A Contest for the Aspiring Photographer

This is a contest for the everyday amateur and aspiring photographers of the world! We are looking for images that express the beauty and emotions of life! We are not looking for technical perfection! We look forward to seeing your amazing images!

Entering The Contest

  • Entry Fee: There is a $5 entry fee per image.
  • ​Contestants: Must be an Aspiring Photographer.
  • Contestants: Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Contestants: May enter as many images as they like.
  • ​Images: Must be in JPG format and no larger than 2MB.
  • Void where prohibited by law: This contest is open to residents anywhere the contest is legal. Contestants must understand their local laws regarding contests. This contest is Prohibited in the States of Maryland, Colorado, Nebraska and Rhode Island.

Grand Prize: Canon R5 EOS or $4,000 USD + OW Grand Prize Trophy

Our Winner has been chosen Please Click here to see the Winning Announcement]

Q. What is an Aspiring Photographer? Anyone who is aspiring to be a professional photographer and make a full time living, but is not making a full time living from their photography.

Q. When does the Contest end? January 31st, 2024

Q. How many images can I submit? Contestants may enter as many images as they like.

Q. What image size can I enter? We require your images sized at 72dpi. All entries must be saved as a JPEG no larger than 2MB. 

Q. What about my copyright? Will you sell my images?  Each entrant retains the copyright to their images, and we will not sell them. We do retain the rights to use your image on social media, and our website to promote the contest.

Q. Can my images contain my Name or Watermark? Yes.

Q. Is the contest Free to enter? There is a $5.  Non-refundable fee per image entered.

Q. When will the winners be announced? February 4th, 2024

Q. Why is there an entry fee? The entry fee covers the cost of advertising the contest.

Q. When is the Next Contest Deadline? January 31st, 2025

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Official Rules

1. Eligibility: This is an International Contest and is open to anyone in the World. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.  Employees of The One World Photo Contest,  and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law including the states of Colorado, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Nebraska. Photographers retain all Copyrights to their Images.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of The One World Photo Contest as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest. 

3. Campaign Period: October 22, 2023-January 31st, 2024 Central Standard Time

4. Entry Fees: There is a $5. Non-refundable entry fee per image.

5. How to Enter: The Contest must be entered by submitting photos and entry fees at https://www.oneworldphotocontest.com

6. Prizes: The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Canon R5 EOS or $4,000(1). Any duties, tax, or import tax required by the winner's country for receiving the grand prize will be the sole responsibility of the Winner.

7. Judging: Photos will be judged by a private panel of Photographers and be judged based on lighting, technical skills, overall quality, creativity, and emotional components of the photograph. 

8. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by Judging Panel under the supervision of The One World Photo Contest Winner and will be notified by e-mail and the winning photo will be posted to the website on the Winning announcement date which is on February 4th, 2024

9. Rights Granted by You:  Photographers retain all Copyrights to their Images By entering this contest, You understand and agree that The One World Photo Contest has the right to use your photo on the https://www.oneworldphotocontest.com website and social media as well as the winner's name, and likeness. The One World Photo Contest  DOES NOT retain any rights to re-sell your images for commercial use. You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights.   

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless The One World Photo Contest and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. 

11. Disputes: THIS contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF USA AND MN, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in MN having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. 

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the The One World Photo Contest website. 

13. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the contest is The One World Photo Contest. 

14. Facebook:  The contest is hosted by The One World Photo Contest and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. 

15. Snapchat: The Contest is hosted by The One World Photo Contest and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by , or associated with Facebook. By entering this contest you the participant completely release Snap Inc. from all claims based on, related to, or arising from the The One World Photo Contest.

16. By participating in the contest: You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules & Regulations

Grand Prize Winner 2022

Congratulations David Dhaen! A World traveler and photographer! Thank you for your amazing entry “Riding the Eagle”. We wish you much luck on your future photography adventures!

View the Winning Photo

Contest Support

Support will be available on Instagram through Audio or Video Chat, as well as Facebook Messenger. Please use the links at the bottom of this page to access our official social media profiles. You can also use our toll free number at 1-833-278-7678. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about the contest. We look forward to connecting with you !

Contest Support Hours: M-F 9am-4pm CST