Terms & Conditions


1.1 The World Sports Photography Awards bears no responsibility for loss, damage or injury incurred as a result of participation and/or involvement in the awards.


1.1 The information given in these Terms and Conditions is correct, but the World Sports Photography Awards reserve the right to change any of it without prior notice.

1.2 By entering the awards, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

1.3 Any breach of these Terms by an entrant will void their entry.

1.4 If a breach has occurred, but is discovered after the award of a prize, then the organisers may require the return of that prize.

1. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

1.1 Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);

1.2 Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website

1.3 Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering an account for the awards which may include your name, age, phone number and email address;

1.4 Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters;

1.5 Any other information that you choose to send to us

2. Cookies

2.1 This site uses cookies to help make it more useful and reliable, some essential cookies may have been set already. If you continue to use the site, we'll assume you're happy to accept the cookies.

2.2 A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may use “session” cookies and/or “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit; and to allow you to log in and use your account.

2.3 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

2.4 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

2.5 For further details on cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org where you can find comprehensive information on cookie restriction and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

3. Using your personal data

3.1 Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

3.2 We may use your personal information to:
3.2.1 Administer the website;
3.2.2 Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
3.2.3 Enable your use of the services available on the website;
3.2.4 Use in the management of the awards, and to contact you in connection with your entries in the awards.
3.2.5 Provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
3.2.6 Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

3.3 You can additionally opt for us to send to you our newsletter and other communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications). It is not necessary to subscribe to the competition newsletter to enter the competition.

3.4 Where you submit personal information, including photographs, for use in connection with the awards and inclusion on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the agreement you make with us. We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

4. Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers, sponsors or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

4.1 To the extent that we are required to do so by law;

4.2 In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

4.3 In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and

4.4 To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

4.5 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

5. International data transfers

5.1 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

5.2 Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the UK.

5.3 In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website may be published on the internet and, if so, may be available, via the internet, around the world.

5.4 You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

6. Security of your personal data

6.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

6.2 Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

7. Policy amendments

7.1 We may update this policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.

7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

8. Your rights

8.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you and we will comply within one month, at no cost to you.

8.2 The lawful basis for processing your personal data is your consent for us to do so, which you have provided.

8.3 You will not be able to participate in the competition unless you consent to us processing your personal data.

8.4 You may instruct us not to process your personal data at any time. You may instruct us to delete your account and any personal information we hold about you.

9. Third-party websites

9.1 The website may contain links to other websites.

9.2 We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

10. Updating information

10.1 Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. We will promptly make such amendments.

Who are the World Sports Photography Awards for?

The World Sports Photography Awards are intended for professional, semi-professional sport photographers and specialist sports photographic agencies.

Who can enter?

Professional, semi-professional sport photographers and specialist sports photographic agencies from all over the world can enter the awards.

We also have an Amateur chapter of the awards opening for the general public, after the winners of the pro/semi-pro chapter have been announced.

What are the categories?

There is a total of 24 categories that you can select from:

American Football
Aquatic (i.e. Paddle boarding, Surfing, Water-skiing, etc.)
Football (Soccer)
Formula 1
Ice Hockey
Martial Arts
Motor Sports (excluding Formula 1)
Other (i.e. Field hockey, Lacrosse, Darts etc.)
Racquet Sports (i.e. Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis etc.)
Swimming & Diving
Urban & Extreme
Venues & Views

How many photographs can I enter?

You can enter up to 10 images spread across all of the award categories, taken in 2023

What is the entry process?

To start your entry click on the "Enter Now" button in the navigation. Your entry will be in three steps; first you will be asked to enter a couple personal information. Then you will have a chance to enter links to your social platforms.

Finally you will be asked to upload your image one by one, and providing a name and category for each of them. You can upload a low resolution version of your image to
fit the 10mb maximum upload.

Once your entry has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming that
we have received it.

What is the entry deadline?

The deadline to enter is 10th March 2024.

How much is it to enter?

The World Sports Photography Awards are free to enter.

What is the shortlisting process?

When the entry process is closed, a panel of judges will select images based upon technical skill, diversity, originality and creativity of composition. A shortlist will be announced once they have made their decision.

When will the shortlist be announced?

The shortlist will be announced in TBC.

Who decides the finalists and winners?

The winners will be decided by our panel of expert judges, see the judges page for more details.

How will the entries be judged?

Judging is conducted anonymously and impartially. Winning entries will be those which, in the opinion and sole discretion of the panel of judges, best meet the judging criteria. We have a large pool of varied professionals within the judging panel to avoid bias. Any judge, with any personal interest or in any way related to a category will not be able to cast a vote for that category. The judges’ decisions shall be final and binding in all respects on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced TBC.

Are there any award prizes?

Our headline sponsors MPB will be providing prizes in the form of MPB vouchers for: 

Overall Gold
Overall Silver
Overall Bronze
Winner of each sporting category

Who is the World Sports Photography Awards organised by?

The World Sports Photography Awards are administered and organised by World Sports Photography Awards Ltd.

What defines an "Amateur Photographer"?

An amateur photographer is someone for whom photography is not a significant means of earning a livelihood (10% or more of annual income) . Additionally, their work is not regularly published in established media outlets, photography journals, or through professional collaborations. This is a nuanced area and we expect you as entrants to “play fair”. You should know if you are an amateur or not.