Since the Amateurs category was especially created for beginners, only compact digital camera system owners can participate in this category. Images taken with DSLR or Mirrorless systems cannot be submitted to this category.
Any single image taken during November 2nd, 2016 - November 1st, 2017 can be submitted to this category.
Minor editing of images using any imaging software is allowed. This includes color and contrast enhancements, backscatter removal, minor flaws fixes and background consolidation. Image editing that alters the main content of the image, such as moving, removing models and/or implanting foreign elements, is not permitted.