We’re Looking For Amazing NJ Images

Do you love to take photos that capture the essence of New Jersey? Now you can enter your favorite shots of the Garden State in the New Jersey Monthly & Unique Photo Cover Search 2019.

New Jersey Monthly & Unique Photo will award valuable prizes to 14 Cover Search winners. Best of all, New Jersey Monthly will use the grand-prize winning photo as the cover image on the December 2019 issue of the magazine.

Amateurs and professionals alike can submit one photo per month in the competition, which runs through October 1. Entries can be made in any of six content categories—architectural; landscape/nature; lifestyle; Down the Shore; special (ie: abstract, conceptual, long exposure, etc.)—or in the student category (for grades 7-12).

All eligible photos will be displayed in our contest gallery. At the end of the six-month submission period, New Jersey Monthly and Unique Photo will choose 60 finalists. An expert panel of judges will choose a grand-prize winner; an overall runner-up; six category winners and six category runners-up.

The prizes are spectacular!


  • Photographic Equipment Package – Includes Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm Lens, Peak Design Messenger Bag and Manfrotto Tripod.
  • Placement on the Front Cover of the December 2019 issue of New Jersey Monthly or a front cover of an alternate issue.
  • Retail Value: $4,650.00


  • Canon EOS R with 24-105 Lens.
  • Retail Value: $2,199.00


  • Architectural: Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark III with 14-42mm Lens Kit (retail value $799.99).
  • Landscape & Nature: Fuji XT-30 with 18-55mm Lens (retail value $1,299.00).
  • Lifestyle: Sony A6400 with 16-50mm Lens (retail value $998.00).
  • Down the Shore: Sony RX100 III (retail value $750.00).
  • Special: Panasonic Lumix GX85 with 12-32mm & 45-150mm Lenses (retail value $497.00).
  • Photographs by Students: DJI Spark Quadcopter (retail value $359.00) and GoPro Hero 7 (retail value $299.00).

CATEGORY RUNNERS UP (6): $100 gift cards from Unique Photo.

To enter, fill out the official entry form, read the contest rules and submit the $15 entry fee. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey.

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Enter Your Best Cover Image!

I am the copyright holder or have the ability to grant New Jersey Monthly publication and Unique Photo rights for publishing the photo, and I grant New Jersey Monthly permission to publish the photo. I agree to the official contest rules.

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