Contest Rules and Participation

Participation in the photo contest is open to all individuals with Ukrainian citizenship who are at least 18 years old.

Contest Process

Participants upload their work to the competition site and pay for participation in it until 26 February 2017.
On February 27, 2017 cease operations and reception starts jury. Until March 23, 2017 the jury short-form sheet.
Until 23 March 2017 the jury determines the winners of the competition (Grand Prix "Best Photographer of the Year", and 1, 2, 3, and place in the nominations).
vote for the "People's Choice Award" will be held from 1 to 14 March 2017.
In April 2017 a ceremony of awarding the winners.
Please send your questions relating to the contest to our e-mail address:

Submission of works

  • Each participant should complete a registration form at the Contest's web-site.
  • Then he/she should upload photos using a special web interface.
  • He/she should pay a participation fee. Thereafter, the uploaded photos will be assessed by the jury.
  • The number of works submitted is not limited.
  • Only works made over the last 3 years and not participated in the Contest "Photographer of the Year 2012-2014" are accepted.
  • Each participant must be an author of his/her work and hold a copyright on it.

Technical requirements to photos

Works should be uploaded in the JPEG format.

Required parameters of photos to be uploaded:

  1. Width – no more than 1800 pixels
  2. Height – no more than 900 pixels
  3. File size – no more than 500KB.
  4. Color space: RGB

If an author receives a message via e-mail or other means of communication specified in the registration form, which states that his/her work is included to the short list, he/she has to provide high quality photos (JPEG or TIFF format) in any convenient for participant and organizers way (e-mail, file sharing service, storage media, etc.). The size of the photographs should allow to print them in high quality for the exhibition (size of the longest side of the print should be in a range from 40 cm to 60 cm) and publication.

The contest's photographs should not contain any signatures and markings that identify an author.

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The jury’s work

Decision of the jury is final and not subject to review.

The jury has the right not to assign any award in a nomination.

The jury decides on winners with majority of votes.

The Contest's participants are not allowed to get in touch with the jury on any questions related to the Contest. In case of violation of this paragraph, the participant is excluded from the Contest.

Participation fee

Participation fee is designed for the purpose of forming the prize fund of the Contest.

If you think that your work can participate in several nominations of the Contest, you can apply it through any appropriate category at your discretion.


One photo: 50 UAH.

Series of photos (2-15): 150 UAH.

The participation fee made on submission of work is not subject to refund.

The participation fee can be made in the following ways:

  1. VISA bank card (online)
  2. Via any bank. Payment receipt can be formed at the participant's profile page in the section "Balance".

The contest prize pool will consist of partners’ awards worth over UAH 100 000:

  • Grand Prix («Best Photographer of the year») — the main prize is Fujifilm X-Pro2 with Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR

  • Fujifilm's Choice Award — digital camera with lens - Fuji X-T2 kit 18-55.

Special awards for the winners (1,2 and 3rd place) in all categories of



Use of Images

Copyright and property rights to entry photographs are reserved by the authors. The contest participants agree that their works may be used in contest advertising materials on the Internet and mass media, may be published in the contest catalogue, and used in other activities related to the contest, without any compensation paid to the authors. The winner shall provide photographs in high resolution for printing and displaying at the exhibition and including in the contest catalogue. The contest organizers are obliged to use such images with indication of the author's name.

Contact Us

Please send your questions relating to the contest to our e-mail address: