When you apply to run a challenge you must upload a cover photo. The cover photo is super important since this is the first point of inspiration for members who want to join your challenge. The GS team approves each cover photo to make sure the photo meets the "Cover Photo Requirements" and ensure a fun and accessible challenge that is as successful as possible. 

Please read the following cover photo Guidelines & Requirements before applying to make sure you will be in-line with the requirements and more likely to be approved:

  • Cover photo must be as high quality as possible - we will not publish bad photos on challenges!

  • Your cover photo should be the first point of inspiration for members who want to join your challenge -  A good cover photo will help to attract people to your challenge!

  • GuruShots has a zero-tolerance for copyright issues. if the cover you upload doesn't belong to you, you risk being banned from running challenges and expelled from the platform.

  • Relevant to the challenge title & theme. 

  • Mind the varying display proportions as displayed on the cover in your challenge editor - This will ensure your picture looks as good across all platforms

  • Natural frame - No border, over-processing.

  • No illustration/3d rendering allowed.

  • Family-friendly. No porn/spam/abusive/offensive - We take a zero-tolerance approach to this.  

  • While it is unlikely, if necessary, we may need to switch the cover image - Should this happen, you will be notified.