Our terms reflect the wishes of the community and are photographer friendly.
The copyright remains with the participating photographer and the submitted photos are only published in direct relation to the competition.
The Unlike Portrait Awards is a photo competition for talented portrait photographers. On this page you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the UPA. If you have any further questions, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
No matter where you from and who you are, when it comes to recognizing talent everybody deserves the same opportunities. The Unlike Portrait Awards is open and accessible to all portrait photographers. We don’t charge any fees but do ask for a donation. Know it’s greatly appreciated, it helps us cover the costs and keep going forward.
The Unlike Portrait Awards is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a minimum age of 18 years. Minors (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the website unsupervised and we ask minors do not register.
You can only participate in the UPA by filling in the registration form on our website between 01/12/20 and 30/11/21.
The portraits are submitted in JPG format with a minimum of 1000 pixels on the long side and a maximum file size of 4MB.
In the initial (1st) round all portraits of every category will be judged by our editorial jury panel and awarded a maximum of 50 points for technique (10pt), expression (10pt), lighting (10pt), composition (10pt) and originality (10pt). The portraits with a total score of 35 points or higher will be shortlisted for the UPA semi-finals (2nd round). In the 2nd round, the shortlisted portraits will be judged again, the portraits of every category with a total score of 40 points or higher will be shortlisted for the finals of the UPA (3rd and final round). In the 3rd round the shortlisted portraits will be judged by our jury committee, individually and as a group.
Our terms reflect the wishes of the community and are photographer friendly. Copyright remains with the photographer at all times. We use an attribution.
Post-processing is allowed, but placing a watermark, signature or text is not. Image merging is only allowed in the newborn category.
Every year we present 24 awards in 8 different categories. Our concrete awards are created by world-renowned artist and designer Pavel Yurkov. The Lubitel 166 is an analogue masterpiece and stands for simplicity and unlimited creative possibilities.
Now open for submissions.
Why enter our portrait photography contest?
Are you ready to become an award-winning portrait photographer? Are you ready to boost your career? Are you ready for more clients, direction, inspiration, skills, exposure and recognition? Are you ready to enter the Unlike Portrait awards?