Aurora Best HDR Photo Contest 2017

Publish Date: Aug 12, 2016

Deadline: Dec 31, 2016


Since Aurora HDR launched, over 500,000 copies have been downloaded and you’ve created hundreds of thousands of incredible images. That got us thinking: What if we could show the world YOUR work!

So we've partnered with SmugMug and our favorite photography magazines to showcase the best photos. Submit your photos made with Aurora HDR for a chance to get it published.

Terms & Conditions

Please read carefully before submitting a photo
This initiative is open to participants worldwide, and is organized by Macphun Software.

No entry fee or other payments required. You should submit a photo that you’ve made with Aurora HDR software and, if the photo is selected by the judges, it will be featured in one of the partner magazines.

You agree to upload only your own work. By submitting the photos you further agree, affirm, represent and warrant that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property. You should submit only the photos that you’ve taken personally and edited with Aurora HDR software.

Photo tech requirements

1. Your photos should be processed with Aurora HDR software by Macphun (No purchase necessary - you can download a free trial of Aurora HDR from
2. Required DPI: 300
3. If you submit a photo in a horizontal orientation, the minimum width is 2700 pixels
4. If you submit a photo in a vertical orientation, the minimum height is 3900 pixels
5. Include your full name in the name of the file you submit

Your REAL first & last name and your real email must be included with your photo submission. If your photo is selected, we will only contact you via the email provided. We reserve the right to request a copy of your ID to verify your identity.

Featured partners

This initiative is organised by Macphun Software, and supported by the following businesses:
SmugMug - Photo submission and Gallery Support
Australian Photography magazine
What Digital Camera magazine
Outdoor Photographer magazine
Digital Photo magazine

If selected, your photo will be featured in one of the following magazines,
during one of the months indicated:


Australian Photography - issues 2016: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

United Kingdom

What Digital Camera - issues 2016: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

United States

Outdoor Photographer - issues 2016: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Digital Photo - issues 2016: Oct/Nov, Dec; issue 2017: Jan/Feb, March

Please note, your photo will appear in a full-page advertisement and be accompanied by logos from Macphun, Aurora HDR, SmugMug and other partners at our discretion. The ad will also feature your photo credits and promotional text describing the Best HDR Photo project to readers of the magazine. By submitting your photos, you automatically agree to these terms.

You always maintain all legal and copyrights to your photos. Neither Macphun, nor its partners, will claim ownership of photos that you submit and/or make available for featuring in the partner magazines. Such ownership is retained by you at all times.

At the same time, by submitting your photos on this page you automatically allow Macphun (and its partners) to publish your photo in the partner magazines. You will not receive any monetary reward or compensation for this. You also agree to have your name published together with your photos.

Promotional artwork acceptance and approval

If your photo is selected, Macphun representative will send you the artwork with your photo for the final acceptance. You will need to reply to Macphun within 48 hours and confirm via email that you accept the layout. If you don’t reply within 48 hours, or you don’t accept the look of the artworks or its content, it will not be published, your photo will be disqualified and we will select another winner.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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