The seventh consecutive Volkswagen Snapshot Competition is now live!
Find out all the details and how you can enter below.
Our popular nationwide Instagram based competition has returned with six exciting categories - Volkswagen, Smartphone, Animals, Food, Garden, Night.
There is an amazing selection of prizes this year including a DSLR camera, PS5, AirPods Pro, a BlueBook voucher, a VR headset and much more. Plus, eleven Volkswagen favourites will have their work featured in the Snapshot 2024 Calendar along with the overall winner.
All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be donated to our 2023 Charity Partner, FoodCloud - a social enterprise with a mission to transform surplus food into opportunities to make the world a kinder place.
Discover more about our contest below, and get snapping!
Remember - you can enter as many times as you like!
Our 2023 charity partner is FoodCloud
FoodCloud is an Irish social enterprise that exists first and foremost to reduce the environmental, social and economic impact of food waste by redistributing surplus food to a network of Charity and Community Group partners. Their mission is to transform surplus food into opportunities to make the world a kinder place. Their vision is a world where no good food goes to waste.
All proceeds from the sale of the Volkswagen Snapshot 2023 calendar will be donated to FoodCloud.
Below are the various cateogories of the Volkswagen Snapshot 2023 contest
We want to see your best #Volkswagen photo for this category. This can be anything from the Volkswagen universe – a Polo, a Golf, an all-electric ID.4, the choice is yours. As long as your photo features a Volkswagen, it will be in with the chance to win. The Grand Prize winner of this category will receive a DSLR camera.
Plus as a bonus, the winner and 11 other ‘Volkswagen Favourite’ entries will be chosen to feature in the 2024 Volkswagen Snapshot Calendar, sales proceeds of which will be donated to FoodCloud, an Irish not-for-profit social enterprise working to tackle the twin issues of food waste and food insecurity. The 11 ‘Volkswagen Favourite’ winners will also receive a Fitbit Smart Watch each.
To enter this category, upload your photo to Instagram, tag @volkswagenireland and include #Volkswagen along with #VWSnapshot
It's time we took smartphone photography seriously! We want to see photos taken with your smartphone, even using some of the features that we never think to use. The beauty of our smartphones is that they are always with us, this enables you to take a picture wherever you are! In the middle of a forest on a hiking trip, hanging out with friends and family, or enjoying a partivulary delicious coffee at a café.
The winner of the #Smartphone category will receive a PlayStation 5.
To enter this category, upload your photo to Instagram, tag @volkswagenireland and include #Smartphone along with #VWSnapshot
We all love taking photos of our pets or wildlife! Animals bring us joy and they our an important addition to many of our lives – whether it’s a pet or a wild animal. Enter a photo of an animal out in the open, on a walk, in the home or wherever you see them. This could be a bumble bee collecting pollen, a dog in the park or a bird on a branch. Surprise us!
The winner of the #Animals category will receive a pair of AirPods Pro.
To enter this category, upload your photo to Instagram, tag @volkswagenireland and include #Animals along with #VWSnapshot
We all take pictures of exciting and beautiful dishes we experience every day. We want to see your snaps of all the different types of cuisine you might be trying out for yourself! Our charity partners for this year's competition, FoodCloud, tie in perfectly to this category with their mission of reducing food waste and ending food poverty. Share pictures of your homemade pizza, a fancy restaurant dish or some greasy street food to be in with a chance to win!
The winner of the #Food category will win a BlueBook voucher.
To enter this category, upload your photo to Instagram, tag @volkswagenireland and include #Food along with #VWSnapshot
The #Garden category invites you to focus on something we often taken for granted, our gardens. Front or back garden, big or small. It can be an element in the garden or the entire garden. We invite you to explore the beauty of your #Garden and capture something that makes you smile. This can be a picture of a plant, the landscape or the view from your favourite chair. The winner of this category will receive a Pizza Oven.
The winner of the #Garden category will receive a Pizza Oven.
To enter this category, upload your photo to Instagram, tag @volkswagenireland and include #Garden along with #VWSnapshot
Night time is the period of darkness between sunset and sunrise every day. #Night photography can be challenging but the end result is rewarding. Venture outdoors between dusk and dawn to discover the world in a different light. Take photos of the night sky, landscapes or cities. Experiment with light and long exposure to create some beautiful images.
The winner of the #Night category will win an Oculus Quest 2 headset.
To enter this category, upload your photo to Instagram, tag @volkswagenireland and include #Night along with #VWSnapshot
Prizes by category
The ultimate incentive to get snapping - check out this year's incredible prizes below.
- The #Volkswagen category winner will receive the top prize - a DSLR camera
- The #Smartphone category winner will receive a PlayStation 5
- The #Animals category winner will receive a pair of AirPods Pro
- The #Food category winner will receive a BlueBook Voucher
- The #Garden category winner will receive a Pizza Oven
- The #Night category winner will receive an Oculus VR headset
- The 11 winners who feature in the Volkswagen 2023 calendar will receive a Fitbit smart watch each.
How to enter
Below are the steps to take to enter the contest.
- As a first step, familiarise yourself with the categories
- Once you're familar with the categories, go explore and take some photos!
- The final step is to upload your favourite photo to Instagram, tag @volkswagenireland and include the hashtag #VWSnapshot along with the category hashtag of your choice until 6pm on September 30th 2023.
Remember, if your Instagram account is on Private, we will not be able to see your entry. So, please post your photo from a Public Instagram Profile.
You can enter as many times as you like - just upload a new photo with your chosen hashtags each time.
It's that simple! All entries will then be entered into the competition for consideration and a panel will select the final winners.