Photo Gallery Frequently Asked Questions
Check out the FAQs below to help make your Jones label dreams come true.
Please take a moment to read our terms of agreement to use the Jones Soda Gallery. These are the rules we all have to play by. As defined in the agreement, we reserve the right to remove photos and memberships of those who post banned material, copyright infringement, or do not follow the rules of conduct as posted here, in our terms of agreement and throughout the website.
Click the ADD YOUR PHOTO button. Choose your content source. Add a caption (we love hearing the story behind photos!) and fill out your contact information. Once you've agreed to terms, you're good to submit!
Pretty much anything (with the exceptions listed in the next question, below). Your photos, or photos with the photographer's permission. Your artwork, or artwork with the artist's permission. Use your good taste and good judgement. Remember, your mother or even your grandmother might see your gallery submission online and wouldn't you want to make them feel proud?
(a) Copyrighted material. Real simple: if you did not take the photo, or get the photographers permission, or if you did not create the artwork yourself, or get the original artist's permission, please do not post it to the gallery.
(b) Porn. Did you find some spicy porn that you thought would look nice on your end table, and on the gallery? Don't bother. We'll put you and your porn in the dog house and leave you there. For good.
For Jones Soda to use your photos containing people, we need to know that you've received permission to take their photo, and that we have received the rights to publish their likeness on our labels, website, and any other promotional items. So any photo that has a "recognizable individual(s)" in the photo will need a model release form for each person. You do not need releases for large crowds however the danger of a claim against you and us grows as the size of the crowd diminishes. Fill out the Jones Soda Model Release form here. Have all individuals sign it and include a description of the photo. Include Jones Soda Gallery photo number if you have already submitted your photo. Remember, for individuals under 18 years of age, their parent/guardian has to sign for them.
• The first piece of advice is orientation: landscape, landscape, landscape!
• Go easy on the filters. They make your Instagram feed pop, but it's not really the Jones vibe.
• Furthermore, go easy on the Photoshop.
• Give it a description! A cool story behind a photo makes it that much more special.
• Doesn't matter if it's old or new, we pull photos from the dusty archives all the time!
• Is it funny? We LOVE funny.
• Post a video on your socials with why we should choose your photo. Don't forget to tag us! @jonessodaco
• Is it a well composed, classically styled photograph? We love that too!
• Does it have a million votes? Great! Queue up the printing press!
• If you want to see a collection of photos chosen for labels, use the "Chosen for labels" search filter (under Jones Faves) for some inspiration.
• Do you have a model release for everyone in the photo? Huge crowds of people are visually stimulating, but unless you can get a signed release from that whole soccer team/bull running comrades/political protestors, there's no way we can print it. (Sorry, y'all!)
Your photo doesn't need to be in black and white, we'll take care of that for you. That being said, if your photo relies heavily on color to be cool, it may not be right for a bottle. Sunsets look like a grey brick in black and white, as do grassy fields.
In the photo gallery, click on the photo you want deleted. Copy the entire URL (should contain the parameter "&pixlee_album_photo_id=" and the number associated with the photo). Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with that URL and your contact information. After we verify that you are the owner of the photo, we will happily take it down for you! If you are not the owner, but have good reason for it to be taken down please note that in your email.
We will email the contact address for each photo to notify you of selection so make sure your contact email address is correct! Please do not contact us to ask if your photo was chosen, if we’ve received your photo, or what your chances of winning are. As you can imagine, we receive thousands of photos and emails and unfortunately we cannot respond to all of these inquiries.
Unfortunately, we really can't send you a bottle with your label on it. Flavors, per label run, may have up to 3 different photos on them... aside from the fact the placement of the labels is very very random. That’s where the term 'rare Jones Soda bottle' came from. Instead, we send the lucky submitter a handful of sample labels so they can see their specific label and maybe, with some luck.. they can find it randomly out in the wild.
For those of you who may be in dire straights of getting a label with your photo on it, by the case... we strongly suggest checking out MyJones. You can customize the bottle in every way, from the flavor, to the photo, to the words on the back... it's all you all the time.
The Jones Soda community of visitors is huge and it is no surprise when someone finds it hilarious to post some porn to the gallery. We monitor the gallery regularly, however, if you do spot porn, please click on the photo, copy the URL, and email it to email@example.com and we'll zap it outta there. As well as the poster for good.
Post the link of Facebook. Share it on IG. Tweet your masterpiece! Hover over your photo (or any photo, really... maybe you're super into pictures of pugs?) or click into it to see the series of social button icons. Click any of those to share to your hearts content!!
With the recent gallery upgrade, we were forced to start over on voting. The good news is that everyone is starting off on a level playing field. Plus, now you can now vote once per day!
You can either search by your @handle or enter your email address into the Personalized Content menu by clicking the Login next to My Photos, choosing email to sign in, then go back to that dropdown and click My Photos again to filter by photos you have submitted.
Can't find the A to your Q? Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org