It looks like there might some more new participants in the pipeline, so probably a good time to review the FAQ:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a limit to the number of submissions I can have each week?
The short answer is, “no”. Some people think that there is a limit of one submission per person because I only present one submission a week, personally. I have the other 6 days to post my photography. So one is more than enough image from me.
However, the longer answer is, 3 would be a good guide to limit yourself to submit. It isn’t a rule, but much over 3 begins to start to overwhelm the submissions of the others in the community. Also, if you are submitting multiple submissions, think about your submissions. Are they unique? Are they of wholly different subjects? Is each submission saying something unique?
The long answer is, there isn’t a limit, but 3 is a good rule of thumb. If I start to average about 30 participants a week, I will consider putting a limit of 1 per participant, to help manage my workload, but we are a long ways from averaging 30 participants a week.
Can I send you several pictures and have you pick the best one?
No! No! NO! If those words come out of your mouth or your keyboard, I consider that to be a non-submission.
Do you ever question whether somebody’s submission fits the theme?
Meh. Only if I think somebody is clearly confusing this week’s theme with last week or next week’s theme. Otherwise, if the submission makes sense in your head, that is good enough to me. However, I would urge you to not try to fit your favorite subject into the theme. This isn’t a challenge to share a picture every week of your kid or your business or your pet. It is a challenge to take pictures of different things every week. Which isn’t to say subjects can’t be repeated, but you shouldn’t become reliant on the same ones.
Why can’t I submit after 11 AM on Mondays if the post doesn’t publish until 12:01 PM?
I go to lunch at 11 AM. I leave my office. I’m not near a computer. At 11 AM I hit “Schedule” and then I go throw food down my throat. 167 hours is more than enough time to send a submission. Okay, 166 hours and 59 minutes. You got me.
Are there resolution requirements for submissions?
I won’t turn down submissions that are too small. I will probably ask you for a picture of greater resolution if it is really small. The typical 4 x 6 image posted to my website has a resolution of 1280 pixels x 853 pixels. While a 400 x 300 image might look okay on your phone, it looks like trash on a computer monitor. I prefer images that are at least 1000 pixels at their largest point, but don’t ban smaller pictures at this point.
What format should my submission be?
.JPG but .PNG also works.
If I write a description of my image will you include that in your post?
No. Photography is art that should stand on its own. Only exception is the SLICE OF LIFE theme.
When will you start accepting suggestions for next year’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE themes?
I will accept those the last Monday of October and the first Monday of November. I only accept suggestions in the “Comments” section of the journal entries on those days. Don’t text me or email me them or call me or Snapchat me. Put them in the Comments section of the journal entries on those days. I have my reasons.
Was CIRCLE a popular shape or a popular theme. It has a lot of work to do to be as loved as WEEKENDS. Keep scrolling to find out.
As of 12:01 PM on Monday, August 22, this was the current list of ACTIVE streaks (ignore the numbers in parentheses):
+ Tim Cuculic – 1 week
+ Jen Ensley-Gorshe 1 week
+ Jesse Howard – 1 week
+ Sara Lockner – 1 week
+ Willy McAlpine – 1 week
+ Brandon Kahler – 2 weeks
+ Linda Bennett – 4 weeks (4)
+ Sarah Toot – 5 weeks
+ Sabas Hernandez – 7 weeks
+ Monica Jennings – 7 weeks
+ Mary Green – 9 weeks
+ Angie DeWaard – 10 weeks
+ Dawn Krause – 14 weeks
+ Kim Barker – 20 weeks
+ Joe Duff – 21 weeks
+ Logan Kahler – 23 weeks (2)
+ Teresa Kahler – 31 weeks (4)
+ Tamara Peterson – 31 weeks (2)
+ Carla Stensland – 31 weeks (3)
+ Michelle Haupt – 32 weeks
+ Micky Augustin – 33 weeks
+ Andy Sharp – 34 weeks
+ Bill Wentworth – 35 weeks
+ Cathie Morton – 39 weeks
+ Elizabeth Nordeen – 40 weeks (2)
+ Shannon Bardole-Foley – 42 weeks
+ Kio Dettman – 45 weeks (4)
But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates or streaks. You came to see the submissions and what streaks continued and what streaks flamed out:
Elizabeth Nordeen – 41 weeks
Andy Sharp – 35 weeks
Micky Augustin – 34 weeks
Kio Dettman – 46 weeks
Linda Bennett – 5 weeks
Logan Kahler – 24 weeks
Mary Green – 10 weeks
Shannon Bardole-Foley – 43 weeks
Sarah Toot – 6 weeks
Tamara Peterson – 32 weeks
Bill Wentworth – 36 weeks
Angie DeWaard – 11 weeks
Carla Stensland – 32 weeks
Christopher D. Bennett
Kim Barker – 21 weeks
Joe Duff – 22 weeks
Michelle Haupt – 33 weeks
Monica Jennings – 8 weeks
Teresa Kahler – 32 weeks
Cathie Morton – 40 weeks
Dawn Krause – 15 weeks
Sara Lockner – 2 weeks
Willy McAlpine – 2 weeks
Sabas Hernandez – 8 weeks
Suzie Brannen – 1 week
Jesse Howard – 2 weeks
Becky Parmelee – 1 week
Brandon Kahler – 3 weeks
It was a great week for participation. 28 participants!
I’m not 100% sure where all the pictures came from, but I’ll guess Texas, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and Iowa. My picture was taken in Ames, Iowa.
Mary had the big accomplishment of the week. She joined the double digit club for streaks! WooHoo!
But it wasn’t all good news. Tim and Jen couldn’t extend last week’s participation to 2 weeks.
But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:
COLORFUL! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!
But what is a COLORFUL image? If we break down the word COLORFUL it simply means something that is full of color. So any subject or scene where there is a lot of color is COLORFUL. Almost too easy! Many of the pictures taken for CIRCLE would also qualify for COLORFUL.
Of course, there is more than one definition of the term COLORFUL.
While considering possible subjects for your COLORFUL image, meditate on the following quote:
If everyone would look for that uniqueness then we would have a very colorful world.
I look forward to seeing your interpretation.
The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.
You can send your images to either firstname.lastname@example.org OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.
That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing your idea of COLORFUL in this place that is is my coat of many colors next Monday.