Photo Challenges

Note: After ore than three years straight of monthly challenges, photo challenges are on hold for a while!

Past challenges stretched boundaries, and exercised creativity. Make sure you take a look through the past challenges and enjoy the winning images!

Enjoying photography


Please submit only one image per person in any given month.

You must be the creator of any image you upload.

The photographer retains copyright to any image(s) submitted through the photo challenge. The image(s) will be displayed only on this website, and Ultimate Photo Tips will not receive any commercial gain from them.

Manipulated images are welcome, but the original source material must be a photograph, or photographs, and made by you.

The images you upload must be no larger than 800×600 pixels.

We encourage submission of new work to the photo challenges, rather than delving into your archives for something to submit. After all, this is about stretching your creative muscles, and that takes practice!

Visitors to the site will vote for their favorite image using a star rating system. The winning images will be chosen from among the top-rated images by photographer Julie Waterhouse. Julie is the voice behind Ultimate Photo Tips, and an accredited judge with her local camera club association, the Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs.

Prizes? It’s all for the glory! The winning image will be featured on the Ultimate Photo Tips homepage for all of the following month.

The challenge closes at the end of the month, and images must be submitted no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time on the last day of the month.


Creativity defined…

the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.


These challenges are intended to encourage creativity. Topics will be chosen to push you a little bit out of your comfort zone.

Take the opportunity to push yourself. You might be surprised what you come up with! I’ve learned that if you keep on shooting past the point where you think you’ve taken “every possible” photograph of a subject, you will then start to discover your true creativity. Read more about my experience with creativity.