WPE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020
The WPE Competition is open to professional photographers from all over the world ages 18 and over.
Working judges cannot participate in the contest in order to preserve neutral voting.
Judges can only enter the competition when they have no judging duty.
WPE organizes a total of 3 competitions per year: First Half, Second Half and Annual Final.
Different photos are required for each contest.
The Annual Final does not accept photographs from previous competitions.
The photos submitted to the competition must be taken within the last two years, otherwise they will be considered invalid.
At the end of these three competitions, an ANNUAL CATALOG of the best photographs and photographers will be made.
The sum of the points collected from the three competitions will determine your place in the world ranking in the TOP RANKING HONORS list.
✪ FIRST PLACE: A CASH PRIZES € 2000 is awarded to the highest ranked photographer with the maximum number of points.
Points received at previous competitions will not be considered for these prizes. In case of a tie, the number of badges won by the photographer will be checked and it will be given to the photographer with the highest number of badges. (ie the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze badges).
✪ SECOND PLACE: will be awarded with 15 free entries to the next competition.
✪ THIRD PLACE: will be awarded with 10 free entries to the next competition.
The WPE Competition is open to all professional photographers from all around the world, aged 18 years and older.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
COPYRIGHT ON IMAGES:
✩ All entries will be considered the legal property of the authorized account holder at the email address submitted when registering.
✩ Photographers cannot delete their account or their photos once registered at wpeawards.com.
Please enter your name and surname correctly. It is not possible to edit names and email addresses later.
Please do not sign up more than once with different emails. Otherwise your account will be deactivated per WPE rules.
✩ The Entrant must present in their entirety a unique work emanating from an original image capture.
The various treatments, manipulations, impressions, presented, must have been performed by the Entrant or under the Entrant's direct supervision.
✩ Entering declares, acknowledges and guarantees that the Entrant possesses all their legal and moral capacities to participate in the competition and that the image capture presented, respects copyright and property rights.
✩ The image capture, presented in the competition, must not promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or age.
✩ All images presented by the photographer are protected by copyright that belongs exclusively to the Entrant.
Any images taken in violation of the legislative and legal framework in force will be disqualified and then deleted by WPE after investigation.
✩ By entering the Contest, Photographers accept that all image(s) sent for the competition may be reproduced and used to conduct and promote www.wpeawards.com.
✩ If the image capture includes other persons, the candidate must have an authorization to use the image with the persons concerned, and must prove the authorization to use these image captures by means of a handwritten and signed authorization by the persons concerned.
✩ WPE AWARDS assumes no responsibility for any incorrect or incomplete information or technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, computer transmissions, other problems with regard to the competition. WPE AWARDS declines all responsibility.
✩ Submitting photos that are similar to the ones submitted to prior competitions is not allowed.
✩ WPE reserves the right to move an entry into another category or have it disqualified to protect the integrity of the competition.
✩ Rules may be changed or modified without notice.