First, your image will be screened to make sure it conforms to our upload guidelines. We’ll accept photos with the appropriate declaration filled in and permissions (if they are needed) scanned and copied to us.

The curator and his team will then look at the image to decide on its historical value. The image will either be accepted, rejected or held. We’ll tell you the result, and if we are rejecting it, we’ll tell you why.

It may be:

  • Image is inappropriate.

  • Image does not have the right consents.

  • Image has insufficient historical interest.

  • Image quality is too poor to communicate the subject matter.

  • A similar image has already been accepted.

If you are not satisfied with the decision, you can ask for an adjudication. The adjudicator’s decision will be final.