How old do you have to be to enter the competition?
Anyone over the age of 18. The IWiM Volunteer Team and Advisory Board, as well as the immediate family and household members are not eligible to enter.
What format do the images have to be in?
Entries must originate in the following electronic formats; .JPEG .jpg,. tiff or .png form. Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Higher resolution files of at least 240 dpi/ppi will be requested should an entry be preselected to be awarded a prize or honourable mention.
Are there any photo specifics; does the image have to be portrait or landscape? 
No, can be either.
Who will be judging the images?

Judging will be conducted by a prestigious panel of sponsor nominated and invited judges selected by IWiM.

How will the judging be conducted?
The panel will evaluate a shortlist of entries and pick the overall winner and category winner. Judges will be given access to an app with a pre-loaded rubric that outlines selection criteria and marks for each category. The image and subject matter are the content that is judged and the prize is awarded to the person that submits the photo. Entries will be judged by May 8th and winners announced online on May 15th.
Will my photos be published?

Selected images will be added to a growing online gallery on IWiM's website during the course of the competition and some will be shared through social media #ImpactandInfluence and #BeBoldforChange. Some may be displayed in an exhibition, and may be published in major mining publications. IWiM will select a few visual stories to follow up as case studies for collections such as 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining and for the IWiM and International Women’s Day website.

When can I submit my entry?
The photo competition begins at 12.00am EST on March 1, 2017 and closes at 11.59pm EST on April 16, 2017.
Will a late entry be accepted? 
No an entry submitted after the Entry Period will not be eligible.
Where can I submit the images?
All images must be submitted through our photo submission website, including all required fields, including name, email and other information about the photo submission.
Is it free to submit? 
Yes the competition is free to enter.
How many images can I submit? 
Entrants can submit an unlimited number of images.
Can I use a nickname with my submission? I don’t want to use my real name.
No, you must enter with your real name. Note that it will potentially appear in the exhibition and the online gallery.
Can I submit one work in multiple categories?
Yes, you may submit the same image across different categories.
Can a group submit work together?
Yes a group submission is acceptable, however there will not be extra prizes awarded to group submissions.
Can I submit my entry via CD or other physical media?
No. Entries must be submitted online.
Can I submit previously published works?
Yes but you would need to be able to give us copyright.
Can I digitally alter the image?
No, the images must accurately reflect the subject matter and scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimisation (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, colour and contrast etc.) will be disqualified.
Do I need to include a caption for the image?
Yes, the caption information should include; city, country, date (month and year photo was taken), and a caption of subject matter detailing who/what the photo is about, how does it address “Impact and Influence” and the category theme.
Is there a certain criteria the photo must display?
The image and the caption will be judged on the extent they educate the viewer about the theme “Impact and Influence” and whether the image/caption engage the viewer and send a powerful message about women in mining.
Do I have to be a professional photographer?
No, the competition is open for men and women, both amateur and professional photographers, from around the world to share their visual stories of women in mining.
Can anyone vote for the People’s Choice Award?
Yes anyone is able to vote for the People’s Choice.
When and how are the results announced?

The winners will be announced on the IWiM website on May 15th and names will be published in a press release. Winners will be contacted by their registered email.

Do I have to get permission from those in the photograph?
Yes, you will need to confirm that each person depicted in the entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown.
Do I need permission to use photos from mine sites or my workplace?
If you are submitting a photo from a mine site or your workplace, you will need to make sure that your employer has endorsed your submission.
Is the competition for women only?
No the competition is open to both men and women to submit photos although we encourage photos that include men should have women in the picture – ideally showing men supporting women.