Fantastic Photo Contest Ideas for the Whole Year

by Julie Foley Second Street


  • New Year, New You
  • New Year’s Baby
  • Winter Weather

January Snow Storm Photo Contest


  • Cutest Couple
  • Biggest Auto Racing Fan
  • Football Big Game Fan Spirit

February Cutest Couple Photo Contest



  • Basketball Fan Spirit Contest
  • Show Your Irish Green
  • Save My Yard Makeover Photo Contest

March Yard Makeover Photo Contest


  • Biggest Baseball Fan
  • April Showers Storm Photos
  • Show Your Hockey Playoff Spirit

April Storm Season Photo Contest


  • Best Mother’s Day Photos
  • Congrats, Grads
  • Cutest Kids

May Mother's Day Photo Contest


  • Favorite Father’s Day Photos
  • Man Cave Makeover
  • Celebrate the Great Outdoors

June Man Cave Mania Photo Contest



  • Show Your American Pride
  • Summertime Fun
  • Calendar Contest

July Calendar Photo Contest



  • Back to School Photos
  • Friday Night Lights

August Back to School Photo Contest



  • Ultimate Tailgate Team
  • Athlete of the Week
  • Cutest Little Football Fan

September Football Fan Photo Contest



  • Cutest Trick or Treater
  • Pet Costume Contest
  • Fall Colors Photo Contest

October Fall Photo Contest

To draw in even more entries to their Fall in the Heartland photo contest, KFVS-TV created an on-air spot highlighting the contest and prominently displaying how people could enter. Watch their :15 second on-air promo here.



  • Salute to Veterans
  • No Shave November: Best Beard
  • Family Holiday Photos

November Holiday Photo Contest



  • Scared of Santa Photos
  • Santa Baby
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater

December Scared of Santa Photo Contest

No matter what month it is, there’s a photo contest that’s perfect for your audience. Make sure you’re making the most of this big opportunity for driving engagement (and increasing revenue!) all year long.

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