FAMILY APPROPRIATE

Photos submitted should be appropriate for people of all ages to look at and appreciate. We ask that you do NOT submit photos that contain nudity (baby bottoms are ok, no visible genitalia), implied nudity, or sexualized content. For more clarity on this, see our note below.

KEEP IT REAL

Unless otherwise noted, photos submitted to the wedding categories should be REAL brides and grooms at a REAL wedding.

NO COLLAGES/BORDERS

Please submit only single photos. Any combined, collaged, or “diptic” photos or photos containing any sort of border will be denied.

NO WATERMARKS

To protect the anonymity of the contest, photos containing a watermark of any kind will be denied.

NO DUPLICATES

Each individual photo may be uploaded once and submitted to a single category.

NO RESUBMITTING PHOTOS

Photos submitted in past Shoot & Share Contests will not be accepted or eligible to win.

STYLED WEDDING & FASHION

Styled or stylized shoots with models and/or vendor collaborations should be submitted to the “Styled Wedding / Fashion” category.

BIRTH PHOTOS

For the purpose of the Shoot & Share Photo Contest, we are asking that Birth Photography submitted does not contain excessive blood or visible genitalia of the mother or infant. Images should not contain the mother’s nipple(s). If you believe your image may contain excessive blood, we suggest submitting it in Black & White.

More Questions? Check out the Contest FAQ Page

If a photo is submitted that violates any of these rules, that submission will be lost and this will affect your total number of photos entered.
We reserve the right to remove any photo(s) that we do not feel are appropriate for the photo contest.
We will make every effort to notify the submitter if the photo is removed from the contest.

A Note To Photo Contest Participants

Hey there friends! 

Since the Photo Contest began we have been doing our best to choose categories that allow for most types of photos to be included. Since there is such a wide demographic of contest voters, we want to make sure that those voting in the contest will feel comfortable with all of the content included. To gauge appropriateness, we imagine families all around the world sitting down and being able to vote together without encountering any photos that could be considered too personal, intimate, or inappropriate. That being said, we have chosen not to include certain photos/categories in the contest. Please do not submit any photos containing nudity or images that are of a sexualized nature. We also ask that you do not submit images that would potentially scare or upset voters.

Please remember, we want families to feel comfortable voting together without being surprised at content that arises. We ask that you do your best to partner with us in that frame of mind as you enter photos. We appreciate all of you and the work you put into making this contest a community affair!

– Heather J. Keys
Marketing Coordinator

Contest Details

Why We Have the Photo Contest.

The Photo Contest is a way to bring the community together and share what they love. We allow photographers from all over the world to share their work, and inspire others. By sharing our best shots, we can congratulate those who are doing an amazing job and encourage others to continue.

Completely Free and Fair.

The Photo Contest is completely free. You can enter up to 50 photos into 25 different categories. The photographer’s name is never displayed during voting so each photo is judged on its own merit. Every photo is given equal opportunity to be voted on. It is displayed the same number of times to the voters as any other, so every photo is in the running.

It’s All About the Photos.

The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is unique because it’s all about the photos. It’s not about one photographers’s popularity vs. another’s or the ability to rally social media for votes. It’s not about your financial ability to pay for more entries to flood the photo pool.

You are the Judge.

And the best part… You choose the winners. You are the judge. Everyone gets to vote. When the contest starts, we show you a group of 4 photos and you choose your favorite of the bunch. We’ll keep displaying random groups of four photos from the same category for as long as you want. You can vote as many times as you want.

Categories

Enter a total of 50 photos into your choice of these 25 categories.

WEDDING

The Wedding Couple
The Bride
The Groom
The Wedding Party
Ceremony / Reception
Wedding Details

PORTRAIT

Birth
Newborn
Babies / Toddlers
Kids
Teen / Seniors
Families
Maternity
People Portraits
Pets / Animals
Lifestyle / Documentary

WEDDING/PORTRAIT

Engagement / Couples
That Just Happened
Emotion / Excitement
Passion Portrait
Styled Wedding / Fashion

PERSONAL

Share Joy
Creative Projects
Phone Photography
Travel / Landscape