Don’t be Selfieish…
You can do more with a smartphone than shoot a selfie! With the all-new Photobucket mobile app it’s a snap to upload, edit and share photos.
Show us how creative you can be with nothing more than your phone, some filters and our free mobile app!
How to enter:
1) Download the all-new Photobucket Mobile app.
2) Turn your phone away from your face and shoot a stellar photo.
3) Share it on Instagram, Twitter or Photobucket with the hashtag #pbMobile.
Help cure Selfieitis by entering our #pbMobile Photo Contest! Our favorite mobile photos will win a free 16×20 canvas print. See what others are submitting. Good luck!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with trending news and photos.
Polar Vortex got you down?
Cheer up! The temperatures may be dropping but we are heating things up with our Winter Photo Contest.
Snowed in or warm and toasty, we want to see your best winter photos!
It’s simple to enter:
1. Snap your best winter-themed photo.
2. Share it via Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #pbWinter.
Winner’s photo will be featured as our Facebook cover image and will be seen by millions.
Frozen streets on your way to work? Hot soup and a relaxing fire? It’s time to de-frost, grab your camera and share your best #pbWinter photo today!
Hey Griswold! Where you gonna put a tree that big?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to gather the family together and see what magical, often laughable, memories unfold.
Whether its the ugliest Christmas sweater, your toddler screaming on Santas lap, or that sweet labradoodle dressed as an elf….share your best Griswold worthy photos for a chance to win a 16×20 canvas.
How to enter:
Capture your best holiday photos
Share them on Instagram or Twitter with any of the following hashtags:
The holidays are approaching quickly! Simply snap, hashtag and share for your chance to win.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily inspiration and sharable laughs.
With just under 2,000 awesome submissions, choosing three winners in our Halloween Photo Contest was a challenge! Thanks to everyone who submitted their best Halloween shots.
1) Cutest Costume – The Referee
2) Scariest Photo – Zombie Couple
3) Most Beautiful – Pumpkin Truck
Congratulations to our winners who will be receiving a credit for a 16×20 canvas print!
Share your best Halloween pics, whether dressed as your favorite TV character, twerking singer, or member of Congress, just add #pbHalloween and you will be entered to win.
How to enter:
1) Shoot your best Halloween-themed photo.
2) Share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #pbHalloween.
3) Check out all the contest entries here, vote for your favorites by commenting or liking the photo.
Need costume ideas? Check out this post for inspiration.
Our 3 favorite photos will win a free 16×20 canvas of their Halloween shot!
Note: We respect your privacy, only photos from Twitter and Instagram accounts set to public will be entered into the contest.
Would you like to have your photos featured on our Facebook page or in our October Newsletter? Simply edit an image using the Halloween stickers and post it in the comments below. Your photo may be shared with the entire Photobucket community!
What an amazing kickoff to Photobucket Stories with our recent Life’s an Adventure contest, and huge thanks to all who participated! There certainly was some tough competition with more than 4,700 entries, many of which ran neck-and-neck after 475,000 of you took to social media to voice your vote for your favorites by entering, commenting, liking and sharing them! But that being said, we did have to narrow it down to one first place champ, and we are happy to congratulate Summer Brennan our $25,000* winner for her story titled “Amado: Befriending a Wild Mustang.”
Summer’s entry chronicles her beautiful and touching journey of her training a wild mustang stallion named Amado. She walks us through the time she spent befriending Amado and gaining his trust while training him for their 90-day “Extreme Mustang Makeover” challenge. And, of course, she includes all the emotional and dramatic ups and downs in between!
After you check out Summer’s story, be sure to take a peek at the inspiring runner-up stories that also each scored $500* for their efforts. These adventures include tales such as hiking the Appalachian Trail, taking a cruise as Hurricane Sandy hit, falling in love in Costa Rica, a family setting sail for the first time, and one woman’s seven months spent traveling the world. You won’t want to miss them!
- Click here to see a story from Mike_aidala about a personal adventure that ended with a twist.
- Click here to see a story from LookySquares about a journey of 2,176 miles through 14 states over six months, all with two pairs of shoes and a self-proclaimed “horrible beard.”
- Click here to see story from jsisting1 on some amazing travels from 2012, including Indonesia, Brazil, India and Peru.
- Click here to see story from MIST50 about her first-ever cruise, which she received as a 50th birthday gift from her sister, plus their ensuing adventure through nine states.
- Click here to see story from melody_hill about a sailing trip, which turned out to be a bonding experience for the entire family.
These Stories illustrate just how well Photobucket enables you to create and share your personal narratives using our exciting new Story platform.
So what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to start thinking about your own life adventures and all the stories you’ll want to capture, create and share of your greatest moments in pictures, text and video. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!
*Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with Official Rules.
That’s right – you read it correctly. We’re giving our fabulous
Photobucket fans a chance to showcase their creativity in our “Life’s
an Adventure” contest for an opportunity to win $25,000 (and just in
time for the holidays, too!).
Participating is easy; simply submit your entry in ‘Photobucket
Story’ form via Photobucket.com/StoryContest for
consideration. Entries are being accepted now through December 9, and they will
be judged on a combination of creativity, adherence to a theme and social
engagement. Winners will be announced on December 14.
Haven’t heard about our new Photobucket Stories yet? Stories
allows you to easily create and collaborate on living stories by inviting
friends and family to contribute photos, video and text to a single, sharable
canvas. Once Stories are created, they are easily embeddable on blogs, personal
and brand sites, and can be shared among friends from mobile devices or across
Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
To understand how Stories works, and to prepare for your contest
entry, you can see some examples of recent Stories created on Photobucket here:
what are you waiting for? Chronicle and share your most interesting exploits
for an opportunity to win $25,000. Happy snapping, sharing and storytelling!
Did you make it to the Winter Mountain Games this last weekend in Vail?
We were there, braving the cold to bring you Photobucket goodies and app downloads.
If you took some photos, remember to enter the public contest by adding your photos to the group album. You can win some great prizes from Eddie Bauer, Teva, Maui Jim and more!
Check out this great photo as an example:
And even if you weren't there, you can still take a good look through the group album and click "Like" for the photos you love!
Thanks to everyone who came by to say hi and learn more about Photobucket! You guys rock!
I tweeted recently about a touching photography story I ran across – about, of all things, how dog “glamour shots” are helping to raise rescue adoption rates. It’s such a simple thing, but as a dog owner myself, I thought it was worth mentioning to highlight how people all over are helping to make a real impact with images.
CBS News first did a segment on Dallas-based photographer Theresa Berg, who said she aims to change the grim images of animal adoption photos into something that a possible pet owner cannot refuse. According to Berg, she can’t stand the thought that, “for want of a good picture, a dog goes homeless.”
The result? Each and every one of the dogs she photographed got adopted in record time, and adoption rates at the rescue are up 100 percent. She now trains volunteers from other rescues, and is encouraging other professional photographers to donate their talents to the cause, saying, “If every photographer just took in one rescue group, we could save so many more dogs,” which equates to tens of thousands of lives.
Berg now offers “Focus on Rescue,” a free photo clinic for animal rescue volunteers where they’ll teach participants how to take better photos using the camera and equipment you already have – even if it’s just a cell phone! Get more information via the contact page of her website here.
And we certainly can’t forget about the cat lovers out there! Our feline friends are known for their swagger, and in honor of the upcoming Puss in Boots 3D movie, we’re running a new contest: Simply show us your sassiest cat photos for a chance to win a year’s supply of Friskies® cat food, a $600 gift card AND tickets to see Puss In Boots in RealD 3D. Click here for more information and to enter. Good luck!