Assignment photos must be taken after the assignment is announced to qualify.
All photos taken after April 1, 2017 qualify for the 2018 Assignments
Energy – February, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is January 17, 2018
In physics, energy is the utilization of physical or chemical resources to create light, provide heat, or work machines. From steam engines to lightning, this month’s assignment challenges you to capture energy sources and energy in action.
Abstract – April, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is March 14, 2018
Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression. (Wikipedia)
Self-Portrait – June, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is May 16, 2018
Capture an image of yourself that tells something about you. Here are some ideas to consider.
Patterns/Repetition – August, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is July 11, 2018
Pattern photography utilizes elements that are repeated. The repetition of lines, shapes, tones or color can create interesting images. There are photographers who use the pattern as the main subject of an image while others use it to enhance the overall composition and look of the photograph.
Blue Hour – October, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is September 12, 2018
The blue hour is a period of twilight in the morning and in the evening when the sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and when the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade. Here is a guide to blue hour photography.
Winter – December, 2018 Competition
Submission deadline is November 14, 2018
Anything that depicts the season of winter