March 19th, 2015

The Photography For Real Estate monthly competition is a jury judged real estate photo contest held every month. Please follow the following if you’d like to participate.

Contest Schedule

  1. Entries can be made anytime the site is open for posting. The contest will close at 24:00 UTC, 15th of every month. Here is the UTC time.
  2. The PFRE Jury votes on images from the 15th of the month through the 23rd of each month.
  3. The winner is announced around the 24th of the month.
  4. The jury listed below chooses the winner during the week after the contest is closed.
  5. The winner will be announced via a post on the PFRE blog.
  6. Every December a PFRE real estate photographer of the year will be chosen from all the monthly winners that year. Images are left in the contest Flickr group as a historical contest record.
  7. Check out the past winners here.

Contest Rules

  1. Entrants enter the PFRE still contest by registering at and posting their entry directly.
  2. Note that contestants are anonymous until voting is complete. Jurors do not know who the contestants are. Voting is done by entry number only.
  3. By entering this contest, contestants agree to have their photo posted on for the purpose of recognition and historical record of the winners and agree to release Larry Lohrman and PFRE Media LLC from and Brandon Cooper/Realpics any liability resulting from any infringement of the submitted image by any third party. 
  4. Only one entry per month per contestant is allowed.
  5. Each month there will be a different theme for the photo. See the Theme Schedule listed below.
  6. The only restriction on commenting is that entrants must not comment until after the winner is announced because comments reveal the entrant’s name.
  7. It is the intention that both the photography and the post-processing for images all be done by the person that posts the image.
  8. This contest is void where prohibited by law. 
  9. Jurors are NOT permitted to enter the contest.
  10. This is a residential real estate contest.  Only residential images are eligable for entry.

Theme Schedule

  1. January: Twilight exterior shots
  2. February: Living room or Family room
  3. March: Kitchen
  4. April: Master bedroom
  5. May: Interior with breathtaking view
  6. June: Foyer – that is the entry area to a property
  7. July: Master bath
  8. August: Daylight exterior
  9. September: Patio deck or garden space
  10. October: Elevated exterior shot- Pole Aerial Photography, Aerial or UAV
  11. November: Open – that is, any real estate shot you want to enter
  12. December: Voting for PFRE Photographer of the year among monthly winners from the previous 11 months.

The Distinguished PFRE Jury

The following jury is a combination of past winners and long time PFRE contributors. All of these jurors are long time real estate photographers:

  1. Michael Yearout – Breckenridge, CO
  2. Jason Roehner – Tempe, AZ
  3. Charles Lynch – Adelaide, AU
  4. Tony Colangelo – Victoria, BC
  5. Barry MacKenzie – London, ON
  6. Ethan Tweedie– Big Island, Hawaii
  7. Richard Hookway – Hampshire, UK
  8. Hamish Beeston – Bristol, UK
  9. Kerry Bern – Ankeny, Iowa
  10. Julie Mannell – Seattle, WA
  11. Michael Lefebvre – Barrington, RI

Winners Receive

  1. A large Photoshop file of the real estate photographer of the month logo for use on your website and advertising.
  2. An entry on the PFRE Best-of-the-best page that contains your winning photo and a link to your website.
  3. A PFRE post that features your business.
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