Black & White 2014 Photo Contest – FAQ

Thank you for your interest in “2014 Black & White” Annual Photo Contest.
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an email at with the following details:

The name of the contest (“Black & White”)
Your username
The image ID # (if applicable)
The exact nature of your problem

Q: Who may enter?
A: 2014 Black and White contest is open to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, New Jersey, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. 

Q: How do I enter?
A: On the competition portal nav bar, click “Submit Images.” You’ll need to be logged in to your Digital Photo account to enter. If you don’t have an account, click to register for your free account. You may also log in using your Facebook account through the Connect With Facebook option.

Q: How many photos may I enter?
A: For this contest, we allow up to 4 photos per order. Each order is $25 USD and you may purchase additional orders if you would like to enter more than the initial 4 images. Simply visit the entry page at and the system will determine your order status.

Q: Is my credit card information secure?
A: Absolutely! The payment form is hosted on our secure payment processor’s site and your credit card information (including your physical address) is submitted directly to the applicable credit card company through 256-bit encrypted pages. The header graphic is the only non-secure item on the payment page and only your email and the success/failure message of the transaction are submitted back to our site.

Q: Can I pass the word on this competition to my friends, classmates, Facebook/Twitter followers, etc.?
A: Yes, please! The link to the contest portal is

Q: Do I have to print or mail in my photos?
A: No. Please upload entries using the online entry form. Mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Q: Can I process my photos using Photoshop or another image-processing program?
A: Yes. Images should be saved in sRGB color space.

Q: When will the winners be notified?
A: Sometime in November 2014..

Q: When will the winners be announced?
A: The winners’ photos will be published in a special multi-spread feature in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Digital Photo. All winners will be announced online sometime in November 2014.

Q: What are the prizes?
A: See the contest landing page or the official rules for a complete list of contest prizes.

Q: When I try to enter online, I get an error message. What’s going on?
A: If your attempts at entering online aren’t successful, our system might be struggling. Try waiting a few minutes, then clear your browser’s cache and cookies—you might even try restarting your computer—and go to the online entry page again.

Additionally, title your photos with alphanumeric characters only. Please don’t use apostrophes, ampersands or any other character symbol, as doing so may cause errors during uploading.

Q: I’ve tried clearing my cache and cookies, and I even bought a new computer. The online entry form just isn’t working for me.
A: Double-check that the size of your images meets our requirements. If all else fails, send us an email at In your email, please indicate:

The name of the contest (“Black & White”)
Your username
The image ID # (if applicable)
The exact nature of your problem