All 28 winners will receive our exclusive limited edition photo book Mono.
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 12 categories with 2 winners in each category, one selected by the judge and one people's choice award. All the winners receive one year Unlimited membership at 1x ($239 value) and our exclusive photo book Mono ($99 value). The winner will also receive the Composer Pro lens with Sweet 50 Optic, from Lensbaby. You can find more information about it here. The total prize sum is over $21.000.
Judge Kim Hubbard
Kim Hubbard is a world renowned senior editor of the National Geographic magazine. She has led photographic expeditions all over the world and has previously served as a judge for Pictures of the Year International, Communication Arts and many other prestigious contests.
Hubbard herself has been honored by the Art Director´s Club, PDN, SPD and is noted for her work on natural history and environmental stories, which is considered to be some of the best in the field.
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?
Early birds pay only $19/19€ per photo (non-EU/EU). The submission fee after early bird special is $25/25€ per photo (non-EU/EU).
Is there a theme?
There are 12 different categories: Abstract, Architecture, Creative edit, Conceptual, Documentary, Fine art nude, Macro, Nature, Landscape, People, Still life 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 12 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 Unlimited membership at 1x ($239 value) and our exclusive photo book Mono ($99 value). The winner will also receive the Composer Pro lens with Sweet 50 Optic, from Lensbaby. The total prize sum is over $21.000. All winners (except the People's choice winners) will get a signed diploma by the judge.
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?
Judge this year is Kim Hubbard, a world renowned senior editor of the National Geographic magazine.
When is the deadline for sending in submissions?
The deadline for entering the contest is December 11. 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 12 People's Choice Awards.
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced February 1, 2016.
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 https://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. 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 email@example.com.