Your Best Shot 2020 is officially in full swing! If you haven’t visited the group yet, there’s still plenty of time to get in on the fun.
Here’s how you can participate
Step One: Join the group!
Step Two: Click “Add photo”
Step Three: Look through the photos that you shared on Flickr this year and upload one that you’re most proud of. Maybe the shot turned out just right or perhaps the subject of your photo appeared perfectly. Or maybe the photo captured a moment that brought you joy and you’d like to share that with others. You can also read the full contest rules here.
Explore the photo pool
By taking a few minutes to look through the photos submitted so far, you’re sure to be inspired by many different genres of photography with shots taken around the world. There are portraits with soul, beautifully captured birds, and photos that tell the story of the year we’ve had. Read the descriptions of the photos – you might find an opportunity to connect with someone that shares your interests or who’s on a similar journey with their photography.
We’re always amazed by the numerous discussion threads that pop up in the Your Best Shot group. In this thread, Flickr members are sharing stories of how they chose their best shot.
“Photography has always been a sort of a stress relief for me, something that I can do and not have to answer to anyone, it’s really the only time I feel truly free.” – Don Henderson
“I work at the Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien, which is located in Brittany, France, in the castle of Comper. I happen to be an astro enthusiast as well, so I was thrilled when the third comet of the year decided to shine through the summer. …[This] may not be the most popular picture I took, nor even really the best, but for the work and dedication it took, and the result, this picture is clearly special to me.” – Laetitia Saune
A thread for every genre
We also love seeing the different threads that appear for every genre, style, and subject of photography. Take a look through the discussion topics to find your favorites and to reflect on your favorite photographs of the year. Here are a few of these discussion threads to help you get started.
(Note: Photographs shared in discussion replies are not counted towards the contest. Only photographs submitted to the group pool are considered for entry. Don’t forget to officially submit!)
Your best landscape shot of 2020
Your best monochrome shot of 2020
Your best mask shot of 2020 (because we all have one!)
And don’t forget about your “worst” shot
For every photo that comes out perfectly, there are another few that are slightly blurry, or lacking in lighting. And then there are the photos where timing was just not on our side. This year, we introduced a group called Your Worst Shot 2020 to celebrate the not-so-great takes on your camera roll. The ones we’ve seen so far have sparked great conversations and laughs.
These “bloopers” are part of the creative process and we hope you’ll share the photographs that highlight the fun, silliness, and sometimes tough luck that we all experience in pursuit of the “best shot.”
The Best of the Worst: Animal Hijinks
The Best of the Worst: Family Portrait Fails
Did we mention the prizes…
For us and for many Flickr members, we know that Your Best Shot is a great time to reflect on all of the photos taken this year and the ones we like most. This year, we’re also glad to be able to share prizes with a few members participating in both Your Best Shot and Your Worst Shot.
Three participants of Your Worst Shot will receive a PicsArt Gold subscription.
Ten participants of Your Best Shot will each be given a free year of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography pack and a lifetime subscription to the DxO Nik editing plug-in collection.
As always, thank you for sharing your photography and your stories!