The best Instagram photo challenges

instagram-iconPhoto challenges with different themes emerge on Instagram every day, encouraging people to take more photos, boosting our creativity and diversifying our lives. The best way to celebrate the completion of a photo challenge is to turn the memories into a beautiful photo book with the pictures from your hashtag projects. We picked the best Instagram photo challenges for you: scroll down to read more or Create your hashtag challenge photo book now!

 Long run:

#365project and its brothers: #365photochallenge,  #365photoproject #photo365 #photo365project,  #photo3652015,  #2015project

What: Take a photo every day for 365 days

Why: Days go by and we rarely notice how fast time flies. What did you do on the 21st of November in 2014? #365project serves as your photo diary, teaching you to be observant and mastering your photography skills.

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Stay happy: 

#100happydays, also tagged as #100happydaysproject #100happydayschallenge

What: Each day take a photo of something that makes you happy. Whatever it is.

Why: Start noticing something good every day, which will eventually make you more optimistic!


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#365grateful AKA #365gratefulproject

What: Every day take a photo of something you are grateful for.

Why: Remember what you are thankful for and share your gratitude.

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Monthly challenges:


What: @theeverygirl_ gives you a certain task, you embrace the challenge by making a photo every day for 30 days. @theeverygirl_ picks a winner in the end of the month and gives away prizes. The tasks vary from less challenging (drink 8 glasses of water a day) to quite hard ones (for 30 days, disconnect from all the technical devices after dark – no cells, no laptops, no TV). This month the challenge is to make 10 000+ steps a day for 30 days.

Why: the challenges that @theeverygirl_ offers you to take are basically aimed at improving the lifestyle and making you healthier and happier.

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#MayPhotoChallenge, #photocha2015, #May2015#photoadayMay

What: There are also monthly challenges that require a photo a day but don’t have a specific theme. For instance, @ offers a topic for a photo every day: (i.e. morning, chicken dance, hug your cat, etc.).

Why: Keeps you busy, allows to connect with people who share your interests.

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Weekly Challenge:

What: @its_my_week offers a topic for each week with a title #myweekof… and then it can be anything: #myweekofshoes#myweekofwindowsanddoors#myweekofTheColourWheel_red#myweekofpetalsandleaves, etc.

Why: Photos that participate in this challenge are usually very stylish and tasteful: a good way to improve your photo skills if you want to keep to the level!






Weekend Challenge:

What: @instagram hosts a challenge every weekend, named Weekend Hashtag Project or #WHP… For instance, #WHPemojisinthewild (capturing favourite emojis in the real life); #WHPidrewthis (drawings and illustrations of things you might ordinarily photograph); #WHPcandid (creative photos of people in candid moments), etc.

Why: Topics are usually quite challenging, which boosts your creativity and alerts your attention.



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Creative Challenges:

#TBT or #throwbackthursday

What: Throw Back Thursday – on Thursdays people upload photos, sharing special moments that have happened in their past.

Why: Feelings of nostalgia are universal, that is why #TBT is crazy popular and attracts such celebrities as the US First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama), rapper Snoop Dogg (@snoopdogg), footballer Cristiano Ronoldo (@cristiano) and others.






What: The name of the challenge pretty much talks for itself: an upside down photo each day!

Why: If you actually can do it, why not showing off and inspire others?





What: Take a selfie with a stranger every day for 30 days.

Why: The 30 Days Stranger Selfie Challenge encourages you to open up, boosts your self-confidence, helps to improve speaking skills and expands your social circle.






What: A mustache photo every day.

Why: Mustaches are fun! Also the project supports the Movember foundation which raises funds in support of men’s health.





What: Celebrate Mondays with a fun photo.

Why: Often this tag is used sarcastically, because there is nothing fun on Mondays. Still, a good way to make the best out of the start of the week.



Hashtag photo challenges diverse your life, make you pay attention to the small things happening around you every day, improve your photography skills and boost your creativity. What is the best way to celebrate the completion of a photo challenge? Turn it into a beautifully designed photo book, so that you can easily relive the past moments and share your achievements with the future generations! With PastBook, you can apply #hashtag filter, in order to collect all the photos with a particular hashtag in one click!

Create Your Hashtag Challenge Photo Book Now! or read step-by-step instructions

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