Featured image by: @reverthex_ Cape Town, South Africa

Last week, Canadians celebrated Canada Day. Monday, July 4th, Americans celebrated the 4th of July. In light of these two respective national holidays, this week’s Instagram challenge theme is #PPIndependence!

Share with us what it means to you, those moments you just feel free. Perhaps it’s the feeling of weightlessness floating in water. Perhaps it’s getting lost among the clouds on a mountaintop or in a plane. Or maybe for your it’s the first time you saw the Statue of Liberty? Independence can mean many different things to different people, and we want to see all those interpretations.

We’re joined by guest judge @wesleytaylor, so head to his feed for inspiration, and follow the instructions below for a chance to be showcased on our feed:

Plane Flying over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo by: @paulodelvalle
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  1. Post as many photo/video entries as you like between Monday, July 4th and 11:59pm EST on Saturday, July 9th;
  2. Mention @passionpassport and#PPIndependence in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it);
  3. Include a brief write-up (3-5 sentences) in your caption telling us how your entry relates to the theme and why it’s personally significant to you; and
  4. Stay tuned for the winner and honorable mentions to be announced Sunday, July 10th on our Instagram feed based on Quality of Image, Quality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.

NOTE: Entries must be posted or re-posted from a public account during the challenge period. You cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will NOT be considered eligible.

Sample Entry:

Girl on Swing in Hjørundfjorden, Norway
Photo by: @kaylapotterbaum
Hjørundfjorden, Norway

After we docked the boat on the side of the fjord, we climbed the side of the steep hill and noticed a massive tree holding what must be one of the most spectacular swings in the world. Everything inside me knew I had to try it. Once airborne, I couldn’t help but feel a rushing sensation of freedom — as if I were leaving all my fears behind and catching a glimpse of everything that lay ahead. This was what it feels like to be fully alive. / @passionpassport #PPIndependence

@kaylapotterbaum Hjørundfjorden, Norway


We can’t wait to see your takes on this week’s theme, so go get started! Reach out to our IG Manager Elliot Vernon at elliot@transfer.passionpassport.com with any questions.