And we're always looking for ways to help spread the love.
That’s why we have so many listed on the TOM Shop. And that's what motivated us to begin hosting figure photo contests.
The contest includes multiple different prize tiers: some awarded by our panel of judges, and others awarded based on fan voting. This time, there’s also an extra-special new prize devoted exclusively to Hatsune Miku! That means more chances to participate—and more chances to win! Whether or not you enter the contest, we hope you enjoy exploring the submissions and choosing your favorites.
Need inspiration before submitting one of your creations? Try checking out our past contest results (linked below).
The TOM Instagram account also showcases examples of stunning figure photography from all over the world.
Keep scrolling for full details on how to enter. We’re so excited to see your photos!
Don't use X (Twitter) or Instagram?
Enter via Google form instead!
Entries close at 11:59 pm on Oct. 31, 2023 (PDT)
Results to be announced in December 2023
Violation of the above guidelines will result in immediate disqualification at any stage of the contest.
For the first time ever, in honor of Hatsune Miku’s 16th anniversary, the TOM Figure Photo Contest includes a special additional prize specifically for photos of Hatsune Miku figures.
Note: It’s possible to win both the Hatsune Miku prize and one of the overall prizes with a single submission, so there are no drawbacks to submitting photos of Hatsune Miku figures!
After entries close, TOM’s judges will review all photo contest submissions and prepare a (still very large!) list of nominees to proceed to the next round of judging. These nominees will also be eligible for the Fan Voting Prizes listed above!
All fan voting winners will remain in consideration for the TOM Judge Prizes.
It may be therefore possible to win both a Fan Voting Prize and one of the TOM Judge Prizes with a single submission.
A panel of TOM staff who absolutely love figures (and photos of them!).
See which entries took home the big prizes in prior Figure Photo Contests!
We showcase stunning figure photos from all over the world (only with permission, of course).
Every month, the photographer behind one featured image is selected to win $10 in TOM Points.
Once the Figure Photo Contest results have been announced, your entries could get specially featured & win points, too.
Follow our account and keep tagging your figure photos with #tomsenpainoticeme for more chances to get featured in the future, even after the latest Figure Photo Contest officially comes to an end!
Itching to improve your figure photo-taking skills?
Get a leg up with expert advice from TOM’s staff photographers!
Plus, for TOM Premium members only:
enjoy a special peek behind the scenes of a previous figure photo contest, including a Q&A with one of our judges, as well as a few special words from the Grand Prize winner!
A look back at the stories behind the TOM's second ever Figure Photo Contest!
Learn a few tips on what it takes to produce a winning submission!