Austere Photo Competition Fall/Winter 2018 terms & conditions

Austere photo competition is open to all Photographers: Amateur and Professional from all over the world. Anyone over 15 years of age can enter the competition with the exception of employees of Austere, their associated companies and employees of any company chosen to sponsor prizes for the competition.

By registering and entering the Austere 2018 Competition you hereby accept these Terms and Conditions.

Entry Conditions

To enter, you must upload your Entry at the following website: following the on-screen instructions carefully.

There is no limit to the number of individual images or image series each artist may submit.

Files must meet the following specifications:
- Minimum 1500 pixels on either side
- Saved as a PNG
- No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images
- Only bleed photographs without borders

Winning Entrants and top 100 selected must be able to provide a high resolution digital file. This file will be used to prove the ownership of the image and for a feature in our print issue. Winning Entrants who do not fulfill these eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified without the right to appeal.

Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted in other competitions currently underway are eligible.

There is no time or date restriction on when the image was taken.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured). Further, the entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

Copyrights & Usage Rights

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

Images will be used strictly in connection to the competition and publication and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote Austere's photo competition and the publication it will be printed in.

To promote winners of Austere's photo competition, Austere is granted the right to display images on social network websites (on our official profiles) including: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Cash prizes will be paid in USD via PayPal. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.

Judging Conditions

Entries will be judged by nominated judges.

Winners will be chosen based on the highest individual image score.

Winners will be awarded with: Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

The entrants with the highest final score in will be announced the major prize winner ($1000) with the title: Austere Muse of the Season.

The decision of Austere is final.

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