The International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by You (“Entry”), as follows:
- You are the sole owner and author of each Entry (you took the photo)
- The image presented for judging must be 100% photographic in origin, generally this means using a camera. The use of Ai generated images is not allowed..they are not photographs taken by you and are therefor not allowed.
- You have the right to make your entry available to the Competition
- Each entry does not contain personally identifiable information about You or any other person(s)
- Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content
- Each Entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law
- Each entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity
- Your Entry does not include:
- trademarks owned by third parties
- Copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including movie dialog or musical compositions)
- Names, likenesses or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead
- Entries in which You have purchased or secured the rights to use stock images
- Entries which contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of the The International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards.
- Entries containing screen credits
- Entries from styled shoots for editorial purposes, images of hired talent / models and images created at workshops or education seminars are not eligible for entry.
- With the exception of the “Non-Wedding Day / Engagement Session” Category all image(s) must have been taken on the ‘Wedding Day or Elopement’.
By way of definition for the purposes of these awards ‘The Wedding Day’ or ‘Elopement’ is –
The event where a ceremony occurs (civil, religious or symbolic) between two people that celebrates their union, that includes the exchange of vows or promises.
The entry to the Awards must be from “The Wedding Day or Elopement” that can be supported by official documentation (if requested) to support the union of the 2 people. An entry is considered valid if the officiated documentation has been completed before the time of submission to the IWPOTY Awards and photographic evidence to support this can be provided upon request. This could include, but is not limited to photos showing getting ready, first look, ceremony, cocktail hour, couple portraits, reception etc
Examples of what’s not within the rules – images taken at workshops, editorial or styled shoots or with models (paid or unpaid), portrait sessions etc..
If you are uncertain please email [email protected] for clarification.
All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.