Call for entries: TIME magazine wants your Instagram photos!

Slow day for the food truck along Randolph Street.
Slow day for the food truck along Randolph Street. by Patrick Ryan


Here’s your chance to have one of your Instagrams featured in an upcoming TIME magazine article on mobile technology. TIME is searching Instagram and currently accepting submissions for this article.

TIME is looking at the role of the cellphone in everyday life, and they are looking for mobile phone images to help illustrate this project. The goal is to feature photos from around the world and show as many countries as possible. To find images, TIME has reached out to the mobile photography community and will be scouring Instagram for images with the correct hashtag.

To submit an image to the project, post your photos to Instagram and include the hashtag #TIMEwireless. Include a caption with your name and where in the world you’re located, and geotag the photo. This call is open to Instagram users on both iOS and Android platforms. Images must be submitted through Instagram. Although it doesn’t mention it specifically, don’t cheat yourself, mobile photography or TIME readers by uploading a DSLR image that’s been processed by Instagram. Show the world what smartphone cameras are capable of and be sure your image is shot and processed on your iOS or Android device.

Submissions are being accepted now, so post those pictures today. There is a maximum of three photos per user.

To read more and find out all the details, click here to go to the original post on Time Newsfeed.


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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, Pink Floyd, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Greg

    Time's request is awfully vague with no mention of any sort of compensation. I doubt there will be anything monetarily, but it makes no mention of a photo credit either. I am also very concerned about the Terms and Conditions, which are not stated anywhere. I would not be surprised if any submission grants Time the right to redistribute for profit the image in the future with no further compensation to the creator. I can not say for sure if this is the case because I can not find a link to more information.

    Marty, I love Life in LoFi, follow you on twitter, and have bought (and avoided) numerous Apps based on your reviews.

  • I just wanted to let your readers know that Time Magazine's The Wireless issue can be found on the website. The cover is made up of 288 instagram photos (including mine in the far right column, 6th square down). Some images are obscured by font, so I simply lucked out on placement. What's weird is there isn't an Instagram specific article in the magazine.

  • Linda

    Sounds historic. This is a chance for avid instagram users to be a part of TIME's historical endeavors. So take pictures with digital slr for the best shots and share with TIME.

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