HOW TO ENTER Registration: Please read and accept the Rules and Regulations below, register your personal information and proceed to payment. Once the registration and payment process has been completed, you will receive an email with confirmation of payment and another email with complete login information. Simply follow these instructions to upload your images from a computer.
Image format: Make sure that your image is in JPEG format, 1200 pixels on the longest side, and does not exceed 1 MB. File names must not exceed 40 characters and must not contain accents, spaces or special characters other than the hypen (-) and the underscore (_). If your image does not respect these specifications, it will be rejected by the system.
The finalists will be required to provide a high-resolution version (maximum-quality JPEG, at least 10 inches on the longest side at 300 dpi) of their images. Contest winners that fail to provide a high-resolution version, if required, could compromise their win.
Subscriber to Photo Life and/or Photo Solution: $10 for 10 images (additional images: $10 per 10 images)
Non-subscriber to Photo Life or Photo Solution: $15 for 10 images (additional images: $15 per 10 images)
Please note that US residents pay in US dollars. Mail-in entries are not accepted for the Contest.
Entries uploaded through the Contest website, www.photolife.com/twwli, must be uploaded before 11:59 p.m. EST on March 24, 2019.
SPONSORS The World We Live In VIII (2019) Photo Contest is in collaboration with La Maison Simons. The Contest is conducted by Apex Publications (2017) Inc., publisher of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines.
ELIGIBILITY The Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States, 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, with the exception of all employees of Apex Publications (2017) Inc. and of sponsoring firms and their immediate families.
JUDGING A panel of judges including a member of the editorial staff of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines, a representative of La Maison Simons, and three professional photographers will select the winning entries. Images will be judged according to originality, relevance to the theme, composition, lighting and technical quality. The judges’ decision will be final.
DESIGNATION OF WINNERS Winning images will be announced no later than May 30, with the publication of the June/July 2019 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines. Winners will be notified of their win by email no later than April 30, 2019. Please do not inquire about the status of your submission(s).
PUBLICATION Winning images will be published in the June/July 2019 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines, available on newsstands as of the beginning of June 2019, and may be presented on photolife.com and photosolution.ca websites as of the beginning of June 2019.
Photographers retain copyright on any photo they submit to the Contest. Apex Publications (2017) Inc. reserves the irrevocable, non-exclusive right to use the winning images in its magazines (including covers) and electronic medias as well as in future promotional material related to The World We Live In, including other types of publications, social-media platforms, promotional events, exhibitions and advertising material. All photos will be credited to the photographer.
La Maison Simons inc. reserves the irrevocable, non-exclusive right to exhibit the winning images in all of its stores, in its electronic medias and social-media platforms, and in promotional efforts related to the contest and the prints sold in Fabrique 1840. All photos will be credited to the photographer.
CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP AND MODEL RELEASES Contestants must own all rights to the works submitted and are solely responsible for obtaining model releases, when applicable. As such, Contestants hold the Publisher (Apex Publications (2017) Inc.) and Contest sponsors harmless from any breech of copyright in Canada, the United States and elsewhere and from consequential litigation.
RESPONSIBILITY Apex Publications (2017) Inc. cannot be held liable for any failure of the website during the Contest. Apex Publications (2017) Inc. is not responsible for loss, damage, technical problems or delays that may occur during digital transfer of images.
Image exhibited in one or more of the 15 Simons stores across Canada for approximately six weeks, starting in June 2019 (exact dates to be determined)
Images judged by prominent professionals in the photography industry, including a member of the Photo Life and Photo Solution editorial team, a representative of La Maison Simons and three professional photographers
Prints of the image for sale on Fabrique 1840 plus all profit associated with these sales
One-year subscription to Photo Life or Photo Solution
ACCEPTANCE OF RULES Participation in the Contest indicates complete acceptance of the above Contest Rules and Regulations.