World Photographic Cup

World Photographic Cup 2018 / 2019 konkurrencen som afholdes world wide, er som OL for fotografer.

Billeder fra i år 

Hvert deltagerland, uanset størrelse, sammensætter et landshold som består af 6 og op til 18 fotografer. Det er op til det enkelte land hvordan holdet sammensættes. I Danmark er det dff som koordinere deltagelsen i WPC

Hvert land kan deltage med 3 billeder i hver af de 6 kategorier.

Hver fotograf kan kun indsende 1 billede i hver kategori, altså max. 6 billeder i alt. Billederne i den danske runde om at opnå en plads på det danske fotograf landshold, bedømmes efter 4 kriteria – se nedenstående beskrivelse / regler.

Alle fotografer, uanset om man er medlem i dff eller ej, er velkommen til at sende bidrag til konkurrencen, det koster 75,- kr. pr. billede.

Billederne kunne uploads efter den 8. oktober og indtil den 25. oktober 2018


Images that become part of the Best of the Best internationally MUST set the highest standard and demonstrate a strong photographic foundation supported by post production enhancement opportunities. Images, to become part of the Top Ten in each category must be of unsurpassed quality in ALL aspects of original capture, retouching and creative enhancement, technical and artistic excellence.

Each team may submit up to three images in each of six categories, including:


Images with an intended use by a commercial client to promote or brand a product or company. Advertising, fashion, beauty, still life, food, architecture, corporate photography are all included in this category. Composite and non-composite images, and highly manipulated images (Photoshop or similar), are allowed as relevant in this category.

Illustration/Digital Art

An Illustration is a graphic depiction of any concept or subject. The main principle of an Illustration is to elucidate or define a concept, story, literature, activity etc. in such a way as to provide a visual representation of the story, title or concept. Composite and non-composite images, and highly manipulated images (Photoshop or similar), are allowed as relevant in this category.

Nature (landscape/wildlife)

The Nature (landscape/wildlife) category consists of images intended to show the beauty of nature and wildlife. Wildlife images should be captured in their natural habitat. Panoramas are allowed in this category. Composite and non-composite images are allowed in this category.


Images should reflect the personality or personalities of the subject(s) in the image as well as the personality, artistic and technical skills of the image-maker. Judges will consider the relevance of highly manipulated (Photoshop) images as it relates to the category and subject(s) personality. Composite and non-composite images are allowed in this category.


Images that illustrate an actual public or non-public event, life, an area of human interest, telling news that have meaning on the context or record of events, high impact and/or lasting emotional response. Images that illustrate sporting events are included in this category. Basic color and brightness adjustments, cropping, dodging and burning in are allowed. Only single-capture images will be accepted. Composite and multiple exposure images will not be accepted. The original captured image (in RAW or jpg) must be available if requested by the WPC.


Images must be done in connection with an actual wedding. Images in the Wedding-category should reflect the personality or personalities of the subject(s) or the story of the wedding as well as the personality, artistic and technical skills of the image-maker. Images should include some kind of visual wedding reference(s). The original captured image (in RAW or jpg) must be available if requested by the WPC committee. Composite and non-composite images are allowed in this category.

Technical Requirements

a. Submissions will be entered via the WPC Online Entry System by each team’s designated captain using the supplied login information.

b. Colour and black & white pictures may be submitted. Images must be:


  • A minimum of 4,000 pixels on the longest side
  • Format: maximum-quality JPEG, to be under 16 megabytes
  • Embedded profile: sRGB, Adobe 98 or Greyscale


Judging Process and Criteria

a. Images are judged by a panel of international judges from around the world. Each accepted national team has the right to select and nominate 1 judge, so the number of the judges will be depending by the number of the national entered teams. Judges must be selected based on their photographic technique, experience, and previous training as a photographic judge. An association may elect to do not nominate a judge. Judges images may not be part of countries submission. Team captains may not be selected as judges. Judging will be blind and every image will be judged by each judge. But the scores for their own country will be taken out automatically. Selected judges must have an extensive national and international judging experience and are requested to participate in “on line” briefings for this judging. Judges not participating in the scheduled briefings may be subjected to exclusion from the jury.

b. Overview of the principles of judging for WPC:

Each image is assessed four times and four scores entered. It is critical that judges look at each image for its strength based on the category (images that don’t clearly relate to the category description should score lower). Judges must be open minded about creative expression and not fall victim to digital enhancement that does not support the image concept and the four criteria when scoring, especially in portrait and wedding categories.

While digital enhancement is part of photography today and relevant, all submissions should demonstrate foundation photographic skills. Images with extensive post production (electronic/digital manipulation) are accepted so long as the photographic component is dominant. Judges are asked to recognize photography as the core contribution to all image categories. Post Production should be relevant for the image. Images with a simple yet powerful message may not rely on Creativity or Technical manipulation to be recognized as a top scoring image. Any post production must be done under the direction of the photographer (author) of the image.

c. Scoring will be based on four criteria, each of the 4 criteria will contribute a maximum of 25% of the total score:


The impact i the sense of emotion an image creates in you when you see it for the first time. How does the image effect you (laughter, sadness, anger or other strong emotions)? A key component is the relevance of the image to the category of submission. It is a strong Portrait that defines the category description, a fabulous Commercial image that again expresses the definition of the category. Impact is also defined by all the other criteria and commonly focuses on which category of score (Excellent, High Quality etc) a judge will look at when selecting the score category and the range there.


Is the visual language used compelling? Is the Photographic and/or Digital art medium used well to convey an idea, a message, a thought, or an impression, and recognizes the photographic relevance or contribution? Does the selected visual language (light, technique and enhancement) support the intent of the image and category or does it have a negative effect on the image?

Technical excellence

Is the image technically strong? Is the lighting and posing (where applicable) done with excellence? Is the product (car, building etc.) showcased with excellence? Is the post production management done with excellence (color balance, sharpness, retouching and compositing where applicable)?


Is the composition strong – and possibly innovative? Does the composition support the story of the image? Does the composition support a center of interest in the image? Is a center of interested needed in the specific image? Has the photographer used design elements well? Proper composition holds the viewers’ attention to the image and emphasizes the message of the image. Good composition can please or disturb the eye depending on the intent of the image.

d.Judges and members of the WPC Governing Committee, the WPC Staff or the WPC Judging Sub-Committee are not eligible to participate as individual team members or as Team Captains.

e. The jury’s judgment is final and binding.

Rights, Licenses & Releases

a. Submitting the team entries, team captains certify that all individual creators, whose images are selected for their team’s submission, are professional and artist photographers and present their original work, that they own all rights pertaining to the work or they possess the permission of the copyright holder to submit the work, as well as all necessary model release forms and permits pertaining to the image.

b. Team captains also certify that all individual creators whose images are selected for their team’s submission agree to hold the World Photographic Cup harmless against all claims and liabilities arising out of the WPC’s consideration, display, or other non-commercial use of the image.

c. Team captains certify as well that by agreeing to participate in their team’s World Photographic Cup submission, individual team members agree to license to the World Photographic Cup the right to display the image(s) on the WPC web site, in articles, exhibitions and publications pertaining to the World Photographic Cup competition, and for future WPC promotional purposes.

d. The WPC partner companies will have the possibility to display the winning images on their media or through their products (prints, collections, exhibitions, books etc.). This opportunity will be limited to non-commercial purposes and subjected to the WPC rules and regulations on rights, licenses and releases with the authors of the images.

e. The WPC and the partner companies have no rights to display the submitted images beyond those outlined in this paragraph.


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