CATEGORIES


Portrait Image of a woman.

PORTRAIT

Images do not have to be portrait in orientation but must contain at least one person. A portrait can be a headshot, part or full body shot or nude/s See Terms 

May also be an observational take on one or more people in any environment.


Nature Image of a mountain.

NATURE

Images may be land or seascapes, flowers, trees, rivers etc. and may include animals, birds, insects, people, wildlife, domestic pets buildings. Panoramic images are also accepted. Both landscape and portrait format/shape is acceptable.


Image of a mowan on a beach taken with a mobile phone.

PHONE

Images must have been taken with a mobile phone. They may be on any subject.

We may look up EXIF data to prove the use of a mobile device. Editing within your phone or on an external device and the use of filters is permitted.



Close-up Selfie Image - A woman's face.

SELFIE

Use your phone, tablet or any camera. May be a photo you've shot of someone else or others taking a selfie of themselves or a selfie you've taken of, you guessed it, yourself! May be headshot/s and/or body shots. Nudes? Terms


Image of street scene - an alley.

URBAN

Images may have been shot in urban areas such as cities, towns, suburbs, wastelands. They may include buildings, facades, cafes, bars, outlets etc. and may represent street life with or without people or animals. May also include interiors.


Image of buggy in the desert.

ACTION

Images may be dynamic stills  live performance, sport, birds, animals, people or insects in motion. Moving traffic on land, sea or in the air. live events, Joggers,  dancers,  performers,  parkour, your own video or film action still images etc.



Black and white image of a figure standing.

BLACK & WHITE

Images must be black and white and/or shades of grey tone or 'Grayscale' with no colour whatsoever. Submit Sepia or otherwise toned images to other categories.


Image of a fashion model posing in a red dress.

FASHION

Images must include clothing, accessories or jewelry etc. Mannequins or live models may be included. May include cat walks, fashion advertising and design & cosplay.


Image of skyscrapers

ARCHITECTURE

Images may include building/s or structure/s and may also include land, people or animals etc. Panoramic images are also accepted. May also include landscape architecture



Image of a round shaped brick wall.

ALTERED

Images may have effects added. May include photocollage, abstract, advertising, etc. May include digital compositions provided a camera was used at some point in the process.


Still Life Image with honey and mandarin orange.

STILL LIFE

Images may include inanimate objects, food, furniture, interiors, exteriors etc. May include flowers, tools, books, fruit or tech. gear such as watches, cameras, phones, clocks, gadgets etc.


Cosplay image. A red-haired girl in costume.

FILM STILL

Your Film Still may be an image taken on set or a still image taken from your film or video, provided you took the photo yourself or extracted it from your own film/video creation.



Image of a live band performing.

EVENTS

May be a birthday party, wedding, corporate event, gig, concert, gathering, festival, party, celebration, political event, conflict, special occasion, street parade, protest, work/school party, etc.

AWARDS

All submissions exhibited on Stillawards.com.

Each Category winner receives a 10 Image Portfolio. The Overall Winner [Best Photo] receives a 20 Image Portfolio, a Solo Show in China and of course The Still Award [Aluminium Placque].