12 Days. 12 Quests. 12 Prizes.

T’is the season to give and receive—so we’re giving you the ultimate photography contest to unwrap! The 500px team has created 12 exciting photo challenges to put your skills and creativity to the test. Grab your gear and get your eyes on a prize.

Photo top: “Bakkasel” by Oscar Bjarnason

How does it work?

From December 1 to 12, you can submit your photos to any of the 12 Days of Questmas challenges on 500px—but not just any photos! Each Quest has a theme inspired by photography trends and a set of specific requirements to follow. One grand prize will be revealed daily throughout the 12 Days of Questmas.

At the end of the 12 days, 500px’s team of photo editors will review the submissions and select one lucky winner and 10 runners-up for each Quest.

If you want to be eligible to win (and trust us, you do!) make sure you read the contest rules and regulations and each Quest’s requirements carefully, so you don't miss anything that would prevent you from taking home the prize.

Want to learn more about 12 Days of Questmas? Check out our Blog.

Photo right: “Chasing waterfalls” by Charlotte Little Wolf

Show me the prizes

First Place

The winner of each Quest will receive one of our amazing grand prizes, sponsored by some of the top photography brands in the world like DJI, Tameron, and Gnarbox.


The top 10 runners-up for each Quest will be published on the 500px Blog and have their photo featured in a gallery by the official 500px profile—that means your work will be shared with an audience of millions!

Photo: “Hi guys!” by Iza Łysoń

How to get started

Check out the 500px Quests page to learn more about the themes and requirements for each photo challenge. Don’t forget to check back daily to see which new prize is up for grabs!

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