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We’re Looking For Amazing NJ Images

It’s time to enter your favorite photographs that capture the essence of New Jersey in our expanded New Jersey Monthly & Unique Photo Cover Search 2021.

New Jersey Monthly & Unique Photo will award valuable prizes to 18 Cover Search winners. Best of all, New Jersey Monthly will use the grand-prize winning photo as the cover image on the December 2021 issue of the magazine.

IMPORTANT: Amateurs and professionals alike can submit an unlimited number of photos in the competition, which runs through September 23. There is no more monthly limit!

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

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 up to 20 finalists per category. An expert panel of judges will select a grand-prize winner; an overall runner-up; eight category winners; and eight category runners-up.


  • Placement on the Front Cover of the December 2021 issue of New Jersey Monthly or an alternate issue.
  • Photographic Equipment Package – Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105 L F/4 lens; retail value: $3,599


  • Sony A7C kit; retail value: $2,099


  • Architectural: Canon T8i with 10-18mm lens; retail value: $899
  • Landscape & Nature: Fujifilm X-E4 with 27mm f/2.8; retail value: $1,049
  • Wildlife: Nikon Coolpix P1000; retail value: $999.95
  • Down the Shore: Nikon Z50 16-50mm kit; retail value: $999.95
  • Lifestyle: Canon G7 X Mark III; retail value: $749
  • Special: Fujifilm X100V; retail value: $1,399
  • Drone & Aerial: DJI Air 2; retail value: $799
  • Student Grand Prize: Nikon W300; retail value $389.95
  • Student Runner Up: Fujifilm SQ6+3 Packs of film; retail value $150

Seven (7) CATEGORY RUNNERS UP will receive:

  • Gift Cards from Unique Photo.
  • Retail value: $100

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.

Enter Your Best Cover Image!

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I am the copyright holder or have the ability to grant New Jersey Monthly and Unique Photo rights for publishing the photo in New Jersey Monthly magazine or on the New Jersey Monthly or Unique Photo websites or social media pages or in promotional uses relating to the Cover Search Contest. I agree to the official contest rules.

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