FAQ’s

What are the STF Awards?

The Shoot The Frame Awards (STF Awards) are monthly photography contests that have the same 3 themes every month; portrait, landscape and wildlife. Shoot The Frame started in 2012, since then, we have been giving away fantastic prizes and exposing photographers every single month. For each contest theme (portrait, landscape and wildlife), there are 9 finalists, and 1 winner. That means, every single month the STF Awards has 27 finalists, and 3 winners.

The deadline for the 3 monthly contests is the last day of every month. You can see the countdown timer on the home page.

You can submit your photos into the contests on a casual basis ($3 per photo), or you can become a Premium member and enter an unlimited amount of photos into the awards every month for a $7 monthly subscription.

What are the prizes for the STF Awards?

You can read all about the STF Awards prizes and our amazing partners here.

Do I need a STF membership to submit photos into STF Awards?

Yes. You need a Basic or Premium membership to submit entries into the STF Awards.

How do I submit a photo into the STF Awards?

There are two ways of doing this. Firstly, every photo you upload will be entered into the monthly awards. You can select which theme (portrait, landscape or wildlife) you want to enter each photo into while uploading.

Secondly, you can resubmit a photo from your profile as long as it has not previously been a Finalist or a Winner. You can do this by selecting the photo from your profile, and selecting the ‘Submit Photo’ button.

Can I upload as many photos as I like?

Yes, you can upload as many photos as you like. Every photo you upload will be entered into the STF Awards, and will be shown on your profile.

How much does it cost to submit a photo into the STF Awards?

If you are a Basic member, it costs $3 per photo. If you are a Premium member ($7 per month), you can submit an unlimited amount of photos with no additional cost.

Can I resubmit a photo into the STF Awards?

Yes. You can resubmit a photo as many times as you like, as long as it has not already been a STF Awards Finalist, or Winner. Once it has a STF Finalist or STF Winner badge on it, it cannot be resubmitted.

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Can I cancel my Premium Membership?

Yes. You can cancel at any time, and the next scheduled payment will not be taken. You will not be refunded for any time remaining on the membership.

STF Awards Rules

How to enter

There are two ways of doing this. Firstly, Every photo you upload will be submitted into the awards, you will need to select the theme (portrait, landscape or wildlife).

Secondly, you can submit a previously uploaded photo by selecting it from your profile, and hitting the ‘Submit Photo’ button.

You will need a Shoot The Frame account to submit a photo into the STF Awards.

STF Awards Entry Fee

The entry fee for the monthly STF Awards is as follows:

All prices in (USD).

If you are a Basic member, it costs $3 per photo.

If you are a Premium member ($7 per month), you can submit an unlimited amount of photos with no additional cost.

Judging

Your photographs will be judged by our panel of judges. The images will be primarily judged on the overall beauty, power, creativity, skill, and originality of the images. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of Winners or Finalists. All judges will be appointed by the Organiser. The Winners and Finalists will be determined by the judges and the Organiser in accordance with the competition rules. Their decision is final on all matters relating to the competition. The Organiser will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or organisation of the competition. The judging will take place at the beginning of every month.

Eligibility

Shoot The Frame is open to all photographers, professional and amateur. To be eligible to enter Shoot The Frame, the entrant must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. This contest is not open to any nation, state, or province where prohibited or restricted by Australian, U.S. or local law. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to Shoot The Frame rules, terms and conditions, privacy and guidelines and agrees that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the rules, terms and conditions, privacy and guidelines. This contest is void where prohibited; participants/entrants are responsible for making sure their entry complies with their local laws. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of Winners or Finalists.

Liability

Shoot The Frame neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the contest and receiving of awards and/or prizes. Content of all images submitted is the responsibility of each entrant. It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain all relevant model and/or property releases. By submitting images each entrant assures that all images are their original works and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been violated. It is not the responsibility of Shoot The Frame to obtain model and/or property release forms or to assure/examine protection of trademark infringement rights.

Announcements, Prizes and Partners

All finalists and winners will have their images published in the Shoot The Frame Gallery (home page) on this site. We will also announce the winners via social and email campaigns. Prizes will be awarded to winners and organised via email within 1 week of the winner being announced. If the Winner does not claim the prize within 30 days, the winner may forfeit the prize. Prize recipients are responsible for all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use. Prizes are the responsibility of the official Partners of Shoot The Frame. Shoot The Frame reserves the right to change, or modify Partners and Prizes.

Reproduction and Email

If you submit an image, the Organiser reserve the right to free reproduction of entered images in all media, but only in connection with this contest, Shoot The Frame and related products. The copyright will, at all times, be respected by the Organiser and retained by the photographer. Where an image or images are reproduced by Shoot The Frame, the photographer will usually be credited. The Organiser reserves the right to send emails promoting the contest. We hate spam too, so if you don’t want to receive it, simply opt out of the email.

Right to Cancel

The Organiser reserves the right to cancel or suspend the contest if it is not capable of continuing as planned for any reason that is beyond the control of the Organiser. Eg. computer virus, technical failures, bugs, etc. If the contest is cancelled, the Organiser will refund the entry fee to entrants and will not reserve the right to use any of the submitted images.

Changes to Rules

Shoot The Frame reserves the right to make modifications to the Rules. Changes made will be posted on this website in the Rules section.

Organiser

Shoot The Frame