Frequently asked questions
Q: How do I enter the competition?
A: Visit www.childrenseyesonearth.org and create a profile. You must submit at least two images to enter – one image to illustrate the I Love Nature theme and another image for the I Fear Pollution theme. Captions for each image or series of images must be included. Please find further details on how to upload an image below.
Q: How old do I have to be to enter?
A: Anyone aged 17 or under (at the time of entry) may enter the competition.
Q: Do I need my parents’ permission?
A: If you are under the age of 17, you will need a parent or guardian’s permission to enter the competition.
Q: How much does it cost to enter?
A: The competition is free to enter.
Q: When is the competition closing date?
A: Entries must be submitted by 11.59:59pm (GMT) on 15 September 2012.
Q: How do I upload an image?
A: Click www.childrenseyesonearth.com for more details.
Q: How many images can I upload?
A: You can upload a minimum of two and a maximum of 20 images. You must enter at least one image for the I Love Nature theme and one image for the I Fear Pollution theme.
Q: How do I know the upload has worked?
A: After submitting your images to the website, you can review how many you have uploaded by logging into your account.
Q: Can I post a CD with my images or send prints of my images?
A: No, images can only be submitted online by uploading a digital file.
Q: Can I make changes to my entry once the photos have been uploaded?
A: No, once your images have been uploaded they cannot be changed.
Q: What are the prizes?
- 1st prize: SLR camera, a laptop computer and a photo printer
- 2nd prize: SLR camera, an iPad and a photo printer
- 3rd prize: SLR camera and a photo printer
- “Your Choice” prize: SLR camera and a photo printer
The three prize winners, each accompanied by a legal guardian, will travel to Baku in Azerbaijan and participate in The Children's Eyes On Earth Festival & Exhibition, which will begin the last week of November 2012. The three winners will also have an exclusive photographic workshop in Baku with photographer, Reza.
Q: Who is judging the competition?
A: Entries will be judged after 16 September 2012 by a panel of Judges and an Advisory Board of photographic and art experts from around the world, chaired by photographer, Reza. The judges’ decisions are final.
Q: How will the entries be judged?
A: Photographs will be judged on their originality, creativity, photographic quality and relevance to the themes, I Love Nature and I Fear Pollution.
Q: When will the winners be announced?
A: Competition winners will be announced online on ...
Q: Can I crop or edit my photo?
A: Only minor burning, dodging, cropping and/or colour correction is acceptable and you must clearly note what changes have been made in the image description.
Q: What size image shall I upload?
A: All uploaded digital images should be at least 1,000 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,000 pixels tall (if a vertical image) and must be in JPEG or JPG format. All entrants must be able to supply a high-resolution image, suitable for printing in media or exhibition display, if selected.
Q: Can I use an image that I have used before?
A: Yes, provided it has not won a prize in another competition.
Q: If I have a question that isn’t answered above, who can I contact?
A: If you have any other questions about the competition, please email: