FAQ’s

Why does this cost money?

Great question! We created the STF Awards in 2012 for of the sheer love of photography, and to allow you to gain exposure and feedback on your work. The community is self-sustaining, but only because we charge for STF submissions, as well as Pro and Premium STF memberships. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to keep the lights on. If you can afford to become a Pro or Premium member, it goes a long way to helping us stay sustainable – it also unlocks some pretty sweet features, which we will continue to improve. 😀

If you can’t afford the Pro or Premium membership, the Basic membership option is completely free.

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

Yes. At the very least, you need to be a Basic STF member to submit entires into the STF Awards.

What are the prizes for the STF Awards?

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

How do I submit a photo into the STF Awards?

There are two ways of doing this. Firstly, you can submit a photo during the uploading process, it is the optional last step.

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

Can I use my STF submissions across the 3 STF Awards categories?

Sure can. For example, if you purchase 7 STF submissions for this month, you can submit 1 photo into Shoot The Face, 3 photos into Shoot The Land and 3 photos into Shoot The Wild, totalling 7 submissions for the month.

Do I need a STF membership to receive feedback and critiques on my photos?

Yes. At the very least, you need to be a Basic member to give and receive critiques and feedback. Pro and Premium members are able to see more detail on critiques which they have received from the community.

Can I upload as many photos as I like?

Basic members can upload 3 photos per day, Pro and Premium members can upload an unlimited amount photos, although we encourage everyone to share only their best work to keep the community clean and beautiful.

Do my STF submissions expire?

They do. All purchased or available STF submissions expire at the end of each month. This is the case for Basic, Pro and Premium members. If you are a Premium member, your available STF submissions will reset to 7 at the start of every month.

Whats the difference between Daily Uploads, and STF Awards Submissions?

Daily uploads refers to the amount of photo a member can upload to the STF community on a daily basis.

Basic members have a daily upload limit of 3 photos, meaning they can only upload 3 photos to the STF community everyday. Pro and Premium members are able to upload an unlimited amount of photos to the STF community everyday.

STF submissions allow you to submit photos into the STF Awards. One STF submission allows you to submit one photo within the current month.

If you are a Basic member and you have purchased STF submissions, we will increase your daily upload limit to accommodate the STF submissions available.

I’m a Basic member, what happens to daily uploads limit if I purchase STF Awards Submissions?

Basic members have a daily upload limit of 3, however when a Basic member purchases STF Awards Submissions, their daily photo upload limit will increase to accomodate the number of STF submissions available, so you can get all of your STF Awards Submissions in on the same day.

Can I submit photos which I uploaded to Shoot The Frame a long time ago?

Yes. You can submit any photo which you have in your profile, as long as it has not already been a STF Awards finalist, or winner. You can also submit a photo into the STF Awards during the upload process.

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.

I have some feedback for Shoot The Frame, where do I send it?

Amazing, we love hearing your feedback. Please fill out this form, we read every one. We are creating this community for you, so tell us what you need.

Can I cancel my subscription?

You can. You are able to 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, you can submit a photo during the uploading process, it is the optional last step. 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).

1 image – $10
3 images – $15
7 images – $19

If you are a STF Premium member, you can submit up to 7 photos into the STF Awards every month without extra payment.

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 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