Here’s your opportunity to to put your photographic skills up against tens of thousands of other photographers. The 2018 Photo Contest by Shoot & Share claims to be the world’s only free & fair photo contest. You can begin submitting your entries on January 8, 2018.
Here’s a fun intro video Shoot & Share put together:
I’m a big fan of this contest because it’s all about the photos. Unlike most competitions, it 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.
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.
And the best part… You choose the winners. You are the judge. Everyone gets to vote. When the contest starts, they show you a group of 4 photos and you choose your favorite of the bunch. They’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.
To learn more about the 2018 Photo Contest or see last year’s winners, head over to the contest website. And if you plan to participate, you have just over a week to curate your best shots for submission.