This is how it works:
Every week from Monday to Sunday there will be a challenge for a particular theme. You can enter the challenge by submitting one entirely new photo, which was taken after the challenge has been announced (no archive shot) . Read on for further details.
PARTICIPATING IN A CHALLENGE
In the "Discussion Forum" section you can find threads with challenges. You can identify the current challenge by the ending date stated in it's name. Read the description of the challenge and submit ONE shot according to that description.
To submit an image use the "reply" box underneath the challenge description. On the top of the reply box you will see a small icon that looks like a small image, click on it. In the next window select a file from your harddrive or use URL.
You may submit additional images, that will not be judged. Please mark every additional image as 'Non Entry' or 'NE'. All photographs (entries and non entries) have to be new. They have to be taken after the challenge has been announced!
The winner of the challenge will be the host of the next challenge. Thus if you have entered a challenge you have to check back and see the winners. If you are the winner, you have to start a new challenge as soon as you can.
Please, do not cheat. There is basically no reason to cheat. There are no prizes to win. It's all about fun and creativity. Every submission of an old photograph will be counted as a cheating attempt and punished with one month suspession from this group.
STARTING A NEW CHALLENGE
Only winners of a challenge may start a new challenge.
Go to the "Discussion Forum" area below, on the bottom left you will see "+Add a discussion". Click on +Add a discussion. It will ask you for a title. Put the theme of your challenge in the title.
In the "post" box, write a short description on what you would like to see. Try to choose something that everyone can photograph within a week (e.g. it is less likely to get many submissions for a mountain theme). Please, do not post any example photos.
When the challenge is over and you've picked the top 3 winners, create a new discussion again (+Add a discussion) and post the winning photographs and your comments there. To post an image in a new discusson you have to right click on the image, copy it's URL, then use the image button in your newly created discussion (like you did when you submitted your entry) and paste the URL in there.
Note: Every challenge has to end on a Monday! (to keep things simple)
Sandeep S Rajan
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
PLEASE ALSO JOIN THE "DAILY CHALLENGE" GROUP!