Freedom Day Photo Contest

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, was approved as a national holiday in 2021. African-Americans around the US will officially begin to boldly celebrate our nationally recognized day of freedom. What does that look like for you? We’re looking to flood our platform with images celebrating Black culture & the Black family. Highlight moments during those backyard barbecues, with laughter from family and friends over meals and recipes that don’t need measuring cups for accuracy. From visits by the uncles, aunties and cousins to the kids playing without a single care in the world. Let’s see everyone in attendance having a great time creating memories that will last a lifetime.

 Invite the world to see all that happens as you celebrate Freedom Day in the most authentic way!

What we're looking for:

  • Model(s): Black, Elders, Middle Aged, Young Adults, Teens, and Children
  • Activities: Barbecuing with Family, Cooking in the Kitchen, Serving Food, Praising in Church, Sitting at the Dinner Table Eating, Playing Cards, Drinking, Playing Double Dutch, Greeting One Another, Parades, Raising the Freedom Fist, Holding the Freedom Flag, Holding the US Flag, Shopping, Elders Telling Stories to Children, Teens and Adults     
  • Number of subjects: individual or multiple (activity groups, couples, family orientated photos with children or grandchildren)
  • Location(s): Home, School, Church, Work and Outdoors 
  • Ethnicities: African American Only
  • Creative Direction: Candid, authentic, natural moments ie the models/people should not be looking at the camera posing and smiling
  • Asset Types: Commercial Photos, Illustrations, and up to :20 Video Clips accepted

Contest dates:

  • Contest Start: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 8:00 AM EDT
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, June 3rd, 2022 11:59 PM EDT
  • Contest is now closed for submissions

The Winner:

  • $2,500 USD cash prize (one winner)
  • Photo(s) featured on our website (homepage and collections)
  • Receive special shoutouts via social media and contributor email blast
  • Bonus: receive commission on all images sold on pocstock


  • Organize photos for submission
  • Log into your pocstock contributor profile (required)
  • Submit a series of 10 or more unique photos entitled: Juneteenth Celebration 
  • Upload model release forms (required)
  • Upload property release for any tattoos, homes, and places of business 



  • You must have completed pocstock Contributor Account to participate
  • All submissions must have been photographed by you
  • All payments are made via Stripe to the account linked to your profile
  • All submissions must follow our Content Guidelines
  • Model and property releases are required for images with recognizable people and/or property
  • There is no limit to the number of photos or submissions for this contest however you must submit at least 3 unique images per series.
  • All approved submissions will be made available for purchase on our platform - standard royalty rates will be paid based on each photo classification


We encourage photographers and models to practice social distancing. 


By submitting to our contest, you agree to the Contest Rules. No purchase necessary.