– Best Cosplay Photo of the Year Contest

It’s been an amazing year for us here and and for cosplay in general. With your help, we’ve raised awareness of the cosplay community and have showcased some amazing images throughout the year. Cosplay and cosplay photography is quickly growing into a cottage industry, so we want to reward some of the amazing photographers this year with a contest!

We’re going to be giving away some prizes that will help you save your memories and capture many more!

How to enter:

From now until 11:59PM PST on December 31st 2012, we’ll be accepting your submissions for the contest. Enter by emailing your submission to in the form of a JPG file. Please include your First and Last name, nickname (optional), email address, and a brief paragraph to describe your photo (optional). The image must be at least 1024 pixels on the longest edge. The file must be named as “yourName-cosplayCharacter”.

The Fine Print

You must be the creator or copyright owner of the image. The photo must be taken during the year 2012. Please, only 1 entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. The contest is open to all users internationally, however, prizes will only be sent to US shipping addresses. You will be responsible for picking up the prize from a US location. Judging will be done in 2 phases: internal judging by our staff will select 25 entries or 30% of all entries, whichever number is greater, to continue on to the second round; the second round will consist of public voting on website. By emailing your image and entering the contest, you are granting the right to publish the image for purposes of this contest and promotional use related to this contest. reserves the right to exchange the winning prize for one of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is not available.



At Cosplay Photographers, we believe that cosplay is an art form to be celebrated. We believe that epic cosplays are about bringing your favorite fantasy characters to life and, through the latest mediums like digital photography and videography, sharing that with the world. We seek to foster a community of talented individuals who wish to promote the art of cosplay and photography.

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