Photo Contest

Black Gryphon Photo Contest

May, 20th, 2017 – April 30th, 2017

The winners of the competition will have the photo(s) featured in our magazine and the possibility to be selected in the annual album photo of Black Gryphon. The winners will receive the magazine and the photo album, both in PDF format.

Entry period

Opens Monday, May 20, 2017 – Closes Sunday, April 30, 2017


The Black Gryphon Photo Contest aims to discover and share beauty, gathering both amateurs and professional photographers, of legal age, from all over the world.

General conditions

Photographers will compete in the following categories:

  1. Nature: landscape, animal wildlife etc.
  2. Ethnography: customs and traditions, festivals etc.
  3. Black and white
  4. Nudes*
  5. Portrait
  6. Urban landscape: street photography, architecture etc.
  7. Innovative concept.

*) Entrants in the “nudes” category must comply to the legal age constraints of their territory, or the age of 18 years, whichever is greater at the time of submission. This applies to the photographer as well as the model or models.

To enter, you must send us a link from where we can download the photos at the following email address: Dropbox or Google Drive links are preferred.

Photos must be saved with the title:

Category#.LastnameFirstname.Location.Title.jpg (Example: 1.DelucaAnna.Milano-Italy.Totem.jpg)

The photo is submitted to the nature category competition, taken by the photographer De Lucca Anna; the photo was taken in Milano, Italy, with the title “Totem”. If the photo was taken in a studio, there’s no need to mention the location.

Entries can be submitted to multiple categories as long as the total number of entries is less than or equal to 5.

The only parameters that can be adjusted in editing are:

  • Luminosity
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Crop

Every photo must meet the following specifications:

  • Standard color space: sRGB
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Format: jpg
  • No watermarks or logos

Black Gryphon will judge all entries and the winners will have the chance to have their photos featured in the second issue of the magazine, in May 2017.
While there will be no limit to the number of winners in any of the above categories, there will also be no obligation to select any winners if the quality of the submitted photos is below the minimum level set by the jury at the time of the selection process.
The photo selection will be conducted between 01.05.2017 – 07.05.2017. The winners will be informed via email on May 9th, 2017.


All entries must be the original work of the entrants. Black Gryphon does not assume any responsibility for any copyright fraud on the part of the entrants.
The winners will grant Black Gryphon the right to publish, display and promote their legal names and photos in the magazine, in The Annual Photo Album, on its website and on its other social networks, including, but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. The winners will not issue any financial claims to the publisher. The copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographers. By entering the contest, the participants agree to these terms and conditions.

Entering the contest, the participants agree with the terms and conditions stated above.