invite you to enter our

Perfect Pairs

Photo Contest

SmugMug and Bay Photo Lab are like peanut butter and jelly, aperture and ISO. To celebrate this perfect partnership, we're inviting photographers around the world to enter photos in this theme for a chance to win $1250 worth of prizes, plus national exposure in print, digital and trade show advertising.

Ice Cream and Cake and Otter Photos
Get your photos in by September 30, 2011Enter Contest

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How it Works

To enter the contest, upload your images by September 30. Then, help us pick the winner(s) by commenting, Tweeting about and FB Liking your favorites, using the Twitter and FB icons under each image in the gallery. Voting will close October 7, and then winners will be announced October 12.

Judges from SmugMug and Bay Photo Lab will take into consideration the comments, and number of Tweets and FB Likes in picking the winner.

There is no limit to the number of photos that you can enter. Once submitted, an image can't be edited or re-uploaded. This contest is open to photographers all over the world, and you do not have to be an existing SmugMug or Bay Photo Lab customer to participate.

Contest Timeline

Uploading Closes: September 30, 2011
Voting Closes: October 7, 2011
Winners Announced: October 12, 2011 on SmugMug's Blog.

Winner Selection

Staff members at SmugMug and Bay Photo Lab will go through each of the submissions to see which best captures the theme of Perfect Pairs. One or more winners will be picked and publicly announced on SmugMug's Blog by October 12. Winners will then be contacted by email with information on how to collect their prize.

Who May Enter

Amateurs and professionals age 18 and over, from all over the world. Employees of Sponsors and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, and parent companies, affiliates and agents of Sponsors are not eligible to enter or win a prize.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry.

How Voting Works

After you upload your image, share it with your friends and family! Anyone can "vote" for your image by commenting on it, or using the social media icons under the image to FB Like or Tweet it. Judges will consider how many comments, Tweets, and FB Likes an image receives in making their pick. Voting closes October 7th.


First Place

  • 5 free years of SmugMug Pro ($750, not including bragging rights)
  • $500 Print Credit to world class Bay Photo Lab
  • Photo credit in major national and tradeshow advertising, including WPPI

At their discretion, Judges may pick any number of Runner Up winners, who will receive this prize package:

Runner Ups

  • 1 Free year of SmugMug Pro ($150)
  • $100 Print Credit to world class printer Bay Photo Lab