This is it: our biggest photography contest of the year. For more than two decades, we have been seeking out the best images our talented readers have to offer and they have never let us down. We expect 2014 to be our greatest contest yet.

There are six categories:

  • Sports and Action
  • Cities and Architecture
  • People
  • Animals
  • Objects and Still Life
  • Landscapes and Nature


ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 (A check valued at One Thousand dollars)

Six (6) FIRST PRIZE CATEGORY WINNERS: $250 Best Buy Gift Card

The winning images will appear in the January 2015 issue of Popular Photography, as well as

Entry fee:

There’s a $10 entry fee for each photo submitted

Submission period

The submission period runs until October 23rd, 2014.