Photo Contest Monthly Themes

BetterPhoto's photo contest is the most fun, most objective, and most inspiring photography contest on the Web.

Each month, several categories will be a specific, new twist on an old theme. The other themes will remain more general.

Current Categories: NOVEMBER 2019

  • Nature/Landscape
  • Our Canine Best Friend (Animals)
  • People
  • Opposites (Elements of Design)
  • Techniques
  • The People of a Place (Travel/Place)
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Beautiful Food (Details/Macro)
  • Man-Made
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: OCTOBER 2019

  • Fall Colors (Nature/Landscape)
  • Animals
  • Dancers and the Dance (People)
  • Elements of Design
  • Funny or Creative Photoshop Composites (Techniques)
  • Travel/Place
  • Flowers w/ Mantis, Ladybugs, Bees & Flutterbies (Still-Life/Flowers)
  • Details/Macro
  • Man-Made
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Green (Nature/Landscape)
  • Hiding or Camouflage (Animals)
  • People
  • Lines and Perspective (Elements of Design)
  • Techniques
  • Windows and Doors (Travel/Place)
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Details/Macro
  • Man-Made
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: AUGUST 2019

  • Nature/Landscape
  • Animals
  • Best Friends (People)
  • Elements of Design
  • Vignettes (Techniques)
  • Travel/Place
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Watching Paint Peel (and Other Abstracts) (Details/Macro)
  • Balloons (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: JULY 2019

  • Fireworks and the Night Sky (Nature/Landscape)
  • Animals
  • People
  • Elements of Design
  • Black and White (Techniques)
  • Villages & Village Life (Travel/Place)
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Toys (Details/Macro)
  • Strange or Funny Signs (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: JUNE 2019

  • Nature/Landscape
  • Baby Animals (Animals)
  • Creative Selfies
  • Elements of Design
  • Smartphone Photography (Techniques)
  • Travel/Place
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Around the House (Details/Macro)
  • Neon (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: MAY 2019

  • Ancient Nature (Nature/Landscape)
  • Animals
  • Games (People)
  • Circles (Elements of Design)
  • Techniques
  • Stone (Travel/Place)
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Details/Macro
  • Stairs (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: APRIL 2019

  • Nature/Landscape
  • Birds in Flight (Animals)
  • People
  • Colorful Abstracts (Elements of Design)
  • Panorama (Techniques)
  • Travel/Place
  • Sweets (Still-Life/Flowers)
  • Creative Pics of Coins & Jewelry (Details/Macro)
  • Man-Made
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: MARCH 2019

  • Sand Dunes (Nature/Landscape)
  • Animals
  • Learning (People)
  • Elements of Design
  • Digital Darkroom (Techniques)
  • Travel/Place
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Details/Macro
  • Disappearing Technologies (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: FEBRUARY 2019

  • Nature/Landscape
  • Baby Animals (Animals)
  • People
  • Arches (Elements of Design)
  • Sepia and Other Toned Photos (Techniques)
  • Travel/Place
  • Bottles and Glass (Still-Life/Flowers)
  • Tools of the Trade (Details/Macro)
  • Man-Made
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: JANUARY 2019

  • Trees in an Expansive Landscape (Nature/Landscape)
  • Threes (Animals)
  • People
  • Elements of Design
  • Color-Popping Techniques
  • Travel/Place
  • The Most Beautiful Flowers in the World (Still-Life/Flowers)
  • Details/Macro
  • Flying Things (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: DECEMBER

  • Nature/Landscape
  • Animals
  • Celebrations (People)
  • Bird's Eye View (Elements of Design)
  • Black & White (Techniques)
  • Market Day (Travel/Place)
  • Still-Life/Flowers
  • Ornaments & Decorations (Details/Macro)
  • Man-Made
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: NOVEMBER

  • Reflections in Water (Nature/Landscape)
  • Pairs (Animals)
  • People
  • Contrasts (Elements of Design)
  • Digital Composites (Technique)
  • Travel/Place
  • Still-Life
  • Details/Macro
  • Lighthouses (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: OCTOBER

  • Fall Colors (Nature/Landscape)
  • Backyard Birds (Animals)
  • Photographers (People)
  • Texture (Elements of Design)
  • Intentional Blur (Technique)
  • Famous Destinations (Travel/Place)
  • Close Up Flowers (Still-Life)
  • Miniatures (Details/Macro)
  • Trains (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: SEPTEMBER

  • Sky (Nature/Landscape)
  • Cats (Animals)
  • Back to School (People)
  • Diagonals (Elements of Design)
  • Freezing Action / Fast Shutter Speed (Technique)
  • Rustic (Travel/Place)
  • Musical (Still-Life)
  • Raindrops (Details/Macro)
  • Paths (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: AUGUST

  • Light & Lightning (Nature/Landscape)
  • Horses (Animals)
  • Babies (People)
  • Three of a Kind (Elements of Design)
  • Framing the Subject (Technique)
  • Funny Travels (Travel/Place)
  • Fruit (Still-Life)
  • Bicycles & Bicycle Parts (Details/Macro)
  • Abandoned Buildings (Man-Made)
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: JULY

  • Sunsets with Silhouettes
  • Lions, Tigers & Bears
  • Life-Affirming Photojournalism
  • S-Curves
  • Wide-Angle with a Foreground Object
  • Windows and Doors
  • Books & Writing
  • Butterflies
  • Monuments and More at Night
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: JUNE

  • Wide Angle Wonders
  • Pet Photography
  • Sports and Action
  • Line Leading the Eye
  • Long Exposure
  • Unique and Interesting Places
  • Historical & Meaningful Rooms
  • Bees
  • Classic Cars
  • Catch-All

Past Categories: MAY

  • Bodies of Water
  • Farm Animals
  • Candids
  • Patterns
  • Black and White with a Splash of Color
  • People During Travels
  • Arranged Objects
  • Bugs
  • Craftsmanship
  • Smartphone Photography

Past Categories: APRIL

  • Mountains and Hills
  • Birds
  • Street Photography
  • Abstracts
  • Black and White
  • Small Towns
  • Still Life: Bouquets
  • Flower Petals and Parts
  • Architecture
  • Catch-All
Previous Monthly Themes: March 2018 and Before
 
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