Challenge series hosted by Bangers and Mash. Challenges start on Saturdays.
What makes the world go round. The things we love, need and hate. Everything in our world from A to Z that makes it what it is -- what makes it go round for you and for everyone in it.
Finished (38 challenges)
Winners announced: 19th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Autumn colours
Submit your best image taken with the Panasonic LX100. Any subject matter as long as it's suitable for a family audience.
Winners announced: 12th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Purse Snatcher Arrested
Go out and get a newsworthy photo, and do a write up in the description. Treat it as if a newspaper editor would want to add it to the next addition. Be serious about it. Don't come up with something like "Uncle Harry Cutting the Grass On an Unusually Hot Day". Find something that is truly newsworthy. Perhaps you came across a car accident, a fire, or spotted a celebrity at an eatery for...
Winners announced: 20th June, 2015 GMT
Winner: Waiting & Watching
Submit your favorite shot. The subject matter is open - except for images depicting nudity or sexually suggestive material of ANY kind. Remember, this is a family environment. I will DQ any of these types of shots at my discretion. Your image/images can be taken with any type of camera, film or digital. Mentioning why your image is your favorite is optional, but I hope that you do add a...
Winners announced: 13th June, 2015 GMT
Winner: South Wall
Submit an image of a bridge. Big or small from anywhere in the world. Unlike my stairs challenge, people and animals can be in your image. But, if you can, please don't submit a holiday snapshot image showing your aunt and uncle standing like soldiers in front of the bridge as an example. Try to capture your images from different angles showing good composition and lighting.
34. Stairs - Part 2
Winners announced: 30th May, 2015 GMT
Back by popular demand, I'm setting up a second challenge, but this time I would like you to submit your image of both indoor and outdoor stairs. As before, no people or animals in the image. Try to capture your image using light to its best advantage. For those of you that submitted an image in my previous (inside) stair challenge, please enter a different image if you have. I will DQ any...
Winners announced: 16th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: Dizzy Stairs
Submit an image of stairs from a simple single flight of stairs to an elegant spiral staircase. Please bare in mind that they are to be inside a premises. No outside stairs. They can be in any type of building, from a house or home to an office building, hotel, school, museum etc. Only snag - NO people or animals anywhere in your image please. Treat it like a typical architectural shot. Try to...
Winners announced: 18th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Going Home
The west certainly isn't the west that it was back in the days when the Earp brother’s battled a gang called the cowboys in Tombstone Arizona, but the days of the traditional cowboy that herded cattle and horses of years past are still with us to a degree. Today’s cowboys work on modern ranches, and some of them follow the rodeo circuit. We also have those, today, that dress up like the...
Winners announced: 4th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Frozen Lighthouse
Now that winter is over (at least when the submissions start it will be), it's time to show some images of icicles. If the lighting is right, they can glisten with beauty. Although not a requirement, submit an image showing an icicle acting as a prism emitting some of the colors of the rainbow. But whatever your image, try to take one as artistic as you can. Back lighting can be very effective...
Winners announced: 14th March, 2015 GMT
Winner: Swim Event
When attending a sporting event, the fans reactions in the stands can be as interesting/amusing as the sporting event itself. Submit your photos of fans reacting either positively or negatively at a sporting event. It can be at any sporting event whether played indoors or out. No images of the event, just the fans themselves.
Winners announced: 24th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: The Engine Driver
Submit your best image of a head and shoulder or 3/4 shot of a person using a solid white or solid black background only. No full shots. Subject can be either male or female - adult or child. Only one person as your subject. Nothing should be in the image, either in the foreground or background other than the subject. If its a shot of a baby, you can include an object if its only used to...
Winners announced: 10th January, 2015 GMT
Submit your best image of a close up or macro shot of a single flower against a solid black or solid white background. You may use a white diffusion material to back-light the flower. Photograph any flower you like. Nothing else should be in the image, either in front of, behind, above, or below other than the flower's stem and it's leaves if you choose - and no props like a vase on a table as...
27. It's a frame up!
Winners announced: 27th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Economy class traveller
An image of a person, anywhere, either indoors or outdoors, but you have to frame your subject shooting through either a doorway, window, archway - anything that you can imagine either man made or natural. No shots of an already framed painting/photo, but you could shoot through a picture frame to frame your subject.
Winners announced: 8th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: CHILDREN LAUGHING
What child doesn't enjoy a day at an amusement park. Submit your image of a child having a fun filled time enjoying the rides, cotton candy and all that an amusement park or country fair offers.
Winners announced: 4th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: "Wooden You Be Board, Smiling Every Day?"
How many times have we looked at an object and seen what we perceive as an outline of a human face, whether its in tree bark. a pattern on a wall or even in a cloud. Show us your image of a human face in some of the most unusual or unlikely places.
Winners announced: 27th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Exit from Pilatus Porter PC-6
Show us your ski diving images from an airplane. No images of bungee jumping or jumping off buildings etc. Just the traditional form of ski diving or parachuting from an airplane.
23. The Circus
Winners announced: 20th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Stepping over Bodies
Everybody loves the circus. Submit your images of circuses past and present from around the world. If you could, please provide information as to where the circus is located.
22. The Bicycle
Winners announced: 13th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Daily Life
The bicycle has become a huge part of people’s everyday lives today. Many are weekend recreational riders or eco-minded health conscious individuals that commute back and forth to work each day. Some who do commute to work use folding bikes that can be carried on buses and trains. Submit images of people using their bicycles for pleasure and commuting ONLY. Please, NO images of professional or...
Winners announced: 2nd August, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
Winners announced: 26th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Gossip in paris
Candid photography lends itself well to the streets. Submit an image of a street scene - city, town or village - candid shots showing people going about their day. Title your image with name of city or town etc. Please, no posed images of people. Strictly candid. If someone is caught glancing towards your camera that is acceptable.
Winners announced: 19th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: glass dome
Many buildings have beautiful stained glass windows, and they are especially beautiful when light is shining through them. Submit an image of such a window and try to capture it as light is passing through.
Winners announced: 12th July, 2014 GMT
Here's a chance to put your talents to work as a photographer. Submit your best work in glass - that which one drinks from such as wine glasses, goblets etc. Use your imagination and let your creative juices flow. Please title your images.The samples provided are not my images, and are provided for the purpose of an example only.
Winners announced: 5th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: The secret of all great studios
All you musicians/singers out there who record at home, submit your images of your personal home recording studio. It doesn't matter if you are a professional artist or simply record for the fun of it. If you or someone else is working in the studio or not is fine, but it would be nice if there is someone in your image doing their thing, so to speak. Many artists, professional or not, do a lot...
Winners announced: 28th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Fancy Rice Wine
Submit your product photography images showing as much artistic flair as possible. Any product at all, and any size of product - from a car to a small matchbox. Your setup and good use of lighting are important keys to great product photography. Have fun.
Winners announced: 21st June, 2014 GMT
The 7 man made wonders are as follows: • Chichen Itza - Yukatan, Mexico. • Christ the Redeemer - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. • Colosseum - Rome, Italy. • The Great Wall of China - China. • Machu Picchu - Cuzco, Peru. • Petra - Arabah section of Jordan. • Taj Mahal - Agra, India. Submit your images of these man made wonders, and identify each man made wonder in your title.
Winners announced: 14th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Storm over Atitlan
Submit images of some violent storms on land or sea. Not little rain showers but storms that will turn an umbrella inside out or take tiles off a roof. Monsoons, Typhoons, Hurricanes, Tornados as examples.Whatever storm that shows natures fury at its worst.
Winners announced: 7th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Dances with the Lights - Aurora Borealis
The 7 natural wonders are as follows: • Grand Canyon - Arizona, USA • Great Barrier Reef - Australia • Harbour of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, South America • Mount Everest - Himalayan Mountains • Aurora Borealis - Arctic region • Parícutin Volcano - Mexican state of Michoacán • Victoria Falls - On the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa. Submit your images of these natural wonders,...
12. Surf's Up
Winners announced: 31st May, 2014 GMT
Winner: brave heart
What started many years ago in Hawaii, the love of surfing has spread to many countries around the world. Submit your best images of this sport of past Hawaiian kings.
Winners announced: 24th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: I'm Luthier
Recently we had "The World of Guitars", so keeping with that theme, enter images of the Luthier showing him/her working on a guitar from building or repairing to a simple fret board setup.
Winners announced: 17th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: The holiday started badly
Sometimes things go wrong when we are on vacation. They can be from the amusing to just downright embarrassing. Let's see your misadventures while traveling.
Winners announced: 10th May, 2014 GMT
Let's see all those various types of guitars out there - acoustic or electric. Whether being played or not, lets see the many different kinds from around the world. They can be from the well known and played Spanish type of guitar to pedal and lap steel to the smaller Hawaiian ukulele as examples.
Winners announced: 3rd May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Steel Worker
Submit your images of varies tradesmen working in construction. Any type of construction, whether high-rise office buildings, towers, homes, shopping malls, dams, bridges, or roadwork as examples. Please don't submit images of just the job site itself. Show the workers performing their skills on the job. Just one request -- DON'T put yourself in harms way taking the shots.
Winners announced: 26th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: My garden in spring
Your own home floral garden. Your images can show the entire garden or in part, but no single flower shots as we want to see the beauty of your garden itself. No vegetable gardens please -- this is strictly floral.
Winners announced: 19th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Sunken Garden
Submit your images highlighting the beauty of one of the most well known man made gardens -- Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Canada. Next and last of this series of gardens is "Your Own Home Floral Garden". So get your images ready.
Winners announced: 12th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Follow Me
Submit your images of the beauty and color of a typical English country garden. Next in this series will feature "Butchard Gardens" in British Columbia, Canada. So get your images ready.
Winners announced: 5th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Heavenly Light
I'm sure that you will agree that man can create beautiful gardens, and Japanese gardens are no exception. Submit your images that reflect these creative wonders.
Winners announced: 29th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Dying breed
Submit images of people shown with an artistic flair whether in a natural or studio setting. Please, no shots of your uncle Sam on vacation posing like a stick man in front of a tourist trap. Use your creative photographic imaginative talent. All images must be tastefully done. No sexually suggestive/pornographic/nude or undergarment shots. If I and others find them offensive, they will be...
Winners announced: 22nd March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Brothers In Arms
Your best image of any musical instrument. Do not show the instrument being played.
Winners announced: 15th March, 2014 GMT
The subject matter is open, but your entries must be taken using a Canon EOS 7D only.