All photos will be judged on their overall quality as well as the extent to which they meet specific criteria for each contest.
- For Photographer of the Year, judges will be looking for portfolios that display multiple destinations and categories and inspire travel. The album will be judged as a totality.
- For Single Subject, judges will be looking for portfolios that display a single destination, subject, or group in a way that creates a sense of identity for the subject and inspires travel. The album will be judged as a totality.
- For Individual Category, judges will be looking for high-quality photos in each category.
Judging and Photography Rights
An independent panel of highly qualified judges will select all winners. Submission of photos automatically allows SATW the right to display, exhibit and publish said images in non-profit society-related uses, including the SATW website. Otherwise, all rights remain with the photographer.