It’s a photographic free-for-all. This is our monthly contest with no category restrictions, no prompts, and no rules other than to be creative (and to follow the rules the lawyers make us put in place). Sorting these entries is truly one of our favorite parts of every month. We’ll look at each image and choose the ones that represent the craft.

First place gets $300, second place gets $200, and third place gets $100. Submissions have to be received by January 1st at 12:01 AM. A gallery of our favorites will run on and top winners will be published in the print edition of Popular Photography.

Show us your best shot! Check out our previous finalists gallery for some inspiration.