When you upload an image, it must be approved by our competition directors before it becomes officially eligible for competition. This review process can take up to 24 hours, and even longer on weekends or holidays. Remember, although the directors make every effort to quickly approve images, all roles at the FCCC are volunteer roles, and the people serving those roles may have other pressing priorities. So, if your image has not yet been approved, it does not mean there’s something wrong. It can simply mean the competition directors did not get a chance to review it yet.
If you decide at the last minute to submit your images, especially for print competitions where you need to print out labels and entry forms before delivering the prints, it is unreasonable to expect your images to be quickly approved. Please do not wait until the last minute. Otherwise you may not be able to enter the competition, even though you’ve paid the entry fee and uploaded your images. Sorry, but refunds will not be issued.
The reason for this approval step is for the protection of the maker and the public: