I found out yesterday that my reward for winning CAFE CHALLENGE #1 was having to run the next CHALLENGE round :?. Silly me; I thought I was going to win a new lens. Anyway, I thought I'd let the excitement die down before foisting a new assignment on the eager contestants, and try to think of something that might take you out of your comfort zones. My first thought was hummingbirds, but I've overplayed that a little. Most of us take nature pictures all the time, so that's out. People pics... that's an interesting field, but it ranges anywhere from snapshots to erotica, so I needed to narrow it down before Backdoctor ran wild. Then I came across Todd's thread: https://www.nikoncafe.com//forums/viewtopic.php?t=276 What better use of a camera than to take pictures of children? So kid-pics it is. Anything from environmentals to candids to studio portraits are acceptable for this contest. Just try to capture the innocence and joy of childhood. I'm going to use the same rules that Yves (Boobie Joe) came up with for CHALLENGE #1, with one exception. Each artist can only enter one picture... BUT, you can edit your entry post and change that picture as many times as you'd like up to the filing deadline. You can start entering now, but it must be a picture taken specifically for this contest, so don't go searching your archives. And the cutoff for entering will be Thursday, February 17th at midnight EST. Feel free to ask questions on this thread, but only post pictures and exif data on the CHALLENGE #2 SUBMISSION THREAD. No selling your pictures with commentaries, either. They should speak for themselves. Good luck to all!