The perfect excuse to take a selfie – National Selfie Day 2017

Selfie - an inscription from children's wooden blocks
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Get involved with National Selfie Day 2017 and turn your best selfie into a £25 / $25 Amazon gift voucher!

What is National Selfie Day?

On Wednesday 21st June it’s National Selfie Day – a day declared by the BBC in 2014 after a surge in the number of people taking selfies! According to this article from ScienceDaily there were 93milliion selfies taken PER DAY in 2014!! The selfie stick, which was apparently invented in the 1980s, worked wonders for the popularity of the selfie and social media sites like Instagram and Facebook mean it’s so easy to upload and share your mobile photos as soon as you take them, so it’s no surprise that in today’s digital-focused world we now have a national day dedicated to the simple selfie.

How to get involved

It’s simple, send us your best selfies, for your chance to win a £25 / $25 Amazon voucher. You’ve got until midnight on Wednesday 21st June (GMT) to send them over.

All you need to do is post your image on Alamy’s Facebook page, tag us on Twitter @Alamy or share your image with us on Instagram @Alamyinstagram. Whichever social site you use, make sure you use the hashtag #AlamySelfie so we can easily find all our competition entries 🙂

The winner will be announced on Thursday 22nd June – we’ll post the winning picture on our social channels and contact the winner directly!

Some ideas for the perfect selfie

Family day out 

Portrait smiling family on beach
Hero Images Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

Get your pets involved 

Smiling young couple with dogs outdoors in autumn park making selfie
Alliance / Alamy Stock Photo

Enjoying the summer sun 

Beautiful woman on beach, laughing, taking selfie, sunny day
Jozef Polc / Alamy Stock Photo

Out and about with your friends

Diverse People Beach Summer Friends Fun Selfie Concept
Rawpixel Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Somewhere with an awesome view 

Man posing, taking a selfie in front of Iguazu falls, Misiones, Argentina
Cultura Creative (RF) / Alamy Stock Photo


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