Be Our Photographer of the Week

Ali Sardar, a featured photographer at our 2017 & 2018 Bokeh Focus Photo Exhibit & Fundraiser evenings, takes a soft-focus bokeh self-portrait using a tripod, camera & self-timer. Sardar was also the original photography curator intern for Bokeh Focus

How to Be Our Photographer of the Week


Submissions for the upcoming week begin every Friday at noon ET. All submissions are due by the following Tuesday before 9 p.m. ET. Voting will run from Friday at noon ET through Wednesday at noon ET. Winners will be announced each Friday for the previous week

How it works:

  • You tag us @bokeh_focus on your Instagram posts and/or stories to be entered.*
  • We repost your content on our Instagram stories.***
    • All contestants’ photos will be available for viewing & voting under our highlight titled ‘Vote Here for Photographer of the Week’.**
  • Voting Process: Reactions and comments by our followers on the stories and highlights will be counted as votes for the best Photographer of the Week. Please – No more than two votes per Instagram user.
  • The winner will be contacted and have a special feature posted about them in an Instagram post and story.***

What you need to do:


  • Post on your Instagram feed or story & tag us @bokeh_focus (remember the underscore!)
  • Vote and tell your friends and family to vote for a winner each week. Voting can be found under the highlight titled ‘Vote Here for Photographer of the Week’.**


  • Check your Instagram messages for a message from us by 9 p.m.ET each Wednesday.
  • If you are the winner or the first runner-up you will receive a link to our password-protected interview form.
  • Fill out the winners’ interview form no later than 9 p.m.ET on Thursday so we can write a feature about you for our Instagram post and story.****


*You can submit as many pictures as you would like throughout the week!

**You must be following us and tagging us to be entered to winAdditionally, all voters must be following us for their votes to be counted.

***Repost policy: Your content will be reviewed by site administrators and will not be reposted if deemed vulgar or obscene.

****If the winner does not respond in the required timeline, the first runner-up will be selected as the official winner.