Got a question about australianphotography.com's monthly photo competition? Hopefully you'll find the answer here. If not, feel free to post your questions in the comments section below and we'll do our best to answer them.
What is the ideal size for my image entry?
Before uploading your image, we recommend you resize image to the following dimensions:
Horizontal image: 1000 pixels wide
Square image: 1000 pixels wide
Vertical image: 1000 pixels high
If you need help resizing an image click here.
I uploaded my image a few hours ago but I can't see it on the site. Why?
Entries must be approved before they appear on australianphotography.com. Images are normally approved each weekday morning. Note: If you upload your image over the weekend it will not be approved until Monday morning.
I uploaded my image a few days ago but I still can't see it on the site. Why?
If your image hasn't appeared after more than one working day, there may be a problem with your entry. The following is a list of the most common problems:
1. The image you tried to upload was too large. While the website will resize images up to a certain size, if it is too large it may be rejected. Your image should ideally be less than 1MB. Ideal size for horizontal images is 1000 pixels wide. The best size for vertical images is 1000 pixels high. Click here for help resizing images.
2. The image you tried to upload was not saved as a JPEG file. The software will not accept your image if it is in TIFF, PSD, BMP, DNG, etc.
3. The filename of the image you tried to upload included one or more unusual characters, eg % $ ( ) @ *, etc.
4. Our website or your internet connection were down when you entered your image. Please try again.
Can I submit an image in any image format, e.g. JPEG, TIFF or PSD?
No, your image must be in JPEG or PNG format. The software will not accept your image if it is in TIFF, PSD, BMP, DNG, etc.
Is there a cut-off date during the month when uploads are no longer accepted or can images be uploaded right until the end of the month?
Images can be uploaded any time before midnight on the final day of the competition.
Can I enter more than one image?
Do I need to subscribe to Australian Photography + digital to enter the australianphotography.com photo comp?
No, you do not need to be a subscriber to enter the australianphotography.com photo comp.
Is it okay to add a watermark to my image?
We would prefer that you include any copyright information in the EXIF data, rather than on the image itself. Watermarks inevitably diminish the look of an image and this is taken into account in the judging process.
Is there a junior section of the competition?
If you have any more questions, please post them in the comments section below and we'll do our best to answer them.