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Am I eligible to enter?

We welcome participation by any individual content creator at least eighteen (18) years of age or older.

2

Who is considered a professional or a non-professional?

We define professional photographers as those who sell or publish their work regularly or earn or have earned the majority of their income from their photography. A photographer who does not fit this definition may submit their work as a non-professional.

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How do I enter?

  • Step 1: Create and verify your account with 1839 and fill out your profile. Click here to get started.
  • Step 2: Complete your entry by uploading images and descriptions, if desired.

  • Step 3: Pay for your entry. You will receive confirmation of your submission and payment via email. Your submission will also be added to your artist profile.

4

Can I enter photographs regardless of when they were taken?

Yes, eligibility is not dependent upon having created the artwork during a specific time period.

5

Do I still own the rights to my images after I submit them to a 1839 contest?

Yes, you own all the rights to your images after you submit them to any 1839 contest. We respect your rights as a photographer and artist, and we do not become the owner of your work when you submit an entry. We will not sell any entry to a third party. We will not claim any copyright or moral rights to your work submitted in thecompetition.

Please click here to see our terms of use to learn more about how 1839 respects your rights as a photographer and cares about your intellectual property.

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