Entry Process


Welcome to the 2014 Professional Photographer Hot One Awards. Now in its 15th year, the Hot One Awards are coveted as the professionals' choice of the top photography gear and services released in the previous year. Our judges are all working professional photographers with years of experience in the industry.

Before you proceed to the entry tab and get started, here are answers to a few FAQs that may help speed the process. Thank you for entering, and good luck!

  • Why do I have to register?
  • When will the winners be notified?
  • How new does my product have to be?
  • What about our new version of our software?
  • How large should the image be?
  • My product doesn't fit in any of your categories. What do I do?

Why do I have to register?
By registering, you can go back into the system to enter multiple products or edit your entry if details about your product change, such as price or version number.

When will the winners be notified?
Between May 21 and June 3. Because we get hundreds of entries, you will not be notified if your entry did not win.

How new does my product have to be?
Your product or service should have been released on or after March 16, 2013, and before March 15, 2014.

What about our new version of our software? Does that count as new?
Only if it was a major upgrade. Editors will make the decision on eligibility iof need be.

How large should the image be?
It's easiest for everyone if you upload the image you would like us to run if your product or service wins. It should be around 1,500 to 2,100 pixels on the long side. Please do not upload a massive image that may choke the system.

My product doesn't fit in any of your categories. What do I do?
Please use the Miscellaneous category. We can create a new category if there' is a deserving product of this nature.

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