Q: Who is considered a professional photographer?
A: We consider professional photographers those who earn or have earned the majority of their income from photography. Also those who sell or publish their work regularly, and/or belong to professional photography organizations.

Q: Are only photography students eligible for the student discount?
A: All students (part-time or full-time) are eligible for the student discount, regardless of what subject they are studying.


Q: What is considered a series?
A: A series consists of at least 2 and no more than 11 photographs sharing a common theme or concept and a single title. A series will be judged as a whole so please be sure that the photographs work together as a body of work.

Q: How many photographs can I enter into the same series?
A: You can enter from 2 to 11 images in the same series. All the images in the series should share a common theme and will have a single title.

Q: How will I know if my submission is complete, and what do I do if it’s not?
A: If a submission is incomplete at the time of the competition’s close, (e.g. the submission has not been paid, or the images have not been uploaded correctly), it will not be eligible for juried consideration. Though we make every effort to make contact and to ensure completion of submissions, we are not responsible for incomplete entries and are unable to offer a refund should an entry be incomplete at the time of the competition’s close. You may check on your entry status going to the History tab on your Analog Sparks member page, or by sending us an email at:

Q: My image(s) didn’t upload correctly. What do I do?
A:  It may be due to characters that are not letters or numbers in the titles of your files. Please ensure that the file name contains only letters from the English alphabet and/or numbers–no other symbols will be recognised and your image will not upload correctly. Try to upload once again after following these instructions. You can also try to refresh your main submission page after you upload the images.

Q: What size should the image files be?
A: Digital submissions must be saved as jpg, and minimum 1000 pixels in either height or width. Please remember also to keep your files in RGB format, no larger than 4MB per image

Q: Can I enter one photograph into multiple categories?
A: Yes, you may enter the same photograph into as many categories as you see fit. In fact, doing so may increase your chances of winning. There is a fee for each additional category.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?
A: No, you may submit as many entries, in as many categories, as you would like.

Q: Is there a time limit within which the photographs should have been taken?
A: No. There is no time limit.

Q: Can I submit a photograph that has won another award or has been entered in previous competitions?
A: Yes, you may submit work that has been previously submitted, or that has won another award.

Q: Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?
A: No, entries cannot be altered after payment has been made. So please review your work carefully before finalizing payment.

Q: How do I know if you received my entry?
A: You should receive a confirmation email shortly after you submit and pay for your work. If you do not receive an email, please let us know by contacting In addition, if you are using spam-blocking software, please add “” to your approved list of recipients.


Q: How can I pay for the photographs that I submit?
A: You can pay for your entry either by credit card or via Paypal.

Note: Once a submission fee has been paid, there are no refunds provided. If you have been wrongly charged for any reason, we will be happy to credit the amount that is due.


Q: How will my images be used?
A: Any images that you submit to Analog Sparks may be used in promotional material related to the award (in social media, newsletters, on the Analog Sparks website, etc.) but never for any other purpose than the promotion of the Analog Sparks Foto Awards. You retain the copyright for your images and you will always be credited accordingly if your image(s) are used for this purpose. This includes media and press announcements in the case of your being awarded a prize in the competition and in the process of publicizing and promoting the Analog Sparks winning works . If we are contacted by outside media or press who wish to use Analog Sparks winning images in relation to promoting the Analog Sparks awards, we retain the right to provide them with a Analog Sparks Press Pack (which includes low-res files of all winning photographs) for publication online or in print, provided both the photographer and Analog Sparks are credited accordingly and the publication directly references the Analog Sparks awards. If higher resolution images are needed in the case of a print publication, the photographer will be contacted directly. Your images will never be released or allowed to be used for any purpose NOT specifically relating to the Analog Sparks photography awards.

Q: Where will my image(s) be used/shown?
A: One of the advantages of this competition is its global reach. Depending on what your image is chosen for (print or online publication, magazine ad or postcard for Analog Sparks etc), your image has potential to be viewed around the world, with full credit given to you. Exposure levels range from galleries in Italy, Poland, England, the US, Cambodia, France, Canada, Germany etc, to magazine ads printed in all the top photographic journals in India, Russia, Greece, Japan, among many others. The destination and promotion of your work is endless. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to be included in the annual Analog Sparks publication that showcases the full collection of winning images.

Q: Will I be compensated for the use of my images?
A: There is no monetary remuneration for the use of your images. However in the case that it is being used for something other than the promotion of the competition, you will be contacted and given the option to decline the use of your work.

Q: If my print is selected to take part in the annual Exhibition, what will happen to it once the show is done traveling?
A: The exhibition will be archived at the Analog Sparks Headquarters for safe storage and POSSIBLE inclusion in the “Best Of” annual retrospective exhibitions for Analog Sparks. On the back of each print there is stamp that reads: “not for sale, do not duplicate, return to Analog Sparks Headquarters”. Should someone be interested in purchasing your work, we will contact you directly.


Q: How do I know if I’ve won an award?
A: We will notify award winners by email and publish the list on our website.

Q: What did I win?
A: The winners package depends on what title you received.

AS Photographer of the Year

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Best of Show Exhibition in the House of Lucie Athens
  • All exhibition fees covered by the organisers

New Talent of the Year

  • $250 cash prize
  • Best of Show Exhibition in the House of Lucie Ostuni
  • All exhibition fees covered by the organisers

First Place Category Winners Pro and Non-Pro

  • $50 cash prize
  • Group Show in House of Lucie Athens and House of Lucie Budapest
  • All exhibition fees covered by the organisers

Winners & Honourable Mention

All winners and honourable mention will enjoy extensive publicity / Work showcased on the main page of our website and social platforms / Printable AS certificate of achievement / Winner’s Logo to be used online and on printed materials