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Get Rewarded 

 
The Sunset Image Awards is another opportunity for photographers to get their work in front of professional judges. 

You will have the opportunity to submit an image and have it critiqued by some of the best photographers in the world. Dennis Hammon, Cheri Hammon, Jeff Bowman, and Pete Wright will serve as our judges for this event. Our judges will discuss the 12 Elements of Merit in each image to select winners for each category, all of whom will win a roll of their favorite Sunset media.

 
You can enter the contest in one of four categories:

  • Wildlife and landscape: This category shares joy and adventures while expressing a sense of place. Wild animals in an uncontrolled lighting environment, zoo animals, flowers, seascapes, cityscapes, urban landscapes, and sunsets with or without people can be placed here.
    Portrait: Images can portray a subject or subjects from all walks of life and should reflect the personality of the subject(s).
  • Wedding: Images can portray a subject or subjects from all aspects of a wedding, including traditional portraits, candids, or detail work.
  • Fine Art/Composite: A conceptual image altered or manipulated from its original condition.

This exclusive event is open to all professional and amateur photographers. 
For full rules and details, click HERE.

Send us your best image, get feedback on your work from some of the industry's best, and get rewarded.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the Image Awards? 

These awards are a chance to get feedback from professional judges critiquing your photo submissions. If you've never entered a professional photography competition, now is your chance to learn in a pressure-free, fun competition. Please note that no merits will be awarded at this show.
 

When are the Image Awards? 

Submission opens on June 29, 2021, and ends on Sept. 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winners will be announced on Sept 15, 2021. 

Who can enter? 

Professional and amateur photographers.
Entrants cannot be affiliated with S-One Holdings. 
 

Can I submit more than one image?

Yes, up to three image submissions are allowed, but you must complete a submission form for each image.
 

What could I win? 

One winner per category will win $300. See official rules for more details.

Categories:
    • Wildlife and landscape: This category shares joy and adventures while expressing a sense of place. Wild animals in an uncontrolled lighting environment, zoo animals, flowers, seascapes, cityscapes, urban landscapes, and sunsets can be placed here.
    • Portrait: Images can portray a subject or subjects from all walks of life and should reflect the personality of the subject(s).
    • Wedding: Images can portray a subject or subjects from all aspects of a wedding, including traditional portraits, candids, or detail work.
    • Fine Art/Composite: A conceptual image altered or manipulated from its original condition.

 

How will my photo be judged? 

Judging is based on the 12 Merits of Photography.

Who are the judges?

Dennis Hammon, Jury Chair 
Jeff Bowman, Judge 
Cheri Hammon, Judge 
Pete Wright, Judge 

Will I be awarded Exhibition Merit for this competition?

No, this is not a PPA District Photographic Open Competition, therefore no merits will be awarded.
This competition is a chance to get feedback and experience for future PPA or IPC competitions.

Can I submit an image with my watermark or signature?

No, the entrant’s name SHALL NOT appear anywhere in or on the face of the entry. Any images submitted with a name will be automatically disqualified.

Are the Sunset Image Awards and the Sunset Print Awards the same thing?

No, the Sunset Print Awards are available through local camera clubs and PPA conventions for printed images. The Sunset Image Awards is a quarterly photo contest sponsored by LexJet and open to photographers of all levels.