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Q: What are the Food Photography & Styling Awards?
A: The IACP Food Photography & Styling Awards are designed to recognize excellence in photography and food styling in both commercial and editorial realms. They shall be presented annually in conjunction with our other IACP awards.

Q: When is the submission deadline?
A: February 15, 2019

Q: Who can enter the awards?

Our awards are open to all. You do not need to be an IACP member to submit. No one from the IACP board or staff nor IACP freelancers or sponsors, nor their immediate families, can enter or vote on the awards, nor know who the finalists or winners are in advance, with the exception of the IACP awards liaison. The IACP awards liaison cannot enter or vote on the awards, but will know the finalists and winners in advance to ensure the proper announcement of the finalists and winners.

Q: Do sponsors of the awards participate in judging or in choosing awards outcomes?

No. Sponsors do not participate in the judging of awards and have no say in the outcome. Sponsors only are told the identity of the category winner after the judging is complete.

Q: How much does it cost to enter?
A: There is no charge for entries between November 1st and November 19th, 2018. Starting November 15th, the entry fee is $25 (US) per entry for members, and $30 (US) for non-members.

Q: What if my photo is from a personal or unpublished collection?
A: You are welcome to enter but complete and email back a 2018 copyright affidavit form to confirm your photo is from the 2018 calendar year. The form can be found here and must be emailed to paola@iacp.com by the entry deadline of February 15, 2019.

Q: Can I enter more than one photograph?
A: Yes, you can enter as many as you’d like.

Q: What are my rights?
You retain all rights to any image you submit, including ownership if applicable.

If your image is selected as a finalist, you grant IACP a nonexclusive license to use your image in connection with the current, or any future contest and to promote the IACP Food Photography & Styling Awards.  IACP will not use your image for any other purpose.

As a condition of this permission, IACP agrees to credit all images with the caption “© Copyright Holder’s Name.”

Q: How are winners chosen?
A: The contest will be judged by two committees – one for the two photography categories and one for the two food styling categories. Each committee will consist of professionals, including food photographers, stylists, online publishers, web designers, photographers, art directors, marketing directors, magazine editors, academics, and brand experts will evaluate entries against a list of criteria detailed for each award category.

Q: When will winners be announced?
A: Finalists will be announced on April 11, 2019. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony during the 2019 IACP annual conference in Santa Fe, NM.

Q: Can I attend the Awards Ceremony?
A: Yes! All entrants are encouraged to attend. The Awards Ceremony is included in the price of conference registration. You may register for the Awards Ceremony separately if you wish, although we encourage all entrants to take advantage of the full conference.

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