Urban Challenges

Challenge series hosted by j-aperture. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
Urban themed challenges
Finished (16 challenges)
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 21st August, 2012 GMT
Winner: R U kiddin' me?!
Show us interesting traffic signs
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 14th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Hall
Skyscrapers are hallmarks of modern cities. Show us your most stunning shots of these modern marvels!
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 7th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Backstreets and Alleys
Sometimes the forgotten parts of town has its own unique charm. Show us photos of the less traveled places in your cities. Please do not submit photos of your run-of-the-mill "main" streets. The street / alley of your photo should not be able to fit more than one car's width.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 31st July, 2012 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Show us interesting shots of cyclists (bicycle) in an urban setting
12. Mini City
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 24th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Don't Play With My Trains!
Show your best images of a miniaturized city using tilt-shit effect. The effect can be post-processed instead of utilizing a tilt-shift lens.
Entries: 91
Winners announced: 17th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Roman Collesium at Night
Urban challenge on tour! 6th Stop: Rome, Italy - Post your best shots taken in Rome. Must indicate in your photo description where in Rome have you taken the shot (approximate location is fine). Failure to demonstrate that the shot was taken in Rome will be disqualified. NO RECOGNIZABLE FACES must be in your submissions.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 10th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: HK Bay
Urban challenge on tour! 5th Stop: Hong Kong - Post your best shots taken in Hong Kong. Must indicate in your photo description where in Hong Kong have you taken the shot (approximate location is fine). Failure to demonstrate that the shot was taken in Hong Kong will be disqualified. NO RECOGNIZABLE FACES must be in your submissions.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2012 GMT
Winner: ciel ouvert
Urban challenge on tour! 4th Stop: Paris - Post your best shots taken in Paris. Must indicate in your photo description where in Paris have you taken the shot (approximate location is fine). Failure to demonstrate that the shot was taken in Paris will be disqualified. NO RECOGNIZABLE FACES must be in your submissions.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 26th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Dubai
Use your creativity to include reflections from an urban environment. Examples include street view from a building window (reflection, not through the window), cityscape from a pool etc. Must include urban element in your photo. DO NOT submit self portrait in front of a mirror!
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 19th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: The light of god
Show us your best black and white architectural shot. The main subject of the photo must be some kind of structure (e.g. bridge) or building but NOT sculptures or monuments. Interior shots are allowed but must be a public open area. (i.e. not your home or a single office room) Human must not be the subject matter of your submission. Do not submit photos of random streets or city overviews. The...
Entries: 66
Winners announced: 12th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Starfish
Urban challenge on tour! 3rd Stop: Tokyo - Post your best shots taken in Tokyo. Must indicate in your photo description where in Tokyo have you taken the shot (approximate location is fine). Failure to demonstrate that the shot was taken in Tokyo will be disqualified. NO RECOGNIZABLE FACES must be in your submissions.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 5th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sagrada Familia
Urban challenge on tour! 2nd Stop: Barcelona - Post your best shots taken in Barcelona. Must indicate in your photo description where in Barcelona have you taken the shot (approximate location is fine). Failure to demonstrate that the shot was taken in Barcelona will be disqualified. NO RECOGNIZABLE FACES must be in your submissions.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 29th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: London Eye View
Urban challenge on tour! 1st Stop: London - Post your best shots taken in London. Must indicate in your photo description where in London have you taken the shot (approximate location is fine). Failure to demonstrate that the shot was taken in London will be disqualified. NO RECOGNIZABLE FACES must be in your submissions.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 22nd May, 2012 GMT
Winner: SG221809
Show us some cool looking pets in the city! Please read additional rules carefully!
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 15th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Crazy Shopping
Show us how crazy shopping can get! E.g. insane queue, fighting over sale items etc.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 8th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: London, Holborn Circus
Show us your best shot of an "urban oasis". Title is open to interpretation but the main setting of the image must be in an urban environment.