iStock Exclusivity

Wednesday June 10, 2020
We are looking for contributors who can work with us exclusively to create high quality content that customers can’t find anywhere else, helping them tell compelling stories. In return we offer great benefits.
Earn more and keep earning
Earn more right away: You get higher royalty rates on iStock.com, starting at 25% for images and video and 30% for illustrations. As you reach Download Targets throughout the year, you up-level to a higher royalty rate. Keep earning: At the end of the year, the downloads you've achieved set the starting rate you get in January. This guarantees your royalty rate for at least 12 months – so you can earn more, this year... and the next.
File typeExclusive rates
and Download Targets needed to reach them
25%30%35%40%45%
PhotoDefault8008,50034,500515,000
Illustrationn/aDefault7,20026,000172,000
VideoDefault3002,0004,60035,500
Industry-leading opportunities
You also get access to our full range of creative briefs, and the opportunity to shoot directly for global brands with Custom Content.
Higher Pricing
More Customer Reach
Guided Inspiration
Create For Big Brands
READY TO GO EXCLUSIVE?
As an Exclusive you can earn more and learn more. In return, you commit to working only with us, exclusively, for your choice of photo, video or illustration files. Being Exclusive means that, for the file type(s) that you are Exclusive for, you agree that you cannot license any of that type of content in a royalty-free model elsewhere. So, for example, if you are Exclusive for Photos, you can’t license any Photos with a competitor under the royalty-free model, even for images that you’ve never submitted to iStock. Just follow these simple steps to be considered for Exclusivity...
  1. Explore some of the best imagery from our Exclusive contributors below, for photos, videos and illustrations:
  1. Please carefully review full iStock Rate Card and the iStock Exclusive Artist Supply Agreement before applying.
  2. Click Apply Now below to submit your application
In the ticket, choose the category "Agreement" then "Apply to become Exclusive." We will review your current iStock or offline portfolio to assess your application. Please note that if you’re successful, any content you submitted to us while non-exclusive will not change collection. If you’re not quite ready, our team will offer you suggestions and resources to help you take your imagery to the next level.
applicationapplybenefits to exclusivityExclusiveExclusivityhow to applyillustrationiStockiStock Exclusivityphotographyvideo