If you've been paying attention, you may have noticed that some big changes have been happening in the Stock Images community. These have all been to move the project forward towards catering for Hive authors looking for images to use in their posts. As part of this project we are looking forward to running regular challenges which we hope will unite our contributors with what is essentially their clients, the images users. With these challenges we will be rewarding both images contributors and those looking for images to use.
How it works
To start with the challenges will run every two weeks. Each round we will have a topic or two for our contributors to try their hand at. We invite everyone to give their feedback on these entries and the best one will win Hive. Meanwhile, we ask anyone who has been looking to use images to tell us what they are looking for in the comments on this post and these requests will be put forward as the challenge topics for future competitions, with the suggesting account added as a beneficiary of that challenge post. They will also be invited to judge any entries and pick their favourite submission. If they also choose to use a submission, then all the better.
We invite people to add an upvote to their favourite suggestions and this will play a part in which ones will be selected first for the next challenge.
This week's challenge topics will be:
2: The second is a little more complex. This week I saw an image used in a fiction story about a world impacted by a climate that was getting hotter. I invite users to get creative and come up with something that might illustrate a world like that.
- No plagiarism (obviously).
- Think quality. Will someone want to use your image if it's blurry or badly laid out? Low quality posts will be muted in the search feature
- Make sure you're tagging your submissions correctly.
- Make sure your images fall within legal restrictions for stock images.
- Submit your entry links in a comment on this post, so we don't miss it.
- All images are accepted, not just photographs, as long as they are your own.
We have 20 Hive for the winning entry. All quality entries will be nominated for curation if they aren't already well rewarded. Votes will be given on all good suggestions for images, with the chosen suggestion/s added as a beneficiary on the next challenge post.