Official Rules

Chromatic Color Photography Awards competition is open to professional and amateur photographers, using all forms of color photography, from any country. By registering and entering the Chromatic Photography Awards you hereby accept the rules and conditions outlined below.

Anyone over 18 years of age can enter the competition with the exception of employees of Chromatic Awards, their associated companies and employees of any company chosen to sponsor prizes for the competition. Judges are not permitted to enter into the competition.

General Conditions

Only color photographs will be accepted to the contest. Black and white images (including toned images) will be disqualified. Images may be captured using film or digital.

Entry must be submitted online at the following website: following the on-screen instructions carefully. Prints are not accepted. There is no limit to the number of individual images each artist may submit.

Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted in other competitions currently underway are eligible. There is no time or date restriction on when the image was taken.

You may submit your photo in as many categories as you wish. Once the submission fee is paid, there is no possibility to edit your entry. 

Files must meet the following specifications:
- awards are open to color photography only; 
- sRGB or Adobe98 colour space, 8-bit;
- longest dimension must be 1200 pixels;
- saved as a JPEG at a maximum quality;
- no watermarks, borders* or signatures on your images.
* except Polaroids and other traditional process photos where border is inherent part of the image.

Winning Entrants must be able to provide a high resolution digital file (minimum 2500px wide, 300dpi). This file will be used only to prove the ownership of the image. Winning Entrants who do not fulfill these eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified without the right to appeal.

Winning Entrants must be able to provide a high resolution digital file (minimum 2500px wide, 300dpi) to be included in Chromatic Photography Awards Annual Book.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured). Further, the entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

Winners' names will be published online.

Copyrights & Usage Rights

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

Images will be used strictly in connection to the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote the contest and Winners. Images will not be resold or used by any other third party. If there is a request for such, we will forward that request to the photographer via e-mail.

To promote winners of each category Chromatic Awards is granted the right to display images on social network websites (on our official profiles) including: Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.


The winner among the professionals will receive $2,000 and the winner of the amateur category will get $1,000. Cash prizes will be paid in USD by PayPal. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.

Judging Conditions

Entries will be judged by nominated judges. Images will be judged on artistic merit, originality, subject and style. The decision of Chromatic Awards is final.