Rules and Prizes  

Please read all requirements for submitting to our contest
Submissions that do not meet the submission guidelines will not be reviewed.

  • PLEASE read our Submission Guidelines carefully!!!
  • PLEASE DO NOT submit images that contain any visual watermark/text/frames or quotes/graphic overlays. Digitally embedded watermarks are welcome.
  • PLEASE DO NOT write your information or file names in all CAPITAL LETTERS
  • PLEASE limit your submission to 3 images.
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE you are the copyright holder to the image(s) being submitted, or if accepted the party who does own the rights to the content will sign our content release to submit the image(s) on his/her behalf.


If you are the winner of one of our competitions, you will be: Featured in our Magazine and on our Website, the feature includes a write up - check out the section on our website with featured artist and past featured artists and have first priority for selection for the front or back cover!


Please read all requirements for submitting to our contest.
Submissions that do not meet the submission guidelines will not be reviewed.

  1. No nudity- only artistic implied nudity will be accepted
  2. The contributor is responsible for their content. 
  3. Submitting content will not be the final step. We will require a signed release if your content is accepted. We can not publish anything with out a proper release, if the model is under age (under 18) we will need a parent's signature on a release

Please read all requirements to submitting to our contest

Submissions that do not meet the submission guidelines will not be reviewed.

  1. File Size: Image(s) should be: Max Image Width: 1920 pixels; Max Image Height: 1080 pixels; resolution set at 72dpi for initial submission. If selected, submission of a high resolution image will be required. If you are unsure how to resize your image to the required size please click here. Please don't exceed a file size of 4 MB.
  2. File Naming: Please name your files with your first name and last name and a number. For Example: Tom_Smith_1.jog, Tom_Smith_2.jpg etc. - no spaces, dashes, parenthesis or non letter/number characters. PLEASE put underscores between your first and last name and the number.
  3. Please include the following informations with your Entry
    • Name - not in all capital letters (First name, last name)
    • Location - Country you live in
    • Internet LinksPlease submit your social media links like Facebook business page, 500 px or Instagram etc., for you and your team so we can appropriately Tag and Hashtag you and your team


The Copyright of the photograph remains with the photographer at all times!

By submitting images for publication to Shadows and Light Magazine you agree to grant us permission to use the work in our Magazine and use it for promotional purposes, in any of its publication including website and/or other electronic media, or at exhibition or trade show, or other marketing materials for a perlite of four years from the date of publication, without further permission. The work may be published in 3rd-party publications, solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer and Shadows and Light Magazine. The Photographers name will be listed with the photograph. 

You are stipulating to us that you own copyright to these photographs or have permission from the copyright holder to submit these photographs to our publication. None of the photographs may be downloaded, stored, printed, manipulated, distributed, or used in any form without prior written permission from the copyright holder. Works published on this website are protected under domestic and international copyright laws and are not considered to be public domain. You are granting Shadows and Light Magazine a non-exclusive license to use the photograph in its submitted form, subject to re-sizing to fit the magazine format, for publication on our website for as long as the website exists. Please note that back issues may remain available in the archive for as long as the website exists. Should you, for any reason, wish your photographs to be removed from the website, we will make every effort to do so. However, please note also that third parties such as educational institutions, search engines or individuals may download, save, store or archive this (or any other) website with or without our knowledge. Shadows and Light Magazine will have no control over such downloading and subsequent use and therefore cannot accept responsibility for any such use.


If you have questions or have difficulty sending your images please email. Please email us at