Weekend Hashtag Project: #PortraitMoment

Our January contest, #PortraitMoment (Weekend Hashtag Project), was a success! These three talented winners will receive a Moment Tele Lens Kit.

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A portrait is perhaps the most nuanced of all genres within photography. Capturing a person’s physical traits, their body language, or their facial expressions can speak volumes. And the very best portrait photographers do this masterfully. Whether we see a portrait of a celebrity, a world leader, or a loved one, all portraits tell a whole story about the photo subject in just one single shot.

This is why we’ve chosen portraits as the theme of our next contest. What is your process for shooting a portrait? Do you get to know your subject first? Do you shoot portraits of friends, or do you like to shoot strangers? We challenge you to tell us a story about a person or people through one shot, and tell us about your subject, the shot, or your creative process.

Contest Rules

How to Enter:

  • The task is simple: submit your best portrait.
  • Upload your photo to Instagram, and tag it — anytime after January 27, 2017 at 9:00AM Pacific Time Zone PST and before January 29, 2017 at 7PM PST.
  • Tag @moment and #PortraitMoment in the caption.
  • Write a short description about the photo, the subject, or your creative process
  • You can enter up to 3 photos, as long as each entry is unique, both in photo and caption. You must upload the photo during the contest and may not tag old photos. Tags added to previously posted photos will not be considered.


  • Entries open January 27, 2017 at 9:00AM Pacific Time Zone (PST).
  • Entries close January 29, 2017 at 7:00PM PST.
  • (3) Grand-Prize winners will be announced on or around January 30, 2017.

Each photo entry must be:

  • Shot on a mobile phone.
  • Solely your content, and posted on your own, public Instagram account.
  • Uploaded and tagged with @moment and #portraitmoment during the submission window.
  • Not in violation of Instagram’s Terms Of Use and Community Guidelines.
  • Entries must be posted or reposted from a public account during the entry period. You cannot simply “tag” an older photo/video.

Three Grand-Prize winners will be selected by the Moment team after the entry period ends on January 29, 2017. The judges will use the following scoring system:

  • Quality of the photo
  • Intrigue of the description/process
  • Creativity


  • The 3 top winners will receive a Moment telephoto lens kit

Complete contest rules can be found here.

We are stoked to have you join us. Reach out to hello@shopmoment.com with any additional questions.

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