Frequently Asked Questions
What type of work is eligible?
All photo-based work is eligible, be it film, digital, tintype, camera-less, etc.
How many photos may I submit?
You can submit as many images as you like by tagging #theprintswap on Instagram
Can two photographers submit as one entry?
Yes, but if an image from your team is selected, only one print will be mailed out.
Is there a fee to enter?
There is no fee to enter; however, if your image is selected, there is a fee of $40 to participate.
So if I pay the fee, do I get a print?
Yes. Only selected photographers will be asked to pay the fee. The curator will select 100 prints from the submissions and selected photographers will both give and receive a print.
Do I have to pay for shipping and printing?
No, photographers are not responsible for shipping and printing fees. Once the $40 fee has been paid, there are no other costs.
How does judging work?
Each print swap, we will choose a curator to judge the submissions. And winners will be chosen and notified throughout the submission period, so it's wise to submit early. For the next swap, the judge will choose 100 images.
What if my work is chosen?
If your work is chosen, you will then be sent a link and asked to upload your image. You will pay the $40 at the same time you upload your high res image for printing (which should be 2400 px on the shortest side).
What if more than 1 of my images are chosen?
If 2 or more images are chosen, then you will receive 2 or more prints in the mail. The costing is $40 each print. So if two prints are selected, you will pay $80.
What if two or more of my prints are selected and I only want to include one?
That's totally fine. If that's the case you can choose the selected print you'd like included and upload only that one photo and pay only $40.
Can I choose the print?
No, prints are mailed at random. We want you to be pleasantly surprised when you receive your print in the mail!
When will I get the print?
It should takes 4-5 weeks to receive the print once all of the winners have been chosen (depending upon where you live). However, we are working on making the turnaround time faster. Prints are mailed from the United States.
What if I don't like my print?
Sorry, there are no exchanges. But, hey, it may grow on you.
What if my print is damaged in the mail.
Please let us know, and we will get another one out to you.
I have a question not listed here. How do I get in touch?
If you still have a question, please email theprintswap (at) gmail (dot) com for more information. We are here to help and will try to answer your inquiries as soon as we can!