One of the most popular features of Bing’s home page, launched in May, has been its use of stunning photographs taken from around the world. Embedded within each photo are mouse-able “hot spots” that offer more information about what’s in the photo.
Each day, Bing editorial lead Stephanie Horstmanshof receives e-mails complimenting the photos. Along with those come many questions from people asking how to submit their own photos.
So a new Bing photo contest, called “Home Sweet Homepage,” asks photographers to do just that—submit photos demonstrating what’s special about their hometown. The winner’s work, in part determined by a public vote, will become the Bing backdrop for a day. “This contest is how we allow our users to both submit and decide what we display,” says Horstmanshof.