The 2018 Photo Contest is here!
Submissions will be open from January 8 to January 26.
The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is the world’s only free & fair photo contest. Enter up to 50 photos in 25 categories. Anyone can enter photos, and it’s totally free! View the photos randomly and vote for your favorites. No one knows who took the photos, but everyone votes for the winners. The photos with the most votes win!
Here’s What Happened Last Year…
Everything is FREE
You can submit up to 50 photos into 25 categories.
Vote & Favorite
Vote on photos whenever you want and save your favorites.
See what round your photos make it to, and what place they get.
Browse and filter all the photos by location, category, and exif data.
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’d like.
All 25 categories will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, along with an overall Grand Prize Winner for the contest. Last year, there was over $1,200,000 in free memberships, software, credit, gifts, workshops, and more.
Grand Prize Winner
Total Prize Value: $8000+
(25) First Place Winners
Total Prize Value: $1500
(25) 2nd Place Winners
Total Prize Value: $800!
(25) 3rd Place Winners
Total Prize Value: $600
Other Contest Badges
Badges will be awarded for 4th-20th in each category, as well as the top 100 photos in all 25 categories. Check out all of some of our other available badges below!
Badge Of Courage
We know how scary it can be to submit your work! This special badge of courage is to affirm the bravery of those who enter the contest!
This badge is awarded to everyone who submits ALL 50 photos! A drawing will take place for prizes from our sponsors.
Enter a total of 50 photos into your choice of these 25 categories.
The Wedding Couple
The Wedding Party
Guests & Reception
Birth & Newborns
Babies & Toddlers
Teens & Seniors
Engagement & Couples
That Just Happened
Emotion & Excitement
We’re partnering with some incredible companies to give some amazing prizes this year. Free memberships, workshops, software, and education tools are included in this years prize pool.
The Incredible GRAND PRIZE Winner of the 2017 Photo Contest is Tara Herron!!! Tara is an incredible Nashville photographer for families, children, newborns, and maternity. With 5 Top 20 finishers, 9 more in the Top 100, 10 more Finalists, and many more in the Top 10%-20%-30%, Tara was the top overall performer in the contest this year!