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Back in July, we shared a story about Peoria photographer Mike Boatman, who had filed a lawsuit against his local MLS. There have been some recent developments and Mike wanted to share an update. Below, you will find Mike’s most recent update, along wi ...



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For over a decade, photographers from around the world have participated in PFRE’s monthly photography contests, culminating in the year-end crowning of PFRE’s Photographer of the Year. With a new theme each month and commentary offered by some of the finest real estate & interior photographers anywhere, these contests offer a fun, competitive environment with rich learning opportunities. 

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Video Contest

Purpose of the Contest:

The Photography For Real Estate monthly competition is a jury judged real estate property video contest held every month. Instructions are as follows:

Entering the Contest

  • Entrants are to submit their videos directly by registering on the Video Contest page.
  • Comments can be made on each individual entry
  • Video entries can be hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, or Instagram

Contest Schedule

  • Entries can be made anytime the Video Contest page is open for posting.
  • Adding Entries will typically be from the 1st of the month through the 20th of the month unless a contest has been extended into the next month. All time and dates are UTC/Zulu/GMT.
  • Only one entry per month per contestant.
  • The contest is open to individuals, teams and studios.
  • The PFRE Video Jury votes on videos from the 23rd of the month through the end of the month.
  • The jury listed below chooses the winner.
  • At the end of each month, the winner will be announced via a post on the PFRE Blog.
  • Every December a real estate videographer of the year is chosen from all the monthly winners that year.

Contest Rules

There will be a new contest each month. If there are less than 6 or 8 entries it will be extended into the next month. The contest is open for entries from the 1st through the 20th each month.
  • Entrants can participate in the video contest by posting their video to the Video Contest page.
  • For communication purposes, contestants MUST provide their: full name, location, website URL and email address, without this information their entry will be deleted before voting begins.

The Distinguished Videographer of the Month Jury

Charlie Dresen

Steamboat, Colorado

Hamish Beeston

Bristol, UK

Anders Carlson

Kailua Kona, HI

Travis Rowan

Maui, HI

Tom Tezak


Vic Devore


Jurors are NOT permitted to enter the contest.

Winners Receive

  1. A Photoshop file of the PFRE videographer of the month logo for use on your website and advertising.
  2. An entry on the PFRE video-contest-winners page that contains your winning photo and a link to your website.
  3. A PFRE post that features your video and business.

Best of the Best–Past VOTM & VOTY Winners: