Still Contest Categories

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The deadline is 11:59 p.m., Jan. 21, 2018

– Single Image Categories –

01 Spot News

– A single image of an unscheduled event for which no advance planning was possible.

02 General News

– A single image of a scheduled or organized event for which advance planning was possible.

03 Feature

– A single image of a found situation with strong human interest; a fresh view of an everyday scene.

04 Sports Action

– A single image showcasing action of a game or athletic event.

05 Sports Feature

– A single image that does not include action but has a strong human interest and shows a fresh view of the event.

06 Portrait / Personality

– A single image that captures an aspect of the subject’s character.

07 Pictorial

– A single image that exploits the graphic, aesthetic or compositional qualities of the subject.

08 Illustration

– A photograph that illustrates any product, including clothing and food, particular idea or editorial concept.

– Multiple Image Categories –

09 News Picture Story/Essay

– A collection of photos with a single them that fits the description of the Spot News or General News category. Up to 10 images.

10 Feature Picture Story/Essay

– A collection of photos with a single theme that fits the description of the Feature category. Up to 10 images.

11 Sports Picture Story/Essay

– A collection of photos with a single theme that fits the description of the Sports Action or Sports Feature category. Up to 10 images.

12 Weeks Work

– A collection of photos from a 7 consecutive day period that fit the description of any single image category. Up to 5 images. 1 week per contestant.

13 Team Entry

– Team Entries consist of an entry from any category by more than one photographer. 2 entries maximum per team.

14 Multimedia

– A piece that may consist of still photos, and audio or video (must contain at least 2 of the 3; photo, audio, video) and requires no user interaction other than start/stop. Maximum of 2 entries per contestant.

To see the Still Entry Preparation click, HERE