We’re asking you: The TED design team is looking for creative TEDx photography


TEDxPeatonalAlberdi in Salta, Argentina bathes city landmark Centro Cultural América in TED red. (Photo by TEDxPeatonalAlberdi)

Calling all creatives! The design team at TED is looking for artwork that captures the spirit of TEDx to use when sharing TEDx content on TED’s various channels.

What they’re looking for: An outstanding photo that uses the TEDx red “X” in a creative way. If you think you’ve got the perfect photo to share with TED, email a submission to Jenny Groza, Community Engagement Manager at TEDx, at jenny.groza@ted.com.

Guidelines to think about when choosing a photo:

  • There should be no faces in the photo. Hands or figures of people are okay as long as it still feels anonymous.
  • No regular stage shots, please. The ideal photo will be unique and stand out.
  • We’re most interested in using photography, but we’ll consider creative illustrations or designs.

Here are two examples of photos we love: photo 1, photo 2.

The image should be at least 3000x-4000x pixels on the longest side. Please submit the original highest quality version of this image as a raw .jpeg or .tiff file.

(Note: In some instances, we will be able to credit the artist, but in some applications, we will not.)


  1. Nearchos Christofides


    Does it really have to be a RED X? I have a few creative pictures from TEDxLimassol and TEDxUniversity of Nicosia I’d like to share. Most focus on the TEDx theme itself. Some Xs are involved too, however they are not red. I also have some time lapse night photos to show. Are you interested in something like this?

  2. hi,
    I have to questions:
    - what is the deadline for submissions?
    - why high resolution files are required for the initial submission?

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