FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. HOW DO I ENTER THE IAPB PHOTO COMP?
You can enter the photo competition via our online submission form. Please note that submissions for the 2022 competition have not opened. Follow IAPB social media channels or join our newsletter for the latest information on opening dates, judge announcements, prizes and closing dates.
2. WHEN WILL THE 2022 PHOTO COMPEITION OPEN?
The World Sight Day Photo Competition typically opens in July of each. Follow IAPB social media channels or join our newsletter for the latest information on opening dates, judge announcements, prizes and closing dates.
3. WHAT ARE THIS YEAR’S PRIZES?
Our grand prizes include a US$1,000 cash prize for the winner of the professional competition stream and a DSLR camera for the winner of the amateur competition stream.
4. CAN I SUBMIT A PHOTO IF I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
We have two competition streams available to participants. If you make money and earn an income from your photography, please enter the professional stream. If you take images for enjoyment purposes only, then we invite you to enter the amateur stream.
5. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND AN AMATUER PHTOGRAPHER?
For the purpose of our competition, a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER is a photographer who earns an income from taking images.
An AMATUER PHOTOGRAPHER is someone who does not earn an income from taking images and takes images for enjoyment purposes only.
We trust that you know which category best represents you and submit your entry accordingly.
6. WHAT IF I ACCIDENTALLY SUBMIT MY IMAGE TO THE WRONG COMPETITION STREAM?
If you are aware that, for example, you have accidentally entered your amateur image into the professional competition stream, or the other way around, please let us know. We will make sure your image is judged in the correct competition stream. You can contact us at [email protected]
7. WHAT ARE THE JUDGES LOOKING FOR IN A WINNING PHOTOGRAPH?
Judges are looking for a combination of creativity, skill and representation of the category. You can find out more about our judging process here.
8. HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN I SUBMIT TO THE COMPETITION?
We LOVE seeing your work! We invite you to submit as many different images as you like. Please review our competition categories and review our image submission guidelines.
9. CAN I SUBMIT THE SAME PHOTO TO MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY.
You can ONLY submit an image into one category. If you accidentally submit the same image to multiple categories, we will judge the image on the first category it was submitted under.
10. CAN I SUBMIT MULTIPLE PHOTOS TO EACH CATEGORY?
Yes! We encourage you to submit as many different images as you like to each category. Please review our competition categories and review our image submission guidelines.
11. CAN I SUBMIT MULTIPLE IMAGES TO THE SAME CATEGORY?
Yes! We invite you to submit as many different images as you like to the same category. Please review our competition categories and review our image submission guidelines.
12. MY PHOTO WASN’T TAKEN IN THIS CALENDAR YEAR, CAN I STILL SUBMIT IT?
If you haven’t submitted the image in previous competitions, then you are welcome to submit it this year. Please review our competition categories and we encourage you to review our image submission guidelines.