FAQs

The Canopy Awards are open to all photographers of all levels of experience.

When do entries open and close?

The Entry Window will be open across April 2023

Is there a cost to enter images into Canopy Awards?

Yes. The Entry Fee is $25 per image

Do I get feedback on my Entries?

Yes. One of the most valuable aspects of the Awards is that all Entries will receive a Report Card derived from the scores given by the Round One 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.

I have only just started on my photography journey. Will I be competing with more experienced photographers?

Yes, all entrants compete in one Class.

Can I enter an image I shot years ago?

Yes. There are no restrictions on the capture date for entry in the 2023 Canopy Awards.

How do I submit my entries?

Entry is by online Registration and Submission only, here at Photo_competitions.com.au

How many images can I enter?

You may enter a maximum of six images into The Canopy Awards. These can all be in one Category or spread across the Categories of your choice.

Can I enter more than one image in each category?

Your maximum of six images can all be in one Category, or spread across the Categories of your choice.

How do I name my files?

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.

Can I add more images to my entry?

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.

How do I know if my submissions have been received?

You will receive a confirmation email displaying the thumbnails and the auto-generated file numbers of the images entered.

Email communications from Photo-competitions.com.au

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

Can I enter photo composites and digital manipulations?

You can find details of allowable digital adjustments by referring to section 5.5 Allowable Digital Adjustments in the Terms & Conditions for guidance.

How is the competition judged?

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 totaled, and provide the adjudication panel with a Shortlist.

From the Shortlists in each category, a group of Finalists, Category Winners and a Grand Prize winner will be adjudicated.

Is judging anonymous?

Yes. The review and judging team will not have access to information that can identify the author of a photograph.

Can I change my selection of entries once they have been uploaded?

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.

Are there any age restrictions?

 No – Entrants Under 16 years of age require their parent’s or guardian’s permission.

What happens if my submission is corrupted or unreadable?

If your entry submission is corrupted or unreadable by us, we will endeavor to contact you to arrange for the image/s to be re-sent.

I have lost my password

Follow the instructions at the Portal Login screen to reset your password.

Further Assistance

If you experience problems during the submission of your entries, then please contact us at the following email address: support@photo-competitions.com.au

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.

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