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Welcome to the 7th prestigious international photo competition by the curated photo gallery 1x.com. The grand prize is $10.000 and there are 29 winners in total.

1x is the world’s most exclusive photo community and online gallery, where every published photo is evaluated by professional curators. The competition is open for everyone and you will compete in 12 different categories. The judge is Bengt Wanselius who has photographed Ingemar Bergman and ABBA and received a medal from the King of Sweden. There are also several People’s Choice Awards selected by a public vote.

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Prizes

The grand prize is $10.000, the 2nd prize is $1000 and the third prize is $500. There is also a $1000 special prize appointed by our guest Judge Ken Rockwell. The People's Choice grand prize is $1000.

There are 12 categories with 2 winners in each category, one selected by the judge and one people's choice award. All the winners receive one year PRO membership at 1x (72$ value) and our exclusive photo book X ($99 value). The total prize sum is over $18.000.

Judge

Swedish photographer Bengt Wanselius photographed Ingemar Bergman and ABBA and been the house photographer of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. He has been a member of the Nordic Photograph’s Association, been appointed by the Swedish government as member fo the Swedish Culture Council and been assistant professor in Gothenburg University. He has received a gold medal from the King of Sweden for his outstanding work.

We also have a guest judge, photo guru Ken Rockwell who will appoint a special prize to one photographer. He has been photographing since he was five years old, won many major awards, had his work displayed in museums worldwide and is running one of the world’s most popular sites, KenRockwell.com, since 18 years.

Last year's winners

See the winners of 1x Photo Awards 2016 here

FAQ
What is 1x Photo Awards?
1x Photo Awards is an annual photo competition by 1x.com, a photo community with a difference. All photos published on 1x are hand-picked by professional curators. Our mission is to promote photography as an art form and help you finding your inner photographer. We believe that everyone has a huge potential just waiting to be discovered.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to everyone of all levels and anyone can win.
How many photos can I enter?
You can submit any number of photos. The more photos you upload the greater is the chance to win.
What is the cost of participating?
The submission fee is $19/19€ per photo (non-EU/EU).
Is there a theme?
There are 12 different categories: Abstract, Architecture, Creative edit, Conceptual, Documentary, Fine art nude, Macro, Nature, Landscape, People, Still life and Street. You can select one category for each photo you upload. If you don't select a category you will still compete for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, the People's Choice grand prize and the Ken Rockwell Award.
What can I win?
The grand prize is $10.000, the 2nd prize is $1000 and the 3rd prize is $500. The Ken Rockwell Award is $1000. There is a grand People's Choice Award of $1000. There are also 12 different categories with 2 winners in each category, one selected by the judge and one People's Choice winner. All the winners will receive one year of Pro membership at 1x ($72 value) and our new exclusive photo book X ($99 value). The total prize sum is over $18.000.
What extra exposure do the winners get?
All winning photos will be featured on 1x and our social media sites, like Instagram (59.000 followers) and Facebook (185.000 followers). The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners and the grand People's Choice winner will also be featured on the front page cover of 1x.
Who is the judge?
The main judge is Bengt Wanselius, who has photographed Ingemar Bergman and ABBA and received a gold medal from the King of Sweden. We also have a guest judge, Ken Rockwell, who is running one of the most popular photography news sites in the world.
When is the deadline for sending in submissions?
The deadline for entering the contest is January 31, 2018.
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced February 19, 2018.
How do I vote on photos?
Click "Vote" in the upper right to vote on photos. The photos will be presented randomly, You can either vote for a photo or skip it. You can only vote once on each photo.
Where can I see my paid entries?
Go to https://1x.com/awards and click on "Upload" to see the entries you have paid for, share them on social media sites and upload more images.
How do I gain more votes on my photos?
To gain as many votes as possible on your photos, make sure to use the different share buttons to share them on your social networks. The sooner you enter the competition the more votes you will be able to gather and the higher is your chance to win one of the People's Choice Awards.
How are the People's Choice Awards selected?
The People's Choice Awards are selected from the top 10 highest voted photos in each category by the staff of 1x. The grand People's Choice Award is selected by the top 10 highest voted photos independent of category.
Are there any special requirements in the different categories?
Photos submitted to documentary and nature should have only basic editing. No cloning or major editing are allowed in these categories. In case of doubt, the judge might request original files.
Are stock photos allowed?
No, all parts of the photo must be taken by you.
What size and format should I upload photos in?
You can upload photos in JPG format in any size.
Who pays taxes?
The winner is responsible for paying any taxes in his/her country.
How do I get support?
If you have any questions about 1X Photo Awards, contact [email protected]
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