A portrait of one person age 19+ showing personality and connection.
Family & Group Portrait
A portrait of two or more family members that capture their connection.
A portrait celebrating human pregnancy.
A portrait of a newborn baby or multiple babies from zero to 12 months old. Portraits of babies with siblings or family belong in the family category.
A portrait that celebrates intimate beauty and sensuality defined as boudoir. Subjects must be aged 18+ years.
Teen & Senior Portrait
A portrait of an individual teen, or group of teens, within the ages of 13-18.
A portrait of an individual child, or children, within the ages of 1-12 years.
A portrait that has a unique theme or style including fantasy & composite. This category often celebrates heavier editing.
A portrait that demonstrates and celebrates the expression of movement.
Photographs that display a pet or animal as the main focus or theme.
Portraits that are wedding themed. Entries can be staged or candid and will be judged for both directed and photojournalistic merit.
Black & White Portrait
Portraits where the entire image is shown in varying shades of neutral gray, and must not include any other colors.
The documentary portrait category is for entries that celebrate the style of documenting a real living subject in their real environment, in an honest way. The genre of documentary aligns itself with captures designed for news, press, editorial, events, travel documentation and street photography.
Entries into this category may sit within a wide subjective interpretation of the term "abstract." An abstract portrait should not illustrate what is realistic and literal, but rather show the subject in a subjective, non-familiar way. An abstract portrait will often remove the subject from their context and the literal.