Closed Challenges

Closed Challenges

List of closed Challenges and their Winners…

hosted by @donisrael82
Tag: #mysharkrocks
Deadline: 2014-05-16
Voting in progress...
94.3 The Shark asks listeners to show us how much The Shark freakin’ ROCKS! Listeners can show us in their most creative display, from installing homemade fins on their cars to painting billboards in our honor. Take a picture of it and send it to us at The most creative display wins a ROCK BLOCK OF CONCERT TICKETS AND A CHANCE TO BE A GUEST DJ ON THE SHARK EVERYTHING THAT ROCKS!

Submissions: 0 pictures of 0 IGers

Jury: none

The Light Challenge
hosted by @thelightchallenge
Tag: #ic_lightchall
Deadline: 2014-02-15
Voting in progress...
This InstaChallenge is organized by a scientific organization. The organization is looking for photos of artistic value on the theme “light”.

If you want to participate in this InstaChallenge, please upload your photo (only one per person, old or new) at InstaChallenge or tag it with the #ic_lightchall hashtag. All photos will be evaluated by a jury. The jury will decide on two criteria:
Photos are excluded if they are not on the theme of this InstaChallenge (“light”).
Photos are excluded if they are not of artistic value.

The scientific organization will buy up to 140 of the participating photos which fulfill these two criteria. Each of the participants will earn at least 10 $ and may earn much more, as we are interested in buying various rights attached to the photo. So you can increase your income by granting us more rights.

To participate, sign in at InstaChallenge and follow the instructions. The challenge will run from February 1 to February 14, 2014. For more information, see

Submissions: 42 pictures of 42 IGers

Jury: none

hosted by @allen_jiang_hawkeye
Tag: #ic_landscapes
Deadline: 2013-02-12
Voting in progress...
Please visit to confirm that your photos with hashtag #ic_landscapes should enter this challenge!

Submissions: 8 pictures of 4 IGers

Jury: none

November Challenge
hosted by @officialsjoerd
Tag: #ic_november
Deadline: 2012-12-01
Voting in progress...
Start at 1 November
Ends at 1 December

Day 1. You
Day 2 2. Breakfast
Day 3. Something you adore
Day 4. Letterbox
Day 5. Something you wore
Day 6. Makes you smile
Day 7. Favourite
Day 8. Your sky
Day 9. Daily routine
Day 10. Childhood
Day 11. Where you sleep
Day 12. Close-up
Day 13. In your bag
Day 14. Something you're reading
Day 15. Happiness
Day 16. Morning
Day 17. Water
Day 18. Something you bought
Day 19. Sweet
Day 20. Someone you love
Day 21. Reflection
Day 22. Your shoes
Day 23. Something old
Day 24. Guilty pleasure
Day 25. Something you made
Day 26. Colour
Day 27. Lunch
Day 28. Light
Day 29. Inside your fridge
Day 30. Nature
Day 1 of December. YOU, again.

Submissions: 9 pictures of 4 IGers

Jury: @officialsjoerd

hosted by @zzzhenya
Tag: #ic_waterinmylife
Deadline: 2012-07-31
Voting in progress...
Do you have much water in your life? Do you enjoy taking bath or going to the swimming pool? Maybe are you dreaming of living near the sea? Show us the #ic_waterinmylife and share your emotions.

Please visit to confirm that your photos with hashtag #ic_waterinmylife should enter this challenge!

Submissions: 5 pictures of 1 IGers

Jury: none

‘What is SoEasySoSimple’ Photo Contest
hosted by @zvrs
Tag: #SoEasySoSimple
Deadline: 2012-07-19
Voting in progress...
Terms and conditions:

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before entering the “What is #SoEasySoSimple Photo Contest” (the “Contest”). By entering the Contest, entrants indicate their agreement to be bound by these terms & conditions as well as any other requirements set out in promotional material relating to the Contest (collectively, the “Terms and Conditions”).

1. The Contest starts on 4 July 2012 at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) and ends on 18 July 2012 at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5).
2. The Contest is organized by ZVRS (CSDVRS, LLC.)
3. To be eligible and submit entries for this contest, entrants must:
a. be at least 18 years of age, as of 4 July 2012;
b. be a registered Facebook user and preferably have a registered Instagram account. If you have not already registered for your free Instagram or Facebook account, download the Instagram app from the Apple App Store ( or the Android App Store ( For Facebook, visit and follow the instructions to sign up;
c. be a fan of ZVRS by following us on Instagram (@ZVRS) and liking us on Facebook (;
d. be a natural person (and not a corporate or business entity, association or society or similar entity); and
e. be a resident in the United States of America. Residents from outside the country are not allowed to participate
4. Entry to this Contest is online via Facebook or via (Instagram App) Please follow the instructions to sign up and upload as many pictures as you wish to submit for the Contest. Contest entries need to be tagged with “#SoEasySoSimple” and “@ZVRS”.
5. Images submitted must be the own work of the individual submitting them and should not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photo contest. Entrants should own the copyrights of the images they submit.
6. Copyright in each submitted image will continue to vest in and be owned by the entrant who submitted it. However, by entering the Contest, entrants shall be deemed to have granted ZVRS a worldwide license to use (including the right to reproduce, modify, transmit and feature) the submitted images free of charge in any of ZVRS’s publications, websites, and promotional materials.
7. Entrants with multiple entries of the same photo will be disqualified.
8. Entrants are strongly encouraged to share their photo(s) with their friends on Instagram and Facebook.
9. ZVRS disclaims any liability in connection with the submitted photos, and Entrants agree to compensate ZVRS against any claims related to the submitted photos.
10. Content of the uploaded submitted photo and the caption must not include:
a. Content violating international or national law
b. Inappropriate, vulgar or pornographic content
c. Content showing or including any form of violence or racism
d. Content violating personal rights of any of the pictured persons
11. ZVRS reserves the right to disqualify and remove any submitted photos that include any of the above content, or for any other reason.
12. ZVRS reserves the right to request the winner to provide proof of identity and age, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity (if required) in order to claim a prize.
13. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of ZVRS. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner shall be deemed to have forfeited the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.
14. Entries must be received by 18 July 2012 at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5). Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt into the database of ZVRS (or its agents or associated companies), not at the time of transmission by an entrant. ZVRS accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries including entries not received by ZVRS or delays in the delivery of the entry due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.
15. ZVRS reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest should any computer virus, communications network failure, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other causes beyond the control of ZVRS corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation, ZVRS shall be entitled to award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices, software or other methods will result in disqualification.
16. The prizes for the Contest are as follows:
a. 1 Round trip to Las Vegas for two persons, including hotel accomendations and 2 $300 gift cards.
b. 5 GoPro Cameras
17. ZVRS reserves the right to replace any of the above-mentioned prizes with other prizes deemed suitable by ZVRS.
18. The prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and not exchangeable for cash, credit or any other item. All winners shall accept prizes as they are and subject to any terms and conditions as may be imposed by ZVRS. ZVRS makes no representation, warranty or undertaking whatoever as to any implied terms and conditions with respect to the prizes in this Contest. ZVRS assumes no liability or responsibility whatoever in respect to any defect or deficiency in the prizes or the nature/consumption of the prizes and will not entertain any direct correspondence with anyone in this regard.
19. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the promotion and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the Authorized Account Holder of said email account at the time of submission will be considered the entrant and he/she will be required to comply with these Terms & Conditions. An “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entrants may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder associated with their Instagram and/or Facebook accounts. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in automatic disqualification.
20. ZVRS reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry, which in the opinion of ZVRS, includes objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements, disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms & Conditions or who has, in the opinion of ZVRS, engaged in conduct in entering the Contest which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of ZVRS and/or Contest. This includes, but not limited, to entrants and households using multiple email addresses, postal addresses or PO Box addresses. ZVRS reserves the right to disqualify a winner if ZVRS becomes aware that the winner and/or the winner’s entry are of a type as described in this clause.
21. After the contest closes on 18 July 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5), an internal panel of judges will select the 5 best entries. ZVRS will contact the respective entrants and they will have to establish contact with ZVRS with their personal information and contact details by 12pm on 20 July 2012. In the event this is not the case, the prize may at the discretion of ZVRS, be forfeited. The winner whose prize has been forfeited is not entitled to any payment or compensation from ZVRS, not withstanding non-receipt of notification that he/she is a winner.
22. Fans can vote for their favorite photos via Facebook at from 19 July 2012 12:00AM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) to 20 July 2012 at 3pm to determine the winning order of photos. As the list of prizes differs in monetary value, the total number of votes and likes will account for 50% of the final decision to award the prizes to the 5 lucky finalists. The top winner will be awarded the grand prize and 1 GoPro camera.
23. The decisions of ZVRS on all matters relating to or in connection with this Contest (including selection of the winners) will be final and binding on all parties concerned.
24. ZVRS may, at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice, vary, modify, delete or add to these Terms and Conditions and may also withdraw or discontinue this Contest at any time without notice or liability to any party.
25. The winners will be announced on 20 July 2012. The winners’ names will be announced on the ZVRS Facebook page. (
26. ZVRS will make all reasonable effort to deliver prizes to the addresses provided by the winners. ZVRS cannot guarantee that any prizes returned to ZVRS due to non-delivery at the provided address will be re-sent to the prize winners.

Submissions: 42 pictures of 4 IGers

Jury: none

Vinn hete premier fra Mercur!
hosted by @mercursenteret
Tag: Sommercur
Deadline: 2012-07-15
Voting in progress...
Last opp et bilde av deg selv i sommerens outfit.
Bruk hashtagen #Sommercur og @mercursenteret. Bildet må
inneholde klær eller accessories som du forbinder med
sommeren. De 4 bildene som får flest "likes" vinner
en premie hver fra Mercur.
1. Premie : Valgfritt skateboard/longboard fra Boardshop (opptil 999,-)
2. Premie : XqBeats Portable speaker fra Telekiosken (verdi 749,-)
3. Premie : Converse sko (verdi 699,-)
4. Premie : Gavekort fra Monki (verdi 500,-)

Konkurransen varer frem til 15. juli!

Submissions: 12 pictures of 4 IGers

Jury: none

Street Art
hosted by @norellialejandra
Tag: #ic_streetart
Deadline: 2012-06-14
Voting in progress...
All around the world we can find art in the most unexpected places. The Challenge is about finding art on the street, capture it and share it.

To participate just tag the picture with #ic_streetart and myself @norellialejandra tell us the place, city and country were you found it.

Submissions: 11 pictures of 6 IGers

Jury: none

hosted by @syntoderrick
Tag: #ic_nature
Deadline: 2012-04-30
Voting in progress...
Take photos of nature and tag @syntoderrick and #ic_nature. You are only allowed a maximum of 5 photos

Submissions: 47 pictures of 14 IGers

Jury: none

hosted by @somebodystopmenow
Tag: #ic_disturbing
Deadline: 2012-04-20
Voting in progress...
Hey whats up? Rules are there are no rules! It can be anything at all. Play with my mind! Give me the most disturbing image that will make me go "f***ing S***" ayt good luck!

Submissions: 5 pictures of 3 IGers

Jury: none

hosted by @penguincody
Tag: #ic_retrocars
Deadline: 2012-04-15
Voting in progress...
Take photos of retro-cars and tag them #ic_retrocars. No more than 3 photos should be tagged, both old photos and new ones.

Submissions: 8 pictures of 4 IGers

Jury: @@penguinCody

hosted by @lendyourleg
Tag: #ic_myleg
Deadline: 2012-04-05
Voting in progress...
“#LendYourLeg challenge. Take a new pic or select from your library an image that will show us your leg.
It can be creative, doing your favorite activity, playing sports, wearing your favorite shoes, do whatever you feel. Join us in this symbolic act to say NO to Landmines.

Submissions: 9 pictures of 2 IGers

Jury: @lendyourleg, @supervillanamontoya

hosted by @krys_ua
Tag: #marchphotoaday
Deadline: 2012-03-31
Voting in progress...
be creative! be the artist you always wanted to be! and just have fun!!!

Submissions: 145 pictures of 15 IGers

Jury: none

hosted by @liljerems
Tag: #ic_springboard-personalized
Deadline: 2012-03-30
Voting in progress...
share the theme of your jailbroken iphone or jailbroken ipod touch, the most beautiful theme will win! Jailbroken devices only please

Submissions: 0 pictures of 0 IGers

Jury: none

TAKAVOIR contest
hosted by @guyomesimonnet
Tag: #ic_absurdtakavoir
Deadline: 2012-03-24
Voting in progress...
TAKAVOIR is a Pocket Film Festival in France.
For the first time, we launch an Instagram Challenge !
This year, the theme is "Absurd"

Duration : The #ic_absurdtakavoir challenge takes place from 01.3.2012 to 24.3.2012.

How to participate :
1) Hashtag your pictures with #ic_absurdtakavoir
and very important : please visit
to confirm that your photos with the hashtag #ic_absurdtakavoir should enter this challenge!
Also read the agreement carefully!

Prices :
1st price : An iTunes gift card - Value 50 € (67.01 $)
All pics are exhibited on TAKAVOIR Festival

Rules : All Absurd Pics !!!

Submissions: 69 pictures of 25 IGers

Jury: @guyomesimonnet

Picture your Song!
hosted by @instantvuka
Tag: #ic_songpic
Deadline: 2012-03-11
Think of your favorite Song(s) and listen to it. Or remember the line of its lyrics and when it pops in your head. Now grab your iPhone and shoot a picture of it! Show us your skills in editing and be as creative as you like in illustrating your taste of music!

The winners will get some free downloads of over 17 million high quality tracks of their choice on!


The #ic_songpic challenge takes place from 19.2.2012 to 11.3.2012.

How to participate:

1) Hashtag your pictures with #ic_songpic

and very important: please visit

to confirm that your photos with the hashtag #ic_songpic should enter this challenge! Also read the agreement carefully!


We have a fantastic international Jury of great IGers: @grether, @skwii, @dutchie68, @dimitriskaranthanos, @seb_gordon!

They will vote the entries and name 3 winners to give them the following prizes:

1st place: 3 Albums of your choice

2nd place: 2 Albums of your choice

3rd place: 1 Album of your choice


1) You can shoot everything which illustrates your favorite song or songline for you, name the title and artist and hashtag it with #ic_songpic

2) NO CD or Vinyl covers or screenshots from iTunes and the like are allowed! You can do better!

3) iPhone only! iPhone edit recommended

4) max. 3 submissions per participant

5) The eligibility requirements by 7 Digital Media:

- The prize is as stated and no cash alternative will be offered
- The winner(s) have 28 days after notification in which to inform 7 Digital Media in writing (at the address above,
or via email) that they accept the prize. Failure to accept within this time-limit will result in the prize being re-offered elsewhere
- The competition is open to residents worldwide and excludes employees (and their families) of the promoter @instantvuka
and of 7digital
- An email will be sent to the users by 7digital to inform them of their download code. The winners have to sign up on and create an account to get the prize
- All correct entries will be selected by the Jury and the winner(s) will be announced on 12.03.2012 via @instantvuka on
instagram and, as well as on

6) All entries will be under the creative commons license BY-NC-ND, if not noticed otherwise

7) Don't participate if you do not agree with the rules!


Get inspired.
Be creative.
Have fun.
Win the challenge.

Yours @instantvuka

Submissions: 64 pictures of 31 IGers

Jury: @dimitriskarathanos, @dutchie68, @grether, @instantvuka, @seb_gordon, @skwii

hosted by @brainyartist
Tag: #ic_cinema
Deadline: 2012-02-19
Without the invention of photography the cinema wouldn't have happend.
Show all the Igers that you know the cinema best and bring the cinema back to Instagram.

The #ic_cinema challenge will go during Berlinale from 9.2.2012 to 19.2.2012.

How to participate:

Hashtag your pictures with #ic_cinema and please


to confirm that your photos with hashtag #ic_cinema should enter this challenge!

Show your skills and become known for your best cinema picture.

a) You can shoot everything related to the cinema: cameras, movie theaters, popcorn, depict your favourite movie scene or title, name it and hastag it.

b) iPhone only. iPhone edit allowed.

c) max. 5 sumbissions per participant

Get inspired.
Be creative.
Have fun.
Win the challenge.

Submissions: 92 pictures of 29 IGers

Jury: @brainyartist, @fotomaedchen, @justiciere, @king_fisher, @uwa2000

Dogs by car
hosted by @gorillaradio
Tag: #ic_dogsbycar
Deadline: 2011-12-11
Voting in progress...
Isn't it funny when dogs get into cars or try to? Especially dogs who are not used to it. Post a picture of your dog or a friend's dog approaching cars.

Submissions: 3 pictures of 2 IGers

Jury: none

escalator cruising
hosted by @jessman5
Tag: #ic_escalator
Deadline: 2011-12-03
No matter whether you photographing passengers, or stand on the escalator by yourself, or sitting, or lying on it, or sliding down the handrail (be careful ;)), or entire floors photographed from above.

It's all about cruising the escalator! yeh.
have fun! :)

Don't forget to tag your picture with «#ic_escalator» and sumit it here on instachallenge.

Submissions: 18 pictures of 10 IGers

Jury: @agentkramer, @jessman5, @king_fisher, @million02, @quietobserver

All about decoration!
hosted by @ribiselkuchen
Tag: #ic_allaboutdecoration
Deadline: 2011-11-03
Voting in progress...
'All about decoration' is not only a challenge, it's to get new ideas how to beautify your home. I'm sure you all have lovely homes so now it's time to show it! :)

- All entries (max. 3 pics) must be shot with & edited on an iPhone
- Tag your entries with #ic_allaboutdecoration AND submit them on the website - it's really simple!

Submit yours, if you want to be part of this creative challenge!

Submissions: 23 pictures of 8 IGers

Jury: none

Short & Sweet
hosted by @vanessas0309
Tag: #ic_v_shortandsweet
Deadline: 2011-10-04
Voting in progress...
Hi everyone. I'm really excited to be hosting my first challenge on ig. So the challenge is posting a photo of the sweetest thing you ever saw. It can be anything or anyone that just makes you smile! RULES: Must be a new photo taken with your iPhone(any new or old photo can be used as long as its resubmitted on ig) and tag your photo with #ic_v_shortandsweet And @vanessas0309-submit them on the website - it's really simple. Have fun with it! Be original, no stealing. The winner will be featured on my feed and I will also be giving away an angry bird charm made by yours truly. Thank you and good luck!

Submissions: 22 pictures of 11 IGers

Jury: @Tydiva, @Vanessas0309

InstaToast Photo Challenge
hosted by @kariekodachrome
Tag: #frakkingtoasters
Deadline: 2011-09-30
Voting in progress...
This challenge was created for all of you to show some love for the "toaster" effect! You can submit up to 3 photos of anything that has the "Toaster" effect on it. Unfortunately there is no prize for the winner other than a shout out and bragging rights. Tag all of your entries with #frakkingtoasters. The challenge ends on September 30, 2011.

Submissions: 25 pictures of 10 IGers

Jury: none

Cloud watching with igoddess
hosted by @igoddess
Tag: #cloudwatching with igoddess
Deadline: 2011-09-26
Voting in progress...
If cloud watching is your thing, makes you sing and go ding-a-ling, join me in this challenge / celebration! The rules:

1. Tag your favourite cloud photos with: #cloudwatching with @igoddess <--- Use the full tag please so I can identify challenge entries from the hash crashers.

2. Tag up to 3 of your best shots, new or old. To avoid feed-bombing, no more than 3 entries please. The photos must be yours - no stealing!

3. The major prize is announced Monday 26 Sept 2011, Western Australian time. 1st prize is a copy of my book, Affirmation Goddess, mailed anywhere in the world. Top 4 entries get a shout out and some iGoddess love.

Submissions: 89 pictures of 33 IGers

Jury: none

hosted by @goldie77
Tag: #ic_trainstation
Deadline: 2011-09-13
Voting in progress...
Everything about the trainstation

Submissions: 176 pictures of 52 IGers

Jury: @agentkramer, @goldie77, @herrkrueger, @king_fisher, @thomas_k

hosted by @agentkramer
Tag: #ic_powerlines
Deadline: 2011-09-10
For some people powerlines are an annoyance, hindering the unobstructed view of a beautiful countryside. Others may view them as an epiphany of mankind's willpower to conquer this planet of ours with a gigantic web of electricity. For this challenge try to capture powerlines in all their glory, with or without the pylons that hold them high in the air, before clouds or blue skies, with or without birds on them.

- All entries must be shot with & edited on an iPhone or iPodTouch (or iPad, if you must).
- Tag your entries with #ic_powerlines AND submit them on the website - it's really simple!

Submissions: 231 pictures of 76 IGers

Jury: @agentkramer, @batfish_design, @daz9nyc, @gabzilla, @girloclock, @king_fisher, @rene84

100 Like Challenge
hosted by @el_patronella
Tag: #goldenshots
Deadline: 2011-09-09
Voting in progress...
This challenge is initiated by @el_patronella

The theme is to showcase what are hopefully the best photos on Instagram
Only photos with #100likes or more shoudl be posted and tagged with the hashtag:-


Deadline for the competition to end is 00:00 PST on 9th September approximately
I am sure you guys can work out the timezones for you own countries

Remember - it is not the number of votes that counts but the taste of that weeks judge.

This weeks winner goes onto becoming next weeks judge and of course gets a shout out on my feed.

This weeks judge is @moonlightice - checkout his feed - fantastic!!

Submissions: 31 pictures of 9 IGers

Jury: @patronella

hosted by @king_fisher
Tag: #ic_water
Deadline: 2011-08-14
Covering most of the world, water is the elixir of life, a great source of inspiration and a wonderful topic for a photo contest!
And like always: PLEASE iPhone photos only.

Submissions: 387 pictures of 104 IGers

Jury: @agentkramer, @goldie77, @herrkrueger, @kfsch, @king_fisher, @thomas_k

hosted by @king_fisher
Tag: #ipb_bikes
Deadline: 2011-07-17
A bike is a bike is a bike. - In this challenge we are seeking #bikes, bike riders and everything closely associated.

UPDATE: The photobook of this challenge is now available!

Submissions: 272 pictures of 97 IGers

Jury: @agentkramer, @goldie77, @herrkrueger, @kfsch, @king_fisher, @thomas_k

hosted by @king_fisher
Tag: #ipb_bridges
Deadline: 2011-07-17
Goal is to produce and publish a photobook with at least 50 of the most attractive photos of bridges on Instagram.

Submissions: 386 pictures of 121 IGers

Jury: @agentkramer, @goldie77, @herrkrueger, @kfsch, @king_fisher, @thomas_k

hosted by @king_fisher
Tag: #igpb_doorporn
Deadline: 2011-06-30
The 50 most attractive door photos; most of them to be found under #doorporn. Submit yours, if you want to be part of something very special!!

The photobook has been published!

Here's the link to

Submissions: 439 pictures of 138 IGers

Jury: @goldie77, @herrkrueger, @kfsch, @king_fisher, @thomas_k