Win with the Pond5 Free Media Challenge



Calling all content creators! Enter the Pond5 Free Media Challenge and show us the incredible things you can do with Pond5’s free content.

Our Free Collection launched last month. Since then, we’ve loved seeing how you engage with this complimentary compilation of over 3,000 videos, images, and music tracks. The Pond5 Free Media Challenge is your chance to win incredible prizes for the stories you produce!


What’s in it for me?

Prizes and fame! All entrants receive the chance to win one of three grand prizes in addition to an algorithm-boosting shoutout on Pond5 social channels. Plus, the first 50 entrants will receive a $50 Pond5 credit, so get your submissions in early. Make sure you hashtag #Pond5Challenge when posting your video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and we’ll do our best to share it with our followers.

Pond5 Free Media Challenge Winner

Your story could win:

  • First Place 
    • $500 Pond5 Credit
    • 1 Month Pond5 Membership
    • $250 B&H Gift Card
    • Exclusive Pond5 Merch
  • Second Place 
    • $250 Pond5 Credit
    • $100 B&H Gift Card
    • Exclusive Pond5 Merch
  • Third Place
    • $100 Pond5 Credit
    • Exclusive Pond5 Merch


How does the contest work?

Download as many assets as you’d like from our Free Collection and use them (and only them) to create a story. Your final video should be 12-15 seconds long and can include footage, photos, or both. Don’t forget to add some sweet, sweet Free Collection music to set the tone of your final project!

Free Media Challenge Rules

Contest Rules

Be sure to review our complete Contest Rules before you begin, and don’t forget to follow the rules:

  • We will only accept entries featuring content solely from the Free Collection.
  • Post your video on YouTube or Vimeo, then submit your entry through our Official Entry Form.  
  • Final submission deadline is May 28, 2021


How will the winners be chosen?

After the final submission deadline, the Pond5 judging panel will select their top three favorites based on creativity, storyline, and originality. We will post the finalists on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Then it’s up to you, yes you, to crown who takes the first, second, and third place prizes! 

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to vote. We will announce the winners by the end of June.   

Are you ready to take on the Pond5 Free Media Challenge? We can’t wait to meet our story-telling champions and see what you create.  Ready, set, GO!