2022 Monthly Challenge

Rules for 2022 Monthly Challenge

  1. Digital images must be captured between the dates given for each month.

2. Only JPG files can be accepted. Please try to keep files down to a size of 2-3 MB (or less). In deference to PSNZ standards, images must have a maximum of 1620 pixels on the horizontal side and a maximum of 1080 pixels on the vertical side. Images can be cropped to any size within these limits.

3. Our new image uploader has been tested and should work, so please use the following URL:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHGcXscMBm4BLXJVBMbJjI4l5S2a9VWlT9FR4uK-Xd6Z0_hw/viewform?usp=sf_link

You may have to copy and paste the URL into your search engine (Like Google Chrome) for it to work.

If you do nevertheless have problems with the new image uploader, please email your entries to APPScompetitions@gmail.com with the text 2022-10 Challenge entered in the Subject line AND, separately, let Greg (GregoryTurner71@hotmail.com) know that you have sent your images through email, along with a brief outline of the problem you experienced with using the uploader link. Greg may also be contacted at: (021) 149-4764.

October Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our October challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 26th September and Sunday 23rd October 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 23rd October 2022.

Image topics:

1.      .Landscape: Colourful

Shoot a landscape that packs as much colour as you can into the scene.

2.       Artistic: Collaboration

Doesn’t matter what you shoot, just do it with another artist. Share vision and ideas. Collaborate.

3.      Portrait: Street Candid

Candids on the street, show us life in your town through the lens.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-10 Challenge; name*; Colourful

2022-10 Challenge; name*; Collaboration

2022-10 Challenge; name*; Street Candid

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-10 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Colourful

September Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our September challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 29th August and Sunday 25th September 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 25th September 2022.

Image topics:

1.      Landscape: Waterscape

Ocean, lake, pond or puddle. Make water the primary subject of your landscape.

2.       Artistic: Patterns

Get inspired by the rhythm that patterns bring to your image.

3.      Last month’s meeting:

Create an Impressionist image as shared by Eva Polak.

If you missed the Zoom meeting go onto her website evapolak.com to get an idea of what Impressionist Photography is.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-09 Challenge; name*; Waterscape

2022-09 Challenge; name*; Patterns

2022-09 Challenge; name*; Impressionist

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-09 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Patterns

August Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our August challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 25th July and Sunday 28th August 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 28th August 2022.

Image topics:

  1. .Landscape: Simplify

Simplify the scene to make your primary subject stand out.

  •  Artistic: Blue

You were inspired by the fiery red earlier, now be inspired by calming blue.

  • Portrait: Family

Whether it’s the family you are born with or the one you choose, show the world what family is to you.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-08 Challenge; name*; Simplify

2022-08 Challenge; name*; Blue

2022-08 Challenge; name*; Family

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-08 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Blue

July Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our July challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 27th June and Sunday 24th July 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 24th July 2022.

Image topics:

  1. Landscape: Weather

This month should be as unpredictable as the weather! Feature the weather in this month’s landscape.

2. Artistic: Sparkle!

Shoot what inspires you this month, just make sure it sparkles.

3. Portrait: Silhouette

Expose for the background and let your subject fall into shadow. Shape is important this month.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-07 Challenge; name*; Weather

2022-07 Challenge; name*; Sparkle

2022-07 Challenge; name*; Silhouette

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-07 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Weather

Also, please read the rules and other information at the top of the page.

June Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our June challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 23rd May and Sunday, 26th June 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 26th  June 2022.

Only JPG files can be accepted. Please try to keep files down to a size of 2-3MB (or less). In deference to PSNZ standards, images must have a maximum of 1620 pixels on the horizontal side and a maximum of 1080 pixels on the vertical side. Images can be cropped to any size within these limits.

Image topics:

  1. Quote: “You Light Up My Life”.
  2. Photo Journalism
  3. Portrait. Hands

Usually the face is the strongest element in the frame; with hands being second. Make the hands the most important element in your image.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-06 Challenge; name*; Quote

2022-06 Challenge; name*; Journalism

2022-06 Challenge; name*; Hands

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-06 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Hands

Also, please read the rules and other information at the top of the page.

May Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our May challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 25th April and Sunday, 22nd May 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Only JPG files can be accepted. Please try to keep files down to a size of 2-3MB (or less). In deference to PSNZ standards, images must have a maximum of 1620 pixels on the horizontal side and a maximum of 1080 pixels on the vertical side. Images can be cropped to any size within these limits.

Image topics:

1.      Sporting Action.

2.      Night Landscape: A tripod is going to be handy this month… time to shoot a night landscape. Look for the scene! Car lights, city light, or maybe just moonlight

3.      Artistic: Fantasy-Is this real life, or is this just fantasy… Your artistic inspiration this month is fantasy.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-05 Challenge; name*; Sport

2022-05 Challenge; name*; Night Landscape

2022-05 Challenge; name*; Fantasy

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-05 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Night Landscape

Also, please read the rules and other information at the top of the page.

April Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our April challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 28th March and Sunday, 24thApril 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 24th April 2022.

Image topics:

  1. Misty Day.
  2. An image that depicts the quote: “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heaven”.
  3. Portrait: Messy. Take an amazing portrait of someone; make a mess while you are doing it.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-04 Challenge; name*; Misty Day

2022-04 Challenge; name*; Quote

2022-04 Challenge; name*; Messy

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-04 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Misty Day

Also, please read the rules and other information at the top of the page.

March Challenge

Please note: Digital images for our March challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 21st February and Sunday, 27th March 2022, and submitted by midnight on Sunday 27th March 2022.

Image topics include:

  1. Interclub: An image that depicts “Night Life in the City”.
  2. Interclub: A Black and White Landscape image in the Style of Walker Evans.
  3. Artistic: An image that depicts texture. You should almost be able to feel the image.

Name your images by copying and pasting the corresponding file name to the photo, inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to previous monthly submissions.

2022-03 Challenge; name*; Night Life

2022-03 Challenge; name*; B&W Landscape

2022-03 Challenge; name*; Texture

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-03 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Texture

24th January to 20th February 2022 Challenge Themes

Also, please read the rules at the top of the page.

February Challenge

Digital images for our January to February challenge must be originally captured between Monday, 24th January to Sunday, 20th February 2022, and must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 20th February 2022.

1.      Take an image viewed 100mm (that’s 10cm, or 4 inches) from the ground.

2.      Take a Long Exposure image. (typically use speeds longer than one second but could be 30 seconds or more)

3.      Most Landscapes are wide open spaces of natural beauty… this month find the beauty of the urbanscape/cityscape.

Name your images by copying and pasting one of the file names below and just inserting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to all of last year.

2022-02 Challenge; name*; Ground

2022-02 Challenge; name*; Long Exposure

2022-02 Challenge; name*; Urbanscape

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2022-02 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Ground

Please send your entries via email to appscompetitions@gmail.com with the text 2022-02 Challenge entered in the Subject line.

Also, please read the rules at the top of the page.