Bringing visibility to more images and encouraging a wider range of subjects and styles on Unsplash.

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Written by Annie Spratt
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Topics can be explored from the top nav bar of the homepage at, bringing deeper discovery and encouraging a wider range of subjects and styles submitted by the Unsplash Community.

ℹ️ Types of Topics

There are two types of Topic; Permanent and Temporary.

️⭐️Permanent Topics

Our Permanent Topics, listed below, will be open for submissions indefinitely. They will be also used to enter the annual Unsplash Awards.

These Topics are ordered randomly within the top nav bar on the homepage at

️⭐️Temporary Topics

In addition to the 20 always open for submission topics, we’ll be adding new topics that are only open for submissions for a limited period of time. This will allow us to shine a light on events and subjects that don’t necessarily make sense to run year round.

When we launch a new temporary topic, you’ll see it featured on the homepage and announced by email. Typically, these might run for a month and they’ll be clearly marked on the site with their end date.

➡️ Submitting directly to a Topic. 

We’re opening topics up to submissions from anyone in the community. In the past, your photo had to be found before being featured by our curators. Starting today, you can now choose to submit to a specific topic, increasing the chance that a curator chooses to feature your photo.

Photos uploaded to a topic will also appear on your profile and will have a higher chance of being featured on the homepage Editorial feed.

You can submit a photo directly to a Topic, via the Submit button at the top of the Topic feed.

Your photo will be evaluated as usual, and will be eligible for curated promotion to the both the Topic and the homepage Editorial feed.

If you would like to remove a photo submitted to a Topic, please contact us at and we'll be happy to help.

👨‍👩‍👦 Topic Curation   

Topic feeds are curated by our Editorial Team and Guest Curators.  

We’ll be partnering with some of our favourite online creators and communities to have them help curate specific topics, bringing a fresh view to each topic to keep the selections interesting and varied. 

Topic feeds contain both new submissions and older relevant images, with new submissions having a higher chance of being featured within a Topic.

Please note; not all submissions to a Topic will be featured and existing images cannot be submitted to a Topic.

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