Terms &

1. Entries

1.1 Unless otherwise specified there is a limit of 10 images which can be entered into the awards per photographer. 

1.2 All entries must be submitted digitally on the World Sports Photography Awards website. Email entries will not be accepted.

1.3 No digital files will be returned, but all low-resolution images, apart from those short-listed, will be destroyed after the close of the competition.

1.4 There is no limit to the number of categories an individual entrant can enter.

1.5 Black and White images are acceptable.

1.6 World Sport Photography Awards is open to anyone except those directly or indirectly involved in the organisation of the awards.

1.7 An image will be rejected if, in the opinion of the judges, it appears that the image has been taken in such a way that is unlawful.

1.8 Double exposures and other images that have been manipulated outside of the rules are not eligible.

1.9 There is no fee to enter the World Sports Photography Awards

1.10 Submission of an entry to the contest automatically constitutes the contestant's acceptance of all conditions set forth in the rules and subject to our Terms and Conditions listed on this page.

1.11 The photographer’s name and the date the image was taken must be added to the metadata of the image.

2. The Judging Process

2.1 The panel of Judges will select images based upon technical skill, diversity, originality and creativity of composition.

2.2 Judging is conducted anonymously and impartially.

2.3 Judges will assess entries and a shortlist will be announced following the closing date.

2.4 Shortlisted photographers will be contacted and will then have two weeks to supply a high-res file of the image.

2.5 Failure to send a high-res file within the designated time period may result in elimination from the competition.

2.6 The organisers are not responsible for any emails that do not arrive to the World Sports Photography Awards for reasons outside the organisers’ control.

2.7 Shortlisted may need to provide an extended caption and other information.

2.8 The winners will be notified by email and a list of the winners will be published on the World Sports Photography Awards website and social media websites.

2.9 The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

3. Award Prizes

3.1 The prizes are as stated on the World Sports Photography Awards website.

3.2 We reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.