Instagram Group Challenge

The regular challengers are able to opt to be added to a challenge group during the time the challenges are taking place. The accounts in these groups have engaged with each other quite frequently, and have asked to have a Group versus Group challenge.

Chat Group Challenge

The following provides some structure and a form for how the Group v Group challenge will work.

The overall challenge will take place through three rounds, with each round lasting 7 days, in which time the entries for that round must be taken and posted within the time limit specified.

Posting Rules:

  • Your group may post up to 6 images per round.
  • Each picture must be posted to its owners account.
  • Each picture must include the hashtag provided.
  • You must also add your group name as a hashtag in your post.
  • Your group leader must message me to advise all 6 images have been posted.
  • Do not send the pictures to me directly.
  • Your picture must have a title.
  • Round 1 starts at 07:00am EST, Friday 04/24.
  • Rounds 2 and 3 start at 12:00pm EST
    • Rounds 2 and 3 start on Monday, 05/04 & 05/11
  • Your pictures must be submitted by Monday 12:00pm EST
    • 05/04, 05/11 & 05/18.
  • You may only enter two pictures per challenger for all three rounds.
    • Your group will post 18 pictures in total over three rounds and those pictures must be from a minimum of 9 different accounts.

The promoter reserves the right to modify these rules up to the start date, thereafter any change to the rules will be done by consent of all groups participating.

The Challenge: Round 1

Take an image of a shadow.

Shadow

Picture Rules:

  1. The shadow can be any subject you like
  2. You may post a picture taken from inside your house or garden.
  3. The shadow must be within the boundaries of your property.
  4. The object casting the shadow may be included in the image.
  5. You may post a shadow of a person or an animal/bird.
  6. The picture must be taken by a member of your group only.
  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.

The Challenge: Round 2

Take an image of the sky.

Cloudy Sky

Picture Rules:

  1. The picture can be any sky of your choosing.
    • Clear sky
    • Cloudy sky
    • Dark clouds
    • Sunset
    • Sunrise
    • Night Sky
    • Starry Sky
  2. You may not include the Orb of the sun in your image.
  3. You may include buildings, birds, aeroplanes and other things in your picture for added interest, but the image will be judged for the sky.
  4. You are not restricted where you take your image, away from your residence is acceptable.
  5. The picture must be taken by a member of your group only.
  6. The image must have been taken from the start date of the challenge, not before.
  7. Your picture must not be manipulated by adding parts that were not on the original image.
  8. You may edit your picture in post production for adjusting contrast, shadows, highlights etc.

The Challenge: Round 3

Take an image of water in motion.

Water motion

Picture Rules:

  1. The picture must show water in motion or a suggestion of motion.
  2. Your picture may be still or show motion blur.
  3. You can choose any subject as long as your image contains moving water.
  4. You may color the water.
  5. You may not post an image of a natural body of water, stream, river pond, lake etc.
    1. You may post a picture of rain or puddle etc, which has fallen or formed within your property.
  6. The picture must be taken and contained from within your property boundaries.
  7. The picture must be taken by a member of your group only.
  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 edit your picture in post production for adjusting contrast, shadows, highlights etc.
Spray

Points for Round 3:

Round 3
AccountGroupScore
dawnhoweth.com_thepaddedroomies18
susan8739thepaddedroomies17
markprice_outdoorsmaskedmarauders16
my.many.momentsthepaddedroomies15
seven4_photomaskedmarauders14
false_peakphotographymaskedmarauders13
5balu5pantsdrunkpiefactory12
ooevangelineoopantsdrunkpiefactory11
mdhfg_photographythepaddedroomies10
 pantsdrunkpiefactory9
 pantsdrunkpiefactory8
 thepaddedroomies7
 thepaddedroomies6
 pantsdrunkpiefactory5
 maskedmarauders4
 maskedmarauders3
 maskedmarauders2
 pantsdrunkpiefactory1

Points of all 3 rounds

Total Points for all 3 rounds 
GroupPoints
maskedmarauders194
thepaddedroomies162
pantsdrunkpiefactory157

Points for Round 2:

Round 2
AccountGroupScore
brattmownpantsdrunkpiefactory18
danielghmaskedmarauders17
philsmithphotographermaskedmarauders16
hjerteresmaskedmarauders15
valdez_lisamaskedmarauders14
dawnhoweth.com_thepaddedroomies13
marklovelandphotopantsdrunkpiefactory12
t.cheezeethepaddedroomies11
ljryan29thepaddedroomies10
pantsdrunkpiefactory9
maskedmarauders8
maskedmarauders7
pantsdrunkpiefactory6
pantsdrunkpiefactory5
thepaddedroomies4
thepaddedroomies3
thepaddedroomies2
pantsdrunkpiefactory1

Points for Round 1:

Only account names for the top 9 pictures will be published, positions 10 – 18 will just show the score obtained, which is added to the total for the round.

The quality of images posted for round one has been amazing and it has been exceptionally hard to not only choose a top 3, but try to put the rest in order. This is very subjective and based very much on the judges own preference and not necessarily technical merit, and no doubt anyone else doing these selections are likely to come up with a completely different order.

Thank you very much for taking part in round one, not only for posting the images listed below, but also for your support and encouragement as being part of the group.

Round 1
Account GroupPoints
akasurinpantsdrunkpiefactory18
beachliferokspantsdrunkpiefactory17
valdez_lisamaskedmarauders16
standalldaymaskedmarauders15
fanvin17thepaddedroomies14
hanupnorthmaskedmarauders13
brattmownpantsdrunkpiefactory12
millastengardthepaddedroomies11
selfprospectmaskedmarauders10
pantsdrunkpiefactory9
 thepaddedroomies8
 thepaddedroomies7
 maskedmarauders6
 maskedmarauders5
 thepaddedroomies4
 pantsdrunkpiefactory3
 thepaddedroomies2
 pantsdrunkpiefactory1

Winners:

  • Each image will be given a score.
    • E.G.If there are 18 images posted, (3 groups), the top image will be awarded 18 points and the lowest ranked image will receive 1 point.
  • The scores will be published at the end of each round.
  • At the end of the challenge the Group with the most points will be declared the winners.
  • If the points are tied at the end of three rounds, the teams will be asked to post a picture from any of the three rounds, as a tie-breaker, that image must be from a new challenger, someone who has not posted before, and the selected image will be the winner.
Shadow
  • You will need a best back-up image in case of a tie.
  • The winning team must nominate 3 accounts in order of preference who will receive a shout.
    • 3rd nominated account will receive a picture shout.
    • 2nd nominated account will receive a picture shout.
    • 1st nominated account will receive a picture and a story shout.
  • The second place team must nominate 1 account which will receive a shout.
    • Nominated account will receive a picture shout.
  • The third place team must nominate 1 account which will receive a shout.
    • Nominated account will receive a picture shout.
Bottled up

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.
  • Connect with real other instagrammers that are just like you.

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.

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