8th Annual Emerging Pro



Thank you for your interest in the Eight Annual Emerging Pro Competition.



We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions below. If your question isn't answered here, please send us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Q: How do I enter?
A: On the competition portal nav bar, click “Enter Contest” to go to the entry page, and then select a category to get started. You will need to be logged in to your Digital Photo Pro account to enter. If you do not have an account, click here to register for your free account.

Q: How many photos or motion shorts can I enter?
A: For this contest, we allow 5 photos per category (Fashion & Beauty, Photojournalism& Sports and Fine Art) for a total of 15 photos per person.

Q: When id the entry deadline?
A: All entries must be received by October 2, 2014

Q: What are the eligibility requirements for this competition?
A: The Emerging Pro Photo Competition is open to students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and enrolled in a photography course, or to professional photographers with up to five years of professional experience.

Q: I am not a resident of the United States. Can I enter this competition? 
A: Unfortunately, this competition is only open to US residents age 18 or older.

Q: What if I do not meet the eligibility requirements for this competition or do not otherwise qualify to enter?
A: We have various other photo contests across our sites. Sign up for the DPP eNewsletter to stay updated on all the latest photo contests.

Q: Q: I have lots of really good photos. Can I enter more than 5 photos per category/more than 15 photos total?
A: Please limit submissions to 5 photos per category for a total of 15 photos. Failure to follow the rules will disqualify you from the contest.

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

Q: Can I process my photos and motions shorts using Photoshop, or other software?
A: Yes.

Q: What are the prizes?
A: The Grand Prize Package includes:

  1. SRED SCARLET-X RED DRAGON Lightweight Collection (includes SCARLET-X RED DRAGON w/SIDE SSD and LENS MOUNT, REDVOLT (4-PACK), DSMC TRAVEL CHARGER, RED TOUCH 5.0" LCD, DSMC SIDE HANDLE, OUTRIGGER HANDLE, REDMAG 1.8" SSD (4-PACK) - 64MB, RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" (MINI) - ESATA, REAR MODULE CAP
  2. Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Printer
  3. Publication in the Jan/Feb 2015 issues of Digital Photo Pro magazine
  4. Publication in the Digital Photo Pro Emerging Pro online gallery

Nine (9) Finalists will receive:

  1. Publication in the Jan/Feb 2015 issues of Digital Photo Pro magazine
  2. Publication in the Digital Photo Pro Emerging Pro online gallery

One People’s Choice Winner will receive

  1. Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery

Q: When will the finalists/winners be notified?
A: Potential finalists will be notified on or about October 3, 2014

Q: When will the winners be announced?
A: The Grand Prize winner and finalists will be announced in December 2014 and published in the Jan/Feb 2015 issues of Digital Photo Pro magazine.

Q: Can I pass the word on this competition to my friends, classmates, Facebook/Twitter followers, etc.?
A: Yes, please! The link to the competition portal is http://www.digitalphotopro.com/8th-annual-emerging-pro.html

Q: I am an educational professional and would like promotional materials to distribute to my students. From whom can I request more information?
A: Please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and one of our marketing staff will get in touch with you right away.

Q: Not all of the photos I submitted are appearing in the gallery. Is there a reason why?
A: To avoid upload errors we recommend using alphanumeric characters to title your images. Please do not use apostrophes, ampersands or any other character symbol, as doing so may cause errors during uploading.

Additionally, each person’s submissions are subject to the approval of our editors. Photos may be removed due to objectionable content for other reasons at the sole discretion of our editors.

Q: When can I vote for the People's Choice Awards?
A: The voting period for the People’s Choice Awards is November 12, 2014, through December 8, 2014.

Q: How do I vote during the People's Choice Award Voting Period?
Step 1: Log in to your DPP or, if you don't yet have an account, register for free.
Step 2: Check out the Finalists Gallery to see which images are eligible for your vote. The Finalists Gallery will be available online starting November 19, 2014.
Step 3: Vote! Simply click on any photo or motion short and rate it using the 5-star scale. Vote for as many as you’d like!

Q: When I try to enter online, I get an error message. What's going on?
A: Double-check that the sizes of your images meet our upload requirements (for photos)or that the Vimeo link or video ID is correct (for motion shorts).


Often, if your Grand 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, cookies and even restarting your computer, and then 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: If all else fails, send us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and in your e-mail, please indicate:

  1. The name of the contest
  2. Your username
  3. The image ID # (if applicable)
  4. The exact nature of your problem
 
 

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