The 4th CEPIC Stock Photography Awards

A free-to-enter competition run to support traditional stock photography and to defend the rights of photographers.


What are the contest categories?

There are 5 categories: 1) Natural Environment. 2) Travel the World. 3) People. 4) Wildlife. 5) Concepts

Who can enter?

The CEPIC Stock Photography Awards are open to all photographers worldwide.

Any entrant under 16 on 24th April 2018 you must gain the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition. Entrants under the age of 13 on 26th April 2018 are not permitted to enter.

You can find other eligibility criteria here

When do the awards close?

The closing date for entries is midnight (UTC) on 26th April 2018.

Shortlisted images will be announced on 3rd May 2018, prior to the CEPIC 2018 Congress Welcome Reception and the winners will be announced during the CEPIC Annual Industry Party on Thursday, 31st May 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The results will be announced on the Photocrowd website on Friday 1st June 2018.

How many images can I enter?

Each photographer can enter 1 image in each of the 5 categories.

How much does it cost to enter?

Entry to the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards is free.

Can I enter the same image into multiple categories?

Yes, the same image can be entered into multiple categories, if you consider that it fits the brief for each category you enter it into.

How many times can I enter the awards?

Each photographer can enter the awards once, using one Photocrowd account, and with a maximum total entry of 5 images (1 per category)

Can I withdraw or swap an image once I’ve entered it?

If the awards are still open for entries then at any time you can remove an entered image and enter a different one in its place if you want to. Once the deadline for entries has passed, and judging is underway, images cannot be removed or swapped out for other images.

Do I have to sign up to Photocrowd to enter?

Yes, there’s a simple signup process to register on Photocrowd, which will then give you full access to the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards.

Can images be taken on a phone?

Yes, images can be taken on any device capable of producing a digital image of sufficient size for entry. For full guidelines on minimum image requirements see the Preparing Your Images page.

Is there a minimum size for images?

There is a recommended minimum file size of 2500 pixels on the shortest side. Full guidelines on image requirements are provided on the Preparing Your Images page.

Can I submit retouched images?

There are restrictions on the use of digital manipulation. Full guidelines on what image manipulation and retouching is allowed are provided on the Preparing Your Images page.

How should I prepare my images for submission?

Full guidelines on image preparation are provided on the Preparing Your Images page.

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