We’re well into our second year of the Monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge, co-hosted by me here, and my good friends Heather and Mat atMirrorlessons. We just crowned our second semi-annual winner and showeredGiorgio Lumaconi with free stuff. If you’d like a chance to win some free software, and photography gear, all you need to do is to stay tuned and submit your best image to our monthly theme threads whose themes are chosen by our monthly winners. This month’s winner will be one of the following three images. Please vote for your favorite from March’s theme, “Man vs. Nature” below and over atMirrorlessonsas well!
The vote stays open through the 5th of April, and at that time we’ll tally the votes to declare our winner. The winner then gets to choose the theme for our April challenge and is entered into our next semi-annual giveaway vote where our 6 monthly winners duke it out.
Thanks to everyone that has submitted and topommes.fritz123for choosing this month’s theme. Thank you to Heather and Mat for the continued collaboration and here’s to getting out and shooting.
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With each passing month, these themes are bringing out more and more amazing photographs and this month was very difficult to choose our favorites. I could have settled on a dozen or more of the contributions myself, and I’m sure it was the same for Mat and Heather. If you haven’t seen them, feel free to stop by the Flickr threads (TRP Here and ML Here). For those new to this, each month, in collaboration with Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, we co-host monthly challenges where anyone can submit an image based on their interpretation of the theme. At the end of each month, we each choose an image we feel best represents the theme in our eyes, and we open up a vote, like this one. The vote runs for 5 days, and afterward, the totals are tallied and the winner chooses our new theme and the process begins again! Anyone can submit, so stay tuned for new themes. With that, we have chosen the three that caught our eyes this month, so please vote for your favorite:
We will have this vote open through the 5th, and with this winner, we’ll have finished our second semi-annual stretch. We will be taking our last 6 monthly winners and opening up a new vote sometime this month. The winner from the semi-annual vote will win software, some fun hardware and a new, soon to be released hand built wrist strap by yours truly. Stay tuned for that, and in the mean time, please vote for your favorite below and over on Mirrorlessons too!
Thanks to everyone who submitted this month, it really was an awesome group of contributions. Congratulations and good luck to Michael, Fritz and Fabio. Keep submitting, and stay up with new challenges and articles by connecting via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Instagram and to stay posted on new articles, feel free to add your email address at the top right of the page here. You’ll get email alerts as new articles are released.
This month saw quite the spike in votes with a large number of overall clicks, so thank you to everyone who stopped by and voted. After all the votes were counted, Giorgio Lumaconi’s image “Bookmark” emerged victorious. Congratulations to Giorgio for winning the Gadgets challenge! Head on over to Giorgio’s Flickr stream to see more of his photography. Stay tuned for this months theme!
These monthly themes are a fun way to motivate ourselves as well as challenge and hone our photographic intuition. Each month, I, along with Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, host these challenges and choose the three images from the reader submitted pools on our Flickr group pages that we feel are the best examples of the chosen theme. We then showcase these three on both of our sites with an open vote. The winner chooses our next theme and is entered into our semi-annual giveaway vote where the 6 monthly winners vie for your vote to be crowned our overall champion, and receive free stuff.
Congrats to Giorgio who will be added to our list of monthly winners, and thanks again to Heather and Mat, as well as everyone who has and continues to participate. Each month is a new chance to submit, so stay tuned to the blog as well as Mirrorlessons for new themes as they’re announced.
Thank you to our November winner Angga for the new theme: “Gadgets”
As is fun with our monthly themes, they are open for interpretation. There are no rules, other than to be considered for our selections, you must submit your image to one of (good) or both (better) our themed flickr group threads below. Over the last 10 months, Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, and myself here have collaborated to create a fun way to both motivate our selves as well as help provide a platform for a bit more exposure by way of showcasing our favorites on both of our websites. At the end of the month, Heather, Mat and I each choose our favorite image from the flickr threads that we feel best represents the theme and post them on both of our sites along with a vote.
The vote is open for 5 days after which we tally the two sites polls and declare the winner. The winner of the month gets to choose the next theme and the process begins again. Each month’s winner is also entered into our semi-annual champions vote where we get to vote on the 6 monthly winners to determine our favorite. That winner is showcased on both my site as well as Mirrorlessons while also winning software, handmade wrist straps and who knows what else.
So, submit your image to our Flickr group theme threads below and let the challenge begin!
Our monthly Flickr Photo Blog Theme challenges have been wonderful and I hope you guys have enjoyed them as much as we have. For those not yet in the know, Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons along with myself here on my site, host monthly challenges where the winner from each month gets to choose our theme for the following month. Heather, Mat and I choose our three favorites each month and open it up for votes both here and on Mirrorlessons HERE. We have enjoyed building and promoting the community that has continued to grow through our flickr groups, and on our sites, hoping to give a little back in the way of exposure and free stuff. Make sure to visit both polls to vote for your favorite. Also keep an eye out for monthly themes to participate in.
Each monthly winner is then entered into our semi-annual giveaway poll where we take the 6 monthly winners and vote on our overall favorite with the winner taking home some cool stuff. Our first semi-annual winner, billyburg, made off with a Topaz plugin of his choice, and I custom built a one off Garda Wrist Strap for him as well.
October’s theme might have been the most popular theme yet with tons of submissions, Heather, Mat and I have boiled it down to our three faves as seen above. Vote below for your favorite and stay tuned for this month’s theme which will be announced within the week.
Our first giveaway winner has been decided by you guys. With a combined effort between my site and Heather and Mat’s site Mirrorlessons (visit them HERE), billyburg has compiled the most votes, and is your first semi annual Flickr Photo Blog Challenge Winner.
Congratulations billyburg, and thank you to everyone who voted, and submitted over the last six months.
Billyburg has won a custom built T&T Garda wrist strap (see more HERE) as well as a Topaz Plugin of his choice! We hope to continue to build our community through these fun, free monthly challenges, and if you’ve not yet submitted, you have a chance monthly. The winner of each month’s challenge gets to choose the theme for the next month while getting exposure both here and on Heather and Mat’s site.