An entry consists of an entry form, a single file, a caption, and an entry fee.
Photos of alpacas interacting with their friends. Friends may be other alpacas, other 4-legged creatures, or even 2-legged creatures!
Photos of alpacas through the seasons and in their holiday wear.
Black and white photos of alpacas saved in the grayscale color space.
Photos of those loveable, huggable alpaca babies.
Scenic photos of alpacas and where they live.
Photos of alpacas doing what makes us laugh.
Videos depicting life on the farm with alpacas.
No, you may enter as many entries as you like.
Digital images should be saved at 300 dpi (around 9" or larger) jpeg. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 5 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images up to 10 megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to downsize the images. (Uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of pixels in the image. It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop.) Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.
Videos should be saved in a format compatible with YouTube.
Only photos a minimum size of 2,588 pixels wide by 2,588 pixels tall will be considered.
No, there are no time frame restrictions for this contest.
No, we allow images and videos that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions, as long as it has not been previously entered to this contest.
No, we will appropriately credit all winning photographers.
Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted.
No. You retain copyright to your photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee. All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view all competing entries. All entries may be used in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest and promotion of Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.
Entries will be judged on the basis of originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and effectiveness in expressing the contest category.
Winners will be displayed at the AOA National Fleece Show and on the Contest website.
For additional questions contact AOA.