Entries close 21st October 2018

FIX Photo Festival has teamed up with the global photography community network Photocrowd and innovative master printers Genesis Imaging to bring you the FIX Photo Festival Awards, giving you the chance to be exhibited at the Festival. Win great prizes and have your work judged by a panel of photography experts. The festival gives you invaluable exposure attracting a knowledgeable and influential crowd from the world of photography.

Preparing your images

File type

Images should be saved as jpegs at the highest quality available, with a colour profile attached. Either the RGB or sRGB colour profiles are recommended. Digital scans from film are also eligible providing they meet these technical guidelines.

Image size and resizing

Whilst no image sizes will be rejected at upload, winning images will be required to be printed, and so must be of sufficient quality to allow this. It is therefore advised that the minimum image size is 4800 x 3204, 20meg at 200 dpi. This is so the top images can be printed at AO size during the FIX Photo Festival 2018. If you have a version of your submission at this size, please use it.

Where images submitted are smaller than this, it will be assumed that this is the largest image size available to the photographer, and may affect that image’s chances of being exhibited. The submission of larger file sizes is encouraged if available.

There are Photoshop and other image software tutorials online that show you how to best resize an image.

Image Manipulation

There are no restrictions regarding the manipulation of images using software or other techniques in the FIX Photo Festival Awards 2018, provided that all imagery is the exclusive work of the submitting photographer and does not include any element that is the copyright of another.

Image sharpening, noise reduction and colour saturation

Excessive sharpening, noise reduction and color saturation techniques should be avoided. We appreciate that entrants will attempt to prepare their entries to optimise appearance and appeal on screen, and this may include these techniques. Excessive use of any or all of them can result in an entry that will be unsuitable for printed media and therefore could become invalid as a result.

Image descriptions

We encourage photographers to include a description about their work during the upload process. This is a great way to tell a story or other interesting facts about your image. The judges and the crowd will be able to read this while rating to give them insight into how you came about the shot.

Metadata

We would advise all entrants to add copyright information in the metadata of all submissions.