Last week, Mashable teamed up with Lipton to give our Instagram community an uplifting challenge: share photos of things that brighten the season.

The submissions we saw included beautiful sunsets, portraits of significant others, pops of color in white and wintery scenes, favorite foods and more

Congratulations to the five contestants featured below, who will be receiving Lipton gift boxes that include teas and accessories.

Below, scroll through the other selected #UpliftPromo images.

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12 uplifting photos of faces and places that brighten the season