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Images of Charleston - Contest Rules

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This contest is for amateur and professional photographers. 

You may submit up to five photographs  in one category. You may not submit photos in both categories.

Each category will be judged separately by a panel of publishing and photography experts, and the finalists will be featured in the August 2014 issue of Charleston magazine. The panel will select a winner in each category; each winner will receive a $400 prize. After the publication of the August 2014 issue, Charleston magazine will host an online Reader’s Choice award at That winner will be announced in the October 2014 "Talk of the Town" department and receive a $200 prize.

All submitted photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this contest. All digital files must be 4 megabytes or smaller, in JPEG or .jpg format, and at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). The photographers of the images selected as finalists will be asked to provide the RAW or original camera file (minimum 3,000 pixels wide).

Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the contest administrators. Entrants grant to Charleston magazine the right to use and publish their name and photograph online and in print. The contest and all of the related pages, contents, and code are copyright of Charleston magazine. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.