shoot&share 2017 contest results

in the photography community world, there is a wonderful organization called shoot&share, whose purpose is to uplift and support photographers. every year, they hold a photo contest, which is actually the world’s largest free photo contest.

what makes this contest even more unique is that the voting is open to the public, and is totally fair in its voting, with only the best photos rising to the top. images are not displayed with the photographer’s name, so the “popularity contest” element that can plague other contests is completely eliminated. voters are instead shown a group of 4 photos at a time from the same category, where they then select their favorite out of the batch. after voting, a new group of 4 photos is then displayed. every photo is given equal opportunity to be voted on and is displayed the same number of times to voters as any other.

this is my second year participating in the contest, and I am all but humbled with how I placed!

some fun facts about this year’s contest:
150,000+ people involved in the contest overall
10,000 photographers submitted photos 
330,000 photos submitted
60 MILLION votes counted
156 countries involved

amazing, huh?

SO. out of 50 photos that I submitted, 10 placed in the top 30%, 6 placed in the top 20%, 6 placed in the top 10%, 4 made it the the finalist round, and 1 of my photos placed 18th place in a category! 18th place!!


truly, I am overjoyed and all but honored to be amongst images and photographers from such an incredibly talented community.

if you’re interested, feel free to scroll through the rest of this page to see my placing photos! and more importantly, head over to shoot&share to see all the winning images.

Children: Newborn
Round 6/12
Place 5,553/18,536


People Portraits
Round 6/12
Place 4,908/17,751


Children: Babies & Toddlers
Round 6/12
Place 5,829/22,953


Children: Newborn
Round 6/12
Place 4,787/18,536


Lifestyle
Round 6/12
Place 3,183/10,719


Families
Round 6/12
Place 3,259/12,359


Lifestyle
Round 6/12
Place 3,089/10,719


Lifestyle
Round 6/12
Place 2,943/10,719


Lifestyle
Round 6/12
Place 2,845/10,719


Families
Round 7/12
Place 4,202/22,229


Children: Babies & Toddlers
Round 7/12
Place 3,337/22,953


Children: Kids/Teens
Round 7/12
Place 2,941/23,969


Lifestyle
Round 7/12
Place 1,838/10,719


Families
Round 8/12
Place 2,611/22,229


Children: Newborn
Round 8/12
Place 2,098/18,536


Children: Kids/Teens
Round 9/12
Place 1,291/23,969


Families
Round 9/12
Place 1,149/22,229


Children: Kids/Teens
Round 9/12
Place 1,148/23,969


Children: Newborn
Round 9/12
Place 1,116/18,536


Children: Newborn
Round 10/12
Place 776/18,536


Pets/Animals
Round 10/12
Place 568/10,102


Lifestyle
Round 12/12
Place 512/10,719


Maternity
Round 12/12
Place 463/12,359


People Portraits
Round 12/12
Place 412/17,751


Children: Newborn
Round 12/12
Place 159/18,536


Emotion and Excitement
Round 12/12
Place 18/9,197

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