Photo contest

CITY LIFE

Congratulations to the Winners:

Patrizio Broggi

Meet the winner of the City Life photo contest, who will get the Sony Alpha a5000 camera! Congratulations Patrizio!

Dr.Syed H

"This was a long exposure shot at the street nearby, the difficult part was, it was impossible to avoid vibrations of the pedestrian bridge, by people walking, from where I was capturing this shot." Congrats Dr. Syed! You will get $100 Gift Card!

David Honor

"CHICAGO FOG BEAN. The 'BEAN' or CLOUD GATE on the Chicago lakefront is an iconic landmark, photographed thousands of times a week. I wanted something different, so on a very foggy morning I went out to Grant Park and captured this. Something different and otherworldly." Congrats David! You will get $100 Gift Card!

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 skylum.com, 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 Logan Jacobs

By Warren Eisenberg

By Sam Maynard

By Stephane Leblanc

By mogens rasmussen

By Shaldrian Gómez

By Vinson Wong

By Ryan Watkinson

By Alina Macphun

By Iván Zay Ugróczi Iván

By Rob van der Meer

By David Kahn

By Oliver Lentzen

By Matt Granger

By SPIN HYPE

By Hansjoerg Stutz

By Laith Stevens

By Bryce Lee

By Arun Kumar Duddilla

By Julius Elisan

By Phil Weatherwax