Terms & conditions

By submitting an entry for the Awards (Submission), each person, company or organization submitting a Submission (Photographer) accepts these Awards Rules. Entries may originate from any country.

Photography Competition Categories: Advertising: ads, posters, music and product packaging, etc. / Architecture and Interiors / Beauty / Cars / Corporate & Industrial / Travel & Documentary / Fashion / Food & Drink / Kids / People and Lifestyle / Portraiture and Celebrity / Sports / Still Life. These categories are judged by jurors with a specific interest or client expertise in a given category. All jurors will judge the Grand Prize winner.

Digital Images: Images submitted should be in sRGB JPG files with a recommended minimum size of 1600px width. All images must be clear of any copyright information or watermarks visible on the image itself. All files should include full EXIF/Metadata. Submissions will be judged on the quality of the materials actually submitted. Photographers are urged to ensure that digital files in particular are of good quality. Production Paradise shall be under no obligation to request alternative or replacement materials.

Forms and Entry Fees: Once you have completed the registration process, an email with a receipt will be generated. We accept all major debit and credit cards through our online payment system. Charges for your entry fees will appear on your statement as (“Production Media Network”).

Refund Policy: All entry submissions are final and entry fees are nonrefundable. No refunds will be given for duplicate submissions.

Promo codes: If you have received a promo code you can insert it at the point of finalizing your entry. Only one promo code can be used per completed submission.

Notification of Shortlist and Winners: Notification of Shortlist and Winners: Entrants who are shortlisted in their categories will be notified during August and September 2023. Winners of all categories and the Grand Prize will be announced online on September 20th, 2023. The Deadline to enter is July 18th, 2023. Production Paradise reserves the right to extend the Deadline. Production Paradise cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default of any third party. Production Paradise reserves the right in its sole discretion to change or substitute the Prize at any time. The judge’s decisions are final.

Rights: All entrants grant Production Paradise the right to reproduce work selected in the Spotlight Awards on the Production Paradise website and in materials used to promote the competition and/or future Spotlight Awards-related promotions in all online and offline formats.

An entrant must hold all rights to the photographs submitted, including model releases, and any other rights associated with the shoot. The photographer must have the authorization to use any photos that have been previously published or are awaiting publication. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright, are not eligible.

Production Paradise has the right to remove Photographer images from the contest if it deems them inappropriate.

The Photographer shall indemnify Production Paradise and keep Production Paradise fully indemnified on demand from and against all losses and all actions, claims, proceedings, costs and damages (including any damages or compensation paid by Production Paradise on legal advice to compromise or settle any claim) and all legal costs or other expenses arising out of any breach of any of the warranties and representations contained in these Awards Rules or out of any claim by a third party based on any facts which if substantiated would constitute such a breach.

Pursuant to the recent changes in EU laws, Photographer agrees unambiguously to allow Production Paradise to email them information pertaining to the awards and other Production Paradise information. If Photographer changes their mind, they may unsubscribe at any time, with the knowledge that they might not receive all the emails pertinent to the Awards.

Contact to the Awards team can be made via email on [email protected]