Most Wanted: Unstock Photos – $5,000

We’ve reached our deadline and this contest is now over. Winners announced soon!

As a follow-up to the launch of Unstock (Envato’s Newest Photo Collection) we wanted to run a contest so all PhotoDune authors have a chance at being part of this new collection.

We’ve put up $5,000 in prize money for the best new photos selected for the Unstock Collection.


What You Can Win

Each photo selected for Unstock will win $5 per photo.

We’re also running a “Best Photo” contest where all photos uploaded to the marketplace between November 5th and January 28th will have a chance to win awesome bonus prizes!

The best photos in the following 10 categories will win $500 each:

  1. $500 Prize: Best ‘Happy Holidays’ Photo
  2. $500 Prize: Best ‘Being human’ Photo
  3. $500 Prize: Best ‘A way of life’ Photo
  4. $500 Prize: Best ‘Busy & connected’ Photo
  5. $500 Prize: Best ‘Life is a journey’ Photo
  6. $500 Prize: Best ‘It’s a wonderful world’ Photo
  7. $500 Prize: Best ‘Together’ Photo
  8. $500 Prize: Best ‘Unexpected’ Photo
  9. $500 Prize: Best ‘Building our world’ Photo
  10. $500 Prize: Best ‘Details & little things’ Photo


How Photos Are Selected For Unstock

Once your photos are reviewed for the PhotoDune marketplace a select team of Envato staff will check to see if your photos are what we’re looking for in the Unstock collection. If accepted into Unstock, you will receive $5 per photo and be eligible for one of our bonus prizes.


How Photos Are Shortlisted For Unstock

Be sure to tag your photos unstock and they will be shortlisted by a select panel of judges.


What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for images that breaks with conventional stock photography trends. Photos that capture the real world, the unusual, the unique, the authentic. We are looking for a mixture of photos of People, Urban Scenes, Healthy lifestyles, Technology, Business, Arts, Food, Travel etc. Best to check out Unstock to get an idea of what we’re after.


What We’re NOT Looking For

We are not looking for ‘staged photos’, photos on isolated backgrounds or ‘photo manipulations’. Basically if it looks like the traditional type of stock photos then we’re probably not going to select it.


It’s a Contest!

This Envato’s Most Wanted is a contest. And like any contest, you don’t want to be disqualified because you didn’t follow the rules. So as well as carefully following the procedure below, make sure you read everything in full.

Here are the key details:

  • Upload your photos to Envato Market on or after Thursday, November 5th and before the competition closes on Thursday, January 28th at 23.59 AEDT time.
  • The winning photos will get a share of $5,000+
  • Authors will win $5 for each photo selected for the Unstock Collection (no limit)
  • All ‘Best Photo’ winners will receive the “Won a Most Wanted Contest” badge.
  • An author can enter as many photos as they wish.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be significantly different to one another.
  • An author can win a maximum of three (3) “Best Photo” prizes (total value of $1,500).
  • Eligible photos must meet our Unstock style & quality criteria.
  • Final eligibility of entries is determined by Envato staff.
  • Envato staff to judge “Best Photo” prize winners.
  • Envato & judges retain the right not to award “Best Photo” prize(s) at their sole discretion if they deem appropriate levels of skill have not been met.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal, Moneybookers/Skrill, or Payoneer.
  • Only new Photos uploaded to the site within the contest time period are eligible.
  • The entry deadline is based on the date of the final submission/resubmission leading to the photo’s approval on Envato Market. Not the date of final approval.

We’ll announce the winners a few weeks after the event closes, and send out the prizes several weeks after that. So, let’s get started.


How to Enter Your Photos


What to Do After Your Photos Are Approved

Once your photos have been approved, do the following as soon as you can:

  • Complete the Most Wanted Entry Agreement. By doing this, you agree to keep Unstock entries on Envato Market for a minimum of two years.


Existing Photos

If you have existing photos in your PhotoDune portfolio that you think would suit the Unstock collection please complete this form.

Please note: Existing photos are not eligible to a win prize as part of this contest. Only new photos submitted during the contest dates are eligible for a prize.


And that’s it. Good luck!


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