2022 Epson Print Competition – Entry Requirements

Printing for the 2022 Epson Print Awards was a little different to what you are used to.

Please be sure to watch the video below and check the RULES DOCUMENT for specific information.

How to enter
Entries into the APP Epson Print Awards must be submitted as both digital and printed images.
Images submitted to the Village Cinema Award and Eizo Digital Artist Award are submitted as
digital entries only.

  1. A digital verson of each (print) entry must be uploaded by 5 pm, Sunday, 21 August 2022
    (AEST) via the Australian Photographic Prize website:
  2. Entries must comply with the following specifications:
    Naming format: category_firstname_lastname_Image#.jpeg
    Image# relates to the number of the entrant’s entry. If it’s the first entry uploaded, title it Image1,
    second entry uploaded Image2, etc. e.g. Landscape_Robyn_Campbell_Image8.jpeg
  3. JPEGs only accepted. RAW files must be available upon request; see page 10 for full details.
    ● 3000px on the longest side (max 5000px), 300dpi resolution
    ● Convert to sRGB Profile
    ● save as maximum quality JPEG
  4. Print your images on A3 sized paper (297mm x 420mm). Prints smaller than A3 are accepted,
    however A3 will be the competition ‘standard’ size. Images larger than A3, such as A3 Plus, will be
    disqualified and will not be refunded. Do not mount your prints.
    Please see our website for links to Australian Photographic Prize ready Professional Labs.
  5. Package your images individually in acid-free plastic sleeves. Do not seal the sleeve as it
    leaves a sticky residue when opened. Packs of 25 A3 sleeves are available here:
    Factors to consider when creating your print include:
    ● Prints will be judged using display boxes that are optimised for A3-sized vertical or
    horizontal prints (see example below).
    ● A black keyline (maximum 2 mm) to define the edge of your image is permitted (see
    example below). Leave paper outside the edge of the image unprinted. Additional border
    colours or tones are not permitted.
    ● There is no minimum print paper or image size, however magnifying glasses will not be
    supplied to judges, so ensure images are accessible to all reasonable levels of eyesight.
    ● Traditional-process images smaller than A3 can be mounted to an A3 or A4 backing
    board, however must not exceed 5mm total thickness.
    ● Prints will be judged under Just Normlight fluorescent lamps with 5000K D50 correlated
    colour temperature. The light intensity is equivalent to an exposure set at 100 ISO, f/2.8 at
    1/125 (ISO3664:2009).
  6. Print and attach each print’s identification label (emailed as a PDF after entry) to the acid-free
    plastic sleeve. DO NOT stick your identification label directly onto your print. Your labelled plastic
    sleeve will be removed from your print prior to judging to preserve anonymity.
  7. Package your prints in a flat cardboard mailer, print paper box or craft print box, clearly labelled
    “DO NOT BEND”.
  8. If you would like your prints returned to you after judging, include a large name and address
    label and ensure the $35 return postage fee is paid during entry. Prints not returned will be added
    to the Australian Photographic Prize Professional Photography Catalogue, a not-for-profit
    archivally-stored collection of historic and contemporary Australian Professional Photography.
  9. Post your entries to:
    City Edge
    426 Princes Highway

We want to make entering a print competition more accessible, less costly and less intimidating… So to find out how we are turning this PRINT competition on it’s head, watch the video filmed at the APP Critique Night. Robyn and Karen go through everything you need to know about preparing your Print Entries