Competition Rules

2023 theme
there’s nothing quite like this

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The Ribbet Emerging Photographer Competition is a contest organised by Ribbet, a trading name of Foto Friend Pty Ltd, PO Box 3135 Thirroul NSW 2515 Australia.

By participating in this competition, you agree to the following rules:

  • Your entry into the competition confirms that you are eligible to participate and that you are eligible to receive any prizes you may win.

  • The competition is open to emerging photographers who are growing and developing their craft. The income of entrants must not be primarily derived through photography, and they must not have been published in magazines or books more than 5 times.

  • Ribbet employees and associates are excluded from the competition.

  • The contestant must submit original photographs that they have captured and hold the copyright to, that fit the official theme of the 2023 competition: “There’s nothing quite like this”.

  • Entries must be in JPG format with a minimum resolution of 3000 pixels on the longest side, and submitted through the form available on the official website.

  • The image submitted cannot be a collage or other type of composite.

  • Images may be technically enhanced (colour, clarity, sharpness etc.) but not significantly altered or generated using AI tools.

  • Neither branding nor copyrights should be present in images.

  • The competition is open to individuals aged 18 and over, located anywhere in the world.

  • In the event that an entry does not meet the competition rules or is deemed inappropriate in some way, the competition organisers reserve the right to disqualify it.


  • The official theme of 2023 is: There’s nothing quite like this.

  • Participants are invited to capture a small, beautiful moment from their life. Something that warms their heart and makes them grateful to be alive. In a world where everything can seem chaotic and fast, it's important to make space for those small moments that make everything worthwhile.

Competition period

  • Entries must be received by April 30th 2023, 11:59 PM GMT -7.

Cost of participation

  • There is a non-refundable, entry fee of US $20 per entry

  • A contestant may enter the competition as many times as they like, with the entry fee payable for each submission.

Selecting the winners

  • A pre-selection of all entries will be made by the organisers and will be sent to the jury for final deliberation.

  • The winning photographs will be selected by a panel of expert judges based on creativity, originality, whether it falls under the official theme, composition, quality and overall appeal.

  • The winners will be notified by email and will be announced on the competition website, Ribbet social media channels and through a press campaign.


  • 1st place will be awarded a cash prize of US $2,000 and be included in a communication campaign.

  • 2nd place will be awarded a cash prize of US $1,000 and be included in a communication campaign.

  • 3rd place will be awarded a cash prize of US $500 and and be included in a communication campaign.

  • All participants will receive a 30 day free Ribbet Premium Membership that will be emailed when the contest finishes.

  • Additional awards may be offered depending on the final sponsors of the competition.

Data Privacy

  • Personal information that you provide when entering the competition will be stored and used by Ribbet only for the purposes of administering the competition.

  • Images and descriptions provided when entering the competition will be shared with the jury for the sole purpose of selecting the winner of this competition.

  • Winners’ names, countries and the image and its description they submitted will be made public on the competition’s website and through communication campaigns online and offline, on social media, press and other channels, for promotional purposes.

  • The contestant remains the copyright owner of the image they submitted.

  • A more detailed Privacy Policy is available here.

Data Privacy

No responsibility is accepted by Ribbet for any damage, loss, injury, or disappointment caused by participating in the competition.
Upon publication and use of images, the entrant indemnifies Foto Friend Pty Ltd. from any claims, legal or otherwise.


The terms and conditions may be amended or cancelled at any time without prior notice by Ribbet.
All decisions made by Ribbet concerning the competition are final and binding.