Ordinary Things Made Extraordinary

Challenge series hosted by mirrorrorrim. Challenges start on Fridays.
Everyday objects used to create a unique and compelling image.
Finished (16 challenges)
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 5th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: The Scream
Photo must be taken from the inside of your vehicle as it is being run through an automatic car wash. Have fun!
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 13th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Tissues Are On Me
As in what is sometimes generically called "Kleenex" in US, but any brand will do - the kind you use to wipe your nose or eyes. No people allowed in the image. Paper not cloth.
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 6th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Let me in please...
Literally dirty laundry. No people may be in the image. Laundry must be ready for the wash - i.e., not hanging on the line to dry. Are you up to the challenge of creating a beautiful image of dirty laundry?
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 29th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Water Tower UFO
A watertower must be a prominent element in the image.
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 22nd June, 2012 GMT
Winner: When the Work's all done this Fall
Main object must be work gloves.
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 15th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Parched
The main object must be a kitchen sink.
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 6th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Fukushima Snail
The main element of the image must be of a translucent object that is illuminated from behind. Leaves are not allowed; everything else is fair game.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 30th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Nubble Lighthouse
An image taken outdoors in low light conditions as evidenced in both the image itself and in the exposure settings that are required to be displayed in this challenge (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO).
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 23rd December, 2011 GMT
Winner: magic lights
A creative, quality image that contains lighting that captures the spirit of the Christmas holiday.
Entries: 20
Winners announced: 28th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Neon Garden Nashville
Title says it all.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 21st October, 2011 GMT
Winner: On Lake Superior
The moon must be the only light source. It may be a direct shot of the moon, a moonlit sky, or any scene where the moon is the only light source.
5. Shiny
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 14th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: wind instruments Trumpet
Shiny 1. (of a smooth surface) Reflecting light, typically because very clean or polished. **see additional rules
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 7th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Driving
Title says it all.
3. Glow
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 30th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: glühender Draht
"to shine with a soft light"
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Birth of a morning...
Mottled light consists of small patches of light and shade, often created from bright light shining through leaves. This effect must be very evident in the submitted photo.
1. Shadow
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 16th September, 2011 GMT
Winner: Shadow Art
Shadow(s) must be the main design element in the photo.