2017 Guru Awards

Entry form, rules, information and terms

Guru Awards

The 2017 Guru Awards: Celebrating Creative Excellence

The Guru Awards are a special Photoshop contest just for attendees of the Photoshop World design and photography conference, which was created to honor and recognize the design, photography, retouching, and creativity of our attendees. Since their humble beginnings in 1999, the Guru Awards have now become the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry.

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Rules & Information for Guru Award Submissions

Any full paid conference attendee (18 years of age or older, except for the Student category) may enter up to three pieces in up to three different categories (for a possible total of nine submitted pieces). There are eight categories to choose from: Artistic, Photography, Photo Restoration, Commercial, Photo Montage, Photo Retouching, Illustration and "New this year a Student category just for registered Students, see below for details".

There is no entry fee for conference attendees (only conference attendees may enter).

All submissions must be received before:

11:59PM Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The winner in each category will be announced "live" during a special presentation at the Guru Awards & Wrap-Up Ceremony held on the last day of the conference. Each winner is awarded with a Guru Award trophy, as well as special prizes from our Sponsors. Finalists' pieces in each category will appear in a special gallery at the Photoshop World Conference and that’s not all. The finalist winner in each category will receive a $250 B&H Photo Gift Certificate. Best of Show will receive a $500 B&H Photo Gift Certificate.

See the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more details.

Submission Categories

You may submit up to three (3) individual pieces per category, in up to three (3) of the following categories:

photography category


illustration category


artistic category


photo restoration category

Photo Restoration

photo restoration category

Photo Retouching

photo montage category

Photo Montage

commecial category


student category



Official Guru Awards Entry Form

To enter, fill out the form below. You can select up to 3 categories, and submit up to 3 pieces in each category. Re-submissions are not accepted, so please be absolutely sure that every part of your submission is final & accurate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Pieces and Categories May I Enter?

When Is the Submission Deadline?

Who Is Eligible to Enter?

What Are the Image Format/Size Requirements?

What Are the Entry Requirements?

Is There Any Entry Fee?

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When Will the Guru Awards Winners Be Announced?

How Do I Enter the Competition?

Can I Re-Submit Works That I've Changed after Entering Them?

Can I Remove My Entry from the Competition?

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