Hybrid Insta Challenge

The latest challenge is aimed at individuals as well as the group. There will be three challenge themes which will be spaced out over a number of weeks to give you the chance to participate in a challenge, though also take some time to enjoy your own type of photography.

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Instagram Challenge

Round one and Round two will be completed as a normal monthly challenge in which you post your picture using the hashtag provided and at the end of the challenge an award for being picked is provided. Any individual can take part in these two rounds and the winner and runner up will receive a shout from my account.

In addition to the individual prize any teams participating can submit photographs to be awarded points in round one and round two, with 6 pictures from each group being judged.

Round three will be for the group only, and only those competing in the group challenge will be eligible for the final round. For this round the group must take a picture of the published theme and their members must post their pictures using the hashtag as normal and the group chooses 9 pictures from the posted pictures to be judged.

Points awarded for all 3 rounds will be added up and the team with the highest points at the end of round 3 will be the winners, and will be able to select accounts to receive a shout.

The Challenge: Round 3

Take panning image, with the subject still and in focus and the background blurred. Panning is basically moving your camera at the same speed as a subject while keeping the subject as the main focus.

Panning Photography

Post a picture that shows the subject clear and in focus and the background blurred through motion – a panned shot.

Picture Rules:

  1. The image can be of an subject you like, eg, person, vehicle, wildlife, sport, etc.
  2. The subject must be clear and in focus.
  3. The background must show motion blur through use of panning technique.
  4. The picture must be taken outside and not inside the home or inside any other building.
  5. The picture must be taken by you, and any post production editing must be done by the picture taker.
  6. Your picture MUST have a title.
  7. The image must have been taken from the start date of the challenge, not before.
  8. Your picture must not be manipulated by adding parts that were not on the original image.
  9. You must not use software to create the background blurred motion, this must be done by you at the time of taking the picture
  10. You may use editing software to change contrast, exposure, white balance etc.

Posting Rules:

  • You may only enter a picture to Round 3 if you are in a challenge group.
  • You may be added to a challenge group throughout the round and you will be able to post a picture.
  • You must post the picture to your own account.
  • You must message me on Instagram for the challenge hashtag.
  • You must message me to let me know when you have posted your entry.
  • Do not send the picture or a link to me directly.
  • Round 3 of the challenge starts now.
  • Round 3 of the challenge ends at 12:00pm EST Monday July 6th 2020.
  • You may only enter one picture to the challenge
    • No Carousels
    • No Galleries
  • Your entry will not count for the challenge if you have posted more than one image.

Winners:

For Rounds one and two

  • Two Choices will be made.
  • Each of the two choices will be given a picture shout.
  • The winner will get a picture and a story shout.

For Round three – Group:

  • The winning group will select 3 accounts for a shout.
  • Each account will get a picture and a story shout.
  • My decisions are final, no appeals.
  • If you do not follow the rules your picture will not count.

The Challenge: Round 2

Take an image that includes an Arabic Number.

Herbie Rides Again

Post a picture which shows a number either in the foreground or background.

Picture Rules:

  1. The image can be of an subject you like.
  2. You must have a number in the picture.
  3. The picture must be taken outside and not inside the home or inside any other building.
  4. The number(s) must be Arabic and not spelled out words, eg Ten, nor can they be any other numeral or symbol.
  5. The number shown must be clear and legible.
  6. You may not add any numbers to your image, and the number must be in the image before the picture was taken. ie You should not print out a number and artificially place it in the scene.
  7. Your picture MUST have a title.
  8. The image must have been taken from the start date of the challenge, not before.
  9. Your picture must not be manipulated by adding parts that were not on the original image.
  10. You may use editing software to change contrast, exposure, white balance etc.

Posting Rules:

  • You must post the picture to your own account.
  • You must message me on Instagram for the challenge hashtag.
  • You must message me to let me know when you have posted your entry.
  • Do not send the picture or a link to me directly.
  • Round 2 of the challenge starts now.
  • Round 2 of the challenge ends at 12:00pm EST Monday June 22nd 2020.
  • You may only enter one picture to the challenge
    • No Carousels
    • No Galleries
  • Your entry will not count for the challenge if you have posted more than one image.

Winners:

For Rounds one and two

  • Two Choices will be made.
  • Each of the two choices will be given a picture shout.
  • The winner will get a picture and a story shout.

For Round three – Group:

  • The winning group will select 3 accounts for a shout.
  • Each account will get a picture and a story shout.
  • My decisions are final, no appeals.
  • If you do not follow the rules your picture will not count.

The Challenge: Round 1

Take an image of the outside of a religious building.

Southwell Minster

I am always posting pictures of churches around Lincolnshire and beyond and now it’s your turn.

Post a picture or a temple, mosque, church, chapel, tabernacle. synagogue or any building with religious significance.

Picture Rules:

  1. The religious building can be in any situation you like.
  2. It must be a real building and not a toy or model.
  3. You may show whole or part of the building.
  4. It may only be of the outside of the building and NOT inside.
  5. You must add a description to tell what the building is and why it is religious.
  6. The image must have been taken from the start date of the challenge, not before.
  7. Your picture must have a title.
  8. Your picture must not be manipulated by adding parts that were not on the original image.
  9. You may use editing software to change contrast, exposure, white balance etc.

Posting Rules:

  • You must post the picture to your own account.
  • You must message me on Instagram for the challenge hashtag.
  • You must message me to let me know when you have posted your entry.
  • Do not send the picture to me directly.
  • Round 1 of the challenge starts at 1:00pm CET Monday June 1st 2020.
  • Round 1 of the challenge ends at 12:00pm EST Monday June 8th 2020.
  • You may only enter one picture to the challenge
    • No Carousels
    • No Galleries
  • Your entry will not count for the challenge if you have posted more than one image.

Winners:

For Rounds one and two

  • Two Choices will be made.
  • Each of the two choices will be given a picture shout.
  • The winner will get a picture and a story shout.

For Round three – Group:

  • The winning group will select 3 accounts for a shout.
  • Each account will get a picture and a story shout.
  • My decisions are final, no appeals.
  • If you do not follow the rules your picture will not count.

Disclaimer:

What do you gain, other than kudos –

  • The spirit of taking part and being included in one of the best communities on Instagram.
  • An opportunity to learn from other Photographers and develop your skill.
  • Do not do anything unsafe or dangerous when taking part in this challenge.
  • This challenge does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage, you take your pictures at your own risk.

Results Round 3

Bsndedresults in alphabetical order

5 Points
4 Points
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point

Results Round 2

Banded results in alphabetical order

5 Points
4 Points
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point

Entry List

Alphabetic order within points groups.

5 Points
4 Points
3 Points
2 Points
1 Point

About the challenges:

This is our 15th challenge and we have had 100s of instgrammers participate. Although the window for taking and posting is short, there is enough time for everyone get a shot in.

All participants see an increase in their engagement from real and interested instagrammers, and all new challengers receive additional followers just for getting involved.

We set-up groups to make the challenge more personal and for better engagement, and please let me know if you want to be added to a group.

Give it a go, you’ll be surprised how well it works, and of course if it’s not for you then you don’t have to participate in the next one!

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