Posted August 21, 2012 by Gavin Hoey in Articles

August Photo Challenge

beachI know, I know! It’s far too long since the last photo challenge and my inbox has been filling up with question like, “What’s the topic for the next photo challenge?” and “When will the next photo challenge be starting?” Well the good news is it starts right now, the bad news is you have less then two weeks to get your entry in.

For the August photo challenge your theme is…

Beach or Sea

How you decide to interpret that theme is entirely up to you. Perhaps you’ll want to take it literally and enter a photo of a some pebbles, a sand castle or people enjoying being at the coast. Maybe you’ll try something a little more abstract like looking for sand patterns or a long exposure to smooth out the waves.

Once you’ve made your photo you’ll then need to do three things…

1. Check your entry meets with the rules at the bottom of this post.
2. Upload your image to the Flickr Group page at http://www.flickr.com/groups/2025164@N25/

I’m very happy to report that the Photo Challenge is once again being sponsored by Print Yours. They are an independent print lab who specialise in creating small run, high quality prints. Check out their web site for more information http://www.printyours.co.uk/

So what will the winner receive? Well, Print Yours have generously offered to print the winning entry on their 270gsm Photo Satin paper up to a whopping 24”x16”. That’s an £18 print for FREE! If you’re the lucky winner then all you need to do is send a high res version to Print Yours (via email) and they’ll do the rest.

One entry per person
Entries must be uploaded to the correct Flickr group by 3rd September 2012
Entrants agree to the use of their image on the Gavtrain webpage / facebook page solely for the purpose of announcing the results
The image (including any manipulation or added elements) must be the sole work of the entrant
The winner will be selected by Gavin Hoey and his decision will be final
No alternative prizes are available
Only the winning picture will be printed
The winner will be notified by Flickr direct message.
The winner will be required to email a high res (printable) version of the winning image to Print Yours by
30th September 2012
The winner will be announced on the
Gavtrain Facebook Page during September 2012

Good Luck

Gavin Hoey