An entry consists of an entry form, a single image, a caption for your image, and an entry fee.
Photos of alpacas interacting with their friends. Friends may be other alpacas, other 4-legged creatures, or even 2-legged creatures!
Black and white photos of alpacas saved in the grayscale color space.
Photos of those loveable, huggable alpaca babies.
Portraits of alpacas.
Scenic photos of alpacas and where they live.
Photos of alpacas doing what makes us laugh.
No, you may enter as many entries as you like.
Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 3,300 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (around 10" or larger) jpeg. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 5 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images up to 10 megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to downsize the images. (Uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of pixels in the image. It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop.) Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.
Only vertical photos a minimum of 2,550 pixels wide by 3,300 pixels tall will be considered.
No, there are no time frame restrictions for this contest.
No, we allow images that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions, as long as it has not been previously entered to this contest.
No, we will appropriately credit all winning photographers.
Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted.
No. You retain copyright to your photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee. All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view all competing entries. All entries may be used in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest and promotion of Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.
Entries will be judged on the basis of originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and effectiveness in expressing the contest category.
Winners will be displayed at the 2017 AOA National Fleece Conference in Sacramento, California, and online on the Contest website. The winning entries will also be published in an issue of Alpacas Magazine.
For additional questions contact AOA.