taking a portrait photo with a phone

Phone Photography Contest

Using the camera on your phone, show off your portrait photography skills for a chance to win $1000!

1. Take a Great Photo

Using the camera on your phone (no dslr or mirrorless cameras), capture a portrait of an individual, couple, or family!

2. Enter our Contest

Choose the best portrait taken with your phone and submit it to our phone photography contest by completing the entry form below!

3. Win $$$

Prizes awarded for the most votes!
1st place: $1000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $250

This Contest is for:

Cool people who enjoy taking photos with their phones

This Contest is NOT for:

Pro photographers and photography business owners

Tips for Taking a Great Portrait with a Phone:

• Find soft, even light – no harsh light on the face(s) of your subjects!

• Pay attention to the background – no distractions!

• Move in closer – a portrait is of the person, not the surroundings!

• Use Portrait Mode if possible!

Want more tips on taking great photos with your phone? Follow us as we begin to build a library of resources!

The Basic Rules:


• Photos must be taken with a phone
• No more than 3 entries per person
• Photos must be of people


• Must be 18 years or older
• Open to US residents only
• Non-professional photographers

Enter and Share for VOTES!

Submit your photo(s) below to enter! Make sure to share this page with your friends and family and encourage them to vote for your entries! Individuals can submit one vote per photo! And yes – you can vote for your own photo!

phone photography contest

Click the + Below to Submit Your Entry!

Phone Photography Contest Official Rules