Frequently Asked Questions

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Submission Details

How should I submit my photograph?

All entries, without exception, must be submitted in a digital format with the following specification:

  • The images should not exceed 2 MB in size – images greater than 2 MB will be automatically rejected on upload
  • The image should not exceed 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Image quality should be 300dpi – any less and your image will be too small in the gallery.

How important is the quality of the photograph I send?

Image quality is very important. This is the only exposure to your photographs the jurors will have, and a poor representation (such as a blurred image, or one affected by glare, or dim lighting) will reduce your chances of being selected.

Can I submit manipulated images?

Images can be manipulated, however, it is recommended that the manipulation is clearly outlined within the image description.

Can my images be black-and-white?

Yes, the images may be black-and-white or in color.

Can images taken on a phone camera be entered into the competition?

Yes, you may submit images taken with a phone camera. However, do note that these images should be 300dpi.

How many images can I upload?

You can only upload one image per competition.

I have images in original negatives, how can I enter these?

These will need to be scanned into digital files and then uploaded online via the website. Please remember to state in the image description that the images have been scanned from negatives.

Can I submit my images via a CD, URL link or in a book?

No, all images must be submitted online via the website.

I am unable to upload my images, what should I do?

Please ensure that your images fit the criteria mentioned above. If you continue to have a problem, email the details of the issue to

How will I know that my entry has been successfully received?

You will see your images on the competition site within 24-48 hours after submitting your entry. If you do not see your submitted images after 24 hours, please contact

How do I find out the results of the competition?

Results will be emailed to all participating photographers, published on Women in Photography’s social media accounts and website and also announced in our monthly newsletter.

Can I make changes after submission?

No, once you submit your images and pay the entry fee, you will not be able to make any changes to your submission.

Should a watermark or copyright information be added to the images?

No, all images must be clear of any copyright information so that the identity of the photographer remains anonymous. In the interest of fairness, the judges are not allowed to see the names of the photographers.

Any images that do contain photographers’ names on the image or any other watermark/copyright information will be disqualified from being presented to the judges.

What should I do if someone submitted my image to you without my permission?

If you believe your work has been copied and posted on our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
  • A description of where the allegedly infringed material is located on our website
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address
  • A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner or its agent
  • A written and signed statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice to us is truthful and accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner

Do the sponsors have a right to use my image? Will my images be used in any other way?

All participants must understand that any image submitted to Women in Photography, Photography Competition will be used by us for promotional purposes only. Due credit will be given to the photographers.


Entry Fee

How much does it cost to enter the competition?

There is a NZ$10 fee for one image.

Is the entry fee refundable?

No, the entry fee is not refundable in normal circumstances. We may refund the amount to you if there is an error in the transaction that prevents you from submitting your images.

Aside from the entry fee for the contest, will there be additional charges?

Photographers will have no other expenses beyond the entry fee.


Guidelines and Eligibility

Is there an age requirement?

No, this competition is open to women of all ages, although parental approval for those aged under 18 will be required to pay the entry fee.

Can I enter the competition if I do not live in New Zealand?

Yes, the competition is open to photographers from across the globe.

Who can enter?

This competition is open to women.  Men who submit photos will not have their photos released nor will the fee be refundable.

Is there a specific time frame in which the work must have been produced?

No, there is no time frame in which the work must have been created.

Can I enter the same images for other competitions?

Yes, you may enter the same images into other photography competitions. We have no exclusivity rights to your images.



Which organisations are sponsoring Women in Photography’s Photography Competition?

Both Women in Photography and Kase Filters New Zealand are the sponsors of this year’s Photography Competition.

How can I become a sponsor/partner for the competition?

If you are interested in sponsoring the competition or being a partner, please contact us at


What are the Terms & Conditions

Click here to read the competition terms & conditions