Excellent question: Being a finalist means that your photograph will be published. It’s a hardcover, full color, coffee table book.
From the finalist group, the judges choose the 1st-4th place & Honorable Mentions.
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.
All entrants from the U.S. and Canada receive 2 free issues of Photographer’s Forum.
Hopefully that helps! (^-^*)/
So I entered this competition and I just received my letter informing me that I made it to the finalist! Keep your fingers crossed that I win!