How to Enter


This page is meant as a guide to entry only,
and is not a substitute for the Guru Awards Terms & Conditions.

THE 2021 GURU AWARDS

The 2021 Guru Awards consist of five Categories; a People’s Choice Award and; the Guru Grand Prize.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

You may enter a maximum of five images into the Guru Awards Categories. These can all be in one Category or spread across the Categories of your choice.
(Note that to be eligible for the Guru Grand Prize you must enter one entry into each of the five categories)

COST OF ENTRY

The Entry Fee is AUD$25 per image, payable during the online entry process.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS ELIGIBILITY

All entries will be considered for the voting pool of the People’s Choice Award.

GURU GRAND PRIZE ELIGIBILITY

Photographers who enter 1 image in each of the five Categories automatically become eligible entrants for the Guru Grand Prize.

ENTRY PROCESS

Review the Terms and Conditions BEFORE starting your entry (Strongly Advised)

Submit your entries online at the Guru Awards Registration and Entry page.

ENTRY CHECKLIST

To complete your online entry, you will need the following:

  • Up to five entries that satisfy all criteria set out in the Terms and Conditions
  • JPEG files, sized & named as per the Awards’ file naming convention (see below)
  • Accurate caption Information including Location (see below)
  • Credit Card for payment of entry fee
Entries Close Wednesday
31 March 2021 at 23:59hrs AEST
(Australian Eastern Standard Time) GMT +10:00

FILE NAMING CONVENTION

All entries must be named as follows:

SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_CategoryAbbrevation_file number.jpg

Here are the Categories, followed by their CategoryAbbreviation in BOLD

  • Underwater Characters UC
  • Underwater Scenes US
  • Aquatic Abstract AA
  • Topside Scenes TS
  • Underwater Black & White UBW

FILE FORMAT & SIZE

  • JPEG ONLY saved at 10 quality
  • Adobe RGB (1998) colour space
  • 2700 pixels along the shortest dimension
  • Maximum file 5MB
  • No borders, watermarks, or signatures should be included.

CAPTION INFORMATION

Captions/descriptions must be complete, true, and accurate, and provide a simple description of what is depicted in the photograph, including the location it was photographed.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Full Guru Awards Terms & Conditions can be seen here

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