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Shapes is now closed for entries.

Thank you to all who entered this year! Stay tuned, winners will be chosen on or around October 15, 2020.
Winners' names will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after November 01, 2020.

Expert Juror

There is no closed figure in nature. Every shape participates with another. No one thing is independent of another, and one thing rhymes with another, and light gives them shape.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
© Magali Chesnel

Awards & Benefits

Photo Contest First Place winner
1st Place Winner
Cash Prize: $500 (US Dollars).
Title: First Place winner.
Exclusive interview and winning image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine, Volume 13: Shapes
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Photo Contest Second Place Winner
2nd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $300 (US Dollars).
Title: Second Place Winner.
Winning image(s) or portfolio in AAP Magazine, Volume 13: Shapes
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Photo Contest Third Place Winner
3rd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $200 (US Dollars).
Title: Third Place Winner.
Winning image(s) or portfolio in AAP Magazine, Volume 13: Shapes
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Photo Contest Particular Merit Mention
Particular Merit Mention
Title: Finalists.
The next seventeenth winners (ranked from 4 to 20) will have their best image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine Volume 13: Shapes
They will receive one free copy of the magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com
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All winners, included finalists and juror's picks, will be featured and published in the coming AAP Magazine: Shapes
All About Photo Magazine
Participating in the Shapes photo competition is an amazing opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of photography lovers and experts! Your work will be published in the next printed issue of AAP Magazine, you will receive a free copy of the magazine and will be permanently featured in the online winner's gallery on our website.
© Marcel Van Balken
The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation... an organic coordination of visual elements.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can enter?

  • Shapes is open to all individuals age 18 and older. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

  • Is there a theme?

  • Shapes

  • How many photos can I enter?

  • Up to 40 images. Photographs will be judged individually in a first round, and then as a unified group of photos as they could be published in AAP Magazine.

  • What is the cost of participating?

  • $30 (US Dollars) for the 3 first images. $5 (US Dollars) for each additional image.

  • What is the schedule?

  • Competition opens: August 17, 2020.
  • Competitions closes: September 18, 2020.
  • Judging process starts: September 19, 2020.
  • Judging process ends: October 15, 2020.
  • Winners will be notified by email around November 01, 2020.
  • Winning images will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after November 01, 2020.

  • How do I send my images?

  • If you have not already a profile on All About Photo, you have first to register on our website. Then you will be able to log in and to upload your photos in your gallery. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EDIT YOUR SUBMISSION NOR TO ADD MORE IMAGES AFTER THE PAYMENT HAS BEEN PROCESSED. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR COMPLETED ENTRIES BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PAYMENT.

  • What size and format should I upload photos in?

  • No Watermarks.
  • Saved as JPEG or JPG.
  • Resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Grayscale or RGB profile.
  • Layers must be flattened.
  • Digital file should not exceed 2 MB.
  • Longest dimension should not exceed 1200 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels.

  • What about copyright?

  • All About Photo recognizes you, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

  • Who pays taxes?

  • The winner is responsible for paying any taxes in his/her country.