First and foremost...thank you all who voted on my image. My first win...and I am truly thrilled and thankful. It was a fun challenge...especially since my husband and son assisted me with those 2 shots (later merged in photoshop). Thank you! Seneca The next challenge will be: Back to school. Well by now your kids have gotten back in the school mode. When you think of school…what comes to mind? A school bus, school desks, the crossing guard, pencils, a big box of crayons, a book, or something as simple as a ruler. I challenge you to take your camera on a little school adventure. Think outside of the box and find something that reminds you of school. Submissions may start immediately and submission will end on Monday, October 26, Midnight, GMT. BE COLORFUL - AND GOOD LUCK. NIKON CAFE CHALLENGE BASIC RULES 1. Every participant is allowed one picture per challenge. 2. The picture has to be taken between the submission start and end date. This is to make it a "Challenge" and not just another "Best Picture Contest" 3. The posted picture must remain unaltered, once posted. But the text of the participation may be edited/changed, as often as necessary (for possible exceptions contact the Challenge Leader)! 4. Pictures may be processed/edited and worked on, in post production before submitting them, but the main picture/content must have been taken during the submission dates. 5. Somewhat controversial pictures are permitted, but please use your judgment and keep it within reason. ( Note that this community should remain suitable for all age groups ) 6. If there are any questions or obscurities the Challenge Leader is the person to appeal and to decide. 7. The actual Challenge Leader has the freedom to alter the rules, if reasonable (except Rule 5 perhaps). But he/she has to make sure the rules are clearly stated and applied to all submissions. 8. Please try to keep the identity of the photographer/participant hidden (as long as the challenge is running, and voting isn't finished) So don't include the name or post the picture anywhere else on the cafe for the duration of the challenge! Don't use pictures, that where already shown/posted in the cafe before. 9. Please feel free to give your picture a title, and even explain it a little! 10. You must host the photo somewhere on the web. The photo is then entered via the "posting 'bot", using the URL where you have the photo hosted. the Voting Thread: in which the votes will be posted, will be started when the submission time has ended. Again, only votes are allowed here. This Thread is posted by the Challenge Leader again. 1. While voting, everyone is allowed 3 Votes: first place (counting 3 points), second place (counting 2 points) and third place (counting 1 point). Each entry can be voted for once! (either 1st, 2nd or 3rd), that is, each vote must be for a different entry, but no more than 3 entries can be voted for (the points can't be split across multiple entries). You may also say why you voted for the pictures you did. 2. It is not necessary to have participated in the challenge, to give a vote. But if you did participate, don't vote for your own entry.