To submit an image to OPN’s annual photo contest, please use the separate photo-contest submission form.

Image Submission

Submission Type*:

Maximum Length: 50 characters.
Maximum length: 25 characters.

Image resolution for photo contest and after image submissions should be at least 2,500 x 3,000 pixels. For image of the week, 1500 x 1500 pixels is sufficient. File formats .gif, png, and .jpg are accepted.

For your image description, please describe in one or several sentences the optical phenomenon pictured in, or optical interest of, the image being submitted. Also, please provide, as appropriate, specific information about any optical equipment being used, details of interest regarding how the image was captured and processed, and the location where the image was captured. 

I certify that I own the full rights to the images submitted, and I grant OPN the worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable right to publish the images in OPN magazine, the OPN website, in social media outlets and any other related OPN products or materials. Although I have specified a preference above under "Submission Type," the actual decision on whether the material is published, on whether publication is online, in print, or both, and in what section the material will appear is solely at the discretion of OPN staff. OPN will include full credit to the photographer anytime the image is reused. See OPN’s Image Use Policy for information on permissions.