In most action photos, it’s all about the subject. But, a great background can truly make a photograph. This month, we’re looking for great action photos in compelling settings. Obviously, we expect a ton of great sports images, but it doesn’t have to stop there. A dancer in the forest, a chef at work in his kitchen, or really anything could work. Just get creative.

Here are some tips for pulling it off from a professional photographer

Submit your entry by April 3rd, 2014 and you’ll have a chance to win $100 and get published in an upcoming issue of Popular Photography!