Heart Touching

Challenge series hosted by Donglei. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
Let the image from my vision touch the inside of your heart. Challenges in this series are quite open. Anything fits the title is welcome. Composition and color are important, but what we judge a picture in the series is more from emotional aspect.
Finished (10 challenges)
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 21st June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Kerrville Tivy Cheerleaders
Neither a individual nor a crowd, show us a group. Friends in a party, colleagues on a ceremony, classmates on the campus... Read the additional rules.
9. Hope
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 14th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Hope for a wonderful morning-1
In the darkness, hope makes you see the light. e.g. A burning candle, light through the window, a sprout from the soil... If you submit something of you own hope, please explain.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 7th June, 2011 GMT
Winner: Children of the Mist
Not about kids nowadays. Share your memories when you were a kid. Toys, books, or places once left a deep impression on you.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 31st May, 2011 GMT
Winner: The jung of a Lapwing... how cute!!!
Submit something cute and lovely. Make others like it as much as you do. Generally, it should be small, round, soft objects. NO human beings please. Have fun!
6. Purity
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 24th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: A Pure As Water
Less is more. Not only for composition, but also for emotion.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 17th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Helsinki by night
I got my first digital camera in 2005. Although the specifications seem so poor from today's perspective, it was priceless to me... If you started your digital-shot earlier, please share your best pictures taken before 2005. Don't worry about image qualities. It's about memories.
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 10th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Life ..
For some reason, at some time, something is not so easy for someone to do. Like reading newspaper for the elderly. Like finding a good job for a graduate. Like the first step for a baby. Show the difficulty in your picture and the one's effort to overcome it.
3. Labor
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 3rd May, 2011 GMT
Winner: pushing up a cement mixer
May Day is coming. Labor is the theme of your shot. Let's show respect for hard working people, no matter they are in clean offices or dirty fields.
2. Grief
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 26th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: Desolation
Inevitably, grief and sorrow does come to us. We survive it, but we still remember those moments. It can be people in sorrow, or scenes with that emotion.
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 19th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Though it is supposed that most challengers here are equipped with great DSLRs as their main weapons, we still need a small backup. This challenge asks you to shoot people with a DIGITAL COMPACT camera, or even your cell phone. We don't care about how poor the DOF or noise performance will be, as long as the image touches the heart. Show us your innovation and skills!