Sunday, November 14, 2010

Introducing CC's First Photo Challenge!

Lately, I've been toying with the idea of hosting photo challenges, and, because I got a some support on the idea via some polls and comments, I am finally giving things a whirl.  I just hope that, with all the other fun photo-related events circulating the Blogosphere, this is a semi-wise decision on my part.  Menacing thoughts of getting about three (or zero) entries have been circling my mind - yeep.

But, before I rot away continuing to wonder whether or not to do it, I'm going to go ahead and introduce to you Clicked and Captured's very first photography challenge!  There, I just said it.

I'm going to start hosting these from time to time - every other week at most, every couple of months at the least.  To keep things uniform, however, they will always appear on a Sunday and run through the following Friday.  I'll have various themes, occasionally throwing in prizes or a guest judge.  Sound fun?

With that said, I'm super-pleased to announce that this week's theme is...

There's no particular emotion I'm looking for...just a photo that conveys a feeling.  Whether it be joyful, serious, surprising, peaceful - show me something full to the brim with that sensation.  It doesn't have to have a face or person in it to show emotion, either.  Totally let your mind run free...I can't wait to see what you come up with.

 Alright, then.  Here is how this (and all other photo challenges here) will work:

-Anyone can participate.  Just post your one "EMOTION" photo - taken by YOU - on your blog or Flickr page sometime before next Saturday.  Feel free to snag the button above.

-Then come back here and link up your post below.  Blog-hopping is a seriously cool thing to do, too, by the way.  But please make sure you enter the link to your post, not your blog address. Incorrect links will be deleted.

-On Saturday the 20th, I'll pick four to six of my favorite entries (depending on how many I get and how hard a time I'm having deciding) and then put up a poll so that YOU can decide on a winner.  Photos will be judged on quality, creativity, and coherence to the theme {in this case, emotion}.

-After two days of voting, I will post the winner (the finalist with the most votes).  For this week, at least, the winner and finalists will receive nothing except Clicked and Captured Photo-Challenge buttons claiming that they won.  And of course, that satisfied feeling that always comes when one wins a photography contest. ;)

So, link up, lovelies!  Grab a button.  Spread the word.  I'm really hoping that I get a bit of entry love this week;)

Love and Blessings,


  1. Sounds exciting! Not sure if I will have the chance to enter this time around but I'm excited to see other entries.
    Also, did you notice that on the October Photo Hunt, several of your pictures have been selected as sixteen of the favourites for each category? Well done!

  2. I love this theme! I love my entry!

  3. I will try to enter, if I can choose which one to enter! :-P

    I love Ashley Jean's picture!! it is too cute!

  4. I've decided to try my luck at this...I know you don't know me, but I was looking through your pictures, and I just love them!
    I posted my picture here:
    Thanks. :)

  5. Oooh i will try to enter if i get 'round to it :)

    Much love,

    K xx

  6. I can't wait till next week when you post the winner!

  7. I'll enter yours if you enter mine? LOL just kidding, but I will enter sometime before the deadline, and could you check out mine?

    Thanks Hannah!


  8. I don't remember seeing this come through my reader but I'll see if I have something to contribute. And I'll also check that my reader hasn't screwed up. Have an awesome day!

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  10. I just deleted my above comment, because I realized the link I gave you was to a TOTALLY different photography contest!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOO sorry! Anways, yes, you can try to enter my photo for me! My email is

    I think the photo is just to big, and I don't want to resize it........

  11. How do I link my blog to yours? I've tried to do this, but am still unsure! Could you please help me?

    I know this contest is over, but for the next ones to come!


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