COLLECTION 49 ENTRY FORM IS CLOSED

Fearless members, we are excited to receive your images to compile another Collection of exceptional wedding photography!

Fearless Awards are awarded to a limited number of photographs that our guest curators deem remarkable in their originality of concept or technical or artistic execution. In short, to the best of their abilities, the curators will select images that represent our community’s best work.

COLLECTION 49: CURRENT RULES

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY:

The Admin (Huy Nguyen) shall have the final decision on whether the entries meet the Rules of Eligibility.

– Your entry must be from the wedding day and events associated with the wedding, day-after photo sessions, bridal photo sessions, pre-wedding photo sessions, engagement photo sessions, vow renewals, and civil unions only.

– Your entry can be from any year.

– You can enter photos that you entered in previous Collections as long as they are not already Fearless Awards.

YOUR PHOTO MAY NOT BE AWARDED IF:

– it is not the correct size. The correct sizes are 1200×800 pixels, 1200×800 pixels, 1200×1200 pixels. There is a +/- 1 pixel tolerance so 1201 or 899 is acceptable, etc…
– it has the wrong filename
– it has more than 10% of the image area cloned out
– it has people or stuff added through digital manipulation
– it is a multiple exposure of 2 or more photos made in camera or in post-production
– it has added logo, added text, or borders
– it was taken from a styled session, modeling session for a third party, commercial session, or editorial session.
– it is of strangers who are not your clients or part of your events
– it is a posed “boudoir” portrait image as defined by WPPI: “Portraits that celebrate the beauty of the human (male and female) form… usually including nudes, semi-nudes, subjects in lingerie.”
– it is too similar to one of your previous Fearless Awards. Entries may be deemed similar if they are photos from same situation OR photos from – different situations that are similar in composition, technique, or moment.
– it depicts a sexual act or shows genitals
– it depicts hurtful or cruel behavior towards humans or animals
– it depicts urination or defecation by humans or animals
– it is an “upskirt photo” taken from an angle so as to see up a person’s skirt or dress or kilt
– it uses a printed page (from book, magazine, etc) or another photograph as a part of your photograph

CURATORS CAN DECIDE:

The curation process has been developed to ensure that the rules are applied fairly. We also believe having a new group of curators for each round of awards helps bring different perspectives to the selection process. There are some instances where the curators will be asked to evaluate the images on a case by case basis: weapons, juvenile or bathroom humour, partial nudity, and offensive actions. Curators will make the final decision whether the image is Awarded in those instances.

COLLECTION 49: PREPARING YOUR ENTRIES

– Each member can enter up to 8 entries for free plus up to 8 additional entries at $5 per entry = 16 maximum entries.

– Your entries must be JPG or PNG photographs

– There are only 3 sizes allowed. Entries that are not the correct size may be disqualified by the Admin.  Allowed sizes are:

1200 pixels X 800 pixels
800 pixels X 1200 pixels
1200 X 1200 pixels

– Entries must be named with a unique name made up of 2 distinctive words. They must be connected with no spaces between them. Example: speedyhorse-01.jpg, speedyhorse-02.jpg, …speedyhorse-10.jpg, OR runningchicken, talktome, catsybatsy….

– Do not use these words in your unique names: image, photo, fearless, winner, round, wedding, collection, boda

COLLECTION 49: SENDING YOUR ENTRIES

– Put all your photos in the same folder.

– Use the Entry Form to send your entries. Entries received after Friday April 26 will be charged a Procrastination Fee of $10 USD per form.  Entries will not be accepted after Friday May 3.

– Each member may use the entry form only once per Collection. Do not send in 2 forms. (If you do that, it will confuse me and mess up your entries)

– If you made a mistake with your form or if you have any questions about your entries, email fearlessphotographers@gmail.com

COLLECTION 49: AWARDS PROCESS

All entries (usually about 10,000) from the entry forms are downloaded by the Admin and divided into 3 groups of images.

Your images will be divided equally and randomly into 3 groups. For example, if you send in 16 images: 5 will go to Group A and 5 to Group B and 6 to Group C.

Each group of images will be reviewed by 2 curators independently. There are a total of 6 curators for 3 groups of photos.

The curators for Collection 49 are:

Tara Theilen – USA
Lea Torrieri – France
Marga Marti – Spain
Jenn Nauss – Canada
Sara Kirkham – UK
Moana Wu – China

(Of course the curators and their studio mates are NOT allowed to enter their own photos in this Collection)

Each curator will select the images that they think are “good” images. These images are called “Finalists”

Then, all 6 curators will score ALL the Finalist images and score each one 3,2,1, or 0 points. There may be more than one round of scoring.

The Finalists with the most points will be awarded Fearless Awards or Honorable Mentions if they get enough points needed and they meet the rules of eligibility

About 1-3% of all entries will be Fearless Awards.

Collection 48 Rules (old)

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY

– Your entry must be from the wedding day and events associated with the wedding, day-after photo sessions, bridal photo sessions, pre-wedding photo sessions, engagement photo sessions, vow renewals, and civil unions only.

– Your entry can be from any year.

– You can enter photos that you entered in previous Collections as long as they are not already Fearless Awards.

The Admin (Huy Nguyen) shall have the final decision on whether the entries meet the Rules of Eligibility.

Entry may not be awarded if:

– it is not the correct size. The correct sizes are 1200×800 pixels, 1200×800 pixels, 1200×1200 pixels. There is a +/- 1 pixel tolerance so 1201 or 899 is acceptable, etc…
– it has the wrong filename
– it has more than 10% of the image area cloned out
– it has people or stuff added through digital manipulation
– it is a multiple exposure of 2 or more photos made in camera or in post-production
– it has added logo, added text, or borders
– it was taken from a styled session, modeling session for a third party, commercial session, or editorial session.
– it is of strangers who are not your clients or part of your events
– it is a posed “boudoir” portrait image as defined by WPPI: “Portraits that celebrate the beauty of the human (male and female) form… usually including nudes, semi-nudes, subjects in lingerie.”
– it is too similar to one of your previous Fearless Awards. Entries may be deemed similar if they are photos from same situation OR photos from – different situations that are similar in composition, technique, or moment.
– it depicts a sexual act or shows genitals
– it depicts hurtful or cruel behavior towards humans or animals
– it depicts urination or defecation by humans or animals
– it is an “upskirt photo” taken from an angle so as to see up a person’s skirt or dress or kilt
– it uses a printed page (from book, magazine, etc) or another photograph as a part of your photograph

The curation process has been developed to ensure that the rules are applied fairly. We also believe having a new group of curators for each round of awards helps bring different perspectives to the selection process. There are some instances where the curators will be asked to evaluate the images on a case by case basis: weapons, juvenile or bathroom humour, partial nudity, and offensive actions. Curators will make the final decision whether the image is Awarded in those instances.

Collection 47 Rules (old)

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY

– Your entry must be from the wedding day and events associated with the wedding, day-after photo sessions, bridal photo sessions, pre-wedding photo sessions, engagement photo sessions, vow renewals, and civil unions only.

– Your entry can be from any year.

– You can enter photos that you entered in previous Collections as long as they are not already Fearless Awards.

The Admin (Huy Nguyen) shall have the final decision on whether the entries meet the Rules of Eligibility.

Entry will not be awarded if:

– it is not the correct size. The correct sizes are 1200×800 pixels, 1200×800 pixels, 1200×1200 pixels. There is a +/- 1 pixel tolerance so 1201 or 899 is acceptable, etc…
– it has the wrong filename
– it has more than 10% of the image area cloned out
– it has people or stuff added through digital manipulation
– it is a multiple exposure of 2 or more photos made in camera or in post-production
– it has added logo, added text, or borders
– it was taken from a styled session, modeling session for a third party, commercial session, or editorial session.
– it is of strangers who are not your clients or part of your events
– it is a posed “boudoir” portrait image as defined by WPPI: “Portraits that celebrate the beauty of the human (male and female) form… usually including nudes, semi-nudes, subjects in lingerie.”
– it is too similar to one of your previous Fearless Awards. Entries may be deemed similar if they are photos from same situation OR photos from – different situations that are similar in composition, technique, or moment.
– it depicts a sexual act or shows genitals
– it depicts hurtful or cruel behavior towards humans or animals
– it depicts urination or defecation by humans or animals
– it is an “upskirt photo” taken from an angle so as to see up a person’s skirt or dress or kilt
– it uses a printed page (from book, magazine, etc) or another photograph as a part of your photograph

The curation process has been developed to ensure that the rules are applied fairly. We also believe having a new group of curators for each round of awards helps bring different perspectives to the selection process. There are some instances where the curators will be asked to evaluate the images on a case by case basis: weapons, juvenile or bathroom humour, partial nudity, and offensive actions. Curators will make the final decision whether the image is Awarded in those instances.

Please read the Collection 49 rules first

Entry Forms Received

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aardvarkatlas
aardvarkdomina
abacadabra
abacusrex
abejaamarilla
abejaazul
abescopixel
aboveline
abstracthorse
abusajat
acaciameadows
acousticpixel
adaay.10
afterlaughter
airmountain
alalinka
alaverde
albertoparejo
allblacks
alligatorbear
Allthebest
alwayslate
Alwayspresent
alykat11
Amourstory
amsterdamlove
AndreaMateria
andrutza
annapurnabase
AntHerder
apachesparkles
appelboom
applebleu
applebutt
applepen
Appletea
AprilSecond
AquaCats
araimelody
archikarchi
ariellejamie
artesianwell
artmixtub
atlantidateam
AtlasAlarm
atlasright
atunrojo
avecponton
AvengerFan
awesomebird
AzureCobalt
babyboom
babyboss
Babybottle
BabyEmma
babygirl
BabyHaribo
babyshark
BabyVictoria
backbone
badfortune
BailaMas
balatonigirl
BaliThunder
ballitobabe
bambooshootz
bananacake
BananaPolice
bangasoup
banquecaline
baobabétoilé
barneybear
bartlebeetrue
batonblack
batterypack
beanpop
beautyfish
BEERSNOW
beeswaxbubble
BellaGirl
bellastump
berrycake
bettergrowth
bigbeluga
bigdaddy
bigfish
bigforest
bigshoes
BillyTheKid
bingobango
binkie-01
biscuitboost
Bitterchocolat
blackangelo
blackbull
blackday
blackgoat
BlackGold
blackhorse
blacklabrador
blacknapkin
BlackNinja
blackraven
blackroses
blackshoes
blacksky
blackswan
blackvision
blackwater
BleedingEdge
blissblue
blondynkared
bluebaby
BlueBerry
bluebird
bluebottle
BLUEBRONCO
bluecapsule
bluecheese
bluedolphin
bluedragon
blueheart
bluehope
bluekite
bluemoon
bluepapillon
bluerock
bluesoul
bluespring
Bluetoros
bluvelvet
boatbank
BoatButtons
Boblets
Bobyleestar
bolaazul
boligrafopila
boojiemomma
bootsumbrella
BorritoLove
BostonLager
botswanasafari
bottleball
boxerbailey
brashboulder
bravomario
breakfree
browncliff
browncow
Browndog
brunitobebe
BuddyTeddy
buffalobill
buffalowings
burninglake
busybees
butterbeer
cafeforte
canariofeliz
capturelove
caramba
carameleculapt
carjuice
Carpediem
carrotwatch
Castlewhisky
catblue
catifeafina
catlove
chairsitting
chaliewed00
CHALKSOUP
chaningvoice
charlie
charmingdonkey
checknut
cheescake
cheesepenguin
Chelseaboy
Chelseagirl
chemistlook
chevremontagne
Chickendinner
chickenkorma
ChicoChocolate
childballon
chilipepper
ChillySoda
chopinnocturne
Chosenone
chucknorris
churchhall
cieloazzurro
classypenguin
cleanwood
climbtime
cloudflash
COBACHO
cocogat
cocoliso
coconuttree
coffeecat
coffeecup
coffeemouse
coldfire
coldtoes
coldwinter
coloursday
comaheart
conchshell
conilforever
coolcats
copperdog
cosmiccatinca
cosmiccowboy
cosmicdancer
coumbaiamenome
cowdetective
CraizyDaisy
crazy-shizzle
crazybee
crazybunny
crazycube
crazydantes
crazydevil
crazydog
crazyfries
crazyfrog
crazyguitar
crazyhappy
crazykatana
crazylady
crazyleg
crazymouse
crazypony
crazyraccoon
crazyrussel
crazysheep
crazysmart
crazytable
crazytoon
cruchired
cubecycle
cultivee_
cupcakemug
cutecat
cutedog
CuteFellow
daddyday
daddyfavourite
dancingqueen
daniel-pelcat
danyll01
darkbouquet
deadcow
deadferret
DeadSea
desktopcat
difficultprize
diggamops
dinnerbacon
dinorainbow
DinosaurChild
Dinoverde
Dirtydog
DiscoMobile
dogeggs
doggythunder
dolceamaro
dolceforno
dolphinsfly
donkeyfootball
dontfear
doorwood
Doublehorse
doudougris
dragonboatking
dragonkey
DragonPrincess
Dreamtheme
dublinphotos
DudeFellow
dustymango
dzangie
easypeasy
eduardopavon
elainemoisanie
ElChurro
elegantdetail
ElephantCrow
elisejoel
ellyslook
elvispresley
emohouse
Emre Nesli
eoslove
Eveningjellies
everyventures
exmoorpony
expectmiracles
eyescats
fairyunicorns
FalconOne
fancydance
fancydog
fancyface
fartonyhorxata
fastant
fastrecovery
Fatbrother
fatchance
fatherswine
Fearlessnt
FeelingGuy
felixcat
femalemale
fernandes
fetination
fezaward
FGJxray
fiialtfel
finalpen
fireball
firecloset
fireducks
firewater
Firstbrides
firstdive
firstmover
fishingwife
fishplant
fitzefatze
flashblue
flashbox
flimsyflums
flippygizzard
fluffybunny
fluffyunicorn
flyingbaby
flyingdragon
FlyingFree
flyingjackal
flyingmachine
flyingmountain
flyingrabbit
flyintree
focusdown
foreveryoung
foryoudad
Fotografie1958
fotoninja
fourteenkiwis
FoxyLion
framedcouple
freedompass
freedomtaro
frenchtoast
FrenchWed
freshbasil
fridayfuture
fridaynight
friedcricket
friediguana
friendship
frogfish
frogkiwi
fudgepopsicle
fullmoon
funkyfrog
Funkymoney
Funkymoneyold
funkymonkies
FunnyBunny
funnycat
funnydog
FunnyRabbit
funnytunny
furiaroja
Furrygoose
GabbuDabbu
gaetanopipiton
GalaxyElement
gammaray
GARDENHOSE
gardenred
garlicfarts
gatogris
gatopelon
gentlecontrast
gettingfirst
gigichord
gingercat
giveme5studio
glasseswidget
glassysurf
gluschuk
gobanana
godisgood
Goldblack
goldcoastdream
goldentrumpet
GoldFlamengo
golisoda
goodboy
goodclementine
goodday
Goodnomber
goodphuket
goodredwine
goodvibes
goooodie
gooserocks
Greatcity
GreatTigger
Greenalbizzia
greenapple
greencat
greendino
greenorange
greenparakeet
greenparrot
greenpuma
greenred
greenrhino
groggyfroggy
Guinypic
GuitarHero
guitarraviolin
guitarstring
GUOGUOLIU
haelhael
hairygina
handsome pan
happilyeveraft
happybeagle
happybug
Happydog
happydogs
happyfriday
happyguy
Happylion
happyman
happyrino
HAPPYSLEEPER
happysmurf
hardjob
harryboy
harshiTAJay
harvestmoon
hatlady
hatmann
HausBoi
havanaclub
hazardduke
Heavenbliss
HelloMom
Helloworld
hilabunny
hipsterstar
hipsterthrifty
hollowframe
holyspring
honeymoney
horizonline
HotPepper
hottiger
houseblu
housecloud
housefly
howyabe
HumbleBreaths
huxbbear
icecream
icelandicair
Icequeen1962
iconofotos49
ijsbeer
ilovecarrots
imaginelions
infinitywar
influentialcat
inselfoto
ironglass
islandvibes
itchydinosaur
itjusthappened
ivashphoto
IZZIECHARLIE
jackkoky
jamonqueso
jellylegs
jijoesumare
jjourneyoflove
joyeuxdelire
joyfultears
JoyJump
jsxutommy
JudeFace
juicylucy
julierheme
jumperflea
jumpingrabbit
KalikyaVaasa
KAMADASKILLER
katesurzhok
kathacollage
kernowking
ketzaldev
killerangel
kleineviggo
koffiejambon
KoldFromage
koonyumsun
Kouzilos
kozyvozy
krazykadzait
kregjdle
kyunwoobowmilo
ladybird
laserduckling
LatinLove
laugh&surprise
lazybaby
LetterKenny
lftpassion49
LIFELENS
lightforest
Lightfree
lighthouse
lightwave
Lilybear
lionesseye
lionfart
liquidchips
lisazhenhao
liseloretempel
littlcacahuete
littlejohn
LittleMinion
Littlesix
liveforever
lizardking
lobopeludo
LOBSTERSNOW
lollabolla
LOLLYPOPLAND
loopingcherry
LostButterfly
lotusstem
loveaurora
Loveemotion
lovelybunny
lovelycat
LovelyLane
lovemaus
loveredcat
LoveRSSB
lovesong
lovesun
lovewins
lucastran
Lucky3Baba
luckyapril
luckybear
luckyboy
luckyday
luckygodzilla
luckyseven
LuggiSchnuggi
luglioblu
luigiorru
lulucat
lunagirl
Lunallena
lupodellasila
luzycolor
macanudoway
magicboy
magicmirror
MagicSpot
magnummish
makansiang
manucata
maplesyrup
maracujaroja
marathongirl
marecalmo
mariangelo
marianojuan
masterchef
masterlate
masteryoda
mayorapu
mechunicorn
megablast
mekiiwar
mellowyellow
mentaycanela
mermaidtail
mexicanboy
midnightsky
mightyduck
MightyMuse
mihalnicka
mikedexter
mikiwiki
milanlazic
millionmilk
minimalist
mirrorsnitch
mishkagato
missionfinder
MisterBig
Monicaswinners
monjesabio
monkeydonkey
monkeysaliva
moodyblues
moonbeard
Morgenstond
Morina Winter
moshuzhubajie
Mostwanted
mountainslate
mountaintime
movielove
muddyfox
muddyroad
muddyslippers
mylamooster
nachoafternoon
Namasteeeeee
nbfrtms
nerocapeta
netronesavoie
newchild
newfish
NEWGOLF
newlife
NewOrder
nightbus
nightguard
niksarace
ninjapanda
nocomposites
NoidaDelhi
noircnoir
NomadDamon
nopopos
noroots
northowl
notagain
noviosmay
nowindday
Nuttycamera
NuttyProfessor
OAT CHAIYASITH
oceancat
octobersky
offerair
olgaarte
OliveJude
ondaverde
onedayyes
oneplus
OnionsPotatoes
onlymay
OPENFEST
Ophoopvanzege
oragraphy
OrangeBanana
orangecoat
orangepig
orangeshoe
orangesky
orangetripod
ordinarynars
orogreen
owlettetoy
owlthetime
paarsepaupers
paisorte
pakopilu
patientdog
PBARTWORKS
peaceplease
Pedro Cobacho
pegasgalben
pelotacristal
peppersoup
perretebuenete
perritofeliz
perro_goldo
perroblanco
phalangesgross
PhotoGraus
PhotoKodak
phototwente
pickysticky
PieMash
pigletface
pikchaskhool
pinkaligator
pinkbird
pinkdog
pinkfairy
pinkflamingo
Pinkhome
pinktree
piperpuppy
PistachoNut
Pizzapunk
playajavea
pochopatas
pokkelrokkel
popcorntime
posecandid
postoronka
powerduck
prairielove
prancingsoup
premiumwake
PrinceDragon
profondoblu
puppywine
purplebee
Purplecat
purplecow
Purplelight
purplerat
puzzled
Quetzalcoatl
quietquail
quijote loco
racemonster
raceone
Radial Menu
Ragingbull
rainbowdash
raindoor
rainyday
rainyvillage
ramankon
RambaZamba
RamenNoodles
rawfear
real moments1
Realmoment
redamazon
redbeer
redchili
reddragon
redfoot
redforest
redsquirrel
redtrain
redumbrella
redunicorn
redwasabi
reedmoon
reggaeman
richcaramel
RiveIsee
rockcat
rocklamp
Rodemoos
ronronar
rosemoon
rouxbyjo
runleopard
Runningpuppy
Runnyhoney
sameday
Sandaladala
SantaBarbara
sashadog
sauroneye
SaveCancel
Say cheeze 2
sbirobobbo
scotchforever
secretsimba
semanasanta
SereneTemples
shaazamex
shadowstyle
shaktidevi
shanarocio
shankypanky
shiningmoon
ShirlyMyrly
showcase
showertime
siegmasunglass
sillydog
silvertree
simplemoon
sirenaloca
SkaterBoy
skinny-cat
skinnydog
skyearth
SlashedForest
sleepingdog
slowlysnow
smallfoot
smallhorse
smartcat
Smartguard
smellygato
SmellyPet
smilebamboo
smilebeer
smiletoday
smilga1
SMOKEWEED
smoothcriminal
smoothjupiter
snapthecam
sneakerspizza
snoopygoldie
SnowBoard
snowface
snugglyducklin
sobostrobin
sodabottle
Softcrom
sohonook
sonrisaluz
sorvetegelado
soulmates
southweek
SowSeeds
spaghetticat
sparklepony
special-moment
Specialneeds
speedybee
speedydog
speedyhorse
spicyhealthy
spicysause
spicysweet
spiderfool
spidergreen
SpringPeachy
Squid74
squirellnuts
starlive
starlover
starvingcamel
stillwater
stillwaters
stinkycheese
stouteworshond
Stupidhorse
subiekid
suburbanzebra
SummerBird
summertime
summerwarmth
Sunandmoon
sunatlas
Sunny D
sunnybunny
sunnycookie
sunnyday
Sunnynight
sunnysummer
sunrisesand
superfly
supertilted
superway
SwachaPhoto
sweetblue
sweetsquirrel
swimatom
tabbycat
tablecar
tablewind
tafelkruk
tajlover
talkradio
talktalk
taromilktea
Tastymango
techhouse
telefonhead
Tessa0404
TheDeceived
thedoctor
thefaria
thegardener
theleopard
ThePhotoDiary
ThisWay
thrilledmaster
tiempounico
tierrasanta
tinkywwinky
Tinysmiley
titaniumsun
tlmanles
tomatosauce
TopDrop
Tortolitoslove
trahanas
treehugger
trojestrc
truenotierra
turtleparade
ugglycoke
UglyGoblin
ukulelehorse
unclebella
ungiornodastar
unicornketchup
uniquedamage
uovafresche
Urbanbride
valerieboudaud
vanezubunny
veganathlete
vegantrain
verobend
veryberry
vestrahorn
Victoriapiano
Vidaloca
vineeshsmoke
ViolentlyHappy
VitalyanoUK
wallyellow
warebeach
warmsoft
warmtea
waterbag
wearysailor
weastwd
Wedding Day
weddingday
weddingmoments
Welshdragon
westbrook
whitecase
Whiteclouds
whitecollar
whiteday
whitegoat
whiteturtle
whuppinstick
wildblue
windhunter
windowcolor
WineFire
winerplus
winterwolf
witness
wondercastle
Woodenheart
xiaokaiphoto
XOELSHANA
yaudelmur
yellochicken
yellowbeetle
Yellowbook
yellowbox
yellowdonkey
yellowpanda
yellowtulip
yeswecan
Yodazo1122!
yosemitecat
yourhappydays
zenmind
ziggytuna
ZipLine
zoopolice
zoospark
ZwarteCross

There are 5 Collections of Fearless Awards in 2019:

Collection 48

Collection 49
Deadline for 8 free entries: April 26 @ 23:59
$10 procrastination fee per entry form after April 26
Entry form closes permanently after May 3

Collection 50
Deadline for entries: June 19, 2019

Collection 51
Deadline for entries: August 19, 2019

Collection 52
Deadline for entries: October 19, 2019