101 Summer photo ideas: Clickin Moms 7th annual Scavenger Hunt

Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means: time for Clickin Moms’ annual Scavenger Hunt!

We’re simplifying, switching things up a little bit this year, and taking the fun over to Instagram. We also created a brand new kind of list – a summer shot list put together to help you plan, enjoy, and share 101 things that remind us of vibrant, sunny, splashy, sweet summer.

(Download the printable version here)






Hot Air Balloon
Polka Dots
Swimming Pool
Water Hose
Cotton Candy
Ferris Wheel
Corn on the Cob
Beach Towel

Summer Night
Summer Reading
Hot Dog
Farmer’s Market
Pina Colada
Sidewalk Chalk
Tire Swing
Funnel Cake
Clothes on the Line

Ice Cream Cone
Flip Flops
Flower Crown
Outdoor Concert
Car Wash
Drive-in Movie

Volkswagon Bus
Hand-picked flowers
Tree climbing
Ice cream truck
Hula Hoop
A ClickinMoms member
Watering Can
Front Porch
How You Click #howiclick


1. Gather up your kids, your significant other, and/or your best friend, and let them know that summer just got a lot more fabulous. A wet, wild, sticky, sweet, joyful July awaits!

2. Download the list, print it out, stick it on the fridge, or fold it up and tuck it in your pocket!

3. Photograph an item on the list. Pictures may be taken with any kind of camera and processed (or not) as you see fit.

4. Post your photo to Instagram with hashtag #ClickinMomsHunt and #ListItem (e.g., #popsicle or #hotdog). Every photo you take of a list item counts as an entry. That means that whether you post one image or one hundred, you’re part of the game and eligible to win. The more you post, the better your chances!

Every photo you take of a list item counts as an entry. That means that whether you post one image or one hundred, you’re part of the game and eligible to win.


Submit your entries on Instagram by 11:59 PM PST on July 31, 2015. 


Have fun, be creative, play fair. You can photograph multiple variations of the same item (ice cream every day? Go for it!), and you’re welcome to interpret the list items creatively … but we will be peeking in entrants’ feeds to make sure you upheld the spirit of the game. 300 burst mode shots of your sunglasses won’t give you an edge.

Prize Winners will be announced on or before August 7, 2015, as follows: 

    1. 1 Members-Only Winner will be selected from a Scavenger Hunt Picture Share thread on the Clickin Moms forum.* The Members-Only winner will receive a full registration ticket to the Click Away 2015 photography conference in San Antonio PLUS her choice of any one prize package.
    2. 7 Winners will be randomly selected from the #ClickinMomsHunt feed to receive each of the remaining prize packages. All decisions are final. We will tag the winners of each prize package, and you will have one week to reply to claim your prize. Alternate winners will be selected if prizes go unclaimed.

* Not yet a Clickin Moms member? We’d love for you to join us! You don’t have to be a member to join in the Hunt, but only members are eligible to be selected as the Members-Only winner. Learn more and sign up here.

No tradesies. There will be no transferring, trading, or substitutions for prizes. If your prize package contains something you do not want or need, you may decline it, or you may pay it forward.


Our Members-Only Winner will receive a full registration ticket to Click Away PLUS her choice of any one prize package listed below.


Additional prize packages will be distributed amongst randomly chosen entrants who enter list images with the #ClickinMomsHunt hashtag!

Winner is @laurenhummert

One Year Free – 5000 Photo Plan (ShootProof)
Tee Bundle (CMstore)
$100 Shopping Spree on Design Aglow Templates & Resources (Design Aglow)
Mini Book of Names & Faces (Pinhole Press)

Winner is @justbethwithaj

RadLab (Totally Rad! Inc.)
Diana Mini and Flash Package-Black (CMstore)
$100 Gift card to Shutterbag (Shutterbag)
JD Beautiful World Foundations (Jessica Drossin)

Winner is @prettyschmidtty

Online Editing Webinar (CRAVE Photography)
Through My Lens & Photographer Charm Necklace (CMstore)
A Photographer’s Guide To SEO by Ava Hristova (CMstore)
77mm ExpoDisc 2.0 (ExpoImaging, Inc.)

Winner is @katseye1965

Photo Bundle (Alien Skin Software)
COLLAGE COLLECTION – Over 50 Collages! (The Album Cafe)
Senior Year Photography Magazine Template (Hazy Skies Designs)
Tamron Domke camera bag (TAMRON)

Winner is Tenley Clark

Ketti Schoolgirl Camera Bag (CMstore)
Coco + Ollie Art Prints | your choice of 2 (Coco + Ollie | Pops of Art)
3 subscriptions for Click Magazine: A free year for you and 2 friends! (CLICK Magazine)
Blog Collage License (Fundy Software)

Winner is @junobella

The Öff the Wall” Pack. One Photoshelfie, One Album Block and One Image Box (Simply Color Lab)
$50 in Free Editing! (Photographer’s Edit)
White Lace Camera Strap (Capturing Couture)
Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson (CMstore)

Winner is @meghannesomphotography

Lifetime Membership to Clickin Moms (Clickin Moms)
The Avocado Fotostrap (Fotostrap)
The Sunkissed Set by Brit Chandler (CMstore)
Gift Certificate from CRAVE Design (Crave Design)

Winner is @nlmonaco

LiteDome Extra Small Kit (Photoflex, Inc)
16×24 Canvas Gallery Wrap (Artsy Couture)
Flawless: The Secrets of Skin by Sarah Wilkerson (CMstore)
Missy camera bag in Mint (Johansen Camera Bags)

Thank you again to our generous sponsors, and to all of you photographers, Happy Hunting!


About the Author:

From the parent company Click & Company, Clickin Moms has revolutionized the photography industry as the first and largest organization to embrace and serve female photographers of all levels, from hobbyists to professionals.


  1. Kim P Jun 30 2015 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    So we don’t have to have the scavenger hunt sign in the photos this year?

    • Sarah Wilkerson Jun 30 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      That’s right, Kim! The #ClickinMomsHunt hashtag replaces the sign this year – we wanted you to be able to focus on the subject, scene, and moment. <3

  2. crystal miel Jun 30 2015 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    so i took a photo a couple days ago and just edited it today. if i post it on instagram with the hastag it still counts? even though i took the photo before the scavenger hung started? 🙂

    • Sarah Wilkerson Jun 30 2015 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Crystal! We won’t be checking metadata to see what was shot when. The idea is just to get everyone out enjoying, photographing, and sharing their wonderful summers with friends and family. <3 If your post is consistent with the spirit of the game, we're all for it. <3

  3. Justyna E Butler Jun 30 2015 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    How exciting! This is great!

  4. Justyna E Butler Jun 30 2015 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    How exciting!!!!

  5. Julie Peveto Jun 30 2015 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Does this need to be cell phone pics or DSLR or both? Can’t wait!

    • Sarah Wilkerson Jun 30 2015 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Either, both – whatever you want! 🙂

  6. Erin Jun 30 2015 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Hi, I am new to your scavenger hunts. Does every picture have to have a person in it? Like can it just be of a sunset? Thanks 🙂 I’m excited to start.

    • Sarah Wilkerson Jun 30 2015 at 11:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Erin! So glad you are joining in! The photos do not have to have people in them, and you can interpret them however you wish! 🙂 Have fun!

  7. Linda Record Jul 02 2015 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Am I understanding you can use multiple photos of the same item on the list…possibly taken on different days or from different angles? Also, how does the 1 pt. per picture credit (assuming you complete as much of the list as possible) help your chances of winning? Can I use my fireworks shot from last year…it was the first time I’d been successful capturing them?

    • April Nienhuis Jul 02 2015 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Pictures need to be new, posted from June 30th to July 31st.

      We’re not doing a point tally this year but if you take 5 uniquely different photos of flip flops then that’s 5 entries rather than 1. That gives you 4 extra chances of being randomly chosen.

      • Elfi Jul 06 2015 at 11:58 am - Reply

        Hi! I am a little confused. I see two different answers for the same question. Does the image have to be taken from June 30th to July 31st or not?

        • Sarah Wilkerson Jul 06 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

          Sorry for the confusion, Elfi! Pictures need to be new on IG — but we don’t actually have any way of knowing when they were taken. 😉 We will only be considering images posted June 30th or later.

  8. Penelope Hale Jul 02 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    But it is winter where I am… 🙁

    Looking through the list there are still poctures I can take to join in the fun. Just we will be in long sleeves and cold haha

  9. Monica Jul 06 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Do our Instagram feeds have to be open to the public in order to participate? (Mine requires a to request to follow me).

    • April Nienhuis Jul 13 2015 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Monica, email your IG handle to me at april@clickinmoms.com and I will send you a request to follow you from the CM IG account. You don’t have to be public but if you’re private CM does have to be following you to be eligible to win.

  10. Dawn Jul 06 2015 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    How do you know if the entries come from a member for the contest portion? I don’t think my Instagram is linked to anything on my CM account? Thanks 🙂

    • Sarah Wilkerson Jul 06 2015 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Dawn! Members can submit their favorite images from the contest in the member Scavenger Hunt share thread here: http://www.clickinmoms.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399572 — and then of course, members are also eligible for the remaining seven prize packages which will be selected from the Instagram feed based on the #clickinmomshunt hashtag. Have fun!

  11. Kelly Jul 07 2015 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I am also wondering about having a private IG feed (see above for Monica’s question). Do we have to have a public feed in order to participate?

    • April Nienhuis Jul 13 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      You don’t have to be public but if your account is private, CM does have to be following you. Email your IG handle to me at april@clickinmoms.com and I will send you a request to follow you from the CM IG account.

  12. Merrilee Jul 11 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I’m a bit confused…if I’m taking photos with my camera and downloading them to my desktop, how do I get them to Instagram? I thought Instagram was for mobile photos.

  13. Carolyn Jul 13 2015 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Probably a dumb question but I am wondering how we know if we’ve been tagged?
    Having so much fun with this!

  14. Shauna Jackson Jul 17 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    If we have already paid for registration but win, will we be refunded or how will that be handled?

  15. Aimee Jul 24 2015 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    It’s too bad this contest is on instagram. I would have liked to join but I don’t have a smartphone (GASP) and therefore don’t have an insta account.

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