The Unsplash Awards are a month-long celebration created to recognize the powerful impact Unsplash contributors have made through their generosity and artistry. Every day, thousands of photographers freely gift their work on Unsplash to move creativity forward.
We’ve created 13 photography categories to feature the work of Unsplash contributors throughout September. For each category, we’ve invited a guest judge to help select the featured photos.
Vantages that would’ve required a helicopter a decade ago are now possible thanks to the rise of the drone. This category is all about photos making the most of these new perspectives.Submit a photo
Shooting wildlife photography requires equal parts knowledge and patience. Often one will wait for weeks just to get a glimpse of their subject. If you’re having trouble locating wild animals, maybe try shooting one of the domestic variety.Submit a photo
Landscape photography may seem simple, but you’re dealing with a complex combination of light, weather, composition, and a hundred other variables. This category celebrates the pursuit of those moments when everything is just right.Submit a photo
A special category curated by us to recognize excellence in our community.
Chris Messina is a product designer, writer, avid Twitterer, and speaker who’s known for inventing the hashtag. He works with developers, product designers, entrepreneurs, and communities to bring to life projects that should exist but don’t.
Dwight a digital brand advocate who has been featured in media such as PR Newswire for his expertise in the omnichannel consumer journey. He now leads Airbnb’s Digital Media Strategy in the Americas. Formerly Digital Media at Caesars Entertainment.
DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world.
Kari Clark is a Product Manager on Google’s Live Cases – interactive phone cases made exclusively for Pixel phones. For Live Case, she’s collaborated with some of her favorite artists, including Jeff Koons, FAILE, and Friends with You. Kari has always loved art, studying visual arts at Columbia University.
GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. The GoPro Awards team is here to celebrate the community of content creators and give back to those who have made the industry what it is today.
Miguel is a designer, illustrator, photographer, and front-end tinkerer. He’s lead designer at imgix, the real-time image processor that handles visuals for Unsplash, Reddit, Kickstarter, Upworthy, and others. He's also visiting professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences School for Design.
Jared is a multidisciplinary designer at InVision. With a focus on visual branding, he helps businesses and individuals achieve their desired outcomes through a combination of strategic thinking and genuine design solutions. From logos and visual identity systems, to print and digital experiences, his distinct design aesthetic follows a “less is more” philosophy, while keeping authenticity at the forefront of his craft.
Christen is a San Francisco based writer, photographer and editorial strategist. She leads editorial and social media projects at Kodakit, a on-demand service that connects photographers around the world to jobs with global clients. Christen has worked in photography for 15 years, and is the co-author of This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique and Business of Engagement Photography.
Brad has been designing and leading design teams at companies big and small for more than 10 years. In San Francisco, he helped deliver digital products for companies like Airbnb, Medium, Salesforce, and many others. Now he lives and works in Nashville, where he works with companies like Lonely Planet to design and deliver world leading digital travel products. Brad’s latest project - Trips by Lonely Planet - is a new iOS app that lets you share and discover trips from around the world.
Niv leads Product Hunt’s social and content marketing initiatives, and is the Editor of the Product Hunt Daily. Prior to Product Hunt he built the community at Meerkat, and was an analyst at DataFox. You can find him @Nivo0o0 on Twitter.
As the Chief Creative Officer of Squarespace, David leads the company’s award-winning creative team, whose work encapsulates all brand creative, web design and product design efforts for the company. His personal mission is to build great products and a great brand, while telling compelling stories at the intersection of product, design and marketing.
Oliur is a creative director with over 7 years of experience designing and developing, as well as a keen photographer who loves to take pictures in his free time – especially product imagery and travel logs.