Official Rules



SECOND HALF OF B&W CHILD 2019 PHOTO CONTEST  – 6th Annual International Photo Competition devoted to the art of B&W Child Photography opens on August 1st, 2019.

Deadline for submissions for The Second Half is  December 27th, 2019. (11:59 CST Time). 

Announcing results of The Second Half: February 2020.

Announcing Grand Winner (Photographer with the best results on entire competition), Category Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Nominees: February 2020.



Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. Employees of, and each of their affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.




1. Go to SUBMISSION PAGE. Register by filling out the form and upload your files. 

2. Select the number of files you would like to submit. You can choose between a single file submission, a package of 3 files or package of 5 files.

3. Upload your files. Each file must be in a range 150-450 kb, 72 dpi, strictly monochrome, 1024 px longest side. For each file, you can choose one of 4 categories: Portrait, Fine Art, Lifestyle, Documentary & Street. When resizing your photographs, make sure you resize them in Photoshop, at 72 dpi, 1024px longest side and save at quality 10 so your submitted photograph can be in a range of 150-450kb.

4. Please WAIT for all the files to upload. It usually takes 10 sec to 1 minute for all files to upload. Once all files are uploaded you will be automatically redirected to the payment page.

5. Your submission is valid after we receive the payment for submitted files.

6. Your final confirmation email after successful submission and the paid entry fee will come with the subject: “SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION TO B&W CHILD PHOTO COMPETITION 2019”

After we receive your payment and submitted image(s), you are officially entered in the Contest. You will receive a confirmation email indicating your successful submission and payment. You may enter the competition an unlimited number of times; each time following the steps previously described. Digital images should have a long dimension of 1,024 pixels. The image should be saved at 72 dpi (quality 10, if saving in Photoshop). File size cannot be larger than 450 kb to ensure a fast upload experience. Images must be monochrome. For more information on electronic submission guidelines see our FAQ.

You may enter 1, 3 or 5 image files in this competition.

No mail-in entry is available for this Contest.

Each Entry consists of an entry form, images, and an entry fee.

By entering the Contest, entrant acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.

You do not need to send the release with your entry. If you win, we will contact you if a model release is needed.

The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsors, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Photographs deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.



1. Portrait
2. Fine Art
3. Lifestyle
4. Documentary & Street



Please click here to see all the prizes.



The contest consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation. In Round One, a panel of experts in photography (the “Judges”) will review all qualified entries (meeting competition requirements, file size, etc.) and select a group of entries in each Category to proceed to Round Two. In Round Two, the Judges will collectively select, from among the entries selected in Round One, winner of each category and Grand Winner (the best photograph on entire competition).

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme. Winners will be published in: Winner’s E-Book (Book will feature all the winners from all contests organized by Winner’s gallery on the website social media websites

Decisions of the Organizer and Judges are final and binding.
Organizer of the B&W CHILD PHOTO CONTEST (CHILD PHOTO COMPETITION) reserve the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, as determined by Judges in their sole discretion.



By participating, ALL ENTRANTS agree to grant permission to use the work for promotional purposes in any of its digital publications or on the website and other electronic media, or at exhibition or trade show without further permission or remuneration.

Entrants understand the work may be published in 3rd-party publications including magazines and periodicals, solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer, and the Photographer’s name will be listed with the photograph.



Winners authorize to distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with the 2017 and 2018 Photo Contest and promotion of 2019 Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to: publication in E-Book showcasing the winners; The B&W CHILD PHOTO CONTEST live gallery; the B&W CHILD PHOTO CONTEST Web site and on