Silver Lining Awards Rules

  • Please read the rules, terms & conditions in conjunction with the FAQs.
  • Only current members of the AIPP may enter these awards.
  • All images must be 100% photographic in origin and entirely the work of the entrant, including post-production.
  • Any image captured on or after June 1 2015 may be entered, providing a five-year window in which entrants may select images to enter.
  • Images previously entered in any AIPP Epson state or AIPP national awards may not be entered in these awards.
  • Images submitted for this competition may be entered in future state and national print AIPP Awards IF they adhere to the rules, terms and conditions of those print awards at the time of entry.
  • Accredited and General Members of the AIPP may enter up to five images in every category. Student Members may enter three images in total into the competition.
  • Entrants (with the exception of students) may enter as many categories as they like but may not enter the same image in more than one category.
  • Titles may be included for each image in any category, to a maximum of 70 characters per image.
  • All images captured, retouched or digitally edited over the duration of a workshop, tutorial or similar, where the primary focus of the event is education, are ineligible. This is irrespective of whether or not the image submitted was captured or created under the direct instruction of the educator/presenter. The rule applies only to attendees of workshops, tutorials and educational/training events. Instructors of these events and those entering the student category are exempt.
  • Images captured by attendees of photo-tours, where the primary focus is not educational are not restricted from entering images.
  • If the Awards Committee feels an image has been entered in the wrong category it reserves the right to move that image to another category.
  • Each entry must comply with the competition rules, terms and conditions and conform with the published technical specifications for image file size, quality and submission.
  • The Awards Committee reserves the right to request RAW files for any entry for verification and compliance purposes.
  • Entrants must submit their digital image files with an sRGB colour profile for optimal web viewing.
  • Finalists in each category will be required to submit a full-sized Adobe RGB file so the entry may be printed for exhibition.
  • If you have any questions about the award rules or require clarification, email with as much detail as possible.

Silver Lining Awards Terms and Conditions

  • Entries that are found to breach Competition Rules or Terms & Conditions will be disqualified and, if awarded a prize, that prize must be surrendered.
  • The competition will open on Monday 1 June 2020 and close at Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 6pm AEST. Determination of winners and prizes will be completed by 31 July 2020 and announced via online telecast.
  • Entry fees and prizes are quoted in Australian dollars.
  • Total prize pool of cash and prizes is $45,000**. Prizes will be as stated, with no alternative prizes available for winners. If the AIPP cannot contact the winning entrant by phone or email within a reasonable time frame the judges may award the prize to another entry.
  • Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash.
  • The entrant is responsible for transport and delivery of prizes if outside of Australia.
  • The promoter of this competition is the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, ABN 77 050 167 498, Collaroy Beach, NSW 2097.
  • Copyright to all entries remains the property of the entrant, but the AIPP reserves the right to publish or otherwise use entered images for the purposes of promotion, publicity and education. If images are used in this way the photographer will be acknowledged by name whenever possible.
  • Entries must be original works and may not contravene any copyright restrictions nor violate any privacy or property rights. Though not required to submit them at the time of entry, entrants must be able to produce appropriate model releases or other permissions if requested.
  • The decisions of the judges and the AIPP Awards Committee in relation to any aspect of these awards are final and no further discussion will be entered into.
  • Any areas or issues not explicitly covered by these terms and conditions and other competition rules will be interpreted by the AIPP Awards Committee if and as they arise.
    ** Based on manufacturer's / distributor's supplied recommended retail prices as of June 1 2020.



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