This one’s for all the photographers who have ever dreamed of quitting their day jobs, packing a small bag (mainly with camera gear), and hitting the open road in search of adventure. And it’s all brought to you by our friends,!

If you haven’t already heard of them, is a brand-new place online to collect, curate, and share meaningful stories and experiences. They organize and send adventurers on amazing and unique trips around the world, in an attempt to “inspire people to break out of their comfort zone.” We love because it’s the perfect place to get inspired for your next trip and plan it, whether it’s choosing from one of their pre-planned trips or creating your own.

Here’s the deal: will sponsor a photographer to go on a photography assignment, free of charge, to any of the following locations below. You will act as a real photojournalist and document your entire trip—your photos and story will be published on under your name afterwards!


  • East & Southern Africa
  • Morocco


  • India
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


  • France
  • Italy
  • Turkey

South America

  • Brazil
  • Cuba
  • Peru

The best part? will work with you to design your dream photo assignment, so the trip will be completely customized to what you want to experience! Never been to Africa? Get your camera ready for some amazing wildlife safari shots. Interested in street and cultural photography? Maybe India is the place for you.

You can apply to be‘s photojournalist by taking and submitting a photo that represents “The Definition of Adventure”. So, what does adventure mean to you? What inspires you to get out of your comfort zone and into the world?

Let’s get to the rules!

  1. You have from Tuesday, July 8 until Tuesday, July 22 at midnight EST to apply.
  2. Upload your photo entry on by hashtagging it with #VentureOut. Click here to see how to add and manage tags to your 500px photos. You can enter as many photos as you’d like, and they can be new or old photos.
  3. View your entries and the rest of the submissions here.
  4. will choose one winning submission. The results will be announced and posted here on July 29.

Some requirements!

  1. You must be both a member of and to enter. Register as an member here with your 500px email address. It’s a simple 3-step process!
  2. Your submission must reflect the theme, “The Definition of Adventure” to be considered.

Bonus round: Twitter
Share your entry on Twitter with the hashtag #VentureOut and tag @500px and @adventurecom. Also, mark your calendars for July 15 at 1pm EST: We are hosting a Twitter Chat on @500px with, where you’ll have the chance to win even more prizes!

About the trip
This contest is open to anyone around the world. The winning photographer can bring along one other photographer to help with the assignment. will work with the winner to create the itinerary of their choice in one of the locations listed above. will cover airfare and itinerary activities combined for up to 10,000 CAD for up to two people (combined).

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Header photo is by Henry Liu.

Update from 500px and Hey folks! There are so many amazing entries, we are going to have to take one more day to get through all of them. Please bear with us as we get lost in all of these inspiring photos and try to pick a winner along the way!