Featured photo by: @etchd Hartley, NSW, Australia

Happy Halloween and feliz Dia de los Muertos to those who celebrate! The theme is #PPShadows for this week’s Instagram challenge, so we’re for the darker, eerier, mysterious-er side of your travels.

Shadow of a Tree on an Orange Facade in Stockholm, Sweden
Photo by: @jon.fl Stockholm, Sweden

We’ll be joined by guest judge @etchd, so check his feed for inspiration, and follow the steps below to join in the fun:


  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Tuesday, October 31st and 11:59am EST on Sunday, November 5th*.
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPShadows in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it).
  3. Tell us a story with your caption, including any interesting circumstances around the experience. Make us live in the moment with you.
  4. Check the sample below and get creative with your entries!

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

We’ll announce the winner and honorable mentions Monday, November 6th on our Instagram feed based on the guest judge’s scoring of Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


St. Pauls in London, UK
Photo by: @l.k.j London, UK

London has everything a traveler could want: from the various markets to the galleries to the architecture. I had to climb to the top of Saint Paul’s Cathedral to get this shot, and I was so fascinated by the pattern of the square and how the people — and their shadows — complemented it. // @passionpassport #PPShadows

Photo and words by: @l.k.j London, UK

For further inspiration, hop on this week’s twitter chat on ‘Mysterious Travel’ at 2pm ET this Thursday, November 2nd!


Check our full Terms & Conditions, and contact our IG Manager Elliot Vernon at elliot@transfer.passionpassport.com with any questions.