Challenge series hosted by Kokeen4231. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
This series focuses on the natural part of our world. The beautiful landscapes, rugged wildlife and occasionally a little human touch
Finished (41 challenges)
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Winter Sleep
As the title suggests, landscapes during winter.
40. A bugs life
Winners announced: 9th March, 2016 GMT
Send in pictures of insects! Spiders, centipedes, worms... They're all allowed too. As long as you feel them as creepy crawlies. If you have any queries, post them in the comments below.
Winners announced: 6th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: leaping polar bear
This challenge is open to any photo with related to the theme - leap. A leap of faith? A literal leap? If you feel your photo may be too abstract, do kindly state in your description how your photo is related to the theme.
38. Soft toys
Winners announced: 30th April, 2014 GMT
Send in pics of soft toys! Its that simple. Your picture should aim to bring back those childhood memories and give us that cosy feel. The photo can contain more than one toy.
Winners announced: 23rd April, 2014 GMT
Winner: This is a lot of rain
Ever took your camera out in the rain? Well, heres your chance to posts your shots. All pictures with rain in it are acceptable. The rain in the photo should still be 'falling' so photos which merely shows raindrops are not allowed.
Winners announced: 16th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Huntress from DC Comics
This is pretty simple. Photos of people dressed up as a character from certain films, manga, video games... The focus should be on the person and not something else like a wide angled shot of a cosplay event.
Winners announced: 9th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: high-Key Fashion
The title says it all. This challenge is dedicated for human photoshoots. Studio, outdoor, candid, fashionistic, male, female... They're all accepted, as long as the main focus of the photo is a Single person.
Winners announced: 21st August, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Photos have to show winter in it. It can be street shots, landscapes, cityscapes... As long as the focus of the picture is on the scenery and not a particular object like a person.
33. Wildlife macro
Winners announced: 14th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: The Bee & The Flower
As the title states, this challenge is dedicated to wildlife close up shots.
32. Night Shots
Winners announced: 7th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
This challenge allows any shots taken in the night. Night portraits, city lights... O course, it must be clear in the photo it is night. The photo is also required to be outdoor or at least show some outdoor(like through a window).
Winners announced: 31st July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Hard liquor
Submit photos whereby the scene UN the image lasted a very short period if time. Like a dolphin jumping out if the water.
Winners announced: 24th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Any images got to do with the night sky is allowed here. Star trails, moon shots...
Winners announced: 17th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: A Herd of Elephants in the Foreground of Mount Kilimanjaro.
This challenge is for natural landscape shots with animal/s in it. Aim to portray an animal as beautiful, cute or majestic as possible. The animal does not need to be the sole point of beauty. It can be the overall effect the picture gives when an animal merges well with the background. Like a wolf howling to the moon. So try to ensure the animal matches the landscape well.
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Pretending to be part of the plant
Show pics of animals camouflaged in their surroundings. Insects, fish and birds are allowed. Any living creature accept humans and plants are allowed.
Winners announced: 26th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Purple Gallinules Fighting
Photos must contain animals in conflict. The battle can be one sided, like a predator hunting the prey, or two sided. Also, there can be more than two animals in it. Birds, insects underwater creatures are allowed too. As long as they are alive and are not humans.
Winners announced: 19th June, 2013 GMT
Any form or breed of cats are allowed. Tigers, leopards, stray cats... The photo must show the cat in its wild environment. So voters, please vote not only according to how good the picture is but also whether it portrays the cat in its natural habitat.
Winners announced: 12th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Green Crested Lizard
As the title says it, this challenge is dedicated to reptiles. Wild Reptiles. So voters, please don't just vote according to how good the photo is but also whether it manages to portray the animal as being in the wild. So, zoo shots are not allowed.
Winners announced: 5th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Second Sunset
Submit any photo with a beach in it. It can be a landscape shot, portrait shot... As long as the photo shows it is located at a beach. The aim of the challenge is to showcase the beauty of the beach or to infuse the beach well with the subject. So please vote according to how well the beach goes in the photo. For example if the beach suits as a great background.
Winners announced: 29th May, 2013 GMT
Submit any picture to show there is a strong wind blowing.
Winners announced: 22nd May, 2013 GMT
This challenge is dedicated to underwater pics from seas and oceans. No swimming pools. The aim here is to capture marine life. From corals to small fishes to huge sharks.
Winners announced: 15th May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Paintings for my living room!
Sometimes we walk by or into shops and see something we dream of getting. Submit images of your dream 'products'. Try to be as creative as possible and the shot should portray such an idea.
Winners announced: 8th May, 2013 GMT
Show your best picture of any sport. There may or may not be anybody in the photo. There may also be more than 1 person in it.
19. Young workers
Winners announced: 1st May, 2013 GMT
Winner: Mussel collector
Submit pictures of young people at work. People who seem too young for the job or should be at home studying instead.
Winners announced: 24th April, 2013 GMT
Winner: screech owl - calling
Capture birds which are not in flight, hiding or camouflaged in their surroundings. There can be more than one bird in the photo.
Winners announced: 17th April, 2013 GMT
Take your photography skills this time to capturing moments of sadness and anguish. The photo yo submit should show clearly the emotion on the persons face.
Winners announced: 10th April, 2013 GMT
This challenge accepts only wild animals, which includes marine creatures, birds and insects. No domestic animals. In other words, any living things other than plants and humans. So submit your best photo of the most exclusive animal you have ever met.
Winners announced: 3rd April, 2013 GMT
Winner: Even though we ain't got money...
Submit photos of couples and lovers spending time together. Whether their playing games or watching the sunset, as long as the picture contains only the two lovers as the main subject, it is accepted. Please respect peoples privacy though.
Winners announced: 27th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Send in pictures of unique handicrafts which depicts or represents certain countries. There must be a form of nationality in the handicraft.
Winners announced: 20th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: a little help
Submit a picture which shows the closeness of a person and an animal. Air,land or water creatures are all accepted. There can be more than one person or more than one animal but please ensure that there is at least one of both.
12. Haunted Houses
Winners announced: 13th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: Spooky House
Submit a photo of a spooky looking house. It doesn't matter whether its day or night. Also, this is not restricted to exteriors. If you have a photo which is taken indoors and you are confident it gives people an uneasy feeling that theres something scary, then submit it too.
Winners announced: 6th March, 2013 GMT
Winner: A Beautiful Grandma
Submit a photo which shows something beautiful. You can take it literally and submits photos with beautiful faces, but you can go deeper and submit photos which shows a beautiful heart. A person helping an elderly to cross the road for an instance. Any acts of kindness are allowed.
Winners announced: 27th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Beautiful Singapore
Show how developed a country is with a beautiful photo of the cityscape or Skyline. Please state where the shot is taken.
Winners announced: 20th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Happy Potter
Submit a photo which tells us the kind of life people from that particular area face. Please mention the country and specifically which state.
Winners announced: 13th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
This challenge is dedicated to travel photography, first, starting in South East Asia. Everything Captured in South East Asia is accepted. People,landmarks...
Winners announced: 6th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Freshly Baked Carelian Pies
All over the world there are different food cultures. Submit a photo of any type of food with a certain tradition behind or common staples from any specific country which must be mentioned. Fruits are allowed here but you must state the native country of the fruit. It does not have to be fancy food. For example, you can show the simple food people in Africa can afford.
Winners announced: 30th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: School Children
Submit a photo which shows what a school is like in any country. It can be a simple school in Africa or a fancy one somewhere else! It would even be better if it is in 'action'.
Winners announced: 23rd January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Old Friends
This is about capturing a significant moment between two friends. Can be both positive and negative. Can be all types of friends including partners.
Winners announced: 16th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Birthday on a boat!
Christmas party, new year party or birthday party, its all acceptable. Just send n photos of something memorable.
Winners announced: 9th January, 2013 GMT
Winner: Abbey awaits Santa Paws' arrival
With Christmas just over, celebrations slowing down, its your chance to show what you have captured the past few days. Show us what this particular Christmas means to you. Is there someone you know who is celebrating his or her last Christmas? The subject need not be a person though.
Winners announced: 2nd January, 2013 GMT
Winner: the friar's bedroom
It can be your bedroom, it can be someone else's bedroom. It can be simple, it can be elaborate. As long as the picture is able to portray a culture, living style or living condition.
Winners announced: 26th December, 2012 GMT
This is meant to be a meaningful picture. A picture which tells us the history. Like an animal ravaging through human litter tells us how people have invaded their homes. An injured animal shows the abuse its has taken on. So please provide your best shot here at portraying a history. It can be good things too.
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