The 2020 ColorPro Award opens on August 18, 2020 and closes on August 30, 2020. Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Frequently Asked Questions.
What is the theme of the 2020 ColorPro Award?
The theme of the contest is ‘Kindness’.
You can interpret ‘Kindness’ in anyway that you like.
How much does it cost to submit a photo?
It it completely free to submit a photo into the 2020 ColorPro Award.
How many photos can I upload?
You can upload one, or multiple photos. Each photo you submit will need to be uploaded separately. One at a time.
What sized file should I upload?
The file size should be between 1mb and 10mb.
The shortest side of the photo should be at least 2000px.
Who won the ColorPro Award in 2019?
Trick question! This year is the very first time we have hosted the ColorPro Awards. We’re excited!
What are the prizes?
The prizes are provided by our wonderful partners, you can see the details here.
The prizes include:
- $1000 cash (USD)
- ColorPro VP2785-2K Monitor (USD $1,999 value)
- Tourbox Controller (USD $1,299 value)
- $500 Blurb Voucher
- Shoot The Frame Voucher
- Tinyspace Voucher
Who is eligible to participate in the ColorPro Awards?
The ColorPro Award is open to all photographers, professional and amateur. To be eligible, you must be 18 years old at the time of entry.
Do I lose ownership of the photo if I win or become a finalist?
Do the photos that I submit need to be taken recently?
No. You can submit photos that you have taken recently, or a long time ago.
What is the judging process?
Your photographs will be judged by our panel of judges. The images will be primarily judged on the following criteria:
1. Overall impact
The overall impact of a photo relates to your reaction to the image. Does it hold your attention? Are you bored? Is it shocking, beautiful or sensational?
Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements within the frame of the photograph. Is the composition pleasing to the eye? Has the photographer broken the composition rule, and if so, was it justified? The term composition means ‘putting together’.
Emotion relates to the emotional impact the photography has on you. Positive and negative emotions should be considered, including; anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, love, sadness and surprise. Does the photography stir any emotion in you?
4. Lighting / Exposure
Light is everything in photography, the way a photographer captures light is very important. Is the photo overexposed? Underexposed? Is the photo well balanced, or creative in exposure? Has the photographer used a special exposure technique and executed it well? Eg. Long exposure, studio lighting, high-key or low-key lighting.
5. Originality / Creativity
Originality and creativity go hand in hand, and they relate to the photographer’s ability to create an image that is not the same as every other photograph we see. Does this photo seem original and creative?
Difficulty relates to the effort, talent, skill, location and timing that went into capturing the image. The difficulty may relate to the nuances in the studio lighting of a portrait, the ability to capture a wild animal in their habitat, or the hike it takes to shoot a landscape from a mountain. How difficult was it to create this image?
7. Technical execution
Some photographs are easier to capture than others. Technical execution is an overall term which relates to attributes such as focus, lighting, depth of field and exposure. Has the photograph been captured with technical excellence?
8. Color / Tone
There are many ways to influence the color and tone of a photograph. Color and Tone can be influenced by the light available when shooting, and the setting on a camera, it can also be manipulated in post production. Tone is also relevant when no color is present, such as monochrome or black and white photos. Are the colors and tones in this photo well balanced and pleasing to the eye?
9. Subject matter
The subject matter refers to the actual elements within the photo. Is the subject a person, a mountain, an animal, a tree or a building? Is the subject interesting, curious, difficult to find or rare?
Storytelling with photography helps us connect with the subject and photographer. Photojournalism as a discipline is known for storytelling, however a story can be told in all sorts of photographs. Does this photo tell a story? Do you want to learn more?