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Cities Competition - new judge

November 11th, 2018

Please note that for the City Competition 5 onwards, the competition judge will be Duncan MacArthur. We would like to thank the The Friends of Harvey Milk Art Center in San Francisco for all of the work they have carried out in helping set up and judge this competition.

Competition Entries - please read the descriptions!

November 11th, 2018

Whilst we love seeing all of your stunning photos in our competitions from time to times, errors occur. Which of us can honestly say we have never made an error with a mis-click or misreading something. Where mistakes happen we can easily remove a competition entry and refund the money back to your I Shot It account.

Some of these problems can be avoided though by looking carefully at the description of the competition. So the Wildlife competition says 'no birds', the Birds competition is strictly for the birds. The Cats competition says 'domestic cats'. The Landscape competition is for 'nature' and not man made structures and so on.

Please read the competition description carefully and save yourself disappointment!

Goodbye 2017. Hello 2018.

January 15th, 2018

In 2017 I-SHOT-IT gave away over $69,000 in prizes. This does not include the 4 Leica Monochrome cameras worth $8000 each given away to the winners of the B&W competitions. We could not have done this without all of you entering your best photos, so we'd like to thank everyone who entered a photo into a competition last year.


When someone adds a photo to their list of favorite photos this is stored in our database, and from this we can see which photos were added to peoples favorites the most:

Most Popular Photos In 2017

Premium Photo Competition 2017 2 Results

September 3rd, 2017

Premium Photo Competition 2017 2 Results

Congratulations to Simona Bonanno ( simonabonanno.com ) from Italy who won $820.00 and a Leica X Camera worth $2000. This is not a photo that can be dismissed easily. It has a number of elements that you would not normally expect to see together. It makes you stop and think. What's going on here? Why is there a horse standing on a football pitch and what is that plane doing? People often wonder why our judges choose the photos they do. Perhaps when you have a very original image like this one it manages to beat other criteria.

When we started I-SHOT-IT back in 2010 we hoped that photos would be chosen on the image alone. We hoped that any camera could be capable of taking a winning shot. We don't often have photos winning that have been taken with a mobile phone, but it's great when it does happen.

There were many fantastic photos in this competition and we'd like to thank everyone who took part. We enjoyed looking at all of the entries.

Macro Photo Competition 2017 No 2 Results

June 7th, 2017

Macro Photo Competition 2017 No 2 Results

Congratulation to Petar Sabol from Croatia who has won $609.20. All of the winning macro photos where excellent and it must have been difficult to choose a winner. The detail and colors in this winning shot are exquisite, especially when the photo is viewed at a large size. Searching for Petar Sabol on the web, you can find many of his other stunning photos. He also has some photos here at 1x.com. Wow! The more searching I do on the internet the more I find. These are very artistic : petar-sabol-sharpeyes-series-insects.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Macro photo contest, and thank you to the judge David Chambon.

Bird Photo Competition 2 2017 Results

May 19th, 2017

Bird Photo Competition 2 2017 Results

Congratulations to Zeralda LaGrange from South Louisiana, US who has won $764.00. More of Zeralda's photos can be seen on her website: azeecreation.com. This atmospheric photo proves that you can take excellent photos even in the winter months. It's just a case of getting out there and finding the right spot. I love taking photos of egrets myself. Their exceptionally white plumage makes them easy to spot. I don't think they like flying much so it's a bonus if you can catch one in flight.

Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 220 photos, and we'd like to give our thanks to the judge, Mike Atkinson.

Child Photo Competition 2017 No 1 Results

May 10th, 2017

Child Photo Competition 2017 No 1 Results

Ellen Goodman from St. Louis, Missouri, USA has won $808. You can see more of Ellen's excellent film photos on her website thefeeloffilm.com. In a digital world it's wonderful someone is keeping this process alive. I love the pose of this boy on the motorcycle. I can imagine a man with a real motorcycle adopting the same pose. And I recognised the beautiful young girl from Ellen's previous competition entries.

Thank you to everyone who entered one of the 154 entries. There were so many excellent photo for the judge Lisa Alessandra Kutzelnig to choose from.

Cars and Transport Competition 1 2017 Results

May 3rd, 2017

Cars and Transport Competition 1 2017 Results

Congratulations to Andrzej Winnicki from Berkshire in the UK who has won $592.40. Andrzej is a professional automotive photographer at www.nineteen80one.com. As this photo was take at the Geneva motor show it's a photo that anyone could have taken, but it does look very professional. The reflection on the floor and the ceiling art complement this stunning Lamborghini.

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition and to the judge Tim Wallace.

Wildlife Photo Competition 1 2017 Results

March 28th, 2017

Wildlife Photo Competition 1 2017 Results

Thomas Vijayan from Canada has won $674. From Thomas's website thomasvijayan.com we can see that he is a photographer who puts a lot of time and effort into getting the perfect shot. With this prize winning shot his effort have now been rewarded. It's a very special photo of a special and probably rare moment. A joy for everyone to see.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered a photo and made this competition possible. This competition was judged by Duncan MacArthur.

Child Photo Competition 2016 No 6 Results

March 9th, 2017

Child Photo Competition 2016 No 6 Results

Congratulations to Willem Kuijpers from The Netherlands who has won $826.00. The boy climbing in this photo is testing his mettle, and also testing the strength of the metal he is climbing on. Willem has many more excellent photo on his flickr page which I enjoyed looking at.

Thank you to everyone who entered a photo into this competition. The standard of photography was very high. And thank you to the judge Lisa Alessandra Kutzelnig who cast her expert eyes over so many photos.