Weekly photo contest: Avatars!

Photo Contest: The great iMore avatar race!

It's time to announce this week's photo contest -- and the winner of last week's car photography contest. Before I do, I want to congratulate everyone on their awesome entries. We've got some talented iPhoneographer readers here at iMore and it wasn't an easy decision!

And the winning entry is...

...this awesome photo of hitzatak's Mitsubishi! What I love about this photo is that hitzatak got down to an interesting level and also has his car parked at a beautiful location. The fact that the wheels are turned also adds interest to the photo. hitzatak also did a fantastic editing job with an HDR app to not only make the car look good, but the environment as well. Great work hitzatak!

hitzatak edited this photo with HDR Fusion.

This week's contest: The great iMore avatar race!

With the end of one photo contest, comes the beginning of new one, and this week is going to be a little different because we're asking you to take a killer photo for your avatar here on iMore! Although self-portraits are extremely popular for people to use as their avatar, this is not a requirement. Pick a subject that reflects you, get creative, and capture that killer image that translates into the perfect avatar for you.

The prize: Olloclip Lens System, Glif tripod mount, and $50 iTunes gift card

We're going all out this week and not only offering the winner one prize, but THREE! The winner will receive an Olloclip Lens System, a Glif tripod mount and stand, and a $50 iTunes gift card to spend on all those photography apps you've been wanting to buy! That's $140 worth of prizes!

The rules

The rules of entry are very simple. The photo must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (we'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify) and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop CS6! If you have external lens accessories you are more than welcome to use them.

Additional Rule: In addition to the normal set of rules, this contest also requires that you set the photo as your iMore avatar and share it in the contest thread.

Resources

Now, before you run off to take your photo, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win. However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out these articles from our iPhone photography series for some tips.

How to submit

Submitting your photo is easy. First, you must set your photo as your iMore avatar, then head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photo to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That's it! Now go out and shoot!

ENTER NOW

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Reader comments

Weekly photo contest: Avatars!

7 Comments

How did I miss this photo contest I have some cool pics of cars I've taken recently. Maybe I'll try with this one. :-)

i question i would like to ask is whether or not the Avatar size limit or dimensions will ever increase?

Sorry, that's no longer a photo. It's a beautiful example of photo manipulation, but in my opinion, which everyone has made clear isn't welcomed, photos should be organic.
If you can't capture a good picture then walk away.

In this case, the source photo looks like it was also well thought out and frankly, would have been a better entry.

HDR is the AutoTune of photography.