Special Note:

In any of the reality-based Divisions (Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image, without changing the pictorial content*, are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. The removal, or manipulation, of colors contained within the original image to enable the production of monochrome images is permitted.

* Nature Story, Photo Travel Content, or PJ Story as appropriate.

Borders must not exceed 2 pixels in width and must be white or a shade of grey.

Photo Travel General (D):

A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state. Photo Travel images have no geographical limitations. Ultra close-ups which lose their identity, studio-type model shots, or photographic manipulations which misrepresent the true situation or alter the content of the image are unacceptable.