The 10th Havana Times Cuba Photo Contest Now Open


Here’s how you can participate

By Alexander Conrado, a 2016 contest winner.

HAVANA TIMES — Our 2018 Cuba Photo Contest is now officially open for sending in your entries. The 2017 contest brought together entries from 144 amateur and professional photographers.

Now, we are happy to announce the 10th edition of the event, one for each year of our online publication.

This year there are six categories and each carries with it a First Prize of US $75. There will also be one special mention per category.

All finalist and semifinalist photos will be published and prominently displayed by Havana Times.

Contest rules

  1. – Professional and amateur photographers of all ages and nationalities may participate.
  2. – You may submit a maximum of 3 photos for each of the six categories.
  3. – The photographs must all be taken in Cuba, and must be entered under the following categories:

a – Black and White
b – Hope
c – Interiors
d – Intolerance
e – The Cuban Countryside
f – Best Picture:  As we hold our 10th HT Cuba Photo Contest we have a special category for the Best Picture taken since 2008, the year Havana Times began publishing.  The category is completely open with the only requirement that it be taken in Cuba, like the rest of the contest pictures.  You may also send up to three entries for this category.

4– Photos must be sent in attachments in jpg format with the longest edge no greater than 1080 pixels (a larger format than previous years when it was 600 and than 800). They may be horizontal, vertical or square. The titles of the pictures should be the category with numbers starting with one (1).  For example: Interiors 1, Interiors 2, and Interiors 3. Hope 1, Black and White 1… etc.

5- Sending your pictures: Photographs should be sent as attachments and not embedded in the e-mail message. To submit photos send them to: [email protected]

6- The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018 (which happens to be the 10th anniversary of Havana Times.)

7- During the selection process Havana Times will publish the semifinalists, finalists and winning images.

8- Participation in the contest implies acceptance by the author that the photos submitted will be included in the archives of HT and may be used in Havana Times and the social networks where HT is present (with due credit to the author).

9- Prizes: The winning photographer in each category will receive a US $75 prize. Among the finalist photos the jury will also select a special mention in each category. Delivering the award money will be coordinated with the winners via email.

10- Contest winners will be announced on or before November 30, 2018, through HT. This decision is final.

11- Participation in the competition implies acceptance of each and every one of the rules. HT is empowered to resolve any contingency not provided for in the Rules.

12- THE JURY will be composed of at least 20 members, including photographers, writers, and Havana Times guest readers.

For any questions or for more information contact: [email protected]

See the winning photos from previous years:

2017 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009