Competition Guidelines

Are you ready to introduce your art to the world in a distinguished and internationally renowned setting? If so, it’s time to take that next step and enter your work.

To improve your chances, please follow the guidelines outlined below. If after reviewing the guidelines you still have questions, we ask that you visit the competition FAQ page.

Promo Dates

Lunar New Year Promo


17th – 20th

Saint Patrick’s Promo Day​

MARCH 2023

14th – 17th

Five (5) selected artists, who complete their entries within these promo dates, will each receive one of these special awards:

  • 1 spot in the competition exhibition
  • 1 year exposure on
  • 3 complimentary entries to the upcoming 6th Chelsea International Photography Competition

See awards page for more details on each award.

Official Dates

All images and entry fees must be received by October 24, 2023.

Early Bird

SEPT 2022



OCT 2022



OCT 2023



NOV 2023



Who is a professional photographer?

Professional photographers are the ones who run a profitable business, have a solid body of work, have a number of publications in their name, and earn the majority of their income from photography.

Who is an amateur photographer?

Amateur photographers are the ones who engage in photography for pleasure rather than for financial benefit. They enjoy photography on different levels, considering it a hobby.

Click here to view the complete competition terms.

Accepted Media

Digital, Analog, Phone Images and Images taken with any camera are all accepted. Videos are not allowed.

The competition does not impose any restrictions in terms of the subject of the submitted photographs. The images may investigate any topic, from regional cultures and travel photography to commercial work and photojournalism.

Please note that all submitted images must be available for sale.

Submission Material

Amateur Photography:

  • Each photographer must submit at least one (1) image on any topic of their choice.
    All images must be accompanied by a title.

Professional Photography:

  • Each photographer must submit a minimum of five (5) images. The images may be part of a series or individual photographs.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a title. You may also send in a series description (not mandatory).

Entry Fee

Amateur Photography:

  • There is a $45 entry fee for up to 5 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.

Professional Photography:

  • There is a $55 entry fee for up to 5 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.

Payment Methods

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners, JCB, UnionPay as well as Paypal. Please note that once the payment is made, your submission will be completed and you will not be able to make any changes.

Terms and Conditions

To read the complete terms and conditions, click here. Please note that selected artists for the collective exhibition award are responsible for arrangements and costs connected to shipping to and from the gallery and to insure each piece while in transit.

If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ page or send us an email at

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