RISE International Photography Awards 2020

Congratulations to everyone that entered the 2020 Rise International Photography Awards.

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The aim of the RISE awards is to encourage photographers across the world to strive for excellence, and provide them with feedback from qualified and experienced photography judges.

We truly believe the feedback you receive will help you to refine your photography to be the best that you can be.

And please don’t be disheartened If you do not receive an award this year, use that as motivation to grow and achieve higher results next year.

If you did receive an award you should be very proud and share your achievements.

Maternity

Maternity

The Maternity Category welcomes photographs of pregnant women. Images may contain other members of the family but the pregnant women must be the focus of the photograph.

Criteria and Rules: Maternity

The Maternity Category welcomes photographs of pregnant women. Images may contain other members of the family but the pregnant women must be the focus of the photograph..

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Baby

Baby

The Baby Category is for babies from 0-12 months in age. Images may contain other members of the family, but the baby must be the focus of the photograph.

Criteria and Rules: Baby

The Baby Category is for babies from 0-12 months in age. Images may contain other members of the family but the baby must be the focus of the photograph.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Documentary

Documentary

Viewer notice: The Documentary category contains images depicting images of birth and death.

The Documentary Category invites photos that depict an accurate representation of the witnessed scene.

Criteria and Rules: Documentary

The Documentary Category invites photos that depict an accurate representation of the witnessed scene. Photos in this category must be of real (not made up or staged) events or scenes. Images must not be constructed or staged by either analogue or digital methods. Images may undergo basic processing / post-production, while maintaining an accurate and fair representation of the image’s context. It is encouraged that birth images be entered into this category. This includes images captured during labour, delivery and during the post-natal hours after the birth of a baby. Such images may contain other members of the family.

A caption is required with each image submitted into this category.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Images may undergo basic processing / post-production, while maintaining an accurate and fair representation of the image’s context
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed
  • Textures are not permitted
  • No stock photos are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Family

Family

The Family category is for families of 2 or more members. This category has no age limits.

Criteria and Rules: Family

The Family category is for families of 2 or more members. This category has no age limits.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Pet & Animal

Pet & Animal

The Pet & Animal category is for domestic and wild animals. Images may contain humans, however, the animal must be the main focus of the entry.

Criteria and Rules: Pet & Animal

The Pet & Animal category is for domestic and wild animals. Images may contain humans, however, the animal must be the main focus of the entry.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Portrait

Portrait

The Portrait category is for one or more persons. This category has no age limits; however, images of babies and children may be better suited to categories specifically dedicated to those ages.

Criteria and Rules: Portrait

The Portrait category is for one or more persons. This category has no age limits; however, images of babies and children may be better suited to categories specifically dedicated to those ages.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Wedding

Wedding

The Wedding category is for images taken during a commissioned, real wedding. For composite images, all elements of the entry must have been captured during the same wedding.

Criteria and Rules: Wedding

The Wedding category is for images taken during a commissioned, real wedding. For composite images, all elements of the entry must have been captured during the same wedding.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Teens

Teens

The Teens Category is specifically for subjects aged between 13 & 19 years. Images may contain other members of the family, but the Teen must be the main focus.

Criteria and Rules: Teens

The Teens Category is specifically for subjects aged between 13 & 19 years. Images may contain other members of the family but the Teen must be the main focus.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Landscape

Landscape

The Landscape Category is for images depicting outdoor scenes.

Criteria and Rules: Landscape

The Landscape Category is for images depicting outdoor scenes. The landscape may contain living subjects but the landscape must be the main focus.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Children

Children

The Children Category is specifically for subjects aged between 1 & 12 years. Images may contain other members of the family, but the child must be the main focus.

Criteria and Rules: Children

The Children Category is specifically for subjects aged between 1 & 12 years. Images may contain other members of the family, but the child must be the main focus.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Creative

Creative

The Creative category is well suited to images that are abstract, impressionistic or illustrative in nature, to give the artist freedom to create with no limitations on photographic postproduction.

Criteria and Rules: Creative

The Creative category is suited to images that are abstract, impressionistic or illustrative in nature, to give the artist freedom to create with no limitations on photographic post-production. Subjects may include people, animals, landscapes or objects.

This category does not have the option to add a Title and description.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Any overlays you wish to use must have been photographed by you.
  • Brushes can be used, however, if the brush makes/stamps objects such as wing, tree, bird or butterfly elements for example, the brush must be created from a photograph you have captured.
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Travel

Travel

The Travel category invites images depicting culture, place, people and customs.

Criteria and Rules: Travel

The Travel category invites images depicting culture, place, people and customs. Travel images should convey the character and ambiance of a location, and may include travel portraits. Images may be commissioned or self-commissioned. People and places should be represented fairly, both in capture and in post-production.

This category does have the option to add a Title.

BELOW 75 NO AWARD - Not yet at professional standard.

75 - 79 BRONZE AWARD - Images considered to demonstrate average to good levels of professional standard.

80 - 89 SILVER AWARD - Images that exceed professional standard and show high levels of visual communication, craft & skill.

90 - 100 GOLD AWARD - Images that demonstrate extraordinary visual communication and creativity with outstanding technical skill.

RULES THAT APPLY TO THIS CATEGORY

  • All entries should be unique and original
  • The subject of each image should not be recognisable in any 2 images entered. You may enter the same subject provided the image is not from the same setup and/or scene. ie: background, clothing , etc. This is to encourage diversity and uniqueness.
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 5 years of the official closing date, 1st September 2020
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • Post-production may be used to enhance an image, while retaining the integrity of the photographic capture.
  • Post-production in this category should not take away from the intention of the original capture. Heavily edited images may be better suited to the Creative Category, which invites a broad range of entries including conceptual image-making.
  • No digital backgrounds are allowed unless created by the entrant
  • Textures are permitted and must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos or graphics are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Composite images may be entered
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

If an image is deemed to not meet these requirements, the entrant will be contacted by the RISE team and may be required to submit further evidence.

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification FILE UPLOAD SPECIFICATIONS Images will be viewed on calibrated monitors

  • 3000px on the longest side
  • sRGB Profile
  • save as maximum quality JPEG

Finalists may be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.