Season 2 is now closed! Thanks to all the particpants and voters! Stay tuned for Season 3 updates soon... 

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Submission Guidelines

Submit 2 items: 
Photograph (1) + Info Doc (2)

1. Photograph: 

Photo submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:


  • All submissions must be shot on film. No digital images will be accepted.

  • Film images must not be altered (photoshopped) beyond normal, reasonable or necessary editing adjustments. Spot/dust removal, and adjustments to levels, as well as colour correction is ok. Any submissions that are obviously photoshopped will be removed.

  • Carefully choose your photo that best suits the monthly theme.

  • Only one (1) photo submission per person, per month will be allowed.

  • Late entries will not be accepted.



  • Resolution: 300 ppi
  • Print Dimensions (at 300 ppi): 10 inches / 3000 pixels on the long side, or 8 inches / 2400 pixels if your image is square.
  • File Format: JPG 
  • Colour Mode: 16 Bit preferred, 8 Bit acceptable
  • Maximum File Size" 20 MB
  • No white borders 
  • No Watermarks
  • Dust/scratches removal encouraged for professionally printing.
  • FileName: please name your file as follows: Photographer’s first and last name, date and theme, separated with an underscore (e.g. “JaneDoe_July_2021_The Portrait.jpg”)

Photo specs: 300ppi and sized 8 x 10"

If you have trouble with any of the specs, please DM us on Instagram and we’ll help you out!
    • IMPORTANT: Images should be family friendly for public display. No graphic images please.

    • Only images that are relevant to the monthly theme will be considered for selection.

    • Submit only images that belong to you. Do not submit images taken by someone else. Images in violation of copyright will be removed.

    • Photos can be in colour or black and white.

    2. Info Doc: 

    File Formats: PDF, Word doc, Text file 

    • File Name: photographer’s first and last name, the date and “Info” (e.g.  “JaneDoe_July_2021_Info.pdf”)

    • File Contents:
      First and Last Name
      Instagram Handle
      Telephone Number
      Title of Your Photograph
      Film Type
      Camera Type
      Developing Details (Home developed or Lab — note the Lab if you’d like us to tag them).
      And a brief paragraph about your photograph
      National and International photographers: provide a mailing address that is valid for at least 4 months (for mailing your prints)

    Note: Your contact details will only be used to contact you for the purpose of this contest, and will not be shared with anyone. 


      If you're ready... submit your Photo & Info doc!


      By entering this contest, you agree to the terms and conditions.

      Legal Disclaimer 

      Copyright and rights usage/management:

      All photographers submitting their work to this contest shall retain full copyright of their images. By entering this contest, you also agree to grant C41 Coffee and its agents, contest administrators, partners and sponsors to reproduce, print physical copies and/ or digital copies, including derivatives of your submitted images, for the purpose of promoting this photography contest, and for public display, both online in social media, and in store.

      You agree that the images you upload to C41 Coffee for the purpose of this contest are your own intellectual content (intellectual property) and that you are the original copyright holder/owner of the images.

      You agree that C41 Coffee, its agents, contest administrators, partners and sponsors will not be held legally responsible for violation of intellectual copyright laws, and you agree that any such unauthorized images shall be removed. Anyone knowingly submitting images that are in violation of copyright will be permanently banned from this competition.

      By entering this contest, your contact information will not shared with anyone, and only used for the purpose of contacting you when necessary for this contest. 


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