How The @24HourProject Works

Challenge yourself as a photographer and help support a social cause to make a difference with your photos.


The idea is simple:

Join photographers around the world, take one photo each hour of the 24 hours of the day of the event, share each photo using the 24HourProject template, and help us raise funds for NGOs addressing social issues. In the 2021 edition we will concentrate on supporting children’s rights.

All photographers are accepted – any level, any age, any camera, anywhere in the world.

Theme: Photos taken will be to document the general Human Condition around the world (emotions of humor, love, sadness, joy, fulfillment, pain, loneliness, etc). Photos can be taken outdoors, indoors or at your own home.
Note: It is not mandatory to complete all 24 hours, even though is a fun challenge.


This is how it works:

1. Register

Register now for FREE, and receive all information you will need for the day of the event.

The main idea is for you to have fun, share some time with local photographers, connect with other photographers participating around the world and help us make a difference by supporting Children’s Rights.

If you want, you can also look at our store to see if you find something for yourself or as a gift to others.

2. Share & Support

Share with your friends and family and tell everyone that you are participating to support Children’s Rights. Ask them to support you by donating through our webpage, buying something from our store to support us in raising funds for the supported charities. 

Supporting these charities makes a difference! 

Since 2012 the @24HourProject has worked with NGOs which need our help to raise awareness about social issues. More than 19,200 photographers from 112 countries have been part of this project. All this will not be possible without your support.

If you can, please consider making a personal donation.

3. Start Taking Photos

The project starts on 00:00 hour local time on July 24th 2021 and ends at 23:59 hour. Take one photo, edit it, and post each hour to all your social media accounts using the @24HourProject template. Our team will be looking for them and post a selection of your photos in our social media channels. 

Note: It is not mandatory to complete the 24 hours taking photos or post an image every hour, but we encourage it. If the current conditions of your city do not allow you to take outdoor photos, please also consider indoor photos from your own home. Join local photographers and make it more fun.

For more guidance you can read the Questions & Answers page, and/or contact your city ambassador. 

24HourProject Template to share photos on July 24th 2021 in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and all other social media:

9:02am #city #country “Title & Story” by @username as part of the #24hourproject to support Children’s Rights and raise funds for @ResponsibleCharity. For more information visit @24HourProject
#24hr21 #24hr21_city #24hr21_country

Hashtag example. #24hr21_city = #24hr21_paris , #24hr21_country = #24hr21_france

4. Participate in Exhibitions

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to stay informed about upcoming exhibitions around the world – up to now we had 26 photography exhibitions

Once an exhibition is announced you can participate in them using your photos shot on the day of the event.