Highway through the world

Challenge series hosted by embie, Smaug01. Challenges start on Fridays.
Have fun, and maybe it can give you ideas
Announced (1 challenge)
Submissions start day: 6th August, 2021 GMT
Send in a picture that, with some fantasy, goes with a song title. You can put the name of the song in the title or, in the picture itself, that's up to you. A border would be nice but is not mandatory, be creative.
Open for submissions (1 challenge)
Entries: 4
Voting starts: 6th August, 2021 GMT
Challenge requested by another DPR member. Send in a picture showing people at an ethnic wedding. The aim is to see brides and grooms in their typical ethnic weeding outfit but pictures of other guest are also welcome as long as they are clearly present at an ethnic wedding celebration. If possible tell us the name of the ethnic people/region.
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Entries: 48
Votes: 192
Winners announced: 6th August, 2021 GMT
Present a photo of something that is made out of wood like eg. a statue, handmade furniture, carvings, tableware or cutlery… Wood must be present in more than 90% of the object. No buildings, houses, towers, playground equipment or bridges please.
Finished (46 challenges)
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 30th July, 2021 GMT
Winner: Hopewell Rocks
Enter a photo of a landscape that is taken through a hole. The edges of the hole must be visible in the photo. All holes are allowed except, through holes where there is glass between you and the subject, such as, through windows. Windows that are open are OK, as well as, through a hole in a rock, in a wall, through an arch, a gate, a fence, a hedge, an open porthole… A photo of a house or...
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2021 GMT
Winner: Left luggage?
At special request of another DPR member. A post processing skill challenge. Send in a photo that appears to be, (or is), taken from early 20th century till the start of WWII, the more realistic it looks for that time frame the better. Any subject will do except close-ups, macro’s, pets and flowers. Must be in B/W or sepia, extra PP techniques to give it an antique look are welcome. Avoid...
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 16th July, 2021 GMT
Winner: Fitz Roy!
By special request of a DPR member. Send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this part of South-America. Have you already visited this area ? Then join in and post your photo. All pictures are welcome except close-ups from flowers, sunsets, Galaxy, pets or other animals or close-ups from family which could...
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 9th July, 2021 GMT
Winner: Kirkjufell
This one is on special request of another member. Let's go North…to Iceland, a country that, rightfully, has received a lot of attention in recent years, especially among photographers and nature lovers. Send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country. Have you already visited this country? Then join in...
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 2nd July, 2021 GMT
Winner: cliffs of moher
Not tired of all that traveling yet ? ;) Then join us visiting Ireland, ‘The Emerald Isle’ The goal is the same as always, Guím gach ádh ort. Send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo....
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 25th June, 2021 GMT
Winner: Windmill in Kinderdyk
Next turn in this series…Holland (The Netherlands). The goal is to send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country/place. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo. All pictures are welcome except close-ups from flowers, sunsets, pets or other animals or close-ups from...
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 18th June, 2021 GMT
Winner: 1938 Ford V-8 Coupe
Quite plain and simple…send in a picture of a car interior, dashboard, seats…but no motor compartment pictures. Watch out, there is a catch here…all pictures of car interiors from cars that are built before 1970 must be in monochrome or must be made looking old, using sepia colour, or, by using other “antique looking” software. The brand name and year build of the car must be shared in the...
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 11th June, 2021 GMT
Winner: Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park
I think the title is clear enough. Show a picture taken in this great and majestic mountain range. Please give your entry a title or a description about e.g. name of the mountain or place or…any other information you want to share about the photo. Do not enter photos with the Galaxy please, this is about Earth, not space.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 4th June, 2021 GMT
Winner: Reichsberg
Next turn in this series…Germany. The goal is to send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country/place. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo. All pictures are welcome except close-ups from flowers, sunsets, pets or other animals or close-ups from family which could have...
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 28th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: PowWow Redwood Meadows
Please show us pictures about the culture and/or the daily life of Indigenous people in de USofA and in Canada, now or in the past. Rituals, festivities, ceremonies, gatherings, sports… portraits are also welcome. It would be appreciated when you tell us which Nation and which activity (if known) is presented. I am confident that this theme will be handled respectfully but pictures that I...
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 21st May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Castle Combe, Wiltshire
This time we’re visiting the United Kingdom. The goal is to send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country/place. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo. All pictures are welcome except close-ups from flowers, sunsets, pets or other animals or close-ups from family which...
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 14th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Living statue
No doubt that when you travelled around in your own or in other cities in the world, you were confronted with living statues as a street performance. People that do their utmost best to dress up as a statue. There are real beauties among them, well word a photo and…a tip of course. If you came across such statues, you can show them here. Please note that this is not about street musicians or...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 7th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Bullfight
This time we’re visiting Spain, mainland as well as the islands. The goal is to send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country/place. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo. All pictures are welcome except close-ups from flowers, sunsets, pets or other animals or...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 30th April, 2021 GMT
Winner: IMG_5017ps2
This time we’re visiting France. The goal is to send in a poster-like photo that could be hanging on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country/place. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo. All pictures are welcome except close-ups from flowers, sunsets, pets or other animals or close-ups from family which could...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 23rd April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Odle
The goal is to send in a poster-like photo that could be on the wall of your local travel agency to try and persuade people to visit this country, this place. This time we’re visiting Italy. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo. All pictures are welcome except close-ups from flowers, sunsets, pets or other animals or close-ups from family which could have...
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 16th April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Flowers for the late Bob Date
This theme came about after a suggestion from another DPR member. This is all (and only) about flower bouquets, like in, anniversary bouquets, wedding bouquets, home made bouquets from flowers out of your own garden, a bouquet for your loved one, a corsage, as a trophy after winning a game or as a thank you…even silk flour bouquets are allowed. Must be in full colour and note that pictures...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 9th April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Glass Blower
This theme came about after a suggestion from another DPR member and challenge participator. Enter a picture of a working (!) craftsmen/artisan, meaning someone who is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates material objects partly or entirely by hand such as there are carpenter, mason, blacksmith, baker, butcher, coppersmith, Goldsmith, basket weaver, glass blowers, farriers,...
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Agia Roumeli
Slowly but surely the number of covid-19 cases seems to be decreasing in many countries and the vaccination campaigns are reaching cruising speed, hopefully this trend will continue and we can gradually make new travel plans for 2022. The first in this series is about Greece. Have you already visited this country? Then join in and post your photo. Get us excited about this beautiful and...
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 26th March, 2021 GMT
Winner: After dining
I’m getting pretty lazy during the lockdown period…so, show a picture of somebody who is mastering the skill of dolce far niente. No further explanations needed, or what did you expect… yawn. Warning: don’t fall asleep when viewing or voting the entries 
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 19th March, 2021 GMT
Winner: Mightier than the sword
I’m pretty sure that many of us have a large collection of pictures but, maybe you also have another collection of something of which you would like to show us an image. Surprise us with a photo of your private collection of …whatever.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 12th March, 2021 GMT
Winner: Lavender and lemon
…and I thought, hey, that would be a nice theme for another yummy challenge, so here it is. Show us a picture of something sweet, food related only ;) Make sure your photo makes us crave for candy, you can be inspired by the colours or the taste…everything can, also ice cream and sweet drinks. Even signs that relate to sweets are possible. ...
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 5th March, 2021 GMT
Winner: The Nunnery
Have you mastered cloning photos ? Then you can show your skills here. Personally I have a separate “technical map” where I keep my most successful cloning skills in, before and after, for educational reason. Submit a dual photo (in one frame) from the cloning “before and after” It doesn’t has to be impressive, a small but important adjustment such as removing a disturbing artefact or people...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 26th February, 2021 GMT
Winner: Barbecued Pork & Onions
Sometimes, when looking at a particular photo, the phenomenon occurs that we (I myself ) can imagine the accompanying scent that was present during that scene. That is one of the senses that can be stimulated by a photo, isn't it? It can be a nice aroma of a dish, a bouquet of flowers, the smell of a campfire, the smell of burned rubber at car races, and of course… must not be missed ......
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 19th February, 2021 GMT
Winner: Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
I admit that these aren’t the most pleasant places but I think that there are opportunities to take interesting pictures in such places. I’m aiming for pictures taken in facilities that are closed down but are open for public (or urban explorers) to visit, such as prison museums. NO pictures from active prisons. Cells and dungeons, corridors, cantinas, showers and...attributes ;) Can be from...
Entries: 28
Winners announced: 12th February, 2021 GMT
Winner: Hot Toddy
(Title of a play from Sir Arthur Wing Pinero) Tea, a familiar cup of comfort that is drunk and appreciated in many parts of the world and in some countries its brewing has become a true art. Enter a picture that reflects the planting, growing, harvesting, producing, transporting, brewing or drinking this nice draw. Some explanation about the pictures is welcome but not mandatory.
21. Collages
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 5th February, 2021 GMT
Winner: Wasp Building Nest
Submit a collage photo of any subject(s), made by yourself (the collage), and that would look nice as a poster on the wall or as a placemat or as … Can be people, family, pets and others animals, flowers, cars, trains, planes, ships, signs, food… Important message : please note that the camera name and date/hour of capture in my samples is artificial...it's a collage from different...
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 29th January, 2021 GMT
Winner: Visitors from Outer Space?
I know from my own experience that it is not easy to take a good picture of a fish in an aquarium. Low light conditions, cloudy water, optical distortions due to the aquarium glass and often reflections from yourself and behind you. Submit here one or two of your picture(s) taken at an aquarium. Can be from your own fishbowl or in a zoo or attraction park. Picture must show at least one ...
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2021 GMT
Winner: Firefighter
Show us your best picture of the fire department. A fire engine, a ladder, firefighters and or their equipment, even their tribute monuments. It doesn’t matter if the equipment is highly sophisticated, antique, stills or in action, big or small, in full colour or B/W, all is fine.
18. Reptiles
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 15th January, 2021 GMT
Winner: lunch
As stated in Wikipedia, “Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphibians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives”. Simple as that, astonish us with your picture, but always with respect to animal welfare.
Entries: 84
Winners announced: 8th January, 2021 GMT
Winner: Tram 47
I think that the title is clear and says it all. Submit one or two pictures of…a tram and/or a trolleybus. Can be an old one like in a museum or one that is providing public transport at this moment. As usual =====> “Please tell us where the picture(s) was/were taken”<====== No location means a disqualification.
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 1st January, 2021 GMT
Winner: After Thanksgiving
The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are coming. Due to the pandemic of Covid and the contact restrictions around this, many of us will have to celebrate these holidays in a private family context. If you have a picture of your beautiful decorated table than you can show it here. Any beautiful decorated table from any celebration is welcome to inspire us for the coming holidays. I hereby...
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 25th December, 2020 GMT
Winner: Engineer Pass Columbines
After the challenge "USA state birds" this is all about the USA state flowers. Every state in the USA has his own flower as a symbol. If you have a picture of such a flower (can be taken in any garden or field worldwide !) which is the state flower of a state in the US than you can show it here. Everybody is welcome ! --------> Please tell us the name of the flower and the state it...
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 18th December, 2020 GMT
Winner: American Goldfinch
No, not the Alfred Hitchcock movie but… Since 1927 every state in the USA has his own bird as a symbol. If you have a picture of such a bird (can be taken worldwide !) which is the state bird of any state in the USA than you can show it here. Everybody is welcome ! Do tell us the NAME of the bird and the STATE it represent. Complete and arbitrary list for state birds can be found on :...
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 11th December, 2020 GMT
Winner: American-eagle
Submit a picture of money OR ANY TYPE of currency that is, or was used now and in the past. Can be from all over the world. Don’t think only about notes and coins…many other “items” were used as a means of payment Please TELL US WHERE THIS "CURRENCY" IS OR WAS USED.
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 4th December, 2020 GMT
Winner: Tea Plantation
Maybe a bit late in the season but still… Show us a picture taken from/at the harvesting of any agricultural product, like wheat, corn, soy, rice, vegetables, fruits, tobacco… The harvesting can be done artisanal or with machinery. Show us the hardworking farmers and beating and chugging farm equipment. Tell us the name of the product what is harvested.
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 27th November, 2020 GMT
Winner: Narcissus
Who's joining in this 7 day safari in Africa "in search of the Big Five” and who's taking part in the election of "best photo catch" which starts here on midnight GMT after the 7th day. Any photo of one or more of the Big-Five (Lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and the cape buffalo) that is taken on the African continent can be submitted. Pictures of these animals taken in other countries...
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 20th November, 2020 GMT
Winner: Florida State Fair 2020
Animal fairs are lovely places for young and old to visit and/or participate in. Show us a picture taken at such an animal fair. Can be a general view to point out the atmosphere or a close-up from the winning or participating animals and their owners, the show(s), the food stalls... As usual…TELL US THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS TAKEN. (No place name will result in a disqualification) Please...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 13th November, 2020 GMT
Winner: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium
Submit a photo taken at a cemetery, from, eg. artistic or remarkable funerary monuments or graves, or from the beautiful parks and paths that surround the graves, the entrance gates, buildings, even striking texts on a tombstone. Can be, but not necessarily , from famous people. Making it (even) more dramatic in PP is allowed but please remain respectful with this topic. PLEASE TELL US...
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 6th November, 2020 GMT
Winner: Paella
During my travels I always treat myself to taste, (one of), the most traditional dishes from the region/country. Here you have the opportunity to show the most traditional dish from the region/country where you live or from regions/countries you have visited and tasted their typical dish. Make us mouth-watering. PROVIDE THE ORIGINAL NAME OF THE DISH AND THE REGION, non-titled dishes will be...
7. Bones
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 30th October, 2020 GMT
Winner: denali antlers
An idea suggested by DPR member Tony Field. Bones or whole skeletons, skulls, from humans or other animals, even from cold-blooded, can be taken at museums, charnel houses, catacombs, cemeteries, private collections…real or sculptured. No spareribs or T-bones. Please keep this subject respectful.
Entries: 16
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2020 GMT
Winner: Alagadi Off Road Rally. Cyprus
When It’s powered by a motor, has a 4 wheel drive and is in full action for fun, expedition, travel, competition...on muddy trails, deserts, dunes, jungles, you name it …than show it. The more mud the better, the more wheels off the ground the better, the steeper the slope the better, got stuck in…is also allowed. Remember…it must represent action, no still lifes. Announcement : Also 6 wheel...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 16th October, 2020 GMT
Winner: DSCF4373-HDR
Place yourself in the shoes of an urban explorer. Show us pictures of abandoned houses, buildings, factories, churches or other temples, under or above ground, from constructions, car dumps, war remains, airfields, amusement parks, even cemeteries but I stretch the theme a bit by also allowing pictures from the countryside, abandoned sheds, farms, stables…are allowed but must be...
Entries: 68
Winners announced: 9th October, 2020 GMT
Winner: Temple St Night Market
The marketplace, (inside or outside), I find is an interesting place to visit and take photos besides buying stuff. There is an abundance of colours to see, all kinds of items for sale and many people are present, there is a nice atmosphere. Submit your best photo of fruit, foodstuff, flowers...even flea markets, all taken at a market. Night markets are also welcome. As before...PLEASE TELL...
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2020 GMT
Winner: Howth
Every time I am somewhere in a place not far from the sea, I try to visit a fishing port, the marina where the fishermen arrive with their boats. Often times, it not only provides me with colourful pictures and scenes, but it also makes me dream about the adventures that those hard-working fishermen had, after braving the sea, to bring the fish to our plate. Let’s see your picture which could...
Entries: 27
Winners announced: 25th September, 2020 GMT
Winner: Sunset ride
Camels, (the one-humped one), are very useful mammals. They are very strong and have a vast endurance especially in dry environments like deserts. They supply working labour, transport, milk, wool, and meat to many people in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Even , in the past, also a means of serving as a dowry, maybe still these days. Show us your picture of this creature.
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 18th September, 2020 GMT
Winner: 20200401-AM-089
Submit a photo taken in or outside any train station. Trains can be present in overviews but shall not be the main subject, no single train close ups please, people/travellers on trains are allowed, as long it’s clearly in a train station. Try to present a picture that create a feeling of travel/being on the move in your own or in a foreign country or culture. I am referring to the...