This Is My World FAQ

Thank you for your interest in This
Is My World Photo Contest.
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If, for some reason, your question isn’t answered here, please send us an e-mail at

Q: How many photos can I enter?
A: For this contest, we allow up to 3 photos maximum per person. Submitting more than three will disqualify you from the contest.

Q: I submitted three photos. Why did only one of them or none of them make it into the gallery?
A: Each person’s photos are subject to approval. Once you complete the online entry form, one of our editors approves or disapproves each photo for the online gallery.

Q: When can I vote for the People’s Choice Awards?
A: The voting period for the People’s Choice Awards is November 14, 2008, through December 1, 2008. By entering the contest, you will automatically receive a reminder notice for the People’s Choice Awards via email.

Q: How many times can I vote in the People’s Choice Awards?
Each person is allowed only one vote in the online gallery.

Q: When will the winners be notified?
A: Sometime in December 2008.

Q: When will the winners be announced?
A: The Grand Prize winner’s photo will be published in the March/April 2009 issue of PCPhoto.. The First Place and People’s Choice Awards winners will be announced online sometime in February 2009.

Q: When I try to enter online, I get an error message. What’s going on?
A: Often, if your first attempt at entering online isn’t successful, our system won’t let you enter again—it’s a way to prevent duplicate submissions. Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies—even restarting your computer—and go to the online entry page again.

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 image file meets our requirements. If all else fails, send us an e-mail at