Photo contest


From big cities to small towns, we want to celebrate the diversity of the
places you live and visit. Share a shot, and bring us into your world.

The Brief

This photo contest is all about your city or town, big or rural, wherever that may be. It’s about places you’ve visited and places you’ve lived. It’s about the architecture of your favorite building, the street corner you notice every day, a bridge, a bench, and of course, the people who live there. It’s about anything you can imagine, so long as it relates to your life in a city or town that inspires you.

Bring us into that otherwise ordinary place you love that hides something unique, beautiful, or mysterious. Life moves fast in our surroundings — let’s take a second, snap that shot, and share it. Black and white, color, any edits you please, submit whatever photo speaks to you alongside a short story. Good luck!

Get inspired! Check out these exclusive video series where pro photographer Matt Granger gives you valuable tips on how to shoot your city. These tips & tricks will help you create even more amazing photos.

The Terms

  • The winner will get a Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • 2 runners-up will receive a $100 Amazon or Apple Gift Card
  • You own the rights to the photos submitted
  • Only the photos with a short story will be accepted
  • The winners will be chosen by the Skylum Team
  • Winners will be announced on the Skylum Photography group
  • Winners will be announced 5 days after the contest end date
  • By submitting your photos to this contest, you allow Skylum to feature your photos on, as well as in the Skylum newsletters and social media. Not every photo will be featured, but every featured photo will have the author's copyright on it.

The Prizes

Winner: Sony Alpha a5000

2 Runner-ups: $100 Gift Cards

Featured Submissions

By Gary Ricketts

By Donald Peterson

By Jochem Herremans

By Elbek Fozilov

By Guenther Janzen

By Christer Myrene

By Brian Waddell

By Al Gordon

By Matt Granger

By pere sebastian

By Henri Spagnolo

By Douglas Grannell

By Meshari Alessimi

By Ross Abraham

By Douglas Grannell

By manzrussali MMU

By Jacques Mercure

By Anthony Jones

By Nick Cronin

By Chong Kum Fong

By Milad Alizadeh