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Terms and Conditions - Competition Rules



  • The 2022 Picture People Photo mobile phone contest begins November 1, 2022 and ends November 30, 2022 at 11:59pm, CET. 


Who may enter

  • All categories are open to contestants who are 16 years old or older. Individuals affiliated with Picture People or judges and their immediate family members are ineligible. Picture People will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion. 



  • The contestant certifies that they are the sole creator and copyright owner of the photograph. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered or manipulated photos, including HDR. Minor adjustments including sharpening, contrast, toning, slight colour adjustment and conversion to grayscale are acceptable. Judges will disqualify any entries determined to violate these guidelines. 

  • All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

  • All photographs must be captured by a mobile telephone camera. Photos of non-digital photographs are not acceptable. 

  • For a photo in which a person is recognisable, entrants must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject, or in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent, or guardian.

  • By entering the contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by Picture People for marketing purposes with royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive licence. You retain rights to your photograph and any use of the photo will include a photographer credit, as feasible. 

  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, obscene, violent or other objectionable content, as determined by Picture People, are ineligible for the contest. Agreement to the terms and conditions includes certifying that subjects were treated with respect and dignity and that no people, wildlife or the environment were harmed in creating the photograph. 

  • Entrants may submit a photo for more than one category.

  • All entries must be submitted online through our website at You may submit one photo per category. Photos must be submitted in .jpeg, jpg, or .gif format, be at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 10mb. You must submit a separate form for each entry. 



  • Entries will be judged based on creativity, technique, storytelling, and overall inspiration. 

  • Entries will be evaluated by judges appointed by Picture People. All decisions are final. Picture People and/or the judging panel reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.



  • The winner of each category will receive access to credit for one Master Class of their choice at Masters of Photography. 

  • The prize must be collected by the winner and is non-transferable.

  • The winner will be contacted via the email address provided during entry. If no response is received after five business days, a new winner will be selected and the previous winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.


Conditions of Entry

All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, emeriti, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks, or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libellous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Picture People reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, Picture People reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. Picture People reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of Picture People are final and binding.

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