• AP40 CFE

• AI43 CFE


Prepare JPG files at minimum 72 dpi, RGB, up to 5MB. Create any unique name for each file using letters and numbers. Do not use special characters or spaces. For series, you can add a number to each file, example: tree1.jpg; tree2.jpg etc. Save files as a JPG. No PDF, EPS, GIF or TIFF files will be accepted.


NOTE: Submissions are taking place on a new platform. You must create a new account with your email and establish a password. You may log into your existing AI-AP account to view a history of entries.

See a tutorial "How to Enter" video here.

• Choose to enter either AP or AI and click the title on the CFE home page, or above.

• Create an account.

• The site will guide you through 6 Steps to submit:

1. Register
2. Enter single or series image(s)
3. Upload JPG
4. Add to Cart
5. Add Entry or Checkout
6. Payment by credit card

Before you begin, please have the following ready:

• Your contact information for registration and notification.

• Photographer or Illustrator’s name for each image, series, book.

• Title of article, campaign or image

 Brief description of each image, series, book.

• Publication title, if published.

• Publication or execution date.

• Category, see list and note where subcategory is required.

• Images saved as JPG, minimum 72 dpi, RGB, up to 5MB. Use any unique file name, but DO NOT use special characters or spaces. Note: if selected we will request hi-res files for print reproduction.

• Credit card. Payments can instead be made via Paypal to

• A payment confirmation will be available after checkout and a receipt will be sent to you by email.

If sending a physical book or printed matter to accompany your online submission, mail to the address below and indclude your name and your Member ID number.

American Illustration -or- American Photography
Attn: Mark Heflin
225 West 36th Street, Room 602
New York, NY 10018

Note to Educators: For additional savings, departments may enter multiple students in one series "portfolio," if so, use the school or department's name as the Artist First and Last name. Name the files you're uploading with the student's first and last name. Ex.: MarySmith.jpg.

Please email any questions to or you can call us at 646-669-8111 or 212-470-0302.