Contest 35AWARDS is carried out by the organizers and founders of the resource (hereinafter - "Organizer"), addressed to an indefinite number of persons and is aimed at popularization of photography as an art form around the world.

Jury members are appointed by the organizer and the final decision on the photos, the finalists and the winners of which they adopted, not subject to appeal. Bidder can be any author if his picture satisfy competition requirements. To participate in the competition authors (photographers) from any country without restrictions.

To qualify to enter the competition, you must be over 18 years of age.

Basic Terms


The author (photographer) is a person who has taken a photo and provides work for a competition, who has a full set of copyrights and authority to make decisions on all organizational issues related to participation in the competition.

Venue and dates

Registration and voting is conducted using site.

According to the results of the photo contest, the 100 best single works, the 25 best serial works, the 100 best photographers, as well as the works that were separately noted by the international jury will be revealed. Separately, there will be a ranking of the best single works and photographers by: nominations, by city and by country.


After the completion of the competition will be released an annual catalog, which will include, alongside the works of the winners, the best works of the competition. All additional information about the catalog will be published on a special page after summarizing.

Stages of the competition

1. Start competition. Authors registration for participation in the competition

2. Upload photos to the contest by their authors

3. Vote. A more detailed description of the stages of the voting will be further published in the pages of the competition website

4. Summing up the competition

5. Catalogue printing

Stage 1-2 are carried out throughout the period of reception of works.

To apply for participation in the competition the author himself is registered, and then uploads the photos to the photo contest site in the prescribed form referred to in paragraph "Registration of authors and works."

The organizers have the right to conduct informational mailings to all participants of the competition. Winners of additional prizes may be determined by representatives of companies providing prizes from among the finalists. The winning entries are announced at a special online ceremony (at the annual competition), as well as in a separate section on the competition website. The announcement time will be announced later.

According to the results of the contest, winners in each category will be invited to join the editorial board of the following calendar year after the competition, which they won. This ensures the transparency of the procedure of forming the editorial board

The author can not vote for their photos.

To vote for a photo only once in one stage of voting.

The author may take only one prize for work scored the maximum number of votes in the current competition.

Final voting results will be released in stages by the end of the 3 step process.

If multiple photos scored an equal number of votes in the 1st or 2nd stage, during the next phase of moving all these works.

If the 3rd stage, a few photos scored an equal number of votes, the winner will be determined by an additional vote.

Rights-organizer of the competition

Contest organizer reserves the right to change the Contest Rules unilaterally by notifying the participants for 5 days prior to the date of entry into force of these changes by posting the new Rules of Competition on the Site.

Contest organizer has the right to remove participants and to revise the procedure for determining the winner in the event of detection of fraud bidder or other persons for the benefit of the Bidder related to deception, fraud and other illegal activities, by which bidder can get prizes, provided by these rules, or to obtain a privileged position in relation to other participants.


The number and name of the nominations for the competition will be further published on the competition website. Organizers have the right to move the picture to another nomination if he deems it necessary. If the nomination is gaining a small amount of work it can be combined with the other nominations.

If the photos, within the framework of one nomination or thematic competition, are slightly different, a similar combination of objects (duplicate), crop, different shooting angle or other tone of the photo can be seen on a photo, the administration can leave only one photo at its discretion.

Within the framework of all competitions, the use of one version of the color version of the photo is allowed. Using the same photo but with a different tone (for example, uploading a photo in color and black and white) is not allowed.

Register photos

Registration of authors and photo happening on the web-site of the contest in the relevant section, a specially prescribed form.

Image Format - JPEG, RGB

Photo sizes - from 1500 pixels (large size)

The photos on annual contest 35AWARDS must be taken for 2022, 2023 or 2024. For the other thematic competitions there are no requirements for the year of shooting.

Photos allowed:

  • Technical retouching, including changes in exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness, image conversion to black and white and white balance. As well as the correction of the picture in order to remove objects that were accidentally in the frame.
  • Crop / crop (no increase in image size)
  • Scanning image obtained by the classical chemical method
  • Creating HDR-files, exposure bracketing, focus-stacking, panoramas

The photos are not allowed:

  • Collage (editing), including adding, deleting, moving objects, adding additional graphic elements, changing the background with graphic editors (Loading collages is allowed in the nomination “Conceptual photography” and "Staged photo" at the annual competition. Or at thematic competitions , if it is additionally spelled out in the contest rules)
  • If there are “black-and-white” and “mobile photography: black-and-white” nominations in the main competition, photos taken on a mobile phone are automatically transferred to the mobile nomination. In the nominations "Mobile photography" it is allowed to use photos taken on a mobile phone or tablet.
  • Photos should not have any copyright plates, copyright signs, added frames, etc.
  • Use images, or parts thereof, generated by neural networks

The original photo

In case of getting into the semifinal (3rd stage), the author must download the file of the maximum resolution in the format JPG, Adobe RGB to the site. The downloaded file should look exactly like the photo uploaded to the contest (already with processing), if possible with saving EXIF ​​information. The organizer also has the right to demand from the author of the photograph the original file from the camera, without processing, in case of any questions regarding the work. The deadline for submission of files is 10 days after the completion of the third stage of voting. Notifications of the need to download are sent by mail or an information message on the member's personal page. After sending this message, the author must provide the organizers with files through a special form.

Crop the photo must be the same as in the web-version presented for the competition and evaluated by experts and a jury.

Author and Intellectual property

Rights to photos belong to their authors only. By participating in the competition the authors give their consent 35AWARDS administration free to use them for the purpose of promoting competition in the various media, print albums, books with the works of the finalists and winners, as well as for the production of works in the exhibition. Use the finalists in the future for special events dedicated to the popularization of the competition.

Uploading photos on the website, the Participant automatically confirms that does not violate the copyright and other intellectual property rights, and fully responsible for it.

It is not allowed to publish under your own name a replica (plagiarism) of a previously taken photograph of another author (idea, light schemes, composition ...), without the consent of the borrowing source. Since it is not always possible to unambiguously separate cases of plagiarism, this issue is decided privately at the discretion of the organizers.

The author should be provided to them copyright material. By submitting photos to the competition, the author grants permission to use the material provided to them by the organizers for any purpose related to the conduct of the competition and subsequent exhibitions.

The authors of the works of the winners and laureates of the contest will receive appropriate notifications from the administration and will be required to upload high-resolution files to the site for album printing and exhibition works. Authors of such works should provide photos in the form indicated in the paragraph "Original works".

By submitting a photo to the contest, you agree that in case of victory, provide work for publication in a catalogue on the contest exhibitions and other postmeropriyatiyah without any monetary compensation for it. Proceeds from the sale of albums, books, and works of the exhibition will be used to cover the production, exhibition and other 35AWARDS administration costs.

Any other commercial use is possible only with the consent of the author.

Individual requirements

Total images sent by the author to the competition - 5 participants passed moderated on site. 2 photos for everyone else. The limit can be increased by additional methods which will be described in detail in the contest organizer's website.

An author can only have one account.

If the photo is made by digital camera without removable appliances, the number of pixels of the matrix camera should be at least 8 million (8 megapixels).

The size of the high resolution file is at least 3000 pixels on the larger side. Artificially increasing the dimensions of the original is not allowed.

The photo of the author who won in other 35AWARDS contests can not become the winner of the current main competition for the title of the best 100 photos of the year.

Reasons for refusal

If the photo does not meet the requirements set out in various paragraphs of this Regulation. The competition organizers reserve the right not to accept the participation of work that do not meet a certain quality and technical level, without explanation.



Start receiving the photo on the contest — 01.03.2023

End of reception on the photo contest — 25.2.2024

Dates of the other stages of the competition will be announced on the contest page.

The procedure of informing participants about the conditions of the Competition

Offer to participate in the contest to set out its conditions placed on site. The organizer has the right to publish information about the project further, including in the media.

Final provisions

In the event of a conflict between the author and the organizers, or disagreement with the current rules and the inability to find a solution, the author’s participation in the competition is terminated by canceling participation in the project and removing all photos from the resource.

All other additional information on the contest is placed on the pages of the site or sent by e-mail specified in the member profile.

By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.

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The catalog contains more than 1500 photos from 24 nominations from more than 1000 authors of the 8rd 35AWARDS