Share photos for a chance to upgrade your photography gear

Join Burst’s photographer community and enter the contest for a chance to win one of three prizes

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Join Burst’s growing community.

Every month, over half a million users from around the world download photos on Burst for their businesses and personal projects. These photos are shot by a global community of photographers from Toronto to Hong Kong and beyond.

From December 19 to January 31, we’re inviting photographers of all types to join Burst’s contributor community for a chance to upgrade their photography gear. Enter this contest by submitting up to 10 photos and applying to become a contributor*.

What does ambition look like to you?

Burst is looking for photos that showcase ambition and what it means to you. Ambition takes many forms: from someone climbing a mountain to dog chewing a bone to grandmother knitting a sweater. However you interpret ambition, we want to see it.

Meet the judges

Our judges will select top contributors to win one of the three great prizes.

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Brodie Vissers

Brodie Vissers is a photographer and journalist specializing in travel, lifestyle, product, as well as coffee research.

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Jojo Chuk

Based in Hong Kong, JoJo is a hobbyist photographer who likes to create natural images, inspired by natural light and true moments.

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Mitul Shah

Mitul Shah is a photographer specializing in the ever-changing cityscapes and architecture of the world.


Grand prize

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and a $300 photography retailer gift card

Combined value: $1,989 CAD

First runner up

$250 photography retailer gift card

Total value: $250 CAD

Second runner up

$250 photography retailer gift card

Total value: $250 CAD

Read official competition rules

Rules and regulations

Contest period

Submission Period: December 19, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Eligible countries

Australia, Canada (excl. Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

Photo submission requirements

  • Taken with a professional camera that shoots at least 12MP
  • At least 1920 pixels in height or width
  • JPG format
  • Saved for web in sRGB color space

Read official competition rules

Enter the contest, join our community.

What are you waiting for? Show your ambition.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a fee to enter the contest?

There is no fee to enter the contest.

Do photos have to be taken on a professional camera? Can I submit photos taken on my smartphone or tablet?

Photos must be taken with a camera that shoots at least 12 megapixels. At this time, we are not accepting photos taken on smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices.

What photos will you accept as submissions for this contest?

We’re looking for photos that showcase what ambition means to you. Feel free to get creative as you’d like! Images that are submitted must follow the official rules and must NOT…

  • Feature identifiable individuals or requiring a legal model/location release
  • Contain a watermark or a copyright
  • Prominently feature a brand or logo
  • Contain content deemed inappropriate or offensive for Burst

How many photos can I submit to the contest?

When you sign up to become a Burst contributor, you may submit up to 10 photos to the contest. If approved to join Burst’s contributor community, we’ll get in touch so you can submit even more photos to the contest. If you don’t sign up as a Burst contributor, but still want to enter the contest, you can email your photos to us.

How are the photos being judged?

Submitted photos will be judged based on communication of the ambition theme, suitability of the photo for Burst’s audience, composition of subject in frame, and photography skills (i.e. exposure, lighting, color grading, etc.).

When will winners be announced?

Winners of the competition will be announced on or around February 15, 2019.

I have more questions! How do I get in touch?

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at burstphotocontest[at]