Our terms reflect the wishes of the community and are photographer friendly.

Copyright remains with the participating photographer and the submitted photos are only published in direct relation to the competition.

Terms and conditions

“Unlike-Awards.com” (the “website”) is made available by Unlike Photography and all content, information, services, designs, names, logos, text, photographs, video, audio, audiovisual works, graphics, user interfaces, and software ordered or provided on or through the Website (collectively, the “Content”) may be used solely under the following legally binding terms and conditions. (“Terms and Conditions”). By browsing and using this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use which, together with our Privacy Policy, govern UNLIKE PHOTOGRAPHY relationship with you in relation to this website: unlike-awards.com. These Terms and Conditions are effective immediately and dated 01/01/20.


The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is organized by Unlike Photography, hereinafter referred to as “organizer”.


The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by Unlike Photography (the organizer). Our terms reflect the wishes of the community and are photographer friendly. For example, the copyright and personality rights remain with the participating photographer and the submitted photos are only published in direct relation to the competition. The aim of the Unlike Portrait Awards is to recognize and stimulate talent. By participating in the UPA you accept our terms and conditions.


This terms and conditions contains warranty and liability disclaimers. By using the website, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions without any reservations, modifications, additions, or deletions, and whether or not you have read them. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, you are not authorized to use the website. You may be denied access to the website with or without prior notice if you fail to comply with any provision of this agreement.


The Unlike Portrait Awards is open to all professional photographers, amateurs and enthusiasts with the exception of the organizer, the jury members or employees of the sponsors involved. Minors (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the website unsupervised and we ask minors do not register, access or use the website or submit any personal information to us. By using the website unsupervised, and/or registering for an account, you warrant that you are 18 year’ss of age or older. The organizer has the right to disqualify participants who do not meet the conditions, both before and after the prize giving.


Photographers can submit their work from December 1st 2020 until December 1st 2021, the winners will be announced on February 1st 2022. Participation in the UPA is only possible by registering and then completing a registration form. You can participate in eight different categories (studio photography, lifestyle photography, family photography, wedding photography, fashion photography, maternity photography, newborn photography and corporate photography). Every participant can participate with a total of three portraits a category.

Rights and trademarks

The participant is responsible for complying with portrait rights and declares to have permission from the person (s) portrayed when participating in the UPA, whether or not by means of a statement of indemnification. The participant is responsible for determining the appropriate permissions or model releases for their entries if required. Images must not plagiarise the work of any other person. If the organizer is approached by person (s) portrayed and further investigation shows that no permission has been granted for publication, the photos will be immediately removed and excluded from participation in the UPA. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other releoft permissions must have been obtained. The organizer is in no way liable for any damage if it appears that the participant is not the owner or holder of portrait rights of the submitted photo (s), as we assume the correctness of the information provided. Each entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.


Portraits can only be submitted by our online registration form by the photographer who took the portraits (the owner). The portraits are delivered in JPG format, to know at least 1000 pixels on the long side and have a maximum file size of 4MB. Post-processing is allowed, but merging of images is not*. Portraits that can be seen as pornographic, violent, criminal, political or offensive are not allowed. Under pornography is seen as complete and / or sexual intercourse. The organizer reserves the right to refuse an entry and / or submitted files. *With the exception of the specific poses in the newborn photography category.


Organizing the Unlike Portrait Awards is not possible without funding. Joining our yearly competition costs €25,00 (amateurs) and €50,00 (professionals) for up to three images. All entree fees are to be processed by Stripe or PayPal. Any applicable currency conversions will be in accordance with Stripe’s or PayPal’s policies and the Promoter accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may be incurred as a result of currency conversion. Access to our secure participants portal is valid until the last day of the annual registration 30/11/21.


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. The winners are agreed upon by the majority of judges. The results will be announced during the Unlike Portrait Awards and will be communicated by email and our website. The jury panel consists of a diverse group of portrait photographers, each with a unique story and background. 


After the registration period, all portraits will be judged by our jury members. The three portraits with the highest score per category receive a digital award and a publication in our winners gallery. The three overall portraits with the highest score are awarded a physical award, a digital award and an entry in the winners gallery. The winners will be announced by the website, social media and email. There is no correspondence about the outcome of the UPA and we ask the winners to send us a signed model release.

Copyright participants

When participating in the UPA, the rights remain with the photographer at all times. The entrant warrants that he / she is the maker of the photo and in possession of all intellectual property rights (including all personality rights) in the photo. You are the sole owner and author of each entry. We use an attribution with every publication. At any time, if an entrant decides they do not want their image used, the organisor will remove the used image(s). It is the participants responsibility to protect their work from infringement by third parties (use metadata for example). The organisor will not be liable for any third party misuse of images. If you know of, or suspect, copyright infringement, please contact us at info@unlike-awards.com

Copyright content

As between you and us, you acknowledge that we own solely and exclusively, all rights, all title, all text, all material and copyrights in and to the content provided on the website, or are the sole users authorized to display this content within the site. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content provided on the website is the property of the organizer and/or its photographers, or is licensed and authorized for use solely for the purpose of display on the website, and may be protected by the applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties and subject to use restrictions under such laws or treaties. When you use or download any content from the website you do not acquire no ownership of any such content, code, data or materials. All website content, pages, and material are owned solely and exclusively by the organizer and its respective participants/photographers. Copying, reproducing, downloading, posting or re-posting any content from this website (for anything other than strictly personal, non-public and non-commercial use), is strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of copyright laws. Any violation to all of the above will automatically lead to legal action as well as financial compensation.

Prohibited acts

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms and Conditions, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.


By entering, the entrant grants the organizer a non-exclusive and free of charge license to publish the submitted files on our website, press release (s) and print and digital media, however only for the promotion of the Unlike Portrait Awards, its competition and its entrants. We always use an attribution when publishing. We demand press that used photos are accompanied by an attribution and are fully used without adjustments or change (s) in the dimensions.

Data processing and privacy

The processing of personal data is limited to the data that we need for organizing the UPA, its administration and promotion. The personal data is not kept longer than necessary or required by current legislation. The UPA has taken appropriate measures to protect your data. To promote our annual competition, we send participants a newsletter, this newsletter always contains an opt-out. Our privacy policy applies to all our publications and can be found right here.

Third parties

By participating in the UPA, the participant agrees that the UPA uses Apple Icloud, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Vimeo, Stripe, PayPal, WordPress and Zoom for the organization and promotion of the UPA. The organizer is not responsible for the content, conditions or privacy policy of these websites. We recommend that participants study the conditions and privacy policies of the above parties before participating in the UPA. This website also contains external links to other websites. The UPA is not responsible for the content or terms of these parties.

Liability (1)

The organizer cannot be held liable for any damage, of whatever nature, arising from participation in the UPA and / or use of the website. The organizer cannot be held liable for any defects in the prizes and / or damage or injury resulting from the use of the prizes. The organizer is not liable in the event of a dispute between you and / or third parties regarding the posted photo. By participating in the competition, the participant fully indemnifies the organizer against all costs resulting from a claim from a third party that is directly or indirectly the result of the posting of a photo offered, which expressly includes claims for infringement of any intellectual property right, infringement of privacy rights, tort and in violation of legal provisions.

Liability (2)

The organizer is not liable in the event of a photo competition being interrupted for a certain period of time due to technical interruptions. Nor is the organization responsible for unsuccessful attempts to participate in the UPA. By participating in the UPA, each entrant declares that it cannot hold the organizer and their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors and representatives liable for claims, losses and damages from covert activities arising from the acceptance , the use, the misuse of the possession of the prize. The organizer is not liable for the submission by the participants of incorrect data, for any lost data and / or for lost data in the network, hardware or software that result in limited, delayed or lost data of the participants.

Liability (3)

In no case shall the organizer, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the organizer and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms and Conditions or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.


Should the continuity, integrity or security of the competition and / or the organization of the UPA be compromised by an unforeseen situation, force majeure or event, the organization has the right to suspend or cancel the competition early.


The logos, images and content of the UPA may not be published, reproduced or used without the express permission of the organizer.


A cookie from the American company Google is placed by our website as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to keep track of and receive reports on how visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. You are always entitled to refuse cookies. Our privacy policy applies to all our publications and can be found right here.

Photo credits

Some of the photos published on our website and other media are created by the talented contributors of pexels.com. We want to credit these photographers for their work. Please check https://www.pexels.com/license for more information about the Pexels license. Missing attribution, please contact info@unlike-awards.com.


The information on this website is offered without any form of guarantee and / or claim to correctness. The organizer has the right to adjust the conditions of the UPA, we therefore advise you to consult this page regularly.

Use of content

The organizer provides various templates and/or forms for download and/on this website. The organizer grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use our templates and/or forms for your own personal or internal business use. Except as otherwise provided, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the templates and/or forms in any manner, except for modifications in filling out the templates and/or forms for your authorized use. By ordering or downloading our forms, you agree that the forms you purchase or download may only be used by you for your personal or business use and may not be sold or redistributed without the express written consent of the organizer.

No guarantees

You agree that the organizer has not made any guarantees about the results of taking any action, whether recommended on this website or not. The organizer provides educational and informational resources that are intended to help users of this website succeed. You nevertheless recognize that your ultimate success or failure will be the result of your own efforts, your particular situation, and innumerable other circumstances beyond the control and/or knowledge of the organizer. You also recognize that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Thus, the results obtained by others – whether clients of the organizer or otherwise – applying the principles set out in this website are no guarantee that you or any other person or entity will be able to obtain similar results.

No professional advice

The information contained on this website and the resources available for download through this website is not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, professional advice. While the employees and/or owners of the organizer are professionals and the information provided on this website relates to issues within the organizer’s area of professionalism, the information contained on this website is not a substitute for advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. We have done our best to ensure that the information provided on this website and the resources available for download are accurate and provide valuable information. Regardless of anything to the contrary, nothing available on or through this Website should be understood as a recommendation that you should not consult with a professional to address your particular information.

International users

The Unlike Portrait Awards, our website and our services are controlled, operated and administered by the organizer from our office within The Netherlands. If you access our website from a location outside The Netherlands, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the content accessed through the website in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.


The organizer may, from time to time, provide information from a third party in the form of a podcast guest interview, interview on other platform, guest blog post, or other medium. The organizer does not control the information provided by such third-party guests, is not responsible for investigating the truth of any information provided, and cannot guarantee the veracity of any statements made by such guests. Individuals who agree to appear as guests on any podcast offered by the organizer agree to transfer all intellectual property rights they may have in any such interviews to the organizer and further provide a license to any rights they are unable to assign.


By using this website, products and services, you accept personal responsibility for the results of your actions. You agree to take full responsibility for any harm or damage you suffer as a result of the use, or non-use, of the information available on this website or the resources available for download from this website. You agree to use judgment and conduct due diligence before taking any action or implementing any plan or policy suggested or recommended on this website.


This World Wide Web Site is a public resource of general information that is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete, and up-to-date. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, but we cannot represent that this website is free of errors. You accept that the information contained on this website may be erroneous and agree to conduct due diligence to verify any information obtained from this website and/or resources available on it prior to taking any action. You expressly agree not to rely upon any information contained in this website.


The Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and us, shall be governed by the laws of the Netherlands. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under the Terms and Conditions shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in the Netherlands. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the Netherlands.


If you have any questions or a complaint about the UPA or our photo competition, you can contact the UPA by info@unlike-awards.com. Unlike Portrait Awards is part and trade name of Unlike Photography (KVK 70627460)