Before starting to work at Seenit 6 months ago, I was a photographer. Excited about the great product Seenit offers and inspired by my background, it was soon pretty obvious to me that my first ever project at Seenit - run through the Seenit platform - was going to be an internal photo competition, with the aim of everyone at Seenit sharing some of their personal stories. I thought it would be a great opportunity for engaging with and getting to know the team while at the same time replacing some of the stock footage they were using for decks and presentations.
The competition had 410 entries and is now the foundation of our new brand stock library, all captured using Seenit and by our team.
Running the project was amazing; there’s nothing quite like using the product that you sell everyday in such a hands on way. What was truly remarkable about running the competition was the range of images that were being submitted; they felt more real, more human. Each picture had a story behind it - a story worth telling. Something that you just don’t feel like you get from a stock website. Here’s to saying Goodbye to Stock!
After what I think has been a great success, I am happy to present the final nominations and ultimately champion the winners for each category of the Seenit Photo Competition.
The first category was photographs in cities. We had contributions from across the world.
Victoria Park by James Falconer
Alleyway by Roxane Von Hurter
City at Night by Roxane Von Hurter
London by Jess Bell
Skyscraper by Charlotte Emms
The second category was photographs of crowds. Capturing crowds all over the world.
World Cup by Charlotte Emms
Liverpool Street by Melanie Koehler
Colour Run by Jess Bell
Street Market by Charlotte Emms
The third category was landscape photographs. This was one of the most contributed categories with 100s items submitted.
Rocks by Jess Bell
Summer by Melanie Koehler
South Korea by Roxane Von Hurter
Beach by Aurélie de Sainte Preuve
Canada by James Falconer
Waterfall by Kirsty Darragh
The fourth category was photographs of people. We had an enormous range of photographs taken all over the world, so picking just five proved much harder than initially thought!
Parents in Istanbul by Charlotte Emms
Market by Melanie Koehler
Hills by Allison Leu
Race Day by Charlotte Emms
Dog by Ed Stennett
The final category was portraits. This was our most contributed category and the range of photographs submitted in the end was remarkable.
Ian by Jess Bell
Boy by Melanie Koehler
James by Jess Bell
Cat (the Dog) by James Falconer (on behalf of Richard Wisby)
At the Pub by Ed Stennett
Harriet by Ed Stennett