PhotoChain Challenge: 49th Edition Start - 48th Edition's Winners [Wishing a Merry Christmas to the Whole Hive Community]

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Hello World!

This is the 49th Edition of the PhotoChain challenge. The PhotoChain Challenge is a blockchain-like photography contest. If you would like to know more about, read the PhotoChain Challenge INTRODUCTION Post on HIVE. There, I explain the functioning of the contest and how to participate. I changed the rules of the winner prize since the last edition.

In this post, I'll announce the 2 winners of the 48th Edition of the Contest. Within the next 48 hours, I'll reward both of them with 1 HIVE SBI - as explained in the rules - and will post in the comment section of the 48th EDITION the confirmation of transactions.

And the Winner is...

The 48th Edition counted 7 (Seven) valid participants...

The two Key-Subjects were:

Winter and Ancient

These are the 2 Winners of the 48th Edition:

Winner 1



with a snowy background around a monastery peaks

The personal subject is Religion

Winner 2


with a perfect representation of the 2 key-subjects

The personal subject is Ancient

As I promised, from now, I will award the 2 winners with 1 HIVE token each, and I will award other 2 photos that I appreciated during the edition.

The first honorable mention is:


by @thebigsweed

The second honorable mention is:


by @zoricatech, mentioning the different individuals I found researching on the web: Alcek Madgarov, and the author of the represented image, Heinrich Bürkel, with his "Forge"


Thank you EVERYONE for participating in this week's contest!
@elizacheng @adinapoli @zoricatech @thebigsweed @pavelsku @melinda010100 @lighteye

I also invite you in the new edition with all the Steem and Hive participants @qwerrie @melinda010100 @barbara-orenya @nelinoeva @isabelpena @iamraincrystal @bambuka @mauriciozoch @bucipuci @gingbabida @centenojesus @luigi-the-gnome @eii @dronegraphica @lifeskills-tv @whatisnew @redheadpei @wakeupkitty @libertycrypto27 @paradigm42 @daysiselena @calisay @viking-ventures @dkkarolien @tijntje @wongbraling @sonius94 @iampolite @pavelsku @sgbonus @lorennys @dreamingirwin @geyzee @jlgc @zhanavic69 @steemflow @trudeehunter @elizacheng @maddie30 @rafaelgreen @gems.and.cookies @pommom @pardinus @ripebanana @bold-n-italics @olgavita @tripode @zoricatech @friendlymoose @ainie.kashif @amandaj @lighteye @thebigsweed @almi @bluepluto

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Prize for the next edition: As I explained in the Transfer on Hive Introductory Post, the initial award was 2 Hive SBI.

I decided to change these rules: I set the prize in 2 HIVE, 1 each winner of the current edition; in addition, I will award 2 Hive SBI, 1 each honorable mention of the edition they joined.



This is for EVERYONE on the Hive platform.


No required UPVOTE, REHIVE, FOLLOW or BID to participate.

I explained in the Introduction Post that everyone can participate by submitting his/her own photo in the comment section. The photo must contain the 2 Key-Subjects that will be communicated in each post of the New Edition and another key-subject at your choice (contained in the photo). I also explained there how the key-subject will change and the criteria with which I'll choose them.

Are you Ready?


This week's edition is the:

49th Edition

The KEY-SUBJECTS for this week are:


Mmmm, I don't knok what you will be able to submit this time. I hope in a good participation, but I don't completely sure. I wish a nice Christmas Day and, as I usually do, ...



-- --- ---- STEPS ---- --- --


  • The photo that contains the two Key-Subjects;
  • A Comment with the two Key-Subjects + another subject of your choice contained in the photo. (If you posted the image in your blog, you can post the link to that page, but you must add your photo anyway in the comment)

2) ONLY IF YOU WANT: mention another person you think would like this challenge.


4) WAIT FOR THE NEXT WEEK: time limit fixed to 3 hours before the Post Payout

I'll write a post for the weekly edition start, and I'll announce the Winners of the Previous Week Edition. There I'll communicate the 2 Key-Subjects.

If you have any doubt, follow the practical example in the Introduction Post. Furthermore, I add a practical example in the comment section of the Zero Edition Post and you can consult the previous edition to know more about how can the comments be.


  • One entry each participant


  • The duration of the contest: 7 days, from the start announcement post to 3 hours before the Post Payout Time.

  • GIFs are allowed only 1) if the duration is less or equal to 10 seconds; and 2) if the key-subjects remain in the foreground for the whole duration of the GIF.

  • Editing is allowed, but not creations such as graphic design: this is a PHOTOGRAPHY contest.

  • Every Color Cover is allowed, including Black and White.

  • Every Theme is allowed: no censorship except for extremely explicit content. The nsfw contents are allowed, but I will not utilize the nsfw tag for the PhotoChain Post: so, if I choose a nsfw photo as a winner, I will not insert it as an image in the official post (only as a mention or a link to the original post)

  • IMPORTANT: I invited the participants to use fairly large categories as subjects so as not to sabotage participation. You haven't to use proper names (of cities, places, mountains, species, etc)
    For example:
    Don't utilize the subject snow bear but only animals; naturally I will give more importance to the photo of an animal that is not often photographed compared to a simple domestic cat.
    REMEMBER! The more general the category used as a subject, the greater the participation in the competition, the greater the prizes in the future.

  • Finally, I'll advance with the prizes awarding 2 days approx after the finish of the weekly challenge. I'll write the transaction ID in the winners' announcements post. Excuse me for the delay I sometimes encounter in the transactions.


Now it's your turn.


Thank you for the mention, I am honored as always! Congratulations to winners @lighteye and @pavelsku and congrats everyone who participates. Thank you for the info, @davidesimoncini! :) Best wishes for a New Year!

Religion and Blue -- the easiest way is to post any photo containing a CHURCH or Mosque with blue rooftop or blue decorations, and pretend that Church building = Religion. Thats a cheating, I guess, cause it is not!



ps. the blue book you see in my capture, is the Prayer book. Its perfectly blue. I thought about using the Angel as a keyword, but, uhm, I afraid it may be another hard task and dead end, so choosed the Book -- its more easy to take part. cheers! and happy new 2021 year!

It will be so hard to win again this entry, I have to admit it. Welcome another time in the contest Qwerrie, a !BEER for you :)

Hey @qwerrie, here is a little bit of BEER from @davidesimoncini for you. Enjoy it!

Learn how to earn FREE BEER each day by staking your BEER.

The same to you 😁 !BEER

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Thank you for your recognition of my blog, it is greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much, @davidesimoncini, and congratulations to all rewarded

Thanks to you for your joining in :)

Transfers to the Winners & to Steembasicincome COMPLETED

The Winners:

Tx 01
To @melinda010100

Tx 02
To @qwerrie

And the Honorable Mentions:

Tx 03
1 Hive SBI
To @adinapoli

Tx 04
1 Hive SBI
To @thebigsweed

Congratulations and Thank you to join in the contest! :)