NOW OPEN – Your Best Shot 2021

It’s that time of year again! We’ve just opened the Your Best Shot 2021 group to submissions and will be accepting submissions through January 4. Submit your single best shot of the year for a chance to win one of seven prizes.

Submission Requirements

1) Your photo had to be uploaded to Flickr in 2021 (and must be an original taken by you).

2) You may only submit one safe photo to the group’s photo pool–we know it’s a bit like picking your favorite child, but we certainly want to see your best.

3) To be eligible for prizes, you must add ONE of the following tags (keywords) to your photo. Use the one category that best describes your image: YBSPeople21, YBSNature21, YBSAnimals21, YBSUrban21, *YBSThroughHerLens21 and YBSThroughTheirLens21, or YBSOpen21. *We encourage women and non-binary photographers to add YBSThroughTheirLens21 or YBSThroughHerLens21 as a tag to their main contest submission in addition to the main category tag they choose. For example, women and non-binary photographers can tag their submission with YBSNature21 and YBSThroughTheirLens21 or YBSThroughHerLens21. To learn more about these categories, visit the contest FAQs. Unsure how to tag your photos? Check this help article.

You in? Join the group now and submit your single best shot between December 1, 2021, and January 4, 2022.

Cover Photo


Six category winners will each be gifted one of Peak Design’s award-winning Everyday bags, a Capture One Pro 22 license, and a 1-year Flickr Pro subscription.

People’s Choice Award

In addition to the six category winners, this year we’re introducing a People’s Choice Award! Flickr Pros will be able to vote for their favorite shot from the Your Best Shot photo pool. The owner of the photo with the most votes at the end of the competition will win an additional Peak Design Everyday bag, Capture One Pro 22 license, and 1-year Flickr Pro subscription, just like the six category winners. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

A Special Photo Critique Session for Pros

Our last addition to Your Best Shot 2021 is photo critiques. Starting December 7, we’ll be opening a group discussion in the Your Best Shot group where Flickr Pro members can share an image they’d like to have critiqued by a panel of expert photographers. After Your Best Shot submissions close, our panel will select a total of seven (7) images from seven unique Pro members to be critiqued LIVE on SmugMug Live! in late January, 2022. Keep an eye on the group for more details!

We hope you enjoy and we look forward to seeing your best work of the year.