Terms & Conditions
Please read the Px3 terms and conditions before submitting your work to the photo competition.
Who is Eligable
The Px3 competition is open to any living photographer, 18 years of age or older, from any country. Professional photographers will be judged against other professionals and non-professionals against other non-professionals and students.
Submission Guidelines for Professionals
Professionals must submit their work online or via CD. Digital files are required and prints may only be submitted as visual reference. Digital submissions must be no longer than 1000 pixels on the longest side and saved as Jpegs (.jpg), in RGB format and not exceed 4MB per file. Mail-in submissions should abide by the same specifications on a disc or flash drive. Do not send originals prints. The Px3 is not responsible for lost or damaged prints, and discs and drives will not be returned.
Submission Guidelines for Non-Professionals & Students
Non-professionals and students may submit digital files. Digital submissions must be no longer than 1000 pixels on the longest side and saved as Jpegs (.jpg), in RGB format and not exceed 4MB per file. Do not send originals prints. The Px3 is not responsible for lost or damaged prints, and discs and drives will not be returned.
All submitted photographs must be taken in the last 5 years.
Mailed in entries must be accompanied by one Payment Summary Form per person and one Category Form per category entered. If a photo is to be submitted into multiple categories, the contestant must provide additional copies of the image (if they are prints) and attach a separate Category Form to the back of each one. No entry will be processed unless the entry fee is attached or has been per-paid online. Work submitted without the proper forms and payment will be disqualified. Work must be postmarked by the deadline posted online. Px3 retains the right to refuse any entry for any reason.
All entries must include the appropriate entry fee payable to the Paris Photo Prize (Px3) in U.S. currency. Please see online or mail-in entry form for entry fees. All fees are non refundable.
Who is Considered a Professional?
Photographers who earn, or have earned, the majority of their living from photography.
Identifying Marks & Signatures
No signature, stamp or any other identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry.
You may enter your work in as many categories as you see fit, however Px3 judges, jury or staff will not switch your entry into a different category on your behalf.
Photographers who submit their work in the Books category must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Entries in this category must be submitted as series.
2. In addition to the online submission, a hard copy of the book may be submitted to our offices, postmarked no later than the prescribed deadline. he book must visibly bear the Entry ID.
Return of Entries
Do not submit originals. However, if the books must be returned, you must include an aptly sized self-addressed, stamped mailer (or the appropriate sum for returns outside the US) and appropriate shipping fees with your submission and a $30.00USD handling fee. Every effort within reason will be made to return entries. Entries received without a return mailer plus adequate postage and handling fees will not be returned. Px3 will not be responsible for any damaged or lost submissions.
Use & Ownership of Images
Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by Px3 shall carry the photographer’s credit line. Use may include publication in any Px3 media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by Px3 for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the Px3 competition, though there may not be monetary compensation.
By winning or placing in the competition you are agreeing to be included in the winners’ annual. Neither Paris Photo Prize, PX3., nor their associates, affiliates, or partners assumes any responsibility for photos submitted in violation of competition rules or for those which violate copyright regulations. Px3 will investigate claims of copyright infringement to the best of its ability, and will remove and disqualify images that are clearly demonstrated to violate copyright and/or competition policies.
Px3 will act to maintain the integrity of the competition and its affiliated entities, but is not responsible for any damages resulting from images submitted in violation with rules and regulations.
Best of Show
Annually, a guest curator will choose 45 photographs from all the winners who have placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place regardless of whether or not the photographer has qualified as a nominee. By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to participate in this exclusive traveling exhibition for exposure and will not be receiving pecuniary compensation.