Weekly Challenge #36: Square Faces

Happy New Year!  Here’s the new challenge to ring in the new year.  Adding these photos to the Pixoto Market is not required (but is recommended – just make sure to select “editorial” or include a model release).

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Square Faces”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, January 5th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, January 9th

To enter:

  1. Submit a straight-on color portrait of a person cropped square with only the face showing
  2. Submit a new photo under: People / Portraits of Men or Women
  3. If you are adding it to the market make sure to either 1) upload a model release or 2) mark it as editorial
  4. Tag the image with: PWCfaces

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 be in color (no black and white or toned images)
  • The photo must a strait on portrait of an adult cropped square
  • The person’s chin must be very close to the bottom of the frame (or slightly cut-off) and the top of the head must be either cut-off or near the top of the photo
  • 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 “PWCfaces”
  • 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 PWCfaces will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #35: Black & White Landscapes

Sometimes Black & White doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.  Let’s try to change that with this week’s challenge. Make sure to click “licence for stock” to qualify.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Black & White Landscapes”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, December 22nd at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, December 26th

To enter:

  1. Submit a photo of landscape in Black & White
  2. Submit a new photo under: Landscapes / Any Category
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCbwlandscapes

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 be a landscape (no cities, closeups ect.)
  • A true black and white tone must be used (no sepia or other tones)
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWCbwlandscapes”
  • 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 PWCpwclandscapes-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #34: Bells

There are so many types of bells around this time of year.  Find your favorites and upload your best shots.  Make sure to click “licence for stock” to qualify.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Bells”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, December 15th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, December 19th

To enter:

  1. Submit a photo of a December Holiday themed subject.
  2. Submit a new photo under: Artistic Objects / Other
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCbells

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 subject of the photo must be a bell or bells.  People or animals in the shot must not be the subject.
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWCbells”
  • 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 PWCbells-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #33: December Holidays

Tis the season! Show us your best shots of the multitude of seasonal holidays and you could win this week’s stock challenge.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“December Holidays”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, December 8th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, December 12th

To enter:

  1. Submit a photo of a December Holiday themed subject.
  2. Submit a new photo under: Holidays / Any Subcategory
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCholidays

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 subject of the photo must be themed with a major december holiday (i.e. Chanukah, Christmas, New Years, Kwanza, etc).
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWCholidays”
  • 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 PWCholidays-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #32: Handshakes

Handshakes make classic stock photos and we think we should have some good ones.  Take a photo of people shaking hands (but no faces please), upload it to Pixoto and you could win this weeks challenge.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Handshakes”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, December 1st at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, December 5th

To enter:

  1. Take a photo of two people hands, bumping fists, giving a high five or hand based greeting.   No faces (or heads) please
  2. Submit a new photo under: Portraits & People / Body Parts
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWChandshake

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 subject of the photo must be two or more people shaking hands or other hand based greeting
  • Heads/Faces are not allowed in the photo
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWChandshake”
  • 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 PWChandshake-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Stock Challenge #31: Turkey et al

Here in the U.S. we’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week.  We will feast on roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie.  This year take a photo of your feast, or some approximation thereof, and let the community vote.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Turkey et al”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 24th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, December 1st 

To enter:

  1. Take a picture of Thanksgiving themed food (e.g. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and/or pumpkin pie)
  2. Submit a new photo under: Food & Drink / Any Subcategory
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCturkey

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 subject of the photo must include one or more thanksgiving themed foods (i.e. turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and/or pumpkin pie)
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWCturkey”
  • 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 PWCturkey-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Stock Challenge #30: Winterscapes

The snow is falling here in Colorado and we’re beginning to dream about hitting the slopes.  Let’s celebrate the season with this week’s challenge.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Winterscapes”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 17th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, November 22nd 

To enter:

  1. Take a picture of landscape that includes either natural ice or snow (see details below)
  2. Submit a new photo under: Landscapes / Any Subcategory
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCwinter

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 scene in the photo must be “wintery” with evidence of ice and or snow
  • No close-ups!  this is the landscape category
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWCwinter”
  • 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 PWCwinter-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Stock Challenge #29: Storm Damage

We’ve been saddened and shocked by the horrible devastation that hurricane Sandy left in her wake yet we are left inspired by the resilience and camaraderie of the people who have been so deeply effected by the aftermath.  This week we’d like you all to submit your best photos that illustrate the devastating effects weather can cause.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Storm Damage”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 10th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday, November 13th 

To enter:

  1. Take a photo that illustrates the devastating effects of weather
  2. Submit them under: News & Events / Weather & Storms
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCstorms

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:

  • Photo must show visible damage inflicted by weather (rain, waves, mudslides, wind, etc.)
  • The damage must be the primary theme of the image
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWCstorms”
  • 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 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 PWCstorms-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #28: Vegetables

Head to your local market and pick up some fresh veggies for this week’s challenge.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Vegetables”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 3rd at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday, November 8th 

To enter:

  1. Take a photos of any type of vegetable
  2. Submit them under: Food & Drinks / Fruits & Vegetables
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCvegetables

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:

  • Photo must have a vegetable, or vegetables, as the subject
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • We will use the cooks definition of a vegetable, rather than a botanists (i.e. pea pods, tomatoes, etc. are OK)
  • 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 “PWCvegetables”
  • 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 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 PWCvegetables-dq will be placed on the image).


Weekly Challenge #27: Pumpkins

Halloween is rapidly approaching and for this week’s stock challenge we’re looking for photos of Pumpkins (carved or uncarved).  The winners will be announced on Halloween.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
“Pumpkins”
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, October 27th at Midnight GMT
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: Wednesday, October 31st 

To enter:

  1. Take a photos of a pumpkins
  2. Submit them under: Holidays / Halloween
  3. Select “License for Stock” when submitting the photo (you’ll be required to enter a title, tags and a description)
  4. Tag the image with: PWCpumpkins

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:

  • Photo must have a pumpkin, or pumpkins, as the subject
  • The photo must be submitted to Pixoto Stock
  • 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 “PWCpumpkins”
  • 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 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 PWCpumpkins-dq will be placed on the image).