FAQs : Can I use programs like Photoshop™ to edit the photos?
We are often asked about what software can be used to edit and enhance photos. We do not give any criteria or restrictions to our judges. It is completely up to the judges to decide on the winning photos. It is worth noting that this is a photo competition. If there is too much processing and editing to the point that the photo does not look like a photo any more then it will probably be less likely that the judges choose the photo as a winner. The judges will be primarily look for your skills as a photographer.
There are many software techniques that can enhance a photo, or filters for lenses. It would be impossible for us to draw a line between what is allowed and what is not. We can only advise that you look at past competitions to see what photos have won.