Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for REAL EVENTS

Thank you so much for choosing to submit your work to Pearl & Pear.

Please find below our guidelines for submissions. In order for your feature to be accepted please follow these very carefully. As we know everyone is OCD in events, we may ask you to re-submit in accordance with the guidelines if these are not adhered to.

Image Guidelines

Real Events: we recommend submitting no less than 25 images per feature. The images should ideally cover every aspect of the event (design and decor, catering, lighting, floristry, furniture, accessories, favours, venue, entertainment and if relevant, guests (especially any of a high profile or industry nature).

Styled Shoots: we recommend submitting no less than 30 images per feature though we are happy to receive many more than this to design your bespoke blog feature. The images should be detail heavy with new, creative ideas.

Image Sizing & Format

We only accept high quality JPEG images. Ideally 300dpi. No less than 72dpi. At least 3mb.

Descriptions

Real Events – please fill out the Pearl & Pear Submission Questionnaire. Include your inspiration and thought process behind your event through to the details of its creation.

Styled Shoots – it is important to credit all your suppliers for styled shoots. This section aims to inspire readers and give achievable results with direct links through to suppliers involved.

FAQ

What makes a good submission?

Lengthy descriptions – from the initial brief and idea generation through to event creation.

Photos – we take submissions of real events (the more creative the better – dinners, breakfasts, receptions, brunches, hen parties, christenings, awards ceremonies, children’s Birthday parties…), styled shoots and event catering (recipes). Submissions with photographs of high aesthetic quality and lots of detail shots are more likely to be featured. Please ensure files are at least 900px wide.

Crediting as many suppliers as possible for real events and all suppliers for styled shoots.

What kind of submissions do you look for?

Pearl & Pear is designed to inspire and inform our readers. We are constantly on the look out for wildly inspirational and very creative events. We like to feature events that are often indescribable.

Styled shoots are often bursting with ideas and inspiration thanks to the creatives in our industry coming together to design them. We look for unique, creative ideas with achievable results for our readers. If you have been inspired by a time of the year, a national day or week, please ensure we get your submission at least 2 months in advance.

My clients would like to protect their privacy, but I would like to submit their event!

Although we like to see a few faces in our photographs, this is not a criteria. We are focused on seeing the event design, creativity, details and entertainment.

Do you feature previously published work?

We always prefer to feature new exclusive work. If you have an event you would like featured, please also try to not blog on your own site until it is published.

When will I hear if my submission has been accepted?

Whether your submission is successful or not, you will receive a response from us within 3-5 working days. At this stage you will be advised whether your submission has been declined or accepted and scheduled. If accepted, we will advise of a scheduled date for your post so you can show the world! You will also be sent an ‘As seen on Pearl & Pear’ button to display on your website/email signature/social media. We recommend hyperlinking this image to your personalised feature!

How many images should I send?

We want to see the best of the best. We recommend no less than 30 images per submission but will accept more than this and will happily edit this down whilst designing your bespoke event story.

Thank you for much for choosing Pearl & Pear to show off your work