General Rules
All countries accepted. Images may be submitted by all photographers (professional and/or non professional.) Entrants must be 18 years or older. The submitting photographer retains full copyright of material. Each entrant/photographer assumes responsibility of content of all images submitted and assumes all responsibilities of trademark and other copyright infringements. Model and/or property release and permission forms are the sole responsibility of each participating photographer. Each entrant must submit original works. All Participants are required to pay an entry fee in the amount of $15 (USD) upon submitting up to 4 (four) images. 2 (two) additional images may be submitted for additional fees. Entries without payment will not be processed. All entry fees must be submitted via PayPal® only. Participant must be an authorized user on the PayPal® account used to submit entry fee(s). All entry fees are non-refundable. Contest may be void where prohibited. Participant assumes responsibility to their local laws governing this contest. Offensive or inappropriate images will not be accepted. Images that are not properly formatted will not be accepted. All winners will have their work announced and displayed on the Profotio website. All winners (including honorable mentions) will have their images displayed in the Profotio Online Gallery. Profotio may display any and all submitted images for the promotion and the advertisement of the Profotio website and for Profotio competitions. Additionally, Profotio may display any and all submitted images for the promotion and the advertisement of all TBM Photography Network websites including:,,, and Full and sole copyright of each image will remain with each photographer/entrant.

Judging Regulations
Wining images will be selected on the following criteria: 25% credit to adherence to theme of contest 25% credit to originality of thought 25% to artistic interpretation 25% to photographic skills. Images will be evaluated by the Profotio staff judging committee. All decisions are final.

Submission Details
Both black & white and color photos will be accepted. Please submit all images online. Only JPG/JPEG files will be accepted. Images with watermarks, captions and/or borders will not be accepted. The size of the images should be 1200 pixels as the largest dimension (width or height.) All layers should be flattened and have a jpg compression quality of 7 or 8. Images should be saved with a resolution of 72ppi. Images will be viewed as sRGB profiles. File names should be in the following format: Lastname_Firstname_image1.jpg, Lastname_Firstname_image2.jpg, etc. Do not use special characters. There should only be one period just prior to the file extension (i.e. .jpg). Please note: image title is not the same as file name. Each entrant may submit up to six (6) images.

Contest is open to all individuals 18 years and older. All countries accepted. This competition is open to both professional and non-professionals. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Certain restrictions may apply. Local regulations and laws governing this contest may prohibit certain entries and disbursement of winnings. Each entrant assumes the responsibility to comply with all laws and regulations that govern their submissions and assumes the responsibility for their individual eligibility.

Winners will be announced via our newsletter within 7-10 days after contest ends. All cash prizes will be paid via PayPal® only. Winning entrants have 30 (thirty) days to claim prize. After 30 days the prize and prize amount will be forfeited. All prize amounts are final and are non-negotiable. The decision of the judge(s) is final.

Profotio, the staff, owners, directors or affiliates/properties of Profotio neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the contest and receiving of awards and/or prizes. Content of all images submitted is the responsibility of each entrant. It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain all model and/or property releases. By submitting images each entrant assures that all images are their original works and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been violated. It is not the responsibility of Profotio to obtain model and/or property release forms or to assure/examine protection of trademark infringement rights. Federal, state and/or local taxes are the responsibility of each winner.  The determination of any tax liability and the payment of any such tax shall be sole responsibility of the entrant.

By entering contest participants will be deemed to have read and agreed to all rules. By agreeing to the rules and submitting the entry form, you are also agreeing to receive periodic email announcements from TBM Photography Network and Profotio. Your information will never be shared with a third party and you can opt-out of receiving these periodic announcements at any time. By participating in each competition/contest each participant/entrant agrees to all rules set forth in above paragraphs.