Entries for photography categories must be submitted as J.Pegs. The maximum upload size for a single photo is 50MB.
All photographs must be the entrant’s original work and must have been taken between 1 January and 31 December 2020.
The manipulation or adjustment of digital files are subject to strict rules outlined in more detail under competition rules.
Non-Members: £50 per entry per category.
SJA Members: £20 per category.
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Freelance: Entry fees for freelancers are £50 in total (£20 for SJA Members) to enter all categories.
If you enter as a freelancer and win, you will only be credited as a freelancer. If you require a newspaper or agency to
be credited, entry fees of £50 per entry per category (£20 if SJA member) will apply, and the name of the newspaper
or agency must be stated on the entry form at time of entry. An employer cannot be credited retrospectively.
• All entries must be submitted and paid for via the online entry system:
• Entries for photography categories must be submitted as JPEG files. The maximum upload size for a single
photo is 50MB.
• There is no limit on the number of photographers that a newspaper, magazine, agency or website may enter in
• All photographs must be the entrant’s original work and must have been taken between 1 January and 31 December, 2020.
• Entry into the competition implies acceptance of the rules.
• Failure to comply with any of the rules may result in disqualification.
• Judges reserve the right to move pictures from the portfolio categories into the Sports Picture and Away from the
Action categories for consideration
• By entering you declare that you are a professional photographer and the pictures you are entering are your own
work and were taken in 2020.
• Entries can be colour or black and white or a combination of both.
• The manipulation or adjustment of digital files are subject to the following restrictions: the original structure of a
digital image (scan or digital camera file) may not be altered except by the equivalent of traditional darkroom
techniques such as brightness, contrast, basic colour adjustment, spotting, dodging and burning. The use of
photo enhancement software to create ‘drama’ or HDR style to images is not acceptable. No other changes of the
original digital file or part of it are acceptable. Composite photographs, multiple exposures, the removal of image
content are also excluded from the competition.
• Prior to the shortlist being announced shortlisted photographers may be asked to provide original JPEG files of their
• The organisers retain the right, within the context of the competition and related promotions, to reproduce the
articles, broadcasts or pictures, or give permission for the reproduction without any payment or fee. Winning
photographers may be required to take part in interviews about their winning entry.
• The decision of the judges will be final.