Frequently asked questions
Who is eligible?
All eligible entrants must be 18 years of age
or older and be current card-carrying members of
Costco Wholesale employees are not eligible to
enter the member contest. There is a separate contest
for Costco Wholesale employees and their families.
For additional information on the employee contest,
visit the eNet on your breakroom computer.
How many photos can I enter?
One entry per membership cardholder is allowed.
Are professional photographers allowed to
enter the competition?
Yes. All current Costco Wholesale members are
eligible to enter.
Am I allowed to digitally alter my photographs?
Yes. However, no special consideration will be given
for technical difficulty. All photos will be judged by the
How and when will the winners be notified?
Once the winning photos have been selected, the
winners will be notified by mail. The winning member
photos will be printed in February or March of the
following calendar year in The Costco Connection.
Will my photo be returned?
All mailed-in photographs become the property of
Costco Wholesale and will not be returned. However, all
photographers will continue to hold original copyright of
the entered photograph.
Do I need to resize my photo to enter online?
There is no need to resize your photo for online
submission. If you wish to crop your photo for
compositional reasons, that is recommended, but please
stay within the 4" x 6" size requirements.
Are only international photos eligible?
While this is an international competition, the theme
is “Give Us Your Best Shot.” That “shot” could be taken
anywhere, including your kitchen. The judges are simply
looking for the best you have to offer.
For further information, send requests to
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