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Entry into the Adaptalux Macro Photography Awards is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions along with the Adaptalux privacy policy.


There are no age or location restrictions for entry to the Adaptalux Macro Photography Awards.

Adaptalux employees and their immediate families, associated agents or anyone professionally connected with the administration of the competition are not eligible to win.


Entry Period

The entry period will run for approximately 6 months. Entries will close 30th September 2024 and no entries will be accepted after this time.



Adaptalux reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances outside our control make this necessary.

Cash prizes will be transferred via BACS payment or PayPal Transfer. The cash prize will be delivered in GDP after the competition winners have been announced.


How to Enter

To enter the competition, you must submit a unique photograph. Entries are made via the form found on the main competition page.

Note: although we do not require any specific equipment or technique to be used for entered photographs, images should be related to close-up and macro photography. If you wish to detail the process and equipment used, please do this within your entry.


Incomplete, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are incomplete, lost due to technical reasons, corrupted, delayed, wrongly submitted, or not received for any reason.


Number of Entries

You may enter the competition as many times as you wish. Each entry must contain a sufficiently unique image, distinct from your other entries. Spamming entries of the same or similar images and “low effort” images may result in disqualification of all images submitted.


Winner Selection

Winners will be selected by the Adaptalux Judges based on the following photographic criteria:

The novelty of the image

Relevance of the content

Photographic skill

Technical quality

Artistic merit


Winner Announcements

Shortlisted entries will be announced roughly 1 month after entries close. We will notify winners and shortlisted entries via the contact details provided on the entry form. Winners have 14 days from notification to claim their prize after which, the prizes may become unavailable.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide correct, up-to-date details when upon acceptance of the prize. Adaptalux cannot be held responsible for winners failing to supply accurate information which affects prize acceptance or delivery of their prize.

Prizes must be accepted as offered by the named winner. There are alternative prizes, in whole or part. The prizes are not transferable and cannot be resold.

Adaptalux reserves the right to verify winners and ask for proof of identity, age and address and to withdraw prize entitlement where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these terms and conditions.



Entrants must be the sole owner of the entered photographs and have the full rights to reproduce any works submitted.

Entrants agree that their names, entered images and details of the image may be displayed in announcement posts and videos for purposes of administrating and promoting the competition.

Entrants retain all copyrights and ownership of their works. By entering an image into the challenge, each entrant grants Adaptalux a world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free and sub-licensable right and license to use reproduce, modify, adapt, publish or display (in whole or in part) any intellectual property contained in the content of their entry, without royalty, payment or other compensation. Each Entrant agrees not to assert any moral rights in relation to such use and warrants that they have full authority to grant such rights.



Adaptalux reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to eliminate or disqualify any entries or entrants that it regards as being in breach of these terms and conditions or the spirit of the competition. Those who try to circumvent the entry process and/or entry instructions by any method will be disqualified and any prize award will be void.

Any entries that Adaptalux considers (in our absolute discretion) to be dangerous, vulgar, offensive, indecent, illegal, racist, copied, cruel or fraudulent, or infringe on the rights or copyright of others will be immediately disqualified.

The use of AI generated images is not allowed and may result in the disqualification of all entries if your images are found to have been created using AI generation methods and not photography.



If for any reason, the competition is not capable of running as planned for reasons (including but not limited to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Adaptalux which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this the competition) Adaptalux reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition indefinitely.

If an act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which are beyond the reasonable control of Adaptalux and which prevents Adaptalux from complying with these terms and conditions, Adaptalux will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligation.

Adaptalux reserves the right to cancel, amend, withdraw, terminate or temporarily suspend this competition in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside its reasonable control, with no liability to any entrants or third parties but will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid disappointment.

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