Enter Our Exclusive Photoshop World Attendee Contest

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Elevate your conference experience with the Guru Awards—an exclusive opportunity for full paid three-day conference pass holders (18 years and older) to display their artistry. Enter Now!

Explore Our 8 Captivating Categories

Get ready to showcase your brilliance in so many exciting ways! You can share up to three exceptional pieces across our unique and engaging categories. Submit Now

Capture the beauty of land and sea, urban or natural vistas. Explore the world through your lens, from nature’s marvels to architectural wonders.

For heavily retouched images, our Photoshop Artistry category may be a better fit. If AI was used make sure to check out our new AI Enhanced category!

Dive into the world of portraits and people photography. Whether you prefer studio setups or the great outdoors, showcase brides, grooms, babies, families, and more in natural light, fashion, or lifestyle settings.

If your portraits feature extensive retouching, consider our Photoshop Artistry category. If new AI technology was used in the editing process make sure to check out our new AI Enhanced category!

Zoom in and reveal the intricate details of life with macro photography. Get up close to capture the beauty of bees, butterflies, water droplets, flowers, buttons, and other fascinating small objects.

Calling all wildlife enthusiasts! Venture into the wild and share your captivating images of animals on the move—whether they soar, swim, or sprint. Your wildlife encounters could take center stage in this category.

Are you a photography maverick? This open category welcomes all genres, from sports and commercial photography to furry friends and toys.

Calling all mobile photography enthusiasts! If you’re capturing your best shots with a mobile device, this category is tailor-made for you. Editing apps like Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop Mobile are optional but not required.

Showcase your mastery of Photoshop artistry. From digital painting to 3D enhancements, let your creativity shine. 

For images edited with new AI technology make sure to submit via the new AI Enhanced category

Are your images AI-enhanced? Then this is the category for you. Join us in celebrating the future-forward dimension of artistic expression in our brand-new contest category.

Visualize the moment you're presented with the Guru Award trophy!

Each category’s victor will bask in the spotlight, celebrated for their unparalleled creativity. Don’t miss this chance—submit your captivating photos, to this form below, and etch your name into the archives of Guru Awards history. 

Remember, the clock is ticking—the deadline for submissions is 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET) on Sept. 18, 2024. Your artwork could be the star of the show, unveiled ‘live’ at the illustrious Guru Awards & Wrap-Up Ceremony on the conference’s final day!

The Guru Awards Contest Is your pathway to Recognition

And, this FAQ section is your path to understanding how the contest works!

Each entrant is allowed to submit up to three (3) pieces in up to three (3) categories, for a possible maximum of nine (9) total pieces. NOTE: This number doesn’t include the “before” images for the categories requiring them. We only count the “after” or final images. A “piece” is described as being BOTH the “before” and “after” images, when applicable.


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Simply fill out and submit the Entry Form on this page any time once submissions open and before 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Sept. 18, 2024. Your Photoshop World conference registration must be paid in full before entering, and your submitted work(s) must be sent within the submission period to be considered by Guru Awards judges. Submitted work(s) sent after 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET) on Sept. 18, 2024 will not be eligible for Guru Award consideration.

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Please make sure your original entry is complete, final & accurate before submitting. We cannot accept re-submissions or revisions to pieces that have been sent as part of an entry. If you happened to make a mistake and sent the wrong file contact us with a brief explanation. Replacement of your entry piece(s) with the revised file(s) is not guaranteed.

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Each category will have 1 winner, and we will select one best of show winner. Each winner will receive a Guru Award Trophy, recognition at the closing ceremony, and some really cool prizes from the Official Sponsors (a value historically up to $500). Please note that due to customs and taxations issues only winners with a valid Continental US shipping address will receive the physical trophy (within 4-6 weeks after the announcement). Anyone outside of the continental US will receive an e-certificate in lieu of the trophy. 

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Images that you send with your entry form should be: In the .JPG, .JPEG, or .PNG file formats | No larger than 3MB in file size (each).

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Any* Full Paid Conference attendee (18 years of age or older) of the Photoshop World Conference is eligible to enter. This is a special competition held exclusively for Photoshop World Conference attendees. It is not open to the general public or KelbyOne members who are not attending Photoshop World. 

* Employees (and their immediate families) of Kelby Media Group/KelbyOne, LLC and/or its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising agencies or third party fulfillment agencies are not eligible to enter.

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Yes, using the submissions form, you can remove your entire entry before 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET) on Sept. 18, 2024.

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All entry forms/material submissions must be sent before 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Sept. 18, 2024.

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To be qualified for judging, your complete entry must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. All final images in your submitted entry must be original works created by you, in their FINAL states (re-submissions are not allowed). Modifying, enhancing, or altering someone else’s existing artwork does not qualify as an original creation, however legally-acquired stock photography may be used and modified in your entries
  2. Your entry should be comprised of up to three (3) pieces in up to three (3) categories, for a possible maximum of nine (9) total pieces.
  3. The images you submit with your entry form should be in the .JPG, .JPEG, or .PNG file formats; No larger than 3MB in file size (each).
  4. Entered pieces should not contain nudity or criminal behavior/elements (e.g., illicit drug use, murder, etc.).

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No. Any full paid Conference attendee of the Photoshop World Conference may enter the contest (excluding Kelby Media Group/KelbyOne, LLC employees and members of their families)

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The top three submissions for each category will be notified by email prior to the conference and asked to provide a high resolution version of their submissions. The winners will be announced at the Guru Awards presentation during the Conference Wrap-up/Guru Awards Ceremony held on the last day of the Photoshop World Conference. There will be no prior notification of the actual winners and all winning entries will be secret until their official announcement.

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Selection will be conducted by KelbyOne’s in-house creative team. The panel will consist of any or all of the following: KelbyOne Instructors, professional photographers, creative directors, art directors, web designers and/or graphic designers. If your image is selected to be a finalist, KelbyOne will contact the entrant by phone or email on or before Sept. 25, 2024.

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