Published on September 15, 2012—  Leave a comment

$50 for your best shots!

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The thredUP design team is looking for high-quality photos of your kiddos! If you’d like your photo(s) and little cutie featured on, and want to win $50 (per photo) – here’s how to enter:

  • 1) Take a photo your child, children or family in fall or winter clothing. We’re looking for photos of professional quality, high resolution (at least 300 dpi), and top notch lighting.
  • 3) thredUP’s web designers will review photos as they come in. They’ll reach out with a $50 credit for each photo we would like to use.

 “Real families are what thredUP is all about. We’re hoping to uncover some hidden photography talent within our community, and ask them for help showcasing real kids throughout the website. Show us what you’ve got!”

  Oliver Lubin, thredUP Chief Creative Officer


– How do I take great photos?
 Here is a great blog post on how to take professional photos.
– How will you judge and select photos?
 thredUP’s web designers are looking for photos that will look great on the website, or can be used for other marketing collateral. They will pay close attention to lighting and depth perception. Landscape photos are preferred, but any professional photos may be selected. See some examples below of photos our designers love (found on 
– If my photos are selected, where will they be used?
 If we select and pay for your photo(s), thredUP has the right to use them for any marketing or promotional purposes. For example, this might include using your photo(s) on the website, in customer emails, or printed materials.
– How much money can I earn?
 We will pay $50 per each photo we select for marketing use, and up to $200 total per photographer. These rates can be negotiated, as we hope to continue working with select photographers on an on-going basis.
– All submitted photos must be original.
– By entering a photo(s), you are stating that you are the owner and copyright holder of the image(s) submitted.
– By submitting images to, you grant the right to reproduce, modify, publish, distribute and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to those images at it’s sole discretion, including incorporating it in any media now known or later developed.
– All rules apply to winning and non-winning photos.
Examples of great photos (as a guide):