Monthly Archives: January 2013

Weekly Challenge #40: Landmarks

It’s time to dive into your  travel picture archive and show us the your best shots of the world’s landmarks. Make sure to label the landmark in the title and provide a description if it is not obvious.

Note: if you are submitting it for commercial stock then make sure the landmark is not copyrighted (if not – submit it as “editorial only”). For example photos of the Eiffel Tower taken at night must be submitted as “editorial only”.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Landmarks”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, February 2nd at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, February 6th

To enter:

  1. Take a photo of a landmark travel location
  2. Submit it under: Travel Locations / Landmarks
  3. Select “Add to Market” when submitting the photo
  4. Tag the image with: PWClandmarks

Submit your Entries Now

Preview This Weeks Entries

Prizes:

  • Top Entry will win a year of Pixoto Pro
  • Winners will get Award Badges, 1000 Points plus 1,000 credits for future image submission
  • A blog post will highlight the winners
  • The opportunity to make some money off of stock sales in the future

Rules:

  • The photo must have a travel ‘landmark’ as the subject (i.e. a building, natural formation, statue, etc that tourists would frequent). 
  • The photo must be added to the Pixoto Market
  • Shots must be taken outside
  • People in the shots must be unidentifiable and may not be the subject
  • If a property release is required – please add it
  • Improperly categorized images will be recategorized and disqualified
  • Image quality (through ImageDuel) will determine the winner.  In other words… the better image will determine the winner not the better concept.
  • Enter as many images as you like – only highest scoring one will be chosen for top 10 winners.
  • Images must be submitted/resubmitted during the week
  • Images must be tagged “PWClandmarks”
  • You may resubmit an image already on Pixoto, but please be aware that ImageScore, awards and points for the image will be reset upon resubmission
  • Duplicates of previously uploaded, and not deleted, Pixoto submissions will be removed.
Disqualifications:
  • Due to the popularity of weekly challenges, we not review qualification requirements for image images with an ImageScore of less than 500
  • Be true to the category:  Images in the wrong category will be recategorized and disqualified.
  • Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be disqualified (a PWClandmarks-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #38 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Paths In Nature

#1: Boris Frković – Zagreb, Zagreb, HR

#2: Bigg Shangkhala – Denpasar, Bali, ID

#3: Andy Glogower – Winter haven, FL, US

#4: Hendri Suhandi – Denpasar, Bali, ID

#5: Gourab Mitra – Kolkata, West Bengal, IN

#6: Dody Kusuma – Jakarta, Jakarta, ID

#7: Kunal Karmakar – Kolkata, West Bengal, IN

#8: Chris Sargent – London, England, GB

#9: Anthony Lau – Tsuen wan, ?, HK

#10: Don Guindon – Victoria, BC, CA

Weekly Challenge #39: Living Rooms

Show us your best living room shots for this week’s challenge.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Living Rooms”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, January 26th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, January 30th

To enter:

  1. Take a photo of a living room in a residential house.
  2. Submit it under: Buildings & Architecture / Homes
  3. Select “Add to Market” when submitting the photo
  4. Tag the image with: PWClivingrooms

Submit your Entries Now

Preview This Weeks Entries

Prizes:

  • Top Entry will win a year of Pixoto Pro
  • Winners will get Award Badges, 1000 Points plus 1,000 credits for future image submission
  • A blog post will highlight the winners
  • The opportunity to make some money off of stock sales in the future

Rules:

  • The photo must a living room in a private home
  • The photo must be added to the Pixoto Market
  • If a property release is required – please add it
  • Improperly categorized images will be recategorized and disqualified
  • Image quality (through ImageDuel) will determine the winner.  In other words… the better image will determine the winner not the better concept.
  • Enter as many images as you like – only highest scoring one will be chosen for top 10 winners.
  • Images must be submitted/resubmitted during the week
  • Images must be tagged “PWClivingrooms”
  • You may resubmit an image already on Pixoto, but please be aware that ImageScore, awards and points for the image will be reset upon resubmission
  • Duplicates of previously uploaded, and not deleted, Pixoto submissions will be removed.
Disqualifications:  
  • Due to the popularity of weekly challenges, we not review qualification requirements for image images with an ImageScore of less than 500
  • Be true to the category:  Images in the wrong category will be recategorized and disqualified.
  • Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be disqualified (a PWClivingrooms-dq will be placed on the image).


Pixoto is now a place for Designers & Artists too!

Photographers have been enjoying the additive challenge and feedback of Pixoto for over a year.  Now Designers & Artists can get their duel on with Pixoto’s new Content Types: Design & Illustration and Traditional Art.  Each content type has multiple categories and subcategories that should appeal to a wide range of artists.

All new categories will all participate in Pixoto’s “Best of” awards which are handed out for the top images each day, week, month and year.  Top designers and artists will also be highlighted in the Top Players leaderboard on Pixoto.com.

Content creators can also make money with their images by adding them to the Pixoto Marketplace including Pixoto Stock and the soon to be announced Pixoto Canvas.

Of course every category of image on Pixoto has the opportunity to win cash prizes each week.  See www.pixoto.com/contest for details.

Full descriptions of the new types and categories can be seen at:  http://blog.pixoto.com/category-descriptions/

Weekly Challenge #37 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Park Benches

#1: Drew Backues – Jefferson City, MO, US

#2: John CHIMON – Chicago, IL, US

#3: Gina Gomez – New York, NY, US

#4: Dody Kusuma – Jakarta, Jakarta, ID

#5: Dipali S – Grand Rapids, MI, US

#6: Aleš Komovec – Kranj, , SI

#7: Vickie Barnhill – Kettering, OH, US

#8: Nikos Koutoulas – Κοζάνη, Δυτική Μακεδονία, GR

#9: AhMet özKan – Istanbul, 34, TR

#10: Harold Blum – Chicago, IL, US

Weekly Challenge #38: Paths in Nature

Let’s see your favorite paths to nature.  Submit your photos of a trail or a path in a landscape.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Paths in Nature”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, January 19th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, January 23rd

To enter:

  1. Take a photo that contains a path or trail in a landscape setting
  2. Submit it under: Landscapes / Any category
  3. Select “Add to Market” when submitting the photo
  4. Tag the image with: PWCpaths

Submit your Entries Now

Preview This Weeks Entries

Prizes:

  • Top Entry will win a year of Pixoto Pro
  • Winners will get Award Badges, 1000 Points plus 1,000 credits for future image submission
  • A blog post will highlight the winners
  • The opportunity to make some money off of stock sales in the future

Rules:

  • The photo must contain a easily identifiable path or trail
  • The photo must be added to the Pixoto Market
  • Improperly categorized images will be recategorized and disqualified
  • Image quality (through ImageDuel) will determine the winner.  In other words… the better image will determine the winner not the better concept.
  • Enter as many images as you like – only highest scoring one will be chosen for top 10 winners.
  • Images must be submitted/resubmitted during the week
  • Images must be tagged “PWCpaths”
  • You may resubmit an image already on Pixoto, but please be aware that ImageScore, awards and points for the image will be reset upon resubmission
  • Duplicates of previously uploaded, and not deleted, Pixoto submissions will be removed.
Disqualifications:  
  • Due to the popularity of weekly challenges, we not review qualification requirements for image images with an ImageScore of less than 500
  • Be true to the category:  Images in the wrong category will be recategorized and disqualified.
  • Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be disqualified (a PWCpaths-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #36 – WINNERS

To see all of the entries:  Square Faces

#1: Lucky E. Santoso – Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region, ID

#2: Ruel Tafalla – Manila, NCR, PH

#3: Vineet Johri – London, England, GB

#4: Jime Fernandez – Buenos aires, C, AR

#5: Aleksandar Milosavljević – Niš, Central Serbia, RS

#6: Elske DeGroot – Kitchener, ON, CA

#7: Sven Rausch – Schwerin, MV, DE

#8: Siddhartha Chitranshi – New delhi, DL, IN

#9: Bunny Naeole – Spokane, WA, US

#10: Hendra Hudiono – Kediri, East Java, ID

Weekly Challenge #37: Park Benches

Go to your local park to find the subject of this week’s challenge.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Park Benches”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, January 12th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, January 16th

To enter:

  1. Take a photo that contains a park bench
  2. Submit it under: City, Street & Park / City Parks
  3. Select “Add to Market” when submitting the photo
  4. Tag the image with: PWCbenches

Submit your Entries Now

Preview This Weeks Entries

Prizes:

  • Top Entry will win a year of Pixoto Pro
  • Winners will get Award Badges, 1000 Points plus 1,000 credits for future image submission
  • A blog post will highlight the winners
  • The opportunity to make some money off of stock sales in the future

Rules:

  • The photo must contain a bench in a city park
  • The photo must be added to the Pixoto Market
  • Improperly categorized images will be recategorized and disqualified
  • Image quality (through ImageDuel) will determine the winner.  In other words… the better image will determine the winner not the better concept.
  • Enter as many images as you like – only highest scoring one will be chosen for top 10 winners.
  • Images must be submitted/resubmitted during the week
  • Images must be tagged “PWCbenches”
  • You may resubmit an image already on Pixoto, but please be aware that ImageScore, awards and points for the image will be reset upon resubmission
  • Duplicates of previously uploaded, and not deleted, Pixoto submissions will be removed.
Disqualifications:  
  • Due to the popularity of weekly challenges, we not review qualification requirements for image images with an ImageScore of less than 500
  • Be true to the category:  Images in the wrong category will be recategorized and disqualified.
  • Entries that do not comply with the above rules will be disqualified (a PWCpwcbenches-dq will be placed on the image).