Want to connect with other creatives, challenge your creativity and win great prizes?

Creatively Squared is a leading, global styling and visual content creation hub. We are committed to developing the skills of aspiring stylists and creatives through our Instagram community and weekly creative challenges.

How to join the weekly Instagram challenge


Check the weekly theme and follow the sponsor

A new challenge theme and entry details are posted on Instagram every Monday


Create your image inspired by the challenge theme

It is up to you how you interpret the theme but you must create a unique image for the challenge


Share your image with the tags in the opening caption

Tag: @creativelysquared, the @sponsors Instagram account & #unique challenge hashtag


Engage with the community

This community is here to support each other so check out all the other entrants and send them some love! 

Black and White

with onne beauty

This week we are getting creative with the ultimate contrasting couple - black and white colours. This classic combo is always in style and ever popular in print, homewares and fashion. Don't feel restricted to using just these two tones in your image though, you might want to use contrasting colours to make your black and white elements pop even more. This challenge is a great opportunity to experiment with your edit or elements of your composition and win some black and white goodies from our fab sponsor!

Theme: Black and White #cs_blackandwhite
Sponsor: @onne_beauty
Dates: June 18 -24, 2018
Prize:  4x Onne Beauty Travel Packs
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_blackandwhite @onne_beauty @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @onne_beauty on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: onnebeauty.com

Image by special guest host Em Pearman find out more about her in our Meet the Creatives interview.

The latest #cs_blackandwhite entries from Instagram


How do I enter the weekly challenge?

To participate you just need to create an image inspired by the weekly theme and share it on Instagram using the unique challenge hashtag. To be eligible for the weekly prize you must also follow the sponsor and @creativelysquared and tag both accounts into the caption of your image.

How will I know what the theme is?

We announce our new themes on Instagram every Monday morning (AEST). Newsletter and Messenger subscribers get an advance notification on Sunday night and you can sign up to these mailing lists here

What type of image should I enter?

Anything that is your own personal interpretation of the weekly theme and the more creative the better! Any type of creativity goes, we love to see people experimenting with fresh ideas and new perspectives.

So its not just flatlays then?

Absolutely not, flatlays are a wonderful medium for telling visual stories but so is interior vignettes, lifestyle photos, painting, drawing, collage or any arts and crafts!

Where should I put my tags?

To be eligible for the prize your image must clearly include the challenge hashtag and the sponsor and @creativelysqaured account in your opening caption. It is important to put your tags upfront where they are easy to see so that the sponsor knows your image is a genuine entry. Every week the sponsors have to judge a lot of images while choosing their winners and if your tags are buried in a comment or in the middle of your bulk hashtags they can be easily missed.

Why do I need to tag the sponsor in my opening caption?

This is to indicate that you are officially entering the weekly challenge and also to show your support for the sponsor and the Creatively Squared community for enabling these competitions each week. You are welcome to just participate by using the challenge hashtag on it’s own and your image may still get featured but you will not be eligible to win the prize.

How do I get featured on @creativelysquared?

There are a limited number of feature images chosen by the weekly host each week. There is a new host every week and each guest will be looking for different things when they select their features. We can only feature around 1 in every 20 images entered so more you enter the higher chance you have of being featured each week.

Who chooses the winners?

The weekly sponsor chooses the winners each week and judge the entries based on the following criteria: Concept and creativity of entries in relation to the weekly theme Dates - Images that are submitted during the live challenge period Captions - Opening captions that include the correct tags Followings - Accounts that are following the weekly sponsor and @creativelysquared Every week is a fresh slate and previous challenge winners and outcomes are not taken into consideration.

Can I enter more than once?

Enter as often as you like as long as each entry is a fresh concept or image!

Can I enter an old photo?

You can share any image you like as long as it is posted on Instagram during the live challenge period.

How can I host a challenge?

We look for hosts that are interested in helping to inspire and motivate the creatively squared community, if you would like to express your interest in hosting a challenge you can sign up at this link here:

What if my account is private?

Unfortunately we won’t be able to see your entries but a lot of our community have created secondary accounts to pursue their creative endeavours.

Are you an Instagram expert passionate about the Creative community? Or a brand looking to sponsor?

We're always on the lookout for Challenge Hosts and Sponsors to inspire our community