📷 Steemit Photo Challenge - SPC 42 WINNERS & NEW THEME ANNOUNCEMENT 📷

Welcome to one and only, the original Steemit Photo Challenge!

The now bi-monthly photography contest on Steemit, running since July 2016! The one year anniversary of the SPC is coming up soon, and we need to do something extra special.

The theme was

Animal Portrait II

Wowzerskates. That was a lot of images, you have no idea! I’m talking hundreds of entries, I don’t even know how many there were myself but I went through them all.

Here are my picks...

Have a look at my shortlist for this theme.

Honourable Mentions

Submitted by @jumowa

Submitted by @jameslano

Submitted by @govdo

Submitted by @elewarne

Submitted by @customnature

Submitted by @motschinho

Submitted by @davidgermano

Third Place

Submitted by @lavenderblue

Second Place

Submitted by @slayerkm

First Place

Submitted by @adriansky




The new theme will be:


Abandoned buildings and places, burnt out cars, stuff like that.
Definition: in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect.
"the cities were derelict and dying"

Take inspiration from the Desolation theme that we did a while ago.

I’m not saying it has to be in Black & White but it should be in Black & White. ;)

The deadline for entries for SPC42 is June 17th 0400 AM UTC. Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 21st.

Again, this is to make the SPC more self-sustaining in terms of payouts going towards the prizes.

If you have suggestions, leave some comments :)

Looking for guest judges:

Looking for Steemit users who have been very active in the photography section for at least a few months to judge and select winners for the contest. Guest Judges will now be paid 20SBD going forward. Contact me at Steemit.chat username @jamtaylor


First Place — 35 SBD
Second Place — 25 SBD
Third Place — 15 SBD
Honourable Mentions — 5 SBD Each

@berniesanders the official sponsor of the Steemit Photo Challenge since Day #1

Rules And Conditions

Please read these carefully and adhere to them

  • I strongly encourage you to post work that is original to this challenge, in other words — take a new photograph instead of using an old one.

  • No more than 3 entries will be considered, if you post more than 3 then only the first 3 will be considered.

  • Deadline for entry is 04:00AM UTC (which is midnight UTC-4) on the Wednesday morning

  • All entries must be a post tagged both #photography and #steemitphotochallenge

  • The Title should contain "SteemitPhotoChallenge Entry" along with the title of your work.

  • Let us know the medium used to produce the photograph, it may be more impressive based on what it is.

  • Basic processing is allowed. ‘Digital art’ won’t be considered.

  • Any medium or format is allowed — iphone, ipad, film, digital, point and shoot, drone, whatever. Once it takes a picture. Note that image quality will be considered.

  • Multiple Entries can all go in one post, just put the details under the image.
  • Any attempt to steal others' work is considered a serious infraction by the community, so don't do it. Please don't waste your and our time by posting some image from the net.
  • Every effort will be made to ensure that we do not reward theft. All images will be reverse checked, if the image has been found on more than 2 “major” websites, it will be disqualified unless reasonable proof can be shown to prove ownership of the original. If there is any doubt whatsoever about the ownership of the photograph, I reserve the right to disqualify the image. It is in your interest to provide any proof necessary. I would appreciate any help from the community in finding plagiarism where I might have missed it.
  • The photographs will be judged on how well they met the challenge, the quality of the image, the composition, lighting, exposure, creativity and the general aesthetics which means that yes, it is subjective.

By entering this competition you acknowledge that you own the rights to the photographs and allow for me to re-post the image should it receive a winner or honourable mention position.

Suggest the next theme!

Let me know what you'd like to see from the next Steemit Photo Challenge.

If you'd like to be considered as a guest judge, let me know in the comments so I can check your work :)

Message me on Steemit.chat

Week 1 - Animal Portrait
Week 2 - Shadows
Week 3 - Desolation
Week 4 - Nature Macro/Closeup
Week 5 - Emotive Human Portrait
Week 6 - Landscapes
Week 7 - Architecture
Week 8 - Long Exposure
Week 9 - Action - High Shutter Speed
Week 10 - Minimalism
Week 11 - Glamour / Fashion
Week 12 - Soul of the City
Week 13 - Hands
Week 14 - Autumn Foliage
Week 15 - Spiderwebs
Week 16 - Food
Week 17 - Countryside
Week 18 - Transport
Week 19 - Human Body
Week 20 - Sunrise/Sunset
Week 21 - Reflections
Week 22 - Sacred
Week 23 - Nostalgia
Week 24 - Roads & Paths
Week 25 - Musician Portrait
Week 26 - Shadows II
Week 27 - Censorship
Week 28 - Boudoir
Week 29 - Reptiles
Week 30 - Flowers
Week 31 - Emotive Human Portrait II
Week 32 - Trees
Week 33 - Human Body II
Week 34 - Photographers In Action
Week 35 - Deserts
Week 36 - Masculinity
Week 37 - Femininity
Week 38 - The Human Fight
Week 39 - Minimalism II
Week 40 - Street Photography
Week 41 - Landscapes II
Week 42 - Animal Portrait II
Week 43 - Derelict


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Wow, selected pictures are really good! @customnature that's a great shot!!! Congratulations to the winners and see you in 2 weeks! I'm already preparing my entries, hehe!


Thanks! It could have killed me! lol

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who entered, this was my first time entering and good to get going now on another challenge!

Great pictures. I can see a coffee table book for a "steeming" cup of coffee!!

Congratulations to all the winners. Some brilliant images on show. Really looking forward to seeing the images from the next challenge!

Great choice of theme!

Congratulations to all winners. These are very nice pictures.

I find out too late how do I participate in another contest?

Wow, very beautiful pucture you made. Good job. 100 % upvoted from @chantha

Very nice photos. Nice to see photo contests in Steemit.

Congratulations to all winners.....

Congratulations to all the winners. I am excited about the photos to come.

Congrats to all.

and Good Luck for the New Theme !

Wauu that where some serious good photo's

Congrats to all winners.

Amazing winners. The first place photo has wonderful light and the facial expression on the dog is precious!

Thanks for the honorable mention! Congrats to all the winners!

i want to offer next challenge - lines marking the prymary object or marking the primary object by its size. i redy to judge.

I am so excited about this week's theme :)

Congratulations guys, you did well! You guys deserve a:

Congrats winners. That top spot pic by @adriansky is EPIC <3

Woohoo! On my ways to find some abandoned ghost towns!!!

Cant believe I came second :) so thrilled.
thank you!! @jamtaylor do I need to do anything from this point?

Cant wait to go find some derilict buildings!!

The deadline for entries for SPC42 is June 17th 0400 AM UTC.

SPC43 ?

Congrats to all the winners!

Congratulations to the winners, and well done @jamtaylor!

Congratulations to the winners! I'm curious to see what people come up with for this week's theme :-)

Thank you for doing these contests! Really enjoy posting photos on steemit and these contests make it even more fun!

beautiful pictures hope to participate this week

Thank you so much! Just got in from work and saw my robin placed third. Great ending to my day, and looking forward to the next challenge!

What amazing picture, very impresive..

Thanks again Jam. Keep up the good work!

What a fantastic post to see! I'm honored to be included in the mix of these great photographs, in any capacity. AND I'm beyond stoked about the next theme. Great work everyone, and thanks for hosting these @jamtaylor, and thank you @berniesanders for the continued SPC support. 🙏

WOW thank you so much!
Im so honored to have received 1st place with all the great submission congrats to everyone else!
And thanks to @jamtaylor I was shocked when i saw 35 Steem i my wallet!!!!!


That photo was evocative, and the dog looks like such a personality. :)

Thank you for thee mention and congrats to all 😊

Thanks for the honorable mention! Congrats everyone!

I like it

awesome, just found this,
all good pics

Hi, I just post an article, about an idea for a Steem project.
I did mention your post in the article.
Mind to click in an have a read. :)

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STEEMZINE: Idea for a Steem Project

This is an amazing competition. Congratulations. From now on I will be following it!

I will be participating!

What a great collection of pictures! You all did a great job!

thank you so much for the sbd 😊

wow a very smart choice on pictures, congrates to all the winners

i love that green snake`s picture

Congrats to them all, I wish I had discovered steemit earlier ^^ anyway I'll take part to the next one :)

Damn time zones. Took the perfect picture and then realised I'm half a day late. Urgh.

Love those animal pics, though

Stunning work from everyone! I look forward to participating in the future.

What amazing entries! I just missed this competition...bummer! I now have a new list of people to follow though 👻

Together, let’s build a wonderful
💙 Steemit Community 💙
Have a great day!


You can stay tuned for the next one coming up soon :)


Was wondering, is it possible to use the same picture that hasn't win from other competition, and join this competition instead? Hope that i didn't missed this if it was already mentioned before > < cheers


Yes you can submit an image that was used in another competition if it did not win anything :)


yes! awesome if that so, i've got too much picture sleeping inside my harddisc for a damnnnn long time, i feel sorry for them. Personally, i really like that, hope that i can find some others that might appreciate with what i see :)

Congratulations to all the winners and mentions.. Great work here and a range of style. My fav was the FROG ! lovely.. looking forward to seeing what people do with DERELICTION ! ... Best of Luck and keep turning out great work !