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#photobombpond5 Contest Winners Revealed


Pond5 recently launched a contest challenging our community to utilize their collective photoshopping prowess and create something wonderful from the seemingly mundane. The result was the first ever Pond5 #photobombpond5 challenge. We received over 400 entries ranging from the fantastic to the bizarre as our artistic community flexed its creative muscles. Check out our winners below.

2nd runner-up:

Aaron Gerhart, 21 years old, Hudson, FL. Aaron is a Marketing Coordinator who uses Pond5 for design projects. His spirit animal is the fox, and his favorite film of 2015 is, big surprise, The Force Awakens. Aaron is inspired by seeing people push through adversity and create amazing things. We were inspired by the way Aaron was able to subtly add tension and creep factor to the scene with the struggling couple. Nice job, Aaron.

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Prize: GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition – $399 value


1st runner-up:

Allan Tooley, Age 51, Great Falls, MT. Allan is a self-employed editor and director. His spirit animal is the hermit crab. I’m not sure many hermit crabs exist in Montana, which makes Allan rare and exotic as well as potentially a freeloader. His favorite film of 2015 was The Force Awakens; in fact, Allan claims he can’t remember a single other title that came out in 2015. Allen is intensely inspired by his home state and the Big Sky Country it’s known for. We found Allen’s comedic sense and precision blur inspiring. Well done, Allen!

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Prize: DJI Osmo Handheld 4K camera – $649 value



Kesey Rage Badgett, 20 years old, Boise, ID. Kesey is a self-taught digital artist. His spirit animal is the Crow, intelligent and mischievous. His favorite film of 2015 was Straight Outta Compton. Kesey is inspired by other digital artists such as Erik Johansson and Justin Maller. If you’re in Boise, look him up at his company, Boise Graphics. Kesey is looking to turn this graphics company into an ad agency, and we think he’s got the skills to pay the bills! And the skills to send the invoices. Kesey will no doubt be creating more of his imaginative and stark imagery for many years to come. Great work, Kesey!

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Prize: DJI Phantom 3 Professional – $1249 value


Explore the entire collection of entries here.

Congratulations to our winners and to everyone in our creative community who entered! If you entered the photobomb contest, you are entitled to a $25 credit for pond5. Please contact with your Instagram handle to redeem this credit.