Digital Masterpieces iOS Apps to Giveaway for our Free Photo Contest

Following our recent announcement of our brand new photo contest by the app developers, Digital Masterpieces, we are delighted to inform you that we have codes for each of their apps to giveaway, so there’s no need to pay for any of the apps, or entry to our fabulous competition.

If you would like to receive a code for any of Digital Masterpieces apps including,  Becasso, Clip2Comic, Graphite, WaterBrush and Oilbrush just let me know by sending a reply to this post and include your email address so I can send you a code.

For the competition, we are asking you to edit your images with one of the above apps. So, we hope to receive 5 images per artist, using each one of the apps. Please let me know if the rules are not clear and I will help.

We also published a podcast with the founder and engineer of Digital Masterpieces a few days ago, if you missed that, you can listen to it here.

Digital Masterpieces Photo Prize 2023 Sponsored by

1 | Rules

1.1 Photographers Photographers must have been 18 years of age or over on 4 October 2023.

1.2 Each photographer can submit up to five photographs.

1.3 All submissions must be completed by midnight (GMT) on 4 December 2023 (UK time).

1.4 The photographer or their representatives warrant that they are fully authorised and entitled to enter into the agreements contained in these rules, in respect of all rights in the work including ownership, copyright, moral rights, the rights of the people, names, trademarks, designs or works of art depicted in the photographs, and that no further permissions or conditions are required to deliver these agreements.

1.5 There are two rounds of judging; the first will take place digitally where the Photographer will be required to upload their image(s) at the entry stage. Photographers who are selected for the online exhibition will be required to submit biographical information and further details about their image. They will also be required to upload a model release form (where applicable) and (where applicable) a minor release form.

1.6 The model release form will state that the photographer has full permission to enter and reproduce an image of the person/s featured in the photograph. If a selected photograph contains an image of a minor (person under the age of 18) then photographers will be required to submit a minor release form signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

1.7 The photographer or their representatives agree that the photographs submitted may be exhibited as part of the Digital Masterpieces Photo Prize 2023 Sponsored by online exhibition.

1.8 The photographer or their representatives agree unconditionally that may reproduce any exhibited photographs for the purposes of marketing, promotion, discussion and education in direct connection with the Digital Masterpieces Photo Prize 2023 Sponsored by exhibition, in all media worldwide including the exhibition catalogue and subsequent publications, posters, the Internet (including social media) and within television documentaries, and may license these specific, limited rights to others only for the same purposes.

1.9 Photographers selected for the exhibition will need to provide the Gallery with a Tiff file of their photograph for use in the catalogue and exhibition marketing campaign.

1.10 The photographer will be credited for the use of their work, wherever practicable, as the Digital Masterpieces Photo Prize 2023 Sponsored by exists in part to raise the profile of the exhibiting artists.

1.11 The Gallery reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the rules at any stage of the competition.

1.12 By submitting your Entry, you confirm that your Entry is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws or third-party rights, and that there are no conflicting agreements in place that restrict usage of your Entry. You also confirm that you are the sole owner of the copyright in the Entry.

1.13 Any Entry that is not in accordance with these rules or any Entry containing false, fraudulent, incomplete, defamatory or misleading information will be void and entitle The Gallery to exclude the Entry from the competition at any time.

1.14 The Gallery reserves the right to draw on external advice about the content of titles or supporting narrative if these contain sensitive, contentious or disputed information.

1.15 The photographer or their representatives agree that the Gallery is entitled to pass on the contact details of the photographer or their representatives to the exhibition sponsor, TheAppWhispere, solely for the purpose of enabling TheAppWhisperer to make enquiries about purchasing or commissioning photographs from the photographer.

1.16 The responsibility for damage or loss, however caused, is the responsibility of the photographer. Photographers are therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover against such risks.

1.17 Employees of the TheAppWhisperer and sponsors are not eligible to enter the Prize.

1.18 No work previously submitted for the competition is eligible for resubmission.

1.19 TheAppWhisperer is committed to protecting your privacy.

2 | Registration and Digital Upload of Image(s)

2.1 Please note that the first round of judging is completed digitally.

2.2 Photographers will be able to access their account at any time. They will also be able to update and amend an artwork as well as making additional submissions, up to the 5 permitted, until the competition deadline at midnight (GMT) 4 December 2023 (UK time).

2.3 Each image must be saved as a JPG/JPEG and be 3 MB or smaller.

2.4 All entrants will be notified if their work has been selected for the second round of judging by 10 December 2023.

3 | Photographs

3.1 All works entered must be the photographer’s own work.

3.2 All artwork must be created using an Apple iPhone or Apple iPad with any app of your choice but must only be edited with any of the Digital Masterpieces Apps.

3.3 All photographs must have been taken by the entrant from life after 4 October 2023. Photographers must, if required, show proof of the date on which the photograph was taken.

3.4 Collaborations can be submitted; however please ensure that all partners involved have been notified and that a joint agreement has been made on the credit line before submitting the photograph.

3.5 Photographs can be black and white or colour.

4 | Judging

4.1 The decision of the judges is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into at any time. All decisions are made at the judges’ discretion; they reserve the right to vary the prizes or not to make any award.

4.2 The entire competition is judged, on an equal and anonymous basis, first by a digital selection and then from a second round of judging with the original prints. Judges are provided with guidelines for procedures relating to the process, the judging and any conflicts of interest.

4.3 As previously stated all entrants will be notified if their work has been selected for the second round of judging by 10 December 2023.

4.4 Those photographers who are selected for the second round of judging will be notified if their work is selected, or not, for exhibition by 10 December 2023.

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  • Kat Meininger

    Hello Joanne,
    I would love a code for all 5 apps if possible.
    Thank you so much!!