Unsplash Awards FAQ

How can I submit photos to the Unsplash Awards?
When submitting photos to Unsplash, you will see a checkbox that indicates if you'd like to submit your photo into a specific category. 

How many photos can I submit to the Unsplash Awards?  
You may submit as many new photos to each category as you like. We also allow you to submit up to 5 of your current Unsplash photos per category.

How many categories are there in the Unsplash Awards?  
There are 13 categories, which you can view here

Are there any guidelines I must follow when submitting photos?
All photos submitted must follow Unsplash's Submission Guidelines, and are submitted under the Unsplash License. By submitting to the Unsplash Awards, you agree with the Unsplash Terms of Service, and the Unsplash Privacy Policy

Are the Unsplash Awards open internationally?
Yes! Anyone can submit photos to the Unsplash Awards (except where prohibited by law).

What license will be applied to photos I submit to Unsplash?
All photos submitted to Unsplash (including for the Unsplash Awards) will be submitted under the Unsplash License

When is the start date to submit photos to the Unsplash Awards?
Submissions will be open from September 1st, 2017, 9:00 am EST.

When is the deadline to submit photos to the Unsplash Awards?
Submissions will be open until September 30th, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.

Where can I see entries to each category?
Throughout September we'll be promoting entries daily on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. We'll also be sending out roundups of a selection of entries to our email subscribers throughout the month. On the 1st October we'll reveal all entries to all categories.

How will Unsplash be promoting entries?
Throughout September we'll be promoting entries daily on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. We'll also be sending out roundups of a selection of entries to our email subscribers throughout the month. 

How many photos are featured per category?
There will be 1 photo featured per category.

When will I know if my photo was featured?
There is 1 judge per category, and each judge will be selecting their featured photo. We will announce the featured photos on October 15th, 2017. 

Who are the judges?
You can view the judges of the Unsplash Awards here

Will there be prizes?
We created the Unsplash Awards to recognize the talent and generosity of our incredible community. We hope the focus remains on this recognition and celebration. But yes, we have partnered with our sponsors to create prize packs for the winners of each category.

Do you still have questions?
Email us at friends@unsplash.com

Annie Spratt