Nov 2023 – Oct 2024 


Submission Guidelines

3 Steps: 

1. Prepare your Photograph (check the specs below)
2. Create an Info Doc (see required details below)
3. $5 Submission Fee (see details below) 

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    2. Photograph: 



    • 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.


    • Print Resolution: 300 ppi and measuring 10 inches / 3000 pixels on the long side (see the screenshot below). Images can be landscape or portrait in orientation. For square images: 300 ppi and measuring 8 inches / 2400 pixels.
    • File Format: JPG 
    • Colour Space: preferred format is sRGB
    • 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, month, year and theme, separated with dashes (e.g. “NameSurname-Nov-2023-Daido-Moriyama.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 (unless specified in the Theme).

      2. Info Doc: 

      File Formats: PDF, Word doc, Text file 

      • FileName: please name your file as follows:
        Photographer’s first and last name, month, year and 'Info', separated with dashes (e.g. “NameSurname-Nov-2023-Info.jpg”)

      • File Contents:
        1. First and Last Name
        2. Record of your Submission Fee Payment
        3. Instagram Handle
        4. Email
        5. Telephone Number
        6. Title of Your Photograph
        7. Film Type
        8. Camera Type
        9. Developing Details (Home developed or Lab — note the Lab if you’d like us to tag them).
        10. And a brief paragraph about your photograph 

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


      2. Submission Fee: 

      Submission Fee:  $5 CND
      To help cover expenses we need to charge a small submission fee this season. For just $5 CND (the price of a fancy coffee) per entry/month, you’ll have a chance at great exposure and amazing prizes!

      PayPal Link: 
      Pay now

      Note: please record your payment details and add to your Info document. Or take a screenshot and upload it with your submission.

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        If you paid the $5 Submission Fee and are ready to submit...

        Submit your 2 items:
        • Photograph
        • Info doc
        (don't forget to add a record of your submission fee payment)

        Dropbox Submission Link: 
        Submit Now!

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        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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