In Reality Divisions  (Nature, PhotoTravel, Photojournalism) single white or grey borders of 3, 4, or 5 pixels in width are permitted. Larger, smaller, black, or color borders are not permitted. Entrants are, however, advised that borders of less than 5 pixels may appear incomplete in the smaller images used in the final Catalog due to jpeg artifacts.


In toned images entered into Pictorial Monochrome or Pictorial Arranged Monochrome, any borders must be toned the same as the body of the image.