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The 12 Days of Christmas Competition

We are currently calling on all new, talented, budding photographers to have some fun in our Christmas Competition, show off their new skills and have their talent displayed worldwide!

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iPhotographyCourse is launching it’s 12 Days of Christmas seasonal competition! Having seen some of the fantastic talent from our student gallery and our last competition, we have decided to launch an exciting new one!

The competition will run from Friday 1st December to Tuesday 26th December. You can also find details on Facebook and Twitter. Upload your entries to the student gallery (or tag us on social media), in whichever order you want, and use the relevant hashtag. We will showcase an entry every day, just like our popular POTD.

At the end of the competition, we will select the best image from each of the 12 categories, and 1 of those winners, will be crowned as our overall Christmas Champion! This will replace our #WeekendChallenge for December.

In addition to a recognition on our site, the 12 winners will feature in our promotional material, blog posts and have their winning picture viewed by millions of people worldwide!

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your name out there and become more recognised for your talent as a photographer

– who knows where it could lead for you?!

The overall winner and Christmas Champion will also win a surprise photography prize bundle

WORTH OVER £100!

Christmas Competition Rules:

• Entries must be your own work and available to use on the iPhotographyCourse website and promotional materials.

• The closing date for competition entries is 26th December 2017

• We will be in contact with the overall winner by 31st January 2018

So, get creative, release your artistic flair and think up your own interpretations for our ‘Winter and 12 Days of Christmas’ countdown theme.

– we can`t wait to see what you come up!

The overall winner will be chosen, selected and notified by our panel of professional Photography Tutors.

Take a look below at the categories for our ’12 Days of Christmas’ Challenge

To get you into the festive spirit, here at iPhotography HQ we have decided to give you a sneaky-peak at our challenge categories.

Every two days we will announce a different theme. You can choose to do all 12 challenges, or just dip in and out of a few whenever you get a spare moment.

Interpret the word/theme for the day however you wish, there are no strict rules, just have fun, get creative and enter into the festive spirit!

Each day’s challenge will have its own individual theme and hashtag (#), so you can use the hashtag that matches the theme of your upload as your caption in the gallery.

We are also accepting entries from non-students this year via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just remember to use the iPhotographyCourse handle and hashtag in your uploads!

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Open the toggles below to reveal more information:
Day 1 #Tradition



On the …
1st Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: 
#Tradition

Interpret the #Tradition challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Your own family traditions – putting up decorations, early shopping, visiting Christmas markets, making decorations with the children, sending Christmas cards, writing letters to Santa, Elf on the shelf, making the Christmas cake, crackers, nativity plays, pantomimes – the opportunities are endless. Be inventive and have Fun!

Day 4 #Evergreen

On the ….
4th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #Evergreen

Interpret the #Evergreen challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Ivy, holly, mistletoe (and kisses), Christmas wreaths, garlands, forests, fir trees, pine trees, pine cones and needles, tree lights and decorations.

Day 7 #WinterWarmers

On the …
7th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…


Christmas Challenge:#WinterWarmers

Interpret the #WinterWarmers challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Steaming mulled wine, baking cinnamon cookies and gingerbread houses, cosying up by the fire, furry hats, wool scarves and mittens, thick socks, earmuffs, bobble hats, Christmas jumpers, onesies, hot chocolate, blankets, snuggles rugs, log fires, log cabin.

Day 10 #Glitz&Sparkle

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10th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…


Christmas Challenge: #Glitz&Sparkle

Interpret the #Glitz&Sparkle challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Table decorations, tinsel, baubles, foil garlands, Christmas tree, Christmas parties, glitter, fancy nails, makeup, diamante dresses, sparkling shoes, sequins, disco balls, glitter, fairy lights, metallics, frost, ice, presents.

Day 2 #Red

On the …
2nd Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…



Christmas Challenge: #Red

Interpret the #Red challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Santa hats, party dresses, Christmas berries, robins, mulled wine, presents and bows, poinsettia, candles, candy canes, stockings, Rudolph’s nose, balloons, decorations – maybe you will even be lucky enough to spot the coca cola lorry on its travels!

Day 5 #WinterWildlife

On the …
5th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #WinterWildlife

Interpret the #WinterWildlife challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Robins, squirrels, reindeer, moose, snow owl, arctic fox, penguins, polar bears, deer, mice, donkey – for anyone familiar with John Lewis Christmas adverts – you may even spare a smile and thought for ‘the bear and the hare’ at Christmas

For anyone living in the city, why not turn your attention closer to home and consider any furry friends living in your household or neighbourhood. Upload your Christmas pet entries into the gallery under the same hashtag #WinterWildlife.

Day 8 #Presents

On the …
8th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…


Christmas Challenge: #Presents

Interpret the #Presents challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Present piles under the tree, children waking up and seeing presents, giving presents, excited faces, wrapping presents, bubble wrap, ribbon, bows, wrapping paper, tissue paper, bright coloured boxes, magical glowing boxes, sacks of coal, empty packaging and the aftermath.

Day 11 #FestiveCharacters

On the …
11th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…


Christmas Challenge: #FestiveCharacters

Interpret the #FestiveCharacters challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Santa, Rudolf, fairy, elf, star, donkey, sheep, angel, gingerbread man, snowman, penguin, drummer boy, nutcracker, 3 kings/wise men, Inn keeper, shepherd, Mary & Joseph, nativity play.

Day 3 #ChristmasMarkets

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3rd Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…



Christmas Challenge: #ChristmasMarkets

Interpret the #ChristmasMarkets challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Sweets, food cooking on the hotplate, pancakes, waffles, crepes, trinkets, decorations, sparkling lights, fairground rides, Santa’s grotto, ice skating, snow globes, ice bars, ice slides, helter-skelter, mulled wine, bbq grill.

Day 6 #Decorations

On the …
6th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…


Christmas Challenge: #Decorations

Interpret the #Decorations challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Tinsel, baubles, glitter, fairy lights, ornaments, garlands, wreaths, decorating the Christmas tree, outdoor lights, bells, bows, beads, sprayed twigs, foil balls, foil garlands, paper snowflakes, snow spray, Santa’s magic key, Christmas stockings, window stickers, hanging signs.

Day 9 #FestiveFood

On the …
9th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…


Christmas Challenge: #FestiveFood

Interpret the #FestiveFood challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Mince pies for Santa, carrots for Rudolf, roast turkey, pigs in blankets, Brussel sprouts, cookies, shortbread, selection boxes, gingerbread, truffles, Christmas cake, cheeseboard, peanuts, dates, pretzels, after eights, chocolate orange, tangerine, clementine, ham, glazed gammon, roast potatoes & parsnips, stuffing, cranberries, bread sauce, turkey gravy, salmon, cloves and cinnamon, champagne, sherry, brandy, baileys, bucks fizz.

….You could even add a humorous twist by photographing burnt turkey in the oven or a frozen turkey surrounded by sad hungry faces!

Day 12 #ChristmasEve

On the …
12th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…


Christmas Challenge: #ChristmasEve

Interpret the #ChristmasEve challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas. Children waiting up for Santa, looking for the sleigh out of window, leaving food out for Santa and Rudolf, excited children, families huddled together, wrapping presents, family and visitors arriving to stay, celebrating with friends, parties, hanging stockings, table preparations, putting presents under the tree, Hiding the magic key for Santa, clearing out the fireplace (ready for Santa’s arrival down the chimney).

Day 1 #Tradition

On the …
1st Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: 
#Tradition

Interpret the #Tradition challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Your own family traditions – putting up decorations, early shopping, visiting Christmas markets, making decorations with the children, sending Christmas cards, writing letters to Santa, Elf on the shelf, making the Christmas cake, crackers, nativity plays, pantomimes – the opportunities are endless. Be inventive and have Fun!

Day 2 #Red

On the …
2nd Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #Red

Interpret the #Red challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Santa hats, party dresses, Christmas berries, robins, mulled wine, presents and bows, poinsettia, candles, candy canes, stockings, Rudolph’s nose, balloons, decorations – maybe you will even be lucky enough to spot the coca cola lorry on its travels!

Day 3 #ChristmasMarkets

On the …
3rd Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #ChristmasMarkets

Interpret the #ChristmasMarkets challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Sweets, food cooking on the hotplate, pancakes, waffles, crepes, trinkets, decorations, sparkling lights, fairground rides, Santa’s grotto, ice skating, snow globes, ice bars, ice slides, helter-skelter, mulled wine, bbq grill.

 

Day 4 #Evergreen

On the ….
4th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #Evergreen

Interpret the #Evergreen challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Ivy, holly, mistletoe (and kisses), Christmas wreaths, garlands, forests, fir trees, pine trees, pine cones and needles, tree lights and decorations.

Day 5 #WinterWildlife

On the …
5th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #WinterWildlife

Interpret the #WinterWildlife challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Robins, squirrels, reindeer, moose, snow owl, arctic fox, penguins, polar bears, deer, mice, donkey – for anyone familiar with John Lewis Christmas adverts – you may even spare a smile and thought for ‘the bear and the hare’ at Christmas

For anyone living in the city, why not turn your attention closer to home and consider any furry friends living in your household or neighbourhood. Upload your Christmas pet entries into the gallery under the same hashtag #WinterWildlife.

Day 6 #Decorations

On the …
6th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #Decorations

Interpret the #Decorations challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Tinsel, baubles, glitter, fairy lights, ornaments, garlands, wreaths, decorating the Christmas tree, outdoor lights, bells, bows, beads, sprayed twigs, foil balls, foil garlands, paper snowflakes, snow spray, Santa’s magic key, Christmas stockings, window stickers, hanging signs.

 

Day 7 #WinterWarmers

On the …
7th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge:#WinterWarmers

Interpret the #WinterWarmers challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Steaming mulled wine, baking cinnamon cookies and gingerbread houses, cosying up by the fire, furry hats, wool scarves and mittens, thick socks, earmuffs, bobble hats, Christmas jumpers, onesies, hot chocolate, blankets, snuggles rugs, log fires, log cabin.

 

Day 8 #Presents

On the …
8th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #Presents

Interpret the #Presents challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Present piles under the tree, children waking up and seeing presents, giving presents, excited faces, wrapping presents, bubble wrap, ribbon, bows, wrapping paper, tissue paper, bright coloured boxes, magical glowing boxes, sacks of coal, empty packaging and the aftermath.

 

Day 9 #FestiveFood

On the …
9th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #FestiveFood

Interpret the #FestiveFood challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Mince pies for Santa, carrots for Rudolf, roast turkey, pigs in blankets, Brussel sprouts, cookies, shortbread, selection boxes, gingerbread, truffles, Christmas cake, cheeseboard, peanuts, dates, pretzels, after eights, chocolate orange, tangerine, clementine, ham, glazed gammon, roast potatoes & parsnips, stuffing, cranberries, bread sauce, turkey gravy, salmon, cloves and cinnamon, champagne, sherry, brandy, baileys, bucks fizz.

….You could even add a humorous twist by photographing burnt turkey in the oven or a frozen turkey surrounded by sad hungry faces!

 

Day 10 #Glitz&Sparkle

On the …
10th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #Glitz&Sparkle

Interpret the #Glitz&Sparkle challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Table decorations, tinsel, baubles, foil garlands, Christmas tree, Christmas parties, glitter, fancy nails, makeup, diamante dresses, sparkling shoes, sequins, disco balls, glitter, fairy lights, metallics, frost, ice, presents.

Day 11 #FestiveCharacters

On the …
11th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #FestiveCharacters

Interpret the #FestiveCharacters challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: Santa, Rudolf, fairy, elf, star, donkey, sheep, angel, gingerbread man, snowman, penguin, drummer boy, nutcracker, 3 kings/wise men, Inn keeper, shepherd, Mary & Joseph, nativity play.

 

Day 12 #ChristmasEve

On the …
12th Day of Christmas, iPhotography gave to me…

Christmas Challenge: #ChristmasEve

Interpret the #ChristmasEve challenge in any way you choose. Ideas that you could consider: TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas. Children waiting up for Santa, looking for the sleigh out of window, leaving food out for Santa and Rudolf, excited children, families huddled together, wrapping presents, family and visitors arriving to stay, celebrating with friends, parties, hanging stockings, table preparations, putting presents under the tree, Hiding the magic key for Santa, clearing out the fireplace (ready for Santa’s arrival down the chimney).

 

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Our ’12 Days of Christmas Challenge’ entry can be uploaded from the 1st December 2017.

You can find the winning category of images in January on our blog page!

Follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for daily content regarding the competition.

We hope we have helped to scatter some magical fairy dust over your camera this festive season.

Have a wonderful December & Merry Christmas from all of us at iPhotographyCourse!

 

Here’s some helpful festive thoughts to get you started…

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