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    2020 Members' Challenge : Thoughts and Ideas : Your input

    Well here we are again, nearing the end of a another year.

    This brings us to working out how we will run the 2020 Members' Challenge. So as per usual, I am opening it up to ideas from members for themes. Happy for all suggestions, however any theme must be something that can be done by any member, no matter what their location is. So to give you an example, Desert would not be acceptable, but Sand would.

    We are also happy for ideas that can create a series within the themes. Like we did this year with the Letters of the Alphabet being incorporated every second week. In 2018 we just had a list of themes, with no real link between them. In 2017 we had camera functions mixed in with other themes. 2016 saw us again use random themes, but we only told you what they were at the start of each month.

    So you get the idea.

    Themes should be accessible to everyone and suitable for the absolute beginner photographer through to professionals.

    Here are the Sundays for 2020. Let's work towards getting us a Members' Challenge theme for each and every one of them over the coming weeks. OVER TO YOU.

    Sunday, January 5, 2020
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    Sunday, January 19, 2020
    Sunday, January 26, 2020

    Sunday, February 2, 2020
    Sunday, February 9, 2020
    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    Sunday, February 23, 2020

    Sunday, March 1, 2020
    Sunday, March 8, 2020
    Sunday, March 15, 2020
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Sunday, March 29, 2020

    Sunday, April 5, 2020
    Sunday, April 12, 2020
    Sunday, April 19, 2020
    Sunday, April 26, 2020

    Sunday, May 3, 2020
    Sunday, May 10, 2020
    Sunday, May 17, 2020
    Sunday, May 24, 2020
    Sunday, May 31, 2020

    Sunday, June 7, 2020
    Sunday, June 14, 2020
    Sunday, June 21, 2020
    Sunday, June 28, 2020

    Sunday, July 5, 2020
    Sunday, July 12, 2020
    Sunday, July 19, 2020
    Sunday, July 26, 2020

    Sunday, August 2, 2020
    Sunday, August 9, 2020
    Sunday, August 16, 2020
    Sunday, August 23, 2020
    Sunday, August 30, 2020

    Sunday, September 6, 2020
    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Sunday, September 27, 2020

    Sunday, October 4, 2020
    Sunday, October 11, 2020
    Sunday, October 18, 2020
    Sunday, October 25, 2020

    Sunday, November 1, 2020
    Sunday, November 8, 2020
    Sunday, November 15, 2020
    Sunday, November 22, 2020
    Sunday, November 29, 2020

    Sunday, December 6, 2020
    Sunday, December 13, 2020
    Sunday, December 20, 2020
    Sunday, December 27, 2020
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    My first thoughts are we do a 'best of the best' each month. Either the first week or last week of the month. The idea being that each member can choose a theme from the last few weeks, and they can present another photo using that theme. We each choose our own theme.

    EG

    Eggs
    Mountains
    Phones
    Best of the Best - each of us chooses individually which one of (eggs, mountains, phones) we want to have another go at, and we post another photo, based on the theme we choose.

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    So "Best of the Best" means "hang on. I can do better." Good idea.

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    Not sure if we have had Letter Boxes or Gates for a while, or even fences.

    What about Bubbles, Lighted Candles, Freeze something in a ice cube like a Mint leaf, Strawberry/Fruit, Flower.

    Still Life. Clocks. Floor coverings. Lamps.

    Coloured liquid in clear glasses.. Something floating in water like Leaves, Sticks, Balls, Toys... No live Birds or Animals.

    Every second Month a Colour.. The other second Month Textures

    Tools from the Man Cave or Garden Shed. Freeze the running water from a Tap.

    Garden seats, Bird Baths, potted Plants, Utensils in the Kitchen, Cup of your Favourite Hot Drink of Choice..
    Or Cold Drink.

    Whats in your Pantry or Kitchen.

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    It’s a shame you can’t use some kind of online pick-from-a-hat type of random generator.

    It would be good if we could select the best 12 from Mary Anne’s list, for example; one a month. Then just put every single other theme previously used throughout the years into an e-hat, and then randomly select a previous theme for each week.

    Would something like that be achievable, or even desired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff79 View Post
    It’s a shame you can’t use some kind of online pick-from-a-hat type of random generator.

    It would be good if we could select the best 12 from Mary Anne’s list, for example; one a month. Then just put every single other theme previously used throughout the years into an e-hat, and then randomly select a previous theme for each week.

    Would something like that be achievable, or even desired?
    Its a good idea, and we have sort of already done that. Some of this years (2019) themes were themes from the past that got lots of replies to the theme threads.

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    Well after looking at the ideas above and the mods getting involved. This is what we have come up with for 2020.

    If anyone has a concern about a particular theme, please raise it now, in this thread. So we can discuss any changes over the next week or two.

    Sunday, January 5, 2020 : Triangles
    Sunday, January 12, 2020 : Herbs
    Sunday, January 19, 2020 : Enter Here
    Sunday, January 26, 2020 : Queue

    Sunday, February 2, 2020 : Underneath
    Sunday, February 9, 2020 : Inspired (pick another members photo from the January themes, and try to replicate it)
    Sunday, February 16, 2020 : Cuppa (your favourite beverage)
    Sunday, February 23, 2020 : K

    Sunday, March 1, 2020 : Black
    Sunday, March 8, 2020 : Red
    Sunday, March 15, 2020 : Ornate
    Sunday, March 22, 2020 : Weather
    Sunday, March 29, 2020 : N

    Sunday, April 5, 2020 : Fences
    Sunday, April 12, 2020 : Over the top
    Sunday, April 19, 2020 : Xerox (Copy the concept from a photo another member submitted into last week's challenge.)
    Sunday, April 26, 2020 : J

    Sunday, May 3, 2020 : Under Exposed
    Sunday, May 10, 2020 : Munchies (Food)
    Sunday, May 17, 2020 : Pantry item(s)
    Sunday, May 24, 2020 : E
    Sunday, May 31, 2020 : Darkness

    Sunday, June 7, 2020 : Over Exposed
    Sunday, June 14, 2020 : Vignette
    Sunday, June 21, 2020 : Empty
    Sunday, June 28, 2020 : Room

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 : Tyres
    Sunday, July 12, 2020 : Horizons
    Sunday, July 19, 2020 : Edges
    Sunday, July 26, 2020 : Letter boxes

    Sunday, August 2, 2020 : Alcohol
    Sunday, August 9, 2020 : Zip
    Sunday, August 16, 2020 : Yellows
    Sunday, August 23, 2020 : Dogs
    Sunday, August 30, 2020 : O

    Sunday, September 6, 2020 : Gates
    Sunday, September 13, 2020 : Cats
    Sunday, September 20, 2020 : Bokeh
    Sunday, September 27, 2020 : Skies

    Sunday, October 4, 2020 : Water
    Sunday, October 11, 2020 : Lights
    Sunday, October 18, 2020 : Shadows
    Sunday, October 25, 2020 : Large

    Sunday, November 1, 2020 : Inspired (pick another member's photo from the October themes, and try to replicate it)
    Sunday, November 8, 2020 : Small
    Sunday, November 15, 2020 : Old
    Sunday, November 22, 2020 : Young/New
    Sunday, November 29, 2020 : Straight

    Sunday, December 6, 2020 : Bent/Curved
    Sunday, December 13, 2020 : Freeze Motion
    Sunday, December 20, 2020 : Ultra Wide or Extreme Zoom
    Sunday, December 27, 2020 : Festivities
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