Welcome To SHOOT's Behind The Scenes Photo Contest

(Note: Entry from your Instagram, Twitter or FB account requires Caption Details, Photog credit, #MySHOOTbts)

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is in process of being relaunched as a showcase. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience. 


PR YOUR PROJECTS TO INDUSTRY MOVERS & SHAKERS + WIN PRIZES. No Fees. Details and Deadlines Below. Entries photos must have been taken within 3 years of submission date.

FOR ANY MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION OR POST CREW MEMBERS & ACTORS TO ENTER INCLUDING FILMS, TV, COMMERCIALS, MVs, WEBISODES. The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is FREE TO ENTER & open to all amateur and pro photographers worldwide except where prohibited by law.

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a showcase opportunity for the Film, TV, Commercials and Web Content Producers who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post. Fascinating, ingenious, creative people read and follow SHOOT everyday. And, the Editors of SHOOT love to showcase their expertise via this fun simple way. We invite filmmaking crews, from around the world, to give SHOOT readers a glimpse into your shoot, where ever it may be, of you, your associates and colleagues in action be it movies, TV, music videos, commercials, or webisodes. An insider’s perspective into you, your shoot, your team, or your company.  Whether on location or in the studio we want to see our readers doing what they do best... producing and finishing motion pictures! 

This semi-annual photo contest — held during the summer (Emmy season) and winter (Academy season) - is designed to encourage and promote the image of visual storytellers by showcasing their work-in-process, skills, creativity, tools in the art of motion pictures production and post one picture at a time. The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a perfect opportunity for the professionals who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post to be seen and better understood. 

SHOOT invites motion picture industry members from around the world to enter
Entry is FREE. The winning image will be published on a SHOOT magazine cover and the winning photographer will receive a minimum of $500. USD.  Runner-up photo and honorable mentions will also receive prizes. See SHOOT Magazine Cover and Page 31 example (Note: If sponsors are secured, SHOOT will award larger material or cash prizes.) And, during the winter contest period, one (1) photo will be selected each weekday as "SHOOT Magazine BTS Winter Photo Contest ENTRY OF THE DAY" and will be posted to SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Instagram page as well as SHOOT's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Click here for example

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is for any motion picture production or post crew members & actors to enter Including Films, TV, Commercials, Webisodes. The SHOOT BTS photo contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide except where prohibited by law including actors, producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, vfx artists, music & sound designers, production designers, art directors, costume designers, make-up artists, special effects gaffers & grips, carpenters, vfx animators, music & sound mixers, set BTS photographers, ADs, PAs, publicists, legal advisers, location managers, and others involved BTS in the filmmaking process.

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a fun opportunity for our readers to participate in documenting and showcasing who they are and what they do every day. Types of photographs we're interested seeing are listed below and should be interesting, fun, skillful, surprising and creative:

  • crew/talent pictures (individual or entire team)
  • in the studio or on location
  • on set, near set, stage, make-up, design, art,   lighting, carpentry dept shots
  • cool frames & vfx screenshots
  • awards shows, wrap parties & catered meals
  • workflow / process images
  • equipment & software in action
  • funny, crazy, creative bts shots
  • other fun & interesting bts pics

Submission Details & Periods
The contest is FREE to enter and photographers of all abilities are invited to submit work.  There is no limit to the number of photo submissions per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically in accordance with the contest guidelines and rules.  Images must have been taken no later than 3 years prior to the entry's submission date. People may vote for multiple entries; however only one vote per person will be allowed per entry, per day during the voting period. 

  • December 1, 2018 12:00am ET – Entries & voting opens for Winter Contest period ENTER HERE
  • March 1, 2019 Midnight ET – Entries & voting ends for Winter Contest
  • June 1st, 2019 12:00am ET – Entries & voting opens for Summer Contest period ENTER HERE
  • September 7th, 2018 Midnight ET – Entries & voting ends for Summer Contest

All accepatble contest photos will be displayed at the BTS ENTRIES GALLERY ON MySHOOT and SHOOT's Facebook page here, and other webpages across the SHOOTonline.com digital platform.

Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules at http://btsPhotoContestRules.SHOOTonline.com

Winners are announced within 2 months after a Call For Entries closes. 

SHOOT makes it incredibly simple to enter your BTS Photo(s). Each Entry must include all required information requested (see below) and SHOOT would prefer to have additional - non-required information - as well.

There are three easy ways to enter:

  1. Upload a BTS photo on MySHOOT website via http://BTS.SHOOTonline.com  BEST WAY TO ENTER
  2. Upload a photo via the Photo Contest tab on SHOOT's’ Facebook Page (http://BTS-FB.SHOOTonline.com)
  3. Publicly share your BTS shot on on your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account and hashtag it #MYSHOOTBTS (include short description of photo, names of any people (if any) in photo (i.e L to R), and required photo credit info, #MYSHOOTBTS to enable the SHOOT to identify the relevant entries.)

Upload your BTS photo using your own valid Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account by: (2) in the case of Facebook: best via the Contest app on SHOOT's FB Page Here, completing all required details (see below) requested or (3) uploading the photo using the hashtag #MYSHOOTBTS in the caption to the post; or (3,4) in the case of Instagram and Twitter, including the hashtags #MySHOOTbts in the caption. Photo(s) must be shared publicly and in accordance with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook’s Terms of Use (http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/, https://twitter.com/tos, https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms). There is no limit on the number of photos entrants may enter to be considered during the Entry Period, as long as no photo is a duplicate of a previous entry.

Entries must be received by the Producer during the Contest Entry Period (see below). Entries received after the end date for the Contest period will not be accepted.

Note: Entries via Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook: Using the hashtag #MySHOOTbts your public BTS posts will automatically enter your photo into SHOOT's BTS contest! All tagged photos and tweets may appear on the Producer's Profile Pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted. You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Whether using desktop or mobile device, all images must be submitted through our official SHOOT BTS Photo Contest entry webpages: Desktop best here: http://BTS.SHOOTonline.com) or Facebook here form  (http://BTS-FB.SHOOTonline.com) and if using mobile device browser to enter go here as well (http://BTS-FB.SHOOTonline.com), including all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission. If auto-entering thru your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook account, the phot must be public, and include short description of photo, names of any people (if any) in photo (i.e L to R), and required photo credit info, #MySHOOTbts to enable the Producer to identify the relevant entries and the Editors of SHOOT to better understand the context of the BTS photo entry for judging purposes.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime during or after a photo contest entry period.

Your Email Address
Upload a Photo
Photo caption including any required credit information
Date Picture Taken
Name of person who took picture
Agree to BTS contest rules

Optional Fields/Information
Follow us on Twitter
Like Us  SHOOTonline optional
Share SHOOT BTS Photo Contest on Twitter
Which category best describes your BTS photo? (select one)
Location where photo taken

When you enter the Contest on the SHOOT website or Facebook page, you may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminders for upcoming promotions and information from SHOOT. Consenting to receive such e-mails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Contest and does not improve your chances of winning. In the event you do consent to receive these e-mails, the use of such e-mail address shall be subject to the privacy statement found on the SHOOT Website at https://SHOOTonline.com/privacy. Receipt of online entries will be acknowledged by redirect to "You're Entered" message.

For more information about "Behind The Scenes" Photo Contest, visit the SHOOT's website here: http://BTS.SHOOTonline.com

For more information on SHOOT Magazine and SHOOTonline.com, visit: https://SHOOTonline.com

Photos will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to behind the scenes of motion picture production and post of movies, TV, Commercials, Music Videos, etc. Judging will be conducted by the editors of SHOOT Magazine and SHOOTonline.com. 

"Vote to win," “like to win” or “comment to win”  The editors of SHOOT will select winner(s) and honorable mentions from photos with the most votes (maximum number of total votes per image is 1000). 1 person voting for 100 days, or 100 people voting in 1 day equal the same results.  Voting is a simple click vote once per day. Anyone can vote on an image for free and keep revisiting each day to do so. Along with the Votes made at http://BTS.SHOOTonline.com and via SHOOT's’ Facebook App Page, Likes and retweets counts will be added in as well from Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. And, comments on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter will also be reviewed.

All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact SHOOT about the status of entries or judging. 

SHOOT will notify the possible winner(s) via the contact information provided at the time of entry. 

Possible winners may be required to provide SHOOT with proof that he or she is owner of email address associated with the winning entries.

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BTS Photo Contest Sponsorship Opportunities
SHOOT is offering sponsorship opportunities to connect with the motion picture production market via The SHOOT Behind The Scenes Photo Contest. From simply providing prizes all the way to a full year of exposure. Now is the best time to jump on board this ground floor new branding opportunity. Photo contest packages can be customized to fit individual exposure and branding needs. We are open to various types of sponsorships including product, endorsement, trade, and cash for prizes (any product prizes must be valued at $350. USD and higher).

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, product placements, and media partnerships, please contact: For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact SHOOT Events at events@shootonline.com.

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