1. Can I use photoshop?
Yes... to an extent. The category where it can be heavily used is the "Conceptual" category. However, the other categories are limited in photo shop use.
The judges are judging your work based on your photography skills FIRST, not your photo shop skills. Please keep this in mind when submitting.
2. What does my registration include?
$30 fee includes your work submissions & VIP entry into the event, and sweet sponsored swag bag. Want to bring your hubby, spouse etc? Additional guests must purchase an additional ticket. We will announce when general admission is available.
3. Can I bring my child?
Yes. Child tickets will be available. However, this is an event catered to adults and may not be suitable for small children. Childcare is not available. Please keep in mind that nudity and suggestive nudity are permitted in entries and may be displayed as well as some controversial images. Music with profinity may be played.
4. Is food provided at the gala?
Yes. Heavy appetizers are provided as well as a cash bar.
5. How many images can I submit?
Your submission fee allows you to submit 1 image per category up to 3 categories. This image should be your BEST work. You must also submit ONE image to the theme category that contains this year's theme color 'Purple.' Additional submissions per category is an additional fee.
6. What are the rules?
Please see rules
7. Will my images be displayed even if I'm not selected as a finalist?
Yes! Even if you do not make it as a finalist, one of your images will be printed and displayed in our gallery.
8. How many finalists are there per category?
Five photographers. Finalists will be notified via snail mail. Please make sure you include your correct & full mailing address for snail mail goodies!
9. Can I submit nude images?
Yes! Artistic nude images are permitted. Pornographic images and highly offensive material will not be tolerated and the person submitting the image will be banned. Check out this site for inspiration
10. Once I register to submit my work, when do I receive my confirmation?
You will receive confirmation within 48 business hours after you register on our site. If you register on a Friday, you will likely receive it by Monday. If you don't receive a confirmation within 2 business days, please contact us ASAP at