Kontinent Awards

International Kontinent Photography Awards

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Who can enter the competition?
A: International Kontinent Photography Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers from any country in the World.

Q: How can I enter photographs into the awards?
A: You may upload digital files to the submission page or send them to "submissions@kontinentawards.com" (unzipped)

Q: What size should the digital files be?
A: Digital submissions must be saved as .jpg, are 72 dpi, and not exceed 1500 pixels in height or width. Images must not have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.

Q: Do you accept digitally manipulated images?
A: Digitally manipulated images are accepted in Fine Art and Advertising categories. For Editorial and Nature categories; minor corrections (color corrections, cropping etc.) are acceptable. Any changes to the original photograph (adding or removing objects etc.) are unacceptable and will render the photograph ineligible for the awards.

Q: How much are entry fees to submit?
A: Entry fee is $10 for a single photograph entry. Entry fee for project categories is $30. We also provide a discount to 3 photograph entries for $25. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Q: How can I pay for the photographs that I submit?
A: You may pay online by using credit cards, debit cards or Paypal account through Paypal (see the submission page)

Q: Can I enter one photograph into multiple categories?
A: Yes, you may enter the same photograph into as many categories as you want.

Q: What is considered as a project?
A: Two to five (2-5) photographs that share the same theme or concept and same title. Your work will be judge as whole not individually.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?
A: No, you may submit as many entries, in as many categories, as you see fit.

Q: Is there a time limit within which the photographs should have been taken?
A: No, there is no time limit for the photographs.

Q: Can I submit a photograph that has won an award, or has been entered in another competition?
A: Yes, you may submit photographs that has won an award or entered in another competition.

Q: How do I know if you received my entry?
A: We will review your submission and send a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours after your submission.

Q: Are all the fees on your website in USD?
A: Yes, we only accept US currency.

Q: What is the Copyright policy & How can International Kontinent Photography Awards use my photographs?
A: The photographer always retain the copyright of his/her image. International Kontinent Photography Awards has the right to use your submitted photographs for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to International Kontinent Photography Awards only, with the photographer's approval and appropriate citation/credit.

Q: What is time of the final deadline?
A: We accept online entries until midnight, Eastern Time, on the final deadline, 1 May 2015. Winners will be announced on the awards website on June 2015.

Q: How will the photographs be judged?
A: Photographs will be judged on artistic merit, originality, subject and style by our jury members.

Q: How do I know if I've won an award?
A: We will notify award winners by email or phone, so please be careful when you fill the the submission form.


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Terms & Conditions


The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers of all nationalities.

The photograph must not, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or inappropriate content.

Kontinent Awards reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant it finds to be: (1) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest; (2) violating the official rules; (3) violating the terms of use; or (4) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any false or misleading information provided by any entrant may result in disqualification.


Legal Requirements

By submitting an entry into the competition, you warrant to International Kontinent Photography Awards that the entry is wholly original to you and not wholly or substantially copied from any other material and that the entry does not defame, cause injury to or invade the privacy of or otherwise infringe or violate any statutory, common law, regulatory or intellectual property rights of any third party. You agree to fully indemnify Kontinent Awards and any of the official partners, sponsors or associates of Kontinent Awards relating to the competition in respect of all royalties, fees and other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching this rule.



The entrant must be the sole author and owner of copyright, intellectual property, and all other proprietary rights in all pictures entered. It is the legal responsibility of the entrant, and not International Kontinent Photography Awards, to ensure they comply with these ownership and copyright requirements and own the rights to reproduce their images. Entries that do not fulfil these criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified. International Kontinent Photography Awards does not make any claim on the copyright of your images. The photographer will retain copyright and where an image or images are reproduced, the photographer will be credited.


The organiser of the International Kontinent Photography Awards 2015 is Artlica Agency. Employees of the Artlica Agency, and any of the official partners, sponsors, or associates of the Artlica Agency relating to the awards and their families are not eligible to enter this awards competition.


These rules and competition are governed by law and by submitting your photographs you agree to our terms and conditions.

Contact Information:

E-mail    : info@kontinentawards.com
Phone   : +90 536 987 00 65
Address: Mithatpasa Cad. No: 1175/11
               Uckuyular / Izmir / TR