Active Life

Challenge series hosted by mtschnur. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Photos showing people and places that contribute to modern active lifestyles. Challenge topics will include coffee shops, brewpubs, bicycles, running events and other outdoor sports, outdoor concerts, etc.
Finished (15 challenges)
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 7th December, 2016 GMT
Winner: Leafless Tree.
Show us your best supermoon photo, taken in November 2016. We won't see the moon this close for another 70 years.
Entries: 39
Winners announced: 30th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: New Year!
Let's see your best photo of a holiday event, showing some activity. This could be a Christmas themed run, sleigh ride, or parade. Entries are not limited to Christmas, and can include Hanukkah or any other appropriate holiday event at this time of year.
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 21st October, 2015 GMT
Winner: High camp on Ben Starav
Submit a photo showing your campsite with an Autumn landscape. This could be your base camp, hunting camp, trail camp, or any type of camp, just make sure it is a scenic Autumn landscape with leaves changing color. Give your photo a title, and identify the location!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 14th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: VIKING CHURCH
Submit your best photo of a church, chapel, synagogue, mosque, etc. in a non-urban setting. In other words, a place to worship that is not obviously in a city environment. Make sure it is identifiable as a church with a cross, star, sign, or other religious symbol. Give your photo a title, and identify the location!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 7th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: Hanging in the Roof
Submit your best photo of wild animals in an urban (or suburban) setting, i.e. not where you would normally expect to find them. Examples are raccoons, opossums, coyotes, bears, mountain lions, etc. No dogs, cats, or other pets please. Don't harass the animals, or take undue risks to get the photo. Give your photo a title, and identify the location!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 30th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Mosque Lake Morning
Show us your best photo of your significant other doing something active in the outdoors, with a scenic background. Make sure it is family friendly, and give your photo a title and identify the location!!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Al Mahara
Submit a good photo of an interesting restaurant sign or name, that is not your usual chain restaurant. People or no people in the photo, up to you. Give your photo a title, and identify the location.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 16th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Mountainbiking in Zermatt
Submit your best photo of people exercising in the outdoors. Any type of exercise is OK, just make sure it is outdoors and the people are obviously and actively exercising. Please give your photo a title, and identify the location!
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 2nd September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Hiking Companions
Submit your best photo of a good dog in the great outdoors, doing dog things, with a scenic background. Please, no indoor dogs, cats, people, or other critters. Give your photo a title, and identify the location.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 26th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: IntoTheValley
Submit your best photo from a great road trip, with your vehicle of choice and a scenic background. People or no people in the photo, up to you. Be sure to give the photo a name, and identify the location of the shot.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 19th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Kalalau Trail
Submit your best photo of an unpaved trail, with a scenic background. People or no people in the photo, up to you. The trail should be for people or animals, not for four wheeled vehicles. No human built structures visible, please! Be sure to give the photo a name, and identify the location of the trail.
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 12th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Wander Brewing, Bellingham
Submit a good photo of a brewpub. Inside or outside, preferably with people enjoying their favorite beverage. Please avoid a chain store and make it a local place, and make it interesting! Give your photo a title and location please.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 5th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Mirrored Waters
Create a photo on a river, showing people doing a river-based activity. This could be fishing, swimming, canoeing or kayaking, or any other appropriate activity. Give the photo a title and description, including the name and location of the river.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2015 GMT
Winner: A sunset in Lombok
Create your best photo of a swimming pool, ideally outdoors and the more natural the better. In other words, try to avoid the generic rectangular apartment complex pool and look for one that is more inviting and less crowded. Try to capture your photo when the pool is empty. Don't focus on the swimmers. Use good judgment with swimsuits and children if they are in the photo.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 15th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Morning Hawks
Post your best picture of a coffee shop, either an indoors or outdoors scene. PLEASE avoid the big chain shops and focus on local or regional shops. Make it interesting! TITLE: Give your entry a title or name, not just a file number. NO watermarks or forms of identification, or personal website references.