Terms and Conditions

The Global Photography Awards assumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the submission or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. The Global Photography Awards is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant. Submission of any entry acknowledges the right of the Global Photography Awards to use it for exhibition and publication in any medium, however work entered into the competition can remain private upon written request from the entrant.

Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant's work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by the Global Photography Awards concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If an entrant's submission receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of the Global Photography Awards. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner or form.

Submission & Participation

Upon the successful submission, payment, and assessment of an entry for the Global Photography Awards, entrants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

Nature of Service

The Global Photography Awards process pertains to an intangible service—namely, the participation, evaluation, and consideration of submitted works. It does not possess physical attributes typically associated with tangible goods.

No Refund Policy

Given the rigorous standards and resources we invest in ensuring each entry is diligently judged, the Global Photography Awards maintains a strict 'no refund' policy once an entry is submitted. Entrants acknowledge and accept that, post the adjudication process, they will not be entitled to a refund, regardless of the circumstances.

Assurance

We value every artist's work and guarantee that each submission receives meticulous and professional consideration by our esteemed panel of judges.

Order Processing and Quality Assurance:

We pour immense effort into ensuring that your orders are processed in a timely manner and that the merchandise you receive meets our strict quality standards. Every piece you order from our store is a reflection of our commitment to excellence, and we sincerely hope they bring joy and pride to your experience with the Global Photography Awards.

Refund Policy:

In our constant quest for clarity and transparency, we feel it is essential to elucidate our refund policy. Once the shipment or merchandise has been received, refunds will not be issued under any circumstances, but will be considered for the following situations:
  • The item(s) you received is damaged.
  • The item(s) you ordered is missing from your shipment.

We understand that situations change, preferences evolve, and sometimes second thoughts emerge. However, it's crucial to highlight that we cannot accept reasons such as denial of the purchase, incorrect order placement, change of heart regarding an item, or desires for a refund in exchange for the returned merchandise.

If your items are damaged or missing upon arrival, please get in touch with our dedicated support team at info@globalphotographyawards.com at the earliest convenience.

All shipment concerns are taken into account very seriously. Therefore, any reported issues will be meticulously reviewed by the dedicated awards team before any resolution, such as issuing a refund, is considered. Please be advised that the final decision in such matters rests solely with the Global Photography Awards team, as we strive to protect the interests and uphold the rights of all parties involved.

Submission:

  • Entries must be produced within the last FIVE (5) calendar years up through the final deadline;
  • All entries must be submitted for judging exactly as published, aired or implemented and may not be modified for the competition. The Global Photography Awards may request proof of initial production, publication and/or air date;
  • A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries;
  • Some entries may qualify for multiple categories; if so, treat each entry as a separate submission;
  • The awards reserves the right to re-categorize incorrectly classified entries;
  • Judges reserve the right to withhold an award in a category if submissions do not meet their expectations.