Create photo contests
Easily create and run your own online photo contest. It doesn't matter whether you want to provide a selection of photos for voting or first collect the photos of your photographers.
Running a photo contest is a fabulous way to authentically engage your customers, build brand awareness, inspire people or to just have a good time with your colleagues. For small photo competitions you can even use our tool for free.
Run photo contests with these features:
Vote for photos
After the photos have been uploaded to our photo contest software, we will automatically create a gallery, thumbnails and a preview for you.
In our online photo gallery your participants can view pictures and vote for them. Besides our star rating you can also choose other voting types like dot voting or simple upvoting.
»Love«, »like« or rate photos:
The PollUnit voting types
Decide how emotional your participants can vote. Upvote features include simple yes/no checkboxes, a thumbs up to say »like« and the ability to give hearts »love« to photos.
If a simple upvote isn't enough, you can use star rating or dot voting to rate photos on configurable scales.
Review, comment and rate photos in full screen
Whether wiping on your smartphone or using your mouse and keyboard: in the Lightbox you can navigate through your photos quickly and easily.
Review, rate, and comment on photos in our high resolution full screen mode. This makes PollUnit the ideal photo feedback software - not only for camera and photo clubs. You decide which functions are enabled in your photo contest.
Rate photos in categories
Optional voting categories help to specify judging criteria. Categories such as technique, image composition, image message, motif, etc. help to evaluate and rate images more objectively. Thus, a fairer judgment can be formed during the analysis in the photo review.
Winners can be chosen for each category. For an overall winner, the individual ratings of the categories can be combined.
Evaluate photo contest
Our photo contest platform offers numerous functions to evaluate and monitor your competitions. This includes the possibility to export the collected information as CSV or Excel.Evaluation
Run GDPR-compliant photo competitions
As creator of a photo competition you decide whether and which information your participants have to provide. Participants are photographers who upload their photos or voters who rate the photos. For each of these groups you can make your own settings.
You can also clarify rights of use, prices etc. with your own terms and conditions.
Alternative to the photo competition
Beside the photo contest you can also create a simple image voting with PollUnit. This type focuses on the opinions of your participants. In a tabular view you and your participants can see the distribution of votes - ideal for prioritizing graphics or finding the most popular logo.
Compared to the photo competition, only a small number of photos can be included.More about image polls
No installation nor registration necessary
Participation is possible from any device such as PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet - without installing a photo challenge app nor registering.
Become more creative with photo challenges
Organize online photography challenges and push your participants with daily tasks to try out new ideas and techniques. With our »clone« function you can use existing challenges as template and create your next online photography challenge with just a few clicks.
Create photo contest:
It's that simple
- Configure your photo contest
- Invite photographers to submit their photos
- Let your participants rate the photos
- Evaluate your photo contest and choose the winner
Try it now for free!Create PollUnit
Frequently Asked Questions
All common image formats can be uploaded to your photo contest. This includes for example files with the extension jp...
PollUnit allows you to configure your competition according to your needs. Regarding security, fraud and access contr...
If you want to run a photo contest over a long period of time, such as several months, it may be useful to split the ...
Yes, you can configure your PollUnit according to your needs and determine the visibility of different information yo...
PollUnit offers you different possibilities to request any information. The caption, which can optionally be hidden, ...
With the PollUnit Wizard you can create your contest in a few minutes. A click on »Create PollUnit« opens the dialog ...
Does PollUnit get usage rights on the uploaded photos? What happens with the pictures after the competition?
No, PollUnit does not receive any rights of use for the photos! We are a service provider for photo contests. Therefo...
Creating a Halloween-themed photo contest is easy as a breeze! Click »Create PollUnit« and choose »Photo Contest«. No...