Photo contest software that makes collecting and reviewing entries easy

Collect piles of entries, find stunning winners, and hit all your marketing goals with Submittable’s photo contest platform.

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Photo contests as easy as 1-2-3

Instead of reinventing the wheel, let Submittable’s online photo contest software guide you through the process, from your call for entries to your winner announcement.

Collect lots of entries

Set up a branded website and entry form, then harness social media and our user base to get the word out to millions.

Review your photos

Pick winners using either our public photo gallery and voting features or our in-platform review tools for judges.

Track everything

Do more than just run a photo contest: track demographics and results, collect user-generated content, and get insightful reports to make the next contest even better.

A brimming toolbox perfect for hosting a photo contest

Yup, we’ve thought of that. From customized response emails and templates to end-of-contest reports, each of our features services a purpose, whether it’s saving time, preserving resources, or uncovering insights.

All-in-one workspace

Collect, judge, and select photos all in one place—then send out notifications, run reports, and fund prizes from the platform, too.

In-platform file viewing

Submitters can easily upload over 50 types of files while administrators and judges can view them without having to download.

Hassle-free entry fee collection

Ask for entry fees, judging fees, or donations within your initial form.

Branded landing pages and forms

Customize your photo contest site and and forms to reflect your brand and capture the energy of your contest.

Quick permission for UGC

Unlike photo contests run via social media, Submittable’s platform allows you to get legal consent to use user-generated content.

Advanced reporting

Measure the success of your photo contest, dig into the numbers, and report the results to your organization, the users, or the public.

Create a beautiful, customized gallery

Whether you want to keep voting within your organization or open it to the public, our desktop- and mobile-friendly gallery feature showcases entries on a branded website while our voting options keep the contest fair and equitable.

Public or private voting

Open voting up to the public or organize a panel of judges—but expect smooth sailing either way. Customize scoring and how often users may vote.

Masked or anonymous voting

Hide the names of the photographers, the names of the judges, or both, during your voting and review process.

Captioning options

Add captions, artists’ statements, or other information and text to each picture. Make this information viewable to some or all users.

Public or private voting

Create a beautiful, customized gallery

Whether you want to keep voting within your organization or open it to the public, our desktop- and mobile-friendly gallery feature showcases entries on a branded website while our voting options keep the contest fair and equitable.

Public or private voting

Open voting up to the public or organize a panel of judges—but expect smooth sailing either way. Customize scoring and how often users may vote.

Public or private voting
Masked or anonymous voting

Hide the names of the photographers, the names of the judges, or both, during your voting and review process.

Masked or anonymous voting
Captioning options

Add captions, artists’ statements, or other information and text to each picture. Make this information viewable to some or all users.

Captioning options

Boost your campaign with marketing services

Leverage our millions of users and followers via our Discover platform and through our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube accounts. We also offer services that promote your photo contest and increase submissions through a range of other avenues, including email campaigns, press releases, and paid content.

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Rely on built-in security and accessibility

Designed on a modern cloud infrastructure, Submittable includes privacy and security features built to protect data for both reviewers and applicants.

And open your submission or application process to all with certified accessibility.

Turn tasks that take days into tasks that take hours

Never again wait for a picture download, wade through your email for correspondence with a submitter, or spend time on exhaustive submission spreadsheets. Kit Shah of the London Photo Festival, estimates that his team works 75% faster with Submittable.

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If we’re putting something new up, I’ll have it done within an hour. Before [Submittable] it would have taken a couple days’ worth of planning.

Kit Shah

Co-Founder of the London Photo Festival

Use your photo management platform across your organization

Submittable isn’t just for photo contests—it’s a flexible, powerful platform that you can use to increase efficiency in any other project that involves collecting and reviewing content and submissions, including:

Getting started is easy

See for yourself why thousands of organizations use Submittable. Talk to a product expert and find the perfect plan for your team.

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