HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHEN CAN I ENTER?
A round takes place every two months, in which the best 3 entries of each category are rewarded with an award.
Honorable mentions are given to entries that have just not won, but were nevertheless favored by multiple jury members. In this way we want to encourage you to continue to share your beautiful work. Who knows, you might win next time.
At the end of the year, an overall winner will be selected from all the golden award winners from the previous rounds. Will it be you?
Winners will be announced through our social media channels after each round.
The overall winners will be announced in January.
WHO CAN ENTER?
All photographers around the world. No age restricted.
HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I ENTER?
As many as you like.
1 image – € 10,-
3 images – € 20,-
5 images – € 30,-
10 images – € 40,-
WHERE CAN I SUBMIT MY PHOTO'S?
You can submit your photos via a link in the menu:
Round 1: January/ February
Round 2: March/ April
Round 3: May/ June
Round 4: July/August
Round 5: September/ October
Round 6: November/ December
Images must contain pregnant women in focus of the photograph. Other people on the photograph are allowed.
Images captured during labour, giving birth and the first hours after the birth of a baby.
Babies (with or without family members) between 0-3 months of age, in focus of a styled image.
Babies (with or without family members) between 0-3 months old, in focus of an image that has arisen spontaneously or has not been styled.
Babies and toddlers (with or without familymembers) between 3 months to 2 years old, in focus of the image.
For all images containing children, between 2 and 12 years old. Offcourse the photograph may contain other people too, as long as the photograph is about the children.
No age limits. 2 or more familymembers is the minimum.
PHOTO RESIZING AND RENAMING
- File Name: First name and last name, all one word, followed by a number sequence. (For example RenatevanLith01, RenatevanLith02, RenatevanLith03 etc. Make sure file name sequence numbers do not match even in separate categories.)
- Horizontal Image: Width must be 2000px
- Vertical Image: Height must be 2000px
- Square Image: Height and width must be 2000px
- Image Size: Maximum file size of each photo must be 2MB (2000KB)
- Image File Type: JPG / JPEG
- Toning: Color or Black & White only
- Date: Photos submitted can be from any year
- No watermarks, text or borders of any kind
Photos may have been shared earlier and may also participate in other competitions.
Only single frame pictures will be accepted. The following are not accepted:
- Polyptychs (diptychs, triptychs, and so forth).
- Stitched panoramas, either produced in-camera or with image editing.software.
If your submitted images do not meet all of the photo requirements they may be automatically disqualified.
We accept payments made with:
You should receive a confirmation email after successfully paying for your entries. If your payment fails your submission will automatically be cancelled.
PRESETS/ DIGITAL BACKDROPS
We prefer traditional techniques applied such as contrast, curves, color balance, dodging and burning. It is allowed to crop, use lenscorrection, and other frequently used corrections. Photos may be black & white or color. The use of presets or digital backdrops should be ok as long as they are not to notable.
The submitted entries will be judged by the jurypanel. They at least pay attention to:
- Technical skills
- Use of color
Participants do not receive feedback on their submissions. The best entries will be rewarded with an award. In this competition there are also honorable mentions for photos that were favored by different jury members. This allows them to distinguish themselves and get an edge on their competition.
- First place overall awards of each category: € 100,-
- All honorable mentions and winners receive 3 free entrance tickets for the next round.
- All awarded photographs and honorable mentions are published in our winner’s gallery.
- They also receive a digital award badge to use on their photo or for promotional purposes of the result achieved.
- Photographers and their work are promoted across our online platforms.