NEW CONTEST (2017)

PURSUIT OF THE NEXT COVER SHOT

Interested in being on the cover of our upcoming Spring 2017 print issue? Calling all photographers for a chance to be on the cover of the next PoP mag. The winning shot gets a $500 gift certificate, courtesy of PoP! All you need to do is to submit your best "profile" shot (SIDE VIEW ONLY) that embodies the pursuit of portraits. The portrait must be a profile shot but feel free to use your creative liberty to shoot indoors or outdoors, conceptual or abstract, black & white or color, male or female. It should be iconic, original and "SPRING". And more or less the same proportions as shown in the images below. Email us your entries at hello@pursuitofportraits with the subject "PoP Spring 2017 - Cover Shot". We will also feature the best 9 entries in the magazine in a grid. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 19th, 2017.


RECENT CONTEST (2017)

#MUSESPOP100k "GIVEAWAY"

Pursuit of Portraits is getting close to the 100K milestone on Instagram! To celebrate and thank our community, we're partnering with @Muses to giveaway a PoP Gear Set with multiple prize packages, including a Canon 5D Mark IV!
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HOW IT WORKS

  1. Follow @muses + @pursuitofportraits
  2. Create and post a "Creative/Conceptual" portrait on Instagram and use #MusesPoP100K in the caption. This must be a new post and an original photo created by you and posted between the "contest period".
  3. Tag two friends that might be interested in this contest on PoP's contest post!
  4. (Optional) - Repost the contest image on your Instagram or share on your IG Stories. Tag @pursuitofportraits & @muses and use #MusesPoP100K - Download Images here >

CONTEST PERIOD

The contest starts on Monday, 23rd January 2017 and ends on Sunday, 5th February 2017 at 11:59PM EST.
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PRIZES

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GRAND PRIZE
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Canon 5d Mark IV + Tamron 35mm f1.8
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1st RUNNER UP
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Peaks Messenger Bag 13" + Lexar 64GB professional SD card 2 pack
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2nd RUNNER UP
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VSCO Film Essential Pack + PoP Mag + PoP Geometric Gold Metal Pin + PoP Classic Tote

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FAQS

  • Q: How many entries can I submit? A: No Limit
  • Q: Can I hashtag old portraits? A: No. Photos post-marked between the "campaign period" will be eligible. 
  • Q: What kind of Portraits are you looking for? A: Original works within the theme of creative concepts.
  • Q: I am from another country. Can I participate? A: Absolutely! We will ship the prizes anywhere in the world.
  • Q: Can I trade my prize for cash? A: No prizes can be traded for cash.
  • Q: How will the nominees be selected? A: Our teams will select a dozen of our best photos seen within the contest hashtag.
  • Q: How will the 3 winners be selected? A: 3 overall winners will be selected randomly from the nominees over a live stream.
  • Q: How will the grand prize winner be selected? A: The 3 overall winners will be shared on PoP's Instagram and will be judged based on engagement.
  • Q: Is this contest fair? A: Yes, we promise not to show favoritism in selecting any winners.
    Q: Have an unanswered question? A: Email hello@pursuitofportraits.com with subject "#MusesPoP100k Contest"
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TIMELINE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

PoP will share a dozen or more nominees via IG Stories on Wednesday, 8th February 2017 at 9:30pm EST.
PoP will share 3 overall winners picked randomly on Thursday, 9th February 2017 at 9:30pm EST.
PoP will announced winners based on engagement on Sunday, 12th February 2017 at 9:30pm EST.


RECENT CONTEST (2016)

#WWIM14POP "PICNIC POTLUCK" MEET

Thank you for attending the "Picnic Potluck" meet at Prospect Park, Seattle on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Our thanks go to our official sponsors towards various portrait categories including AdoramaPix, WoodsnapFoodKick, JBL and W Hotels. Check out our meet hashtag #WWIM14POP for photos from the meet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS & A BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

CLASSIC
Sponsored by ADORAMAPIX

First Place: Josh (@castillonaire) | Runner-Up: Jack (@jackbolga) | Runner-Up: Luisanna (@luisanna.tejada)

CREATIVE
Sponsored by FOODKICK

First Place: Danny (@d.treyz) | Runner-Up: Jaime (@theamazingknight) | Runner-Up: Tatyana (@tatyana.sky)

PORTRAIT IN THE PARK
Sponsored by WOODSNAP

First Place: Swapnil (@satanssj) | Runner-Up: AJ (@nstantclassic) | Runner-Up: Maria (@mavaphoto)

BEST OF ALL
Sponsored by JBL

WINNER: PIP (@flippermood)


PAST CONTESTS (2016)

#PoPxSEA "PURSUIT IN SEATTLE" MEET

Thank you for attending the "Pursuit in Seattle" meet at Discovery Park, Seattle on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Our thanks go to our official sponsors towards various portrait categories including Leonard & Church, Woodsnap, Moment Lens and Creative Live. Check out our meet hashtag #POPxSEA for photos from the meet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS & A BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

ENVIRONMENTAL
Sponsored by Woodsnap

First Place: Emily (@invisiblemily) | First Runner-Up: Sam (@samfuphoto) | Second Runner-Up: Alejandro (@aggftw)


#WWIM13POP "hello earthlings" MEET

Thank you for attending the "Hello Earthlings" meet at Turtle Pond, Central Park on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 with our official sponsors towards various portrait categories including Fujifilm, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Daniel Wellington, Palladium Boots, TenTree and AdoramaPix. Check out our meet hashtag #WWIM13PoP for photos from the meet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS & A BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

ENVIRONMENTAL
Sponsored by PENDLETON WOOLEN MILLS

First Place: Juan (@pixelpursuit) | First Runner-Up: Erick (@erickhercules) | Second Runner-Up: Nick (@blackout.jpg)

STREET STYLE
Sponsored by DANIEL WELLINGTON

First Place: Sean (@718sean.p) | First Runner-Up: Adam (@disyouth) | Second Runner-Up: Kate (@kaitkeem)

CLASSIC
Sponsored by ADORAMAPIX

First Place: Matt (@mattytae) | First Runner-Up: Farhat (@farhat.sikder) | Second Runner-Up: Kevin (@kevinkimphoto)

CREATIVE
Sponsored by PALLADIUM BOOTS

First Place: Jack (@jackbolga) | First Runner-Up: Kyle (@kylewillisphoto) | Second Runner-Up: Josh (@castillonaire)


#POPXMOODY "IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE" MEET

Thank you for attending the "In the Mood for Love" meet Battery Park on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 with co-host @moodygrams and our official sponsors including W Hotels, AdoramaPix, ShopHex, Jack Erwin, Langly, Woodsnap and NewYork.com. Check out our meet hashtag #PoPxMoody for photos from the meet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS & A BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

CLASSIC
Sponsored by ADORAMAPIX

First Place: Steven (@softfocusprod) | First Runner-Up: Cesarin (@iamcesarin) | Second Runner-Up: Jack (@jackbolga)

CREATIVE
Sponsored by LANGLY

First Place: Julian (@jurassicjulian) | First Runner-Up: Ben (@hon_solo) | Second Runner-Up: Jack (@nyclovesnyc)

MOODY
Sponsored by SHOPHEX, WOODSNAP & NEWYORK.COM

Winner: Dennis (@ddesigns_) | Winner: Sanjida (@sanjidawesome) | Second Runner-Up: James (@realjcreel)

STRIDEBY
Sponsored by JACK ERWIN

First Place: Michael (@mykellsawyer) | First Runner-Up: Svitlana (@svitlanapimenov_photography) | Second Runner-Up: (@aworkof.art)


BEST OF ALL
Sponsored by w hotels

First Place: Chris (@cmr_digital)


PAST CONTESTS (2015)

#WWIM12POP "For the pursuit" MEET

Thank you for attending the "For the Pursuit" meet in Central Park on Sunday, October 4th with co-hosts @centralparknyc and @instagramnyc with Woodnsnap, Moment Lens, Just Porter, NewYork.com, Central Park Conservancy, Social Print Studio and Triumph Hotels as our official sponsors. Check out our official hashtags #wwim12pop and #pursuitofportraits for photos from the meet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS & A BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
More categories will be announced in the next few days!

CLASSIC
Sponsored by Woodsnap

First Place: Ana (@atrstn) | First Runner-Up: AJ (@nstantclassic) | Second Runner-Up: Nicholas (@nicholasmrnarevic)

Honorary mentions within the Classic Category. Click on the images to view details.


CREATIVE
Sponsored by MOMENT LENS

First Place: Matt (@matt.joe) | First Runner-Up: Stephen (@stephenmar) | Second Runner-Up: Sally (@sllychn)

Honorary mentions within the Creative Category. Click on the images to view details.


STREET STYLE
Sponsored by Just Porter

First Place: Farhat (@farhat.sikder) | First Runner-Up: Luan (@luanluuatelier) | Second Runner-Up: Carolyn (@careamurao)

Honorary mentions within the Street Style Category. Click on the images to view details.


BEST PORTRAIT THAT'S ALSO A PORTRAIT OF CENTRAL PARK
Sponsored by CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY

Winner: Constantine (@constantism)

Honorary mentions within the Central Park Portrait Category. Click on the images to view details.


#TODAYIMET POrtraits
Sponsored by Social print Studio & NEWYork.com

Winners: Garseeyuh (@garseeyuh), Ranny (@b.utterfly)

Honorary mentions within the #TodayIMet Portrait Category. Click on the images to view details.


BEST OF ALL
Sponsored by TRIUMPH HOTELS

Winner: AJ (@nstantclassic)

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Honorary mentions within the "Best of All" Category. Click on the images to view details.