Just Because

Challenge series hosted by AussieJo. Challenges start on Mondays.
I want to see some great photos
Finished (81 challenges)
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 1st July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Areeba
I want to see an animal using it's legs to run.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 24th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Max
Every time I get the camera out to take a photo of my son he pulls a silly /ugly face instead of smiling for the camera. Show me some of the silly / ugly faces you have photographed on little boys.
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 17th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Dad
With it soon to be Father's Day in North America I would like to see a photo of your Dad that tells me something of the Man that he is (ie, it is NOT allowed just to be a portrait, but has to show us something of his vocation or hobbies etc).
Entries: 21
Winners announced: 10th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: A20050524E001_Baum_all_1600
Show me at least two photos taken of the same landscape feature (slightly different angles allowed but has to be obviously the same subject matter - ie tree or bridge etc) taken at two different times of the year but composited together to form the one photo. See example
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 3rd June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Pabitin
Show me a child/children under 10 years old having fun at a birthday party
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 27th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Pink field
As it is the season of new beginnings in the Northern Hemisphere show me new life in the form of spring flowers.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 20th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Where's the dinner!
As it is the season of new beginnings in the Northern Hemisphere show me new life in the form of newborn animals (Humans babies not allowed)
74. New Life
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 13th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Rory19
As it is the season of new beginnings in the Northern Hemisphere show me new life in the form of newborn babies (Humans only)
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 6th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Edification
Connecting with God. SUbject has to be human.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 29th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Triple Jump
Must have at least one person (HUMAN) in the photo. Family appropriate themes only.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 22nd April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Homeless of New Delhi
People living in poverty. Main subject has to be human.
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 15th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Thank you
Show a photo where a collection of money is taking place (though not a payment in exchange for something), whether it is an offering at church, busking in the street, Christmas charity collections. No family inapproipriate themes allowed.
69. Love
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 8th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: sweet talk
Show at least two ANIMALS (not PEOPLE) together in a tender (LOVING) moment.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 1st April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Sahara
Show human footprints (literal not figurative) whether in sand, or snow or wet drips etc.
67. Feet
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 25th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: toesies
So I notice on Facebook that people love showing photos of their feet. Show me where your feet have been - ie with a fantastic background behind them.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 18th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Amour...
IN wedding photography we are always trying to come up with original ways of showing the wedding rings whether on their hands or by themselves.
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 11th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Jack Frost
Show me a portrait of a person who is obviously outside in freezing temperatures. Head and shoulder shots only.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 4th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Bears romping in the snow
Whether it is winter sports, or a snowball fight or.....
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 25th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Can be anything
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 18th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Snowy Mountain
show your favourite snowy landscape
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 16th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Italian Christmas Traditions
Show me how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Please state the name of the country the photo is from (mandatory), and if you want to put more details in the description to explain more of the traditions it would be a great learning experience for us all (optional).
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 9th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: b-2011_12_10-christmas-6686
Christmas is the time of year that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus and remember that through Him we are reconciled with God. Show me photos that celebrate Jesus' Majesty.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 2nd January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Hungarian_Parliament_Budapest
The USA has the White House, The UK has Parliament House. Show me photos of a countries place of Government, stating the name of the place and what country it is from
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 26th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Royal Palace in France
Show photos of royal palaces, stating the name of the palace and the country it is from
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 19th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bled, Slovenija
Show us a photo of the most beautiful resort you have ever been to and state what the name of the resort is and what country it is in.
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 12th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Birches
Do you have a favourite place you like to photograph through the seasons? Show us the same location taken at least from two different times of the year when it is experiencing different seasons - ie winter and spring. You will have to make a new photo showing these two different seasons in the same image. If you have any questions post them in the challenge comments section
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 5th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: croissant d'amande Almond croissant France
Show me photos of the yummiest unique dessert a country has to offer. You must state in your title or description the name of the dessert and the country it is unique to.
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 28th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Galahs
Australia has the Kookaburra, Canada has their Loon. Show photos of birds that are unique to a country. You must state in the title ordescription the name of the bird and what country it is unique to.
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 21st November, 2011 GMT
Winner: "Cao Mao"
The USA has their cowboy hat, Mexico has their Sombrero. Please show us photos of hats that are unique to countries around the world. You need to state in your description or title the name of the hat and the country it is unique to.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 14th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Taktshang Goemba (Tigers Nest) - Buddhist Temple in Bhutan
Show the different places that people go to practise their religion. The photo must be of an actual building. You have to state in your description the name of the building, what religion is practised there and the country it is in. I am wanting wide angle views, not macro details of interiors or exteriors of buildings.
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 7th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: IMG_8091
Show me your best photo of a child/children playing/lying in the autumn/fall leaves
Entries: 93
Winners announced: 31st October, 2011 GMT
Winner: indian railways
Not every country has cars at their disposal, so I would love to see what is the common form of transport in countries (yes cars are still allowed, bit I don't want them to be the only type of transport shown). Please state what the name of the transport is and what country it is common for
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 24th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Stilt Houses
Show photos that show the uniques styles of housing for that country. Please state what country the house is from.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 17th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Aboriginal
Australia has Aborigines, Canada has First Nation Peoples. Show a photo of the oldest known people group in a country. State what name they are known by and what country they are native to.
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 10th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Portuguese grapes
Show fruit that it native to a country. State what the name of the fruit is and what country it is native to. Please no generic fruit that is now common throughout the world like oranges and bananas and strawberries.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Great Wall
India has the Taj Mahal, Egypt the Pyramids. Show me famous landmarks and state what the name of your landmark is and what country it is in.
Entries: 72
Winners announced: 26th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: African Ground Squirel - South Africa
Australia has the Koala, Africa has the giraffe. Show me a photo of an animal. State in your description or title what the name of the animal and the country is.
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 19th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Pakhawaj (Indian percussion instrument)
Australia has the digeridoo, Austria the violin. Show us musical instruments that a country is known for, stating in your description what country they are from and what they are called.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 12th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Flowers in a flower
I've been in love with sunflowers for as long as I can remember. Show me your best artistic photo of them. Please, no snapshots, only well composed photos.
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 5th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Venetian Masks, Italy
In South Africa you buy a wooden giraffe, in London you buy a toy double decker red bus. When you are a tourist what do you buy from what place as a souvenir? Put in your description what the item is called and what country it is from.
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 29th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kao Lug, China
Italians are known for their pasta, Scotland for their Haggis. Show us a dish from a country that is stereotypically known as being from that country. Include in your descripion what the food is called and what country it is from.
Entries: 94
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2011 GMT
Winner: evening glow
The Netherlands is known for their tulips, Australian is known for its Waratah. Show me a photo of a flower that is stereotypically from a country. Include in the description the name of the flower and what country it is known for.
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 15th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: 3 wise men
Show me a person from your country dressed in a way that is what is stereotypically known for a person from your country. You must put in the description what people group/country they are representing.
Entries: 7
Winners announced: 8th August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Fotosesijos_138
The idea is that after the wedding the bride (and groom if you want) gets dressed back up in her wedding dress and goes and gets all the photos she would have loved to do on her wedding day but wouldn't have dreamed of it. Usually the dress gets wet, dirty or destroyed in some way, though not necessarily. These are not your typical wedding shots. If you are unsure whether your shot fits the...
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 1st August, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kiss
Weddings are a wonderful time to get a candid moment that shows that the couple is just thrilled to be married. Show that moment when one or both of them are looking at the other clearly showing that they are thrilled to be man and wife.
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 25th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Brainworks
Show me 2 or more children under 15 years of age, that have different emotions on their faces to each other.
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 18th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Paisley and Jessica
Show dancers (any genre) under the age of 15. Try to be artistic with this, no snapshots.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 11th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: Baking Cookies
Show girls doing stereo typical things of being girls. Must be under the age of 15 years.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 4th July, 2011 GMT
Winner: You can ride your bike, just don't get wet...
Show boys under the age of 15 doing things that are stereotypical of them being boys.
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 27th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL
Having just come back from a trip to Disney World, I would love to see your favourite shots of iconic Disney, whether the characters, landmarks, rides etc. Please state which Disney location the photo is from.
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 20th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Southern China Countryside
Show a young child (under 10 years old) in the company of a senior citizen
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 13th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Fun...Fun...Fun
Show people having the time of their lives at a theme park
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 6th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Elvis
Show a child, under the age of 15, in their favourite dress up costume. Try to be creative with this, no snapshots please.
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 30th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Hope
Show your interpretation of this as long as the subject is between 2 or more humans.
Entries: 80
Winners announced: 23rd May, 2011 GMT
Winner: My Dog
I don't want just any old snap shot here - I want well composed photos of your child and their pet. Snapshots may be disqualified
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 16th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Four Happy Fishermen
Due to the server crashing and some of you missing out, I am running this challenge again with a slight variation. Show me two or more people that are from obviously different racial backgrounds(ie different countries to each other) enjoying each other's company. Please put in your description what racial backgrounds the people are from.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 9th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Campo Santo
While I failed to get this challenge up in time for Easter, it is never to late to remember why Christians celebrate Easter. Easter is the time that Christians remember that Jesus Christ died on the cross, taking on the sins of the world, and providing belivers a way of Salvation to spend etermity with God in Heaven. Show me your best image of a Cross.
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 2nd May, 2011 GMT
Winner: First Lesson of Their Life
Show photos of a child under 15 years old learning something in a classroom setting. Should the "classroom" be different to what is typically known in the West, please make it clear in your description why it is still a classroom.
Entries: 110
Winners announced: 25th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kids in Fountain - Southbank
Show a child under 15 yrs old playing....
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 18th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Green dress, yellow dress, it's still a dress
Show a group of children from different cultural backgrounds who look different to each other and yet are the same as we are all human
Entries: 92
Winners announced: 11th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Foot Print
Show a child looking dwarfed by the big world around them
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 4th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Laura
As much as our children can frustrate us at times, at other times they are perfect Angels. Show a photo that shows your child's inner angel.
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 28th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: super capacity plus!
Children fall asleep in the most unusual places and in the most unusual positions. Show the most unusual you have as long as they are not in a normal bed.
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 21st March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Fun in the Tub!
If your kids are anything like mine they much prefer to pull a funny face than give you a nice smile when you want them to. Show me the funniest face they have pulled
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 14th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: In the Fast Lane
Show us a child (under 15 years old) playing their favourite sport
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 7th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: In Step
Show the beauty and innocence (and possible shyness) of first love.
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 28th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: mini me
Show me a photo of two people that are clearly different ages where, except for the obvious age gap, they could be identical twins.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 21st February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Proportion
Show the world as a child sees it. Show us what they would be interested in looking at from the angles and height elevations of a child,i.e. get down low or shoot up high.
Entries: 170
Winners announced: 14th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: DeadTreeStars
January 26th is Australia Day and seeing as Australia is getting so much attention thanks to Oprah I thought it would be fitting to show off our favourite photos of this beautiful land. From the cities to the landscape, the people and the animals, Australia truly is unique.
Entries: 117
Winners announced: 7th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: 19:02 In Camillas garden
Does your child stick out their tongue, go cross-eyed or pull some other weird face when they are intently concentrating on the task in front of them? Show us how they look......
Entries: 72
Winners announced: 31st January, 2011 GMT
Winner: First Kiss
Show us the first time someone did something. Show them being taught, or the look of uncertaintly, fear, excitement etc. The title or description has to clearly tell us what they are doing for the first time.
10. Siblings
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 24th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Uingan Kids
As the title suggests......
Entries: 124
Winners announced: 17th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: If I Could be a King
Show us your photos that are worthy of National Geographic or World Vision etc that shows the plight of children in the 3rd world. A child has to be the focus of your photo.
Entries: 72
Winners announced: 10th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
At this time of year it is very easy to get caught up in the materialism / commercialism of Christmas. But Christmas is the time of year we are meant to remember that Jesus Christ came to earth to save all who believe in His name and call Him Lord and Savior. Show us photos that represent that side of Christmas.
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 3rd January, 2011 GMT
Winner: HoldHands-BW
Show the love conveyed in the simple act of holding hands - whether it is two children, two adults, or a child and an adult.
Entries: 114
Winners announced: 27th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Just.... don't go there
Show your interpretation of this when it comes to children. A child has to be the focus of your photo.
Entries: 129
Winners announced: 20th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: shelter
Show us the special bond parents (humans) have for their children, whether it be an embrace, or being engaged in a special activity.
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 13th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Brothers
Doesn't matter what culture you look at, young children have to be carried. Show us a photo of a child being carried, whether in a person's arms or in a child carrier of some sort.
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 6th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Ana
Show us a baby under a year old delighting in the world they are discovering, whether it be their own fingers and toes, eating food, learning to crawl etc. The image must show them actively engaged in the activity.
Entries: 107
Winners announced: 29th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: 10 days
Show us the beauty of a newborn baby (3 months and under).
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 22nd November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Rondeurs
Show the beauty of the human pregnant form. Try to capture the emotion.