How much are the entry fees?
SILK AWARDS offer an equal chance for everyone to participate and win. Participation in the contest is completely free.
I am not part of SILK PHOTOS or have not registered for the festival, SILK INSPIRE 2016. Can I still enter?
Yes. SILK AWARDS is independent of the festival and encourages free participation from all wedding photographers.
How many images can I enter?
Each submission should contain a series or sequence of 8 – 12 images of one wedding.
Can I enter more than one series?
Yes, you can enter up to two separate series, each of a different wedding.
Who owns the copyright of the images?
Copyright remains with the photographer at all times. Submitted images may be used to promote the awards. The photographer’s name will always be credited with an image.
Can I submit photos taken by my photography team member / assistant / 2nd shooter?
No. All submitted images must be shot by the photographer uploading the images. No images taken by any other team member at the same wedding will qualify. It is the legal responsibility of the entrant, and not SILK AWARDS / SILK PHOTOS, to ensure that the publication of the photographs does not raise any legal claims.
When I submit an image to the contest, what rights does SILK AWARDS claim regarding my photographs?
Copyright in the images submitted for the SILK AWARDS remain with the photographer. By entering into the competition, you agree to allow SILK PHOTOS / SILK AWARDS to publish or display the photographs in print or electronic media, to use the pictures for editorial and promotional purposes without payment. The photographer’s name will always be credited with the published images.