Every year, photographers around the world come together for Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk. Hosted every first Saturday of October each year, each walk consists of less than 50 walkers. It’s a great way to socialize and explore your town (or a new area), and most of all, capture some amazing images!
The Worldwide Photo Walk is free and open to photographers of any skill level, and it benefits The Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage. Additionally, participants can enter their photographs into three contests:
- Walker Photo Contest: Walkers can submit their best photo (one submission only) taken during the walk to their walk leader. The leader will review all entries and pick one winner to submit to the main photo contest. These winners are also known as the “individual walk winners.” Scott Kelby will review all the individual walk winner’s photos and pick one Grand Prize Winner of the Walker Photo Contest and 10 Finalists.
- Video Contest: All participants (Walkers and Leaders) will be able to submit a short video (five minutes or less) taken during their walk to be entered into the contest. Scott Kelby will pick one winner to take home the Grand Prize. Only one video submission per person.
- Mobile Photography Photo Contest: Pull out your phone or tablet and start snapping! All participants (Walkers and Leaders) will be able to submit one photo taken with a mobile device during their walk to be entered into this contest. Scott Kelby will pick one winner to take home the Mobile Grand Prize.
Leaders are also eligible for the Leader Photo Contest.
There are various prize packages for the Grand Prize winner, top finalists, leader Grand Prize winner and more. Here’s what you can find in the Grand Prize package for participants:
- Canon EOS M5 EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit
- Canon Pixma Pro 10 printer
- $250 B&H gift card
- Adobe All Apps membership
- Platypod Max, Platypod Ultra and Multi Accessory Kit
- Skylum Aurora HDR and Luminar
- ThinkTank Airport Advantage rolling camera bag
- $500 Westcott Gift Card
- Drobo 5C
- Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Set
- One-year membership to KelbyOne
To find your city’s Worldwide Photo Walk, visit worldwidephotowalk.com. Or if you’re interested in becoming a leader, click here.