The Canopy Awards are open to all photographers of all levels of experience.
There is a Junior Class (up to 16 years of age) and an Open Class
The Entry Window opens on Tuesday March 1st 2022 8.00am (AEST) (GMT +10:00) and closes Thursday March 31st 2022 at 8:00pm (AEST) (GMT +10:00)
Yes. The Entry Fee ($25 per image Open Class, $15 per image Junior Class)
Yes. One of the most valuable aspects of the Awards is that all Entries will receive a Report Card reflecting the scores provided by the review team against each of the Six Scoring Criteria. These scores can be used as a measure of where your work sits against all the entries and provides points of reference for you to consider – the criteria in which you are doing well, and what areas could use improvement in the future.
At Point of Entry, Entrants are required to nominate their class of entry, identifying themselves as either Junior (Not reached the 16th Birthday at the date of Close of Entries); or Open (all other entrants).
No, the same scoring system is used for both the Junior and the Open Classes. Our scorers will be blind to the class of the image they are scoring. This ensures a true reflection of where a photograph sits within a set scoring range.
Yes. There are no restrictions on the capture date for entry in the 2022 Canopy Awards.
Entry is by online Registration only. The online entry system can be found at here Registration & Entry
You may enter a maximum of four images into The Canopy Awards. These can all be in one Category or spread across the Categories of your choice.
Your maximum of four images can all be in one Category, or spread across the Categories of your choice.
Whatever the name of the file you choose to enter, your files will be automatically renamed at upload. The system will create a unique file name that is a combination of an anonymous Competitor ID + category name + a number.
No, once you submitted your entries you cannot add any more images, but you can change the image you have entered by logging in to your Account on Competition Portal.
You will receive a confirmation email displaying the thumbnails and the auto-generated file numbers of the images entered.
You will receive 4 emails upon submission of your entry. See this page for more information.
You will be sent email communication when you update any details or images in the Competition Portal.
Once the competition is complete you will be sent a Report Card score by professional photographers to assist you in bettering your photography
You can find details of allowable digital adjustments by refering to section 5.5 Allowable Digital Adjustments in the Terms & Conditions for guidance.
All entries will be scored by three experienced scorers. Scorers will provide a score out of 10 against each of Six Judging Criteria.
Impact; Technique; Composition; Subject; Storytelling; and Innovation. Each set of Criteria Scores from the three reviewers will then be averaged and totalled, and provide the adjudication panel with a Shortlist.
From the Shortlists in each category, a group of Finalists, Junior Category Winners, Open Category Winners and a Grand Prize winner will be adjudicated.
Yes. The review and judging team will not have access to information that can identify the author of a photograph.
Yes. Upon entry, you are provided with account details which you can use to log in to the Competition Portal to affect the following changes at anytime prior to the close of entry ( 8:00 pm on the 31st March 2022 (AEST)
• Update your entries with replacement images and descriptions
• Add or change any contact details, except for your name or email address.
• Add or change any social media information.
• Add or change your website address.
• Update the Location shot for any of your submitted images.
• Update your Images Descriptions.
No – At Point of Entry, Entrants are required to nominate their class of entry, identifying themselves as either Junior (Not reached the 16th Birthday at the date of Close of Entries); or Open (all other entrants).
If your entry submission is corrupted or unreadable by us, we will endeavour to contact you to arrange for the image/s to be re-sent.
Follow the instructions at the Portal Login screen to reset your password.
If you experience problems during the submission of your entries, then please contact us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will endeavour to respond to your email as soon as possible.
Please note that in the days leading up to the closing date of the competition, the increased amount of internet traffic and submissions may mean that both the speed of our submission system and our ability to respond to technical issues will be reduced. We recommend initiating the submission of entries early in the competition window so that if you do come across any technical problems, our staff will have plenty of time to help you with any problems you might experience.