The only free & fair photo contest in the world.

Photo by: Missie Lafrenz

The 2020 Photo Contest is HERE!

The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is the world’s only free & fair photo contest.
Enter up to 50 photos in 28 categories. Anyone can enter photos, and it’s totally
free! View the photos randomly and vote for your favorites. No one knows who took
the photos, but everyone votes for the winners. The photos with the most votes win!

Here's what happened last year...

100 + Million 
People Involved
Photos Submitted
Contest Votes
Countries Involved
2020 Photo Contest Timeline
Submissions April 1st - 24th
Voting May 1st - ??

Everything is FREE

Submit Photos
Vote & Favorite
Photo Stats
You can submit up to 50 photos
into 25 categories
Vote on photos whenever you
want and save your favorites.
See what round your photos make
it to, and what place they get.
Browse and filter all the photos by
location, category, and exif data.

Contest Details

Why we have a photo contest.
It's all about the photos.
The Photo Contest is a way to bring the community together and share what they love. We allow photographers from all over the world to share their work, and inspire others. By sharing our best shots, we can congratulate those who are doing an amazing job and encourage others to continue.
The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is unique because it’s all about the photos. It’s not about one photographer's popularity vs. another’s or the ability to rally social media for votes. It’s not about your financial ability to pay for more entries to flood the photo pool.
Completely free and fair.
You are the judge.
The Photo Contest is completely free. You can enter up to 50 photos into 28 different categories. The photographer’s name is never displayed during voting so each photo is judged on its own merit. Every photo is given equal opportunity to be voted on. It is displayed the same number of times to the voters as any other, so every photo is in the running.
And the best part… You choose the winners. You are the judge. Everyone gets to vote. When the contest starts, we show you a group of 4 photos and you choose your favorite of the bunch. We’ll keep displaying random groups of four photos from the same category for as long as you want. You can vote as many times as you’d like.
All 28 categories will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
winners, along with an overall Grand Prize Winner
for the contest. Last year, there were hundreds of
thousands of dollars awarded in free memberships,
software, credit, gifts, workshops, and more.
Other Contest Badges
Badges will be awarded for 4th-20th in each
category, as well as the top 100 photos
in all 28 categories. Check out all of some of
our other available badges below!
Badge of Courage
We know how scary it can be to submit your work! This special badge of courage is to affirm the bravery of those who enter the contest!
This badge is awarded to everyone who submits ALL 50 photos! A drawing will
take place for prizes from our sponsors.
We’re partnering with some incredible companies to give some
amazing prizes this year. Free memberships, workshops, software, and education tools are included in this years prize pool.
Meet the 2019 Grand Prize Winner
“Life is perfectly imperfect!  Your life, your experiences, make you who you are and I want to capture that!” - Missie Lafrenz

Missie is based out of Indianola, IA- 15 miles south of Des Moines, IA. 
She prides herself on NOT showing up looking like a prim and polished photographer, she shows up ready to get dirty, wet, sandy, and flat out muddy! You’ll often find her up on a ladder, which is where some of her images from this year's photo contest were created, wearing her Nikes and a big smile on her face, oh and her camera around her neck!  
Missie Lafrenz