All 26 winners will receive our exclusive limited edition photo book Passion.
The grand prize is $10.000, the 2nd prize is $1000 and the third prize is $100. People's Choice grand prize is $1000. There are 11 categories with 2 winners in each category, one selected by the judge and one people's choice award. All the winners will receive one year of Pro membership at 1x ($99 value) and our exclusive photo book Passion ($99 value). The total prize sum is over $17.000.
Judge Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.
McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.
What is 1x Photo Awards?
1x Photo Awards is an annual photo competition by 1x.com, a photo community with a difference. All photos published on 1x are hand-picked by 10 professional curators. Our mission is to promote photography as an art form and help you finding your inner photographer. We believe that everyone has a huge potential just waiting to be discovered.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to everyone of all levels and anyone can win.
How many photos can I enter?
You can submit any number of photos. The more photos you upload the greater is the chance to win.
What is the cost of participating?
The cost of participating is only $19/19€ per photo (non-EU/EU).
Is there a theme?
There are 11 different categories: Architecture, Creative edit, Conceptual, Documentary, Fine art nude, Macro, Mobile, Nature, Landscape, People and Street. You can select one category for each photo you upload. If you don't select a category you will still compete for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and the People's Choice grand prize.
What can I win?
The grand prize is $10.000, the 2nd prize is $1000 and the 3rd prize is $100. There is a grand People's Choice Award of $1000. There are also 11 different categories with 2 winners in each category, one selected by the judge and one People's Choice winner. All the winners will receive one year of Pro membership at 1x ($99 value) and our exclusive photo book Passion ($99 value). The total prize sum is over $17.000.
What extra exposure do the winners get?
All winning photos will be featured on 1x and our social media sites, like Twitter and Facebook (180.000 followers). The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners and the grand People's Choice winner will also be featured on the front page cover of 1x and in a physical exhibition at Scandinavia's biggest photo fair.
Who is the judge?
The judge is iconic photographer Steve McCurry, who has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. To have your photos selected by this world-famous photographer is an incredible honor and something to put in your resume.
More info about Steve McCurry.
When is the deadline for sending in submissions?
The deadline for entering the contest is December 14. The sooner you enter, the more votes you will be able to gather and the more likely it will be to win one of the 11 People's Choice Awards.
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced January 23, 2015.
How do I vote on photos?
Click "Vote" in the upper right to vote on photos. The photos will be presented randomly, You can either vote for a photo or skip it. You can only vote once on each photo.
Where can I see my paid entries?
Go to http://1x.com/awards and click on "Upload" to see the entries you have paid for, share them on social media sites and upload more images.
How do I gain more votes on my photos?
To gain as many votes as possible on your photos, make sure to use the different share buttons to share them on your social networks. The sooner you enter the competition the more votes you will be able to gather and the higher is your chance to win one of the People's Choice Awards.
How are the People's Choice Awards selected?
The People's Choice Awards are selected from the top 10 highest voted photos in each category by the staff of 1x. The grand People's Choice Award is selected by the top 10 highest voted photos independent of category.
Are there any special requirements in the different categories?
Photos submitted to documentary and nature should have only basic editing. No cloning or major editing are allowed in these categories, Photos in the mobile category should be taken with a smartphone camera. In case of doubt, the judge might request original files.
Are stock photos allowed?
No, all parts of the photo must be taken by you.
What size and format should I upload photos in?
You can upload photos in JPG format in any size.
Who pays taxes?
The winner is responsible for paying any taxes in his/her country.
How do I get support?
If you have any questions about 1X Photo Awards, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.