My photo could fit under multiple categories. Which one should I enter?
The Open categories are intentionally broad, so you can be inspired by lots of different things! You can enter multiple images per category, so read over the descriptions carefully and think about what images you would like to submit.
If you get stuck, feel free to contact us!
What camera do I need to use?
You can use any camera you like! When you upload your photo, you will need to let us know what kind of camera you used, but there are no rules or restrictions. Experiment with different shooting styles and equipment, or keep it simple with a cellphone camera. We would also love to see unusual photos taken on film, GoPros or polaroid!
Do I have to edit my photo?
We encourage you (particularly Seniors) to give editing a try - small tweaks to colours, exposure levels, filters and crops can make a huge difference.
You don’t need to, though - especially if submitting the image without editing is a deliberate creative decision.
Can I enter more than one photo?
You can enter as many photos are you like! They will be judged as individual entries.
Can I enter an old photo?
You can enter any original photo you’ve taken within the last 12 months - maybe at a sports tournament, Showquest or Smokefreerockquest event or on holiday.
Who are the judges?
Stills is judged by a panel of professional photographers. Top images will receive written feed-forward from our judges to help them continue developing & upskilling. Keep an eye on our social media for the announcement of our 2023 judging panel!