How to Submit Work to the SDN Website
All submissions are reviewed by SDN before going live. We accept nearly 95% of all work submitted to the website. The most common reason work is not accepted is because it is not documentary. We do not edit or curate exhibits. The content on SDN is completely user-generated.
Step 1: Apply for a free membership
After filling out a simple form for a free membership, you will immediately be able to create and submit exhibits. Click here for to sign up for a free membership.
Step 2: Submit your photos and text
Click here to login to your account with your username and password. Then click on tab to create a new exhibit.
We will respond to your submission within 1-3 business days (usually on the shorter side). Our goal is to approve your exhibit.
Step 3: Making your exhibit live
After your exhibit is approved, you will receive an email from SDN notifying you and with instructions on how to make your exhibit live. Your exhibit is not viewable to the public until you choose to make it live.
Step 4: Payment and renewal
All new exhibits submitted to SDN are now free for one year. After one year, standard rates for renewals will apply. Submissions to Call for Entries will still require a fee.
After creating your exhibit, you can edit your exhibit photos and text at any time. You can choose to hide or show individual images, change the order of photos, or temporarily hide your entire exhibit or delete your exhibit. You can also add additional information in other fields such as photographers statement, bio, and other credits. You can insert code from YouTube or Vimeo to play video directly in your exhibit. You can add new photos although you may need to pay for additional images.
Profile page and social media
All photographers have an option to create a personal profile page on SDN. (See this example). You can create your profile by clicking on the Profile tab in your account. You can also add social media links to appear on all your exhibits and on your profile page.
Copyright and ownership
Photographers retain copyright of all material entered into site. Social Documentary Network (SDN) reserves the right to use any images entered into website for promotion of SDN and the website.
If you are already a member, you can skip this step and go directly to the login page.