Macro Photography Contest

In the breathtaking world of macro photography, ordinary objects become extraordinary when tiny details are captured in larger-than-life size. Insects and flowers are popular subjects, but you can find interesting macro scenes everywhere!

July 6 to August 17, 2022

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay


We will be awarding prizes to the top 10 finalists and top 3 winning entries. All entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Composition and Quality: Does the image abide by the basic principles of composition and design? What is the overall quality of the image (such as color, lighting, clarity, etc.)?

Theme: Does the image represent a clear interpretation of the contest theme; is the theme depicted in a creative and original manner?

Visual Impact: Does the piece stand on its own as a good and complete photo or work of art; does it grab the viewer’s attention; is it memorable?


Each of the 10 finalists selected will receive a $25USD gift card* for the Discovery Center store.


Each of the 3 winners selected will receive PaintShop Pro 2022 Ultimate and the ParticleShop brush plugin.

*The $25 Discovery Center store gift card CANNOT be applied to the purchase of Wacom tablets or pens, or Corel or Pinnacle software (including but not limited to, PaintShop Pro, Painter, Painter Essentials, ParticleShop, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, VideoStudio, Pinnacle Studio, Photo Video Bundle)

Thanks for your entries! The Macro photography contest is now closed to new entries and votes. The finalists will be announced shortly – stay tuned!


  1. Make sure your image is under 5 MB, and is in JPEG or PNG format. You may NOT enter any image previously submitted in any other Corel contests.
  2. The maximum number of entries per person is 5. Any individual who creates multiple user accounts in an attempt to submit greater than the maximum number of entries (5) will be disqualified.
  3. You can only vote ONCE for each image, including your own. Any individual who creates multiple user accounts for the purpose of voting will be disqualified.


You can download a PDF copy of the Official Contest Rules for more details.

A model release is required from any person whose likeness is used in your artwork, when that person’s likeness is identifiable. Download the Model Release form.

A minor release is required for any person under the age of 18 whose likeness is used in your artwork, when that minor person’s likeness is identifiable. Download the Minor Release form.

A property release is required for any recognizable building, monument or property depicted in your artwork. Download the Property Release form.