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Pexels is one of the biggest and most exclusive photo communities in the world. We invite you to submit your photos to our weekly and monthly photo challenges. A jury selects the winner of each challenge and the winners are awarded with prices and published on our frontpage. All photos uploaded to Pexels can be used by creatives for free and thus appearing all over the internet providing photographers with the unique opportunity to reach massive audiences and build amazing references.

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