Fotolia has announced a contest for smartphone pictures uploaded to their Instant Collection. The main prize is a cash out of 5,000 credits – for American contributors equal to $ 5,000 and for Europeans even € 5,000. In addition, they pay 1 credit for each accepted image into the Instant Collection.
Fotolia had launched the Instant App for iPhone last summer and so far has accepted 10,000 images into their Instant Collection. Quite frankly, not a big number considering their tens of millions of other images. But some of them have sold quite well and now they are looking for more content.
Personally, I am a big fan of the SMART Collection at Westend61 as I believe those harshly filtered images represent the style that is so popular among Instagrammers. But there is certainly some value in not having to have a DSLR ready at all times, so some images might suit the Instant Collection as well.