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We’re Looking For Amazing NJ Images

Looking to express your creativity while sheltering at home during the current coronavirus emergency? It’s an ideal time to enter your favorite photographs of New Jersey in our expanded New Jersey Monthly & Unique Photo Cover Search 2020.

You can enter any photo taken in the Garden State after January 2019—or you can emerge from the isolation of your home and take some new, socially distant shots. If the photo or photos you submit were taken during the health emergency, please let us know the details in your written description.

New Jersey Monthly & Unique Photo will award valuable prizes to 16 Cover Search winners. Best of all, New Jersey Monthly will use the grand-prize winning photo as the cover image on the December 2020 issue of the magazine.

NEW THIS YEAR: Amateurs and professionals alike can submit an unlimited number of photos in the competition, which runs through September 30. There is no more monthly limit!

Entries can be made in any of six content categories: Architectural; Landscape & Nature; Wildlife; Down the Shore; Lifestyle (including pets and farm animals); and Special (ie: abstract, conceptual, long exposure, etc.)—or in the Student category (for grades 7-12).

Remember, practice social distancing, and STAY SAFE!


  • Placement on the Front Cover of the December 2020 issue of New Jersey Monthly or a front cover of an alternate issue.
  • Photographic Equipment Package – Includes Canon DSLR with 24-105mm lens, Manfrotto tripod and Peak Design camera bag (total retail value $4,500).

    • Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens (retail value $2,000).


    • Architectural: Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm lens (retail value $1,000).
    • Landscape & Nature: Fujifilm X100V (retail value $1,400).
    • Wildlife: Nikon D3500 with 18-55mm lens (retail value $400).
    • Down the Shore: Panasonic GX85 with 23-43mm and 14-150mm lenses (retail value $600).
    • Lifestyle: Olympus PEN E-PL10 Black with 14-42mm lens (retail value $700).
    • Special: Sony RX100 VA (retail value $850).
    • Student: DJI Osmo Mobile 3 (and GoPro Hero 8 (total retail value $340).
      • CATEGORY RUNNERS UP (7): Gift cards from Unique Photo (retail value $100 each).

        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. Share with your friends!

    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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