Before you upload your work make sure all of your images are:

  • JPG format and saved at quality 10 or above, or the maximum quality possible.
  • 300ppi and the largest size file you have (up to a max of 46cm on the longest side)
  • Has your full name at the start of EACH file name: john-smith-UNIQUE-FILENAME.jpg.
  • Converted to black & white (an obvious one, but we do get colour submissions!)
  • RGB (Adobe RGB is best but sRGB is also fine).

If you’re having trouble resizing or reformatting your images, search online where there are lots of resources to help you with your specific software queries.

If for some reason your images aren’t uploading to our site, please double check your images are JPG format, refresh the page and try again. If you’re still having trouble, contact us here.


We are looking for contemporary black & white pictures that tell a story about the world as you see it. Submit a well-edited set of 10-15 images.



Taken an amazing image when the moment is just right?
Upload your images (maximum four each month) here or via Instagram or Twitter tagging us and using #smartshots.

You could win a Samsung 256GB PRO Ultimate microSDXC memory card with SD Adapter. 



Do you have a single image you’d like to see printed big and hung on your wall?
Send us the file and you could win just that, provided by

The image limit for this competition is no more than four each month.



If you haven’t heard from us within 10 weeks then it is unlikely we will be publishing your work on this occasion.

Due to the number of submissions we receive each month, we cannot give individual feedback on why your work has not been included in the magazine.

At all times you will retain the full copyright of your images.

All images submitted must be your own work and you must be the sole author and owner of copyright. It’s your responsibility to ensure that your work complies with ownership and copyright requirements.

All images submitted must not be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable UK legislation or regulations.

If we have reason to believe your submission is not your own work or otherwise breaches these terms and conditions, your work will not be considered.


It is your responsibility to ensure you have the relevant model releases and licences where required.