Deadline: 01/05/2021



Even if it seems that the cities, towns and villages we live in are the dullest places in the world, there are compelling sights to be explored! We believe that every place has its own specific “genius loci”, vibrant history, or fascinating attractions that others should see. Make a cultural trip to the place you live or a place you love and advertise its character, atmosphere, and beauty in a photo story. Be original and show us the hidden gems that speak to the spirit of the place!

Content Requirements:

Using 5-10 original photos, create a photo story about your city
You can submit an existing story (which is not currently being sponsored)
– Use original and good quality photos or scanned images
– Create a brief description and caption for each photo to make the story comprehensive, engaging, and expressive
Use your original content, as plagiarized text will lead to disqualification



Level requirements

Open to all

Submission Formats

JPEG, PNG – minimum resolution of 1920×1080 and maximum size 10MB


Photo Usage Rights

FrstHand rights granted -By submitting your content in the call, you grant Frsthand the right to share and promote your work on the platform and FrstHand social media channels, including the use of a commercial nature. Hence, you must own and control the copyright to all photos you submit. FrstHand can guarantee appropriate attribution


This call should attract travelers or people who can only travel via their computer screens.

Winning Criteria

Once your story is accepted, please share your photo story on social media with #FrstHand #CallsForStories
The contest entries will be judged. The Contest Sponsors will choose the winners based on the following criteria:
– The submitted story must meet all the content requirements
– The content should be creative and engaging (Remember, you are writing for an international audience)
– Image quality and authenticity matters



1 – $150
2 – $100
3 – $80
4 – $60
5 – $50
6 – $40
7 – $40
8 – $40
9 – $40
10 – $40



Also, check out other Photo contests here.