Please note that the contest is now closed and we cannot accept any new application.

Conditions ⎜  Method ⎜ How to Submit ⎜ Fees  ⎜ Use Rights  ⎜ Photographic Work


Entry conditions

#1 There are no restrictions on nationality, age, gender, or experience

#2 Both individuals and groups may enter the contest.

#3 People under the age of 16 cannot enter the contest without the consent of a parent or guardian. It is assumed that, by entering the contest, the person under the age of 16 has obtained the consent of a parent or guardian.

#4 Entries are limited to original photographic works that have not been selected for awards or distinctions in other contests or competitions.

#5 We cannot accept works that have been submitted to other contests or competitions that are still being judged.

#6 Each applicant (individual or group) may enter only one work. The same person may not enter simultaneously as an individual and a group.

#7 There is no restriction on the number of elements or items that make up a photographic work. There are restrictions, however, on the file size and format of digital entries. The contest invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.

#8 We do not accept submissions of works on DVD, Blu-ray, or other media.

Application method

The application must be made during the application period, from January 10th to February 7th, 2017.

How to submit your work

Submitting a digital work online: Please fill in the necessary details on the entry application form and upload your work.

Still image data

  • The image size should be 1200 x 1600 pixels or larger (recommended).
  • The recommended file format is JPEG with a resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Please name your files in the following format: first name, last name, image numberFor example: if your name is Tim James the file names should be: tim_james1, tim_james2, and tim_james3.

The color space standard used in the judging process is sRGB.

Note: Contest winners may be asked to submit higher resolution image data for inclusion in the contest publications and exhibitions.

Entry fee

Entering the contest is free. Please note, however, that the applicant (individual or group) is responsible for all costs related to the submission and return of their entry if submitted by postal mail or courier.

Use Rights

Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant Frames of Berlin and its partners the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist and the exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks forFrames of Berlin and its partners with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from Frames of Berlin and its partners.

You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of  Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.

All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image suitable for printing in media and an exhibition should the image be required.

There are no cash alternatives available for prize winners.

Definition of photographic works

Photographic works are defined as image data taken with any device, including smartphones and digital cameras, capable of taking still images or videos. Photographic works that have been processed or manipulated with camera apps, image editing apps, or other software are acceptable. Both color and black and white works are accepted. (Images taken with film cameras and converted to image data with a scanner are acceptable.)