An unlimited number of entries will be accepted by NAPCP for consideration in the final gallery. Please note: this is NOT a digital competition. Should an entry be accepted into the final 100 gallery images, entrant must send a matted print meeting the guidelines and deadlines listed below to be scored by our judges the day of the Inspired Gallery Event. You do not have to be present to win. Please see information below regarding the option of using our partner, Musea Lab, for fulfillment and shipping.
Print Submission Dates & Deadlines
Matting & Printing Gallery Event Submissions
If chosen as a Top 100 finalist, it is the responsibility of the entrant to print, mat and ship entries to NAPCP for this event. As a benefit and convenience to our members (International and Domestic), Musea Lab is offering a 20% discount on matting and printing services for the NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event (Coupon code coming soon!). If your image is submitted to Musea Lab by July 6th, 2023 and payment is made in full to Musea, it will be produced and shipped for on-time arrival to NAPCP for this event. The cost of printing, matting, and shipping gallery entries is NOT included with the entry fee.
Musea Lab is offering a generous 20% discount (coupon code coming soon!) for the 2023 Inspired Gallery Event Printing. Please refer to the guidelines above regarding print and matte requirements.
2023 Submission Categories are GREEN, PORTRAITURE, & REAL LIFE. This is a creative competition, and the subject matter is at the sole discretion of the entrant.
First, Second, and Third place will be awarded for each category based on the highest scoring image for each category above. Honorable mentions may be awarded for up to three images in each category. Winners will be revealed and announced at the Inspired Gallery Reception. In the event of a tie, scores of all placed images in that category will be weighted for recalculation. Score of 5 will be weighted more than 4 (etc) for a new total calculation to determine the top three winners for each category. Any further tie will be decided at the sole discretion of the judges and NAPCP.
Winners will be featured in the NAPCP Inspired Magazine; winners will also receive a digital Winning Badge for their website, blog posts and additional social media promotion by NAPCP and sponsors.
Photographer of the Year (NAPCP Members only)
This prestigious designation will be awarded based on a point system that is cumulative from both the International Digital Image Competition and the Inspired Gallery Event & Print Competition. Entrants are awarded points based on the following criteria. All scoring for Photographer of the Year is done by NAPCP and awarded at its sole discretion.
Criteria Below is listed in order of scoring importance to be considered for Photographer of the Year:
Additional Details and Information
The 2023 Finalist Print Submission Deadline is JULY 14, 2023.
Shipping via FedEx or United States Postal Service (USPS):
Park Studios / NAPCP
690 Miami Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Shipping via UPS:
1119 Reeder Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Late print entries will not be accepted and no refunds will be given for entries not received in print by the entrant by the published deadline. NAPCP will not print or mat images for this event. NAPCP will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prints during shipping. It is recommended to use a trackable shipping service or our partner, Musea Lab..
Legal Disclaimer: Entrants agree that any entered photograph may be used by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP), in any of its publications, printed materials or electronic media, such as but not limited to, any of its websites or its affiliates’ websites. Model releases must be available for all recognizable individuals in submitted photos. Do not submit these releases unless requested.
Winning entries may be used in connection with the Gallery Event and by NAPCP for promotion in the future. Thus, winners grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, limited license to use, publish, reproduce, display, distribute, use for promotional purposes and cross-promotional purposes. Photographer retains all copyright for the images.