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Curation Process

Entry into WPC Team Australia is for all Australian photographers with previous award winning images hereby known as "Seeded" or for non-award-winning images, hereby known as Unseeded images. All Australian Photographers who consider themselves professional are eligible to participate in the curation process. 
Seeded images are those which have won any award at any recognised photographic competition in the world. On the submit page of this website - you 'purchase' a seeded entry for no cost. The calibre of your image has already been proven - so your image immediately enters the WPC curation process. Seeded images will not receive any written feedback from our curators.
If your image has not won an award in a previous recognised photographic competition, you may enter your image(s) via the submit page and pay the entry fee.
All unseeded images will receive written feedback from one of our expert curators. All unseeded images also go into the prize draw to win a lucky door prize from one of our sponsors.
At the close of the submission process, the WPC Team Australia Foundation Committee will commence the image curation process.
Expert curators from all fields of photography, the arts, and various companion fields will be invited to curate the submitted images and how they relate to the WPC Categories. They will be asked to select the Top 50 images which will be considered 'Finalists' which will receive a digital finalist certificate.
A new selection panel will then be tasked to take the Top 50 images from round one and make the final curation of the Team Australia Images.
Three images (3) will be selected for the ten (10) available WPC categories. Any photographer may have more than one image represent Team Australia however only one image per category per photographer is permitted.
The photographers of the final 30 images selected by the Curation Panel will be known as "Team Australia" and will receive a Digital Team Member Certificate and Commemorative Lapel Pin. They will then be kept informed by email from the nominated Team Captain of the ongoing WPC Judging, timeline and results.
Finalists and medalists within the World Photographic Cup Competition will receive an invitation to attend the annual WPC Awards Presentation at the location it will be held. All finalists and medalists will receive digital certificates and slides that can be used on their own social platforms.
The curators' decisions at all stages of the curation process will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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