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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can actually enter the WPC?
One only team per country. Teams generally will be created by a national association, but – during the opening time – should any group made up of professional photographers, from any given country petition to enter a team, it shall be at the discretion of the WPC governing body to accept it or to determine which of the petitioning associations or groups will act as the official team committee for that country.
How many photographers should be in the team?
From 3 up to 18. Indeed, 3 images per category must be submitted. No matter how the selection will get made. The same photographer may enter a picture in more than one category, (even in each and all the 6 categories!), but in a single category the authors must be different. This is most alike the Olympics, where an athlete can compete in multiple disciplines, but you cannot enter the same discipline twice! Accordingly, the number of images are 18, while the photographers may be from 3 up to 18. It is a decision up to each entering association.
Is it necessary to enter with the entire set of pictures (18 in total, 3 per each category)?
No, this would be the best option, however some teams may choose not to participate in all categories. Anyway the fee for team participation shall be the same, regardless of the number of images a team chooses to enter. There is no “per image” fee.
How much is the entry fee?
The registration will be confirmed with the payment of an entry fee of 400 Euros. Payment will be made online or through a Bank transfer. It’s up to each single team if and how to split this cost within the entrants. Anyway, we may accept only one bulk payment per team. Please recall that all selected photographer will get a certificate indicating that they have been chosen to represent the country.
What about the images to upload?
Submissions will be entered via the WPC Online Entry System by each team’s designated administrator. Images must be: Parameters: 4000 pixels on the longest side Format: jpeg 10 Imbedded profile: SRGB or Adobe 98
Are team administrators eligible to enter the competition as an individual team member?
The team administrators may enter or not enter the competition. They can be one of the individual team members or just an executive. Their main tasks are to set up the images and to submit them digitally. Team administrators will be the responsible of the team, but they can be both a player or not. This is again up to each group.
Images made by multiple authors can be accepted?
Despite especially in the commercial photography market this can be a not un-common situation, in each and all teams the coordinators must indicate only one name of the author running for the medals, reminding that he/she must be the copyright holder or to have got the permission of the copyright holder to run for the contest.
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