unlimited times.

Will my images be sold?

No. You retain copyright to your photograph(s) and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee.

Can I enter work that has been published?

We accept published and unpublished work but images and artworks made at tutorials and workshops are not eligible.

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

There are no restrictions on the date of photograph.

Can I enter an image that has won or been nominated before at the CHILD PHOTO COMPETITION?

Winning and nominated images in NEWBORNS 2015, NEWBORNS 2014 and NEWBORNS 2013 Annual Competitions cannot be entered again.

What size of files can I submit?

Digital images must be saved as jpeg at 72 ppi, up to 1,024 px longest side, up to 450Kb 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 digitally manipulated images?

Yes. We encourage creative images with unique story and concept.

How does the judging process work?

We are using a ‘blind judging’ system where judges will not be aware of any information about the authorship of specific submissions. Judging for each competition will be comprised of two stages: (1) initial screening, and (2) judge scoring. Initial screening ensures that submissions meet a minimum level of technical quality and conform to the specified image requirements. Submissions that pass the initial screening will be forwarded to the competition’s panel of judges for scoring.

What are model releases?

Model releases are signed written agreements from the person(s) (if under age, the person’s guardian) depicted in an images, giving consent for his or her likeness to be used for the purposes as described in the release.

Do I need to submit model release forms?

You do not need to upload model release forms when making your submission. However, it is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that all necessary model releases have been obtained from any clearly identifiable person appearing in any submitted image and artwork together with any other relevant consents which are required so that the use of the images in CHILD PHOTO COMPETITION’s contests does not breach any copyright or other rights of any other person or entity. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and forfeiture of all prize winnings.

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 online and in print for promotional purposes. The photographer’s name will always be credited.

Privacy

We respect your privacy and your personal information remains private at all times. Only your name and country are shown publicly on the website alongside your image if you are a winner or nominee.