Important Dates and Deadlines for Magic Lens Awards 2021/2022 Annual Competition:
Start of the competition: September 30, 2021
Early bird ends: October 31, 2021
First deadline: November 30, 2021
Final deadline (all uploads end): December 31, 2021.
Judging will take place: January and February 2022.
Winners will be announced after March 2022!
The Contest is open to ALL types of photography and photographers from around the world, aged 18 years and older, professionals and amateurs alike.
All images uploaded for the competition must have been taken within the last 36 months from date of entry deadline.
Cost for entries:
Images uploaded by: October 31st, 2021 (Early bird):
8 USD per image. If you upload 8 images for the competition, you only pay for 7 (one entry is free).
Images uploaded by: November 30th, 2021 (First deadline):
10 USD per image. If you upload 8 images for the competition, you only pay for 7 (one entry is free).
Images uploaded by: December 31st, 2021 (Extended deadline):
15 USD per image. If you upload 8 images for the competition, you only pay for 7 (one entry is free).
sRGB color space
RGB color mode (also for black-and-white images)
72 dpi or 300 dpi
2000px (longer side)
No copyright remarks or logos on images
Images without borders.
Each image may be submitted in only one category.
All processing and manipulation with files must be done by the photographers/entrants or under their direct supervision.
Note: no images taken at a workshop/seminar are eligible. Only the images made by the instructor can be entered.
Composite entries are allowed, except categories: "Wedding photojournalistic" and "Street photography".
Title and description of every image while uploading (in "Login & upload" section) is not required.
Winners and Awards:
CERTIFICATES & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE FOR EACH CATEGORY WINNERS:
First place in each category (10 winners/categories)
Second place in each category (10 winners/categories)
Third place in each category (10 winners/categories)
All images with the score higher than 80 points, will receive the following Merits:
|80-88 points: Bronze Merit||89-94 points: Silver Merit||95-100 points: Gold Merit|
Photographer of the Year Award 2021/2022 - this photographer will be chosen from all categories by the Judges
The Most Talented Photographer of the Year Award 2021/2022 - this photographer will be chosen from all categories by the Judges
Master of Magic Light Award 2021/2022 - this photographer will be chosen from all categories by the Judges
Newborn Photographer of the Year Award 2021/2022 - this photographer will be also a Winner of the Newborn category (the first place holder)
Wedding Photographer of the Year Award 2021/2022 - this photographer will be chosen from all Wedding categories by the Judges
Special Award 2021/2022 - this photographer will be chosen from Newborn and Chldren&Family categories by the Judges
Every image will be scored from 1 to 100 points.
Images awarded a cash prize in a previous competition are not eligible to win prizes in subsequent competitions.
The full name of each photographer whose work is selected as a winner will be published on www.magiclensaward.com
Cash prizes (if they appear) will be paid by wire transfer or Paypal. Any fees will be deducted from the winning amount.
You confirm that each person in the photograph has granted permission to be portrayed.
Photographers agree that all image(s) sent for the competition may be reproduced and used to conduct and promote www.magiclensawards.com by the organizer and third parties (such as spnsors) and collected e-mails can be used by www.magiclensawards.com and sponsors as well.
Magic Lens Awards service 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.
Images that demonstrate violations on copyright or competition policies will be removed & disqualified after due investigations.
The list of Judges and categories may vary during the Competition.
We will share collected data with external third parties - sponsors. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of customer information so only the sponsors will have an access to our data. We will use registered e-mail addresses to provide information about our products or services and to provide e-newsletters about the competition.
The Contest is open to ALL types of photography from around the world. List of all categories:
NATURE & ANIMALS (Aerial, Flowers, Landscape, Seasons, Sky, Trees, Animals, Pets, Underwater, Wildlife, etc.)
CHILDREN & FAMILY (non-wedding images, children older than 6 months. Models are permitted in this category. One or more people on the image. Family portraits with studio setting should be uploaded into "Portrait Studio" category.)
NEWBORN (up to 6 months)
MATERNITY & PREGNANCY (Models are permitted in this category. One or more people (e.g. mother and newborn) on the image. Images with studio setting should be uploaded into "Portrait Studio" category.)
WEDDING COUPLE TOGETHER: WEDDING DAY
BRIDE OR GROOM ALONE: WEDDING DAY
WEDDING DETAILS: WEDDING AND NON-WEDDING DAY
WEDDING COUPLE TOGETHER: NON-WEDDING DAY (Models are permitted in this category.)
BRIDE OR GROOM ALONE: NON-WEDDING DAY (Models are permitted in this category.)
WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISTIC (Composite images are not allowed)