Image Selection Criteria for  the Newborn Posed Category:

  • Each image may only be entered once, and may not be entered again in a new submission.
  • Only one image per session may be submitted, and then no other images from that session are eligible for any other category submissions.
  • Images must be from paid or portfolio building sessions, and must not be from mentoring sessions or workshops and classes.
  • The judges’ decisions are final.
  • All twelve images must be accepted to gain Accreditation in a specific category.
  • Each image should be sized to 2400px on the long side, jpg only.
  • Watermarks are NOT allowed on the images.
  • Each submission for the Newborn Posed Category must include one of the following:


close up of baby

mid-length crop

full length

newborn alone

newborn with parent(s)

newborn with sibling(s)


3 different poses on the bean bag

2 poses in 2 different props

Please include pre-edited files with composite images.