Sussex Bylenses – Open Submissions

Share your images of our beautiful Sussex

  • Misty sunrise, with a silhouetted tree in the foreground.


Share your images with other Sussex Bylines readers who love photography or simply enjoy viewing images of our beautiful Sussex counties.

Submit your entries by email to photos@sussexbylines. Please add your name (or the name you wish to be attributed) and photograph title in the subject line, and any description of the images submitted in the body of the email.

Photography no longer needs expensive dedicated equipment. Basic smartphones have made photography accessible to us all. Most of us share our images with family and friends on Facebook or other social media platforms. The pages of Sussex Bylines can open up a much broader audience to appreciate the images you have taken.

Submissions are open to all. The story-telling value and imagery of a photograph is more important than technical quality. Subject, emotion and composition are all critical elements of a successful photograph.

Open category: Fortnightly publication of submitted images of general interest. Submission of up to three images on any subject from all digital sources, camera, phone or drone. We will select images for inclusion on our website and social media pages. Exhibits will be refreshed on a fortnightly basis, but you do not need to wait until the deadline to submit your images. If possible, contributors should add a brief commentary to provide some background as to where and when the photos were taken to give some relevance to their posting on Sussex Bylines.

Digital photography does allow for extensive post-enhancement, cropping, sharpening etc. You may work your images as you see fit. Submissions of composite images are allowed, but contributors are encouraged to note the image is a composite.

As it is not possible for us to prevent viewers from downloading images, watermarks or digitally signatures may be used. Pictures should be sent as Jpeg files, colour or monochrome, and no larger than 2Mb, but ideally much smaller. Landscape or portrait orientation. Landscape ratio is generally better suited to this online publication, but should not dictate your choices.

All entrants must be the sole owner of copyright original work and will retain copyright of the photographs they submit. For intellectual property reasons, please do not repost other people’s photographs, or anything downloaded from websites. Showing and sharing your own work is more personal and relevant.

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