Topics can be explored from the top nav bar of the homepage at https://unsplash.com, 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.
Our Permanent Topics, listed below, will be open for submissions indefinitely. They will be also used to enter the annual Unsplash Awards.
Arts & Culture
Business & Work
Food & Drink
Health & Wellness
Textures and Patterns
These Topics are ordered randomly within the top nav bar on the homepage at https://unsplash.com/.
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.
👨👩👦 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.
🚧 Coming soon
Over the next few weeks and months we’ll be rolling out new topic related abilities, including notifications to contributors when their image is featured in a topic, allowing contributors to submit past images to topics, multiple topic submission, and more.