Weekly photo contest: Flowers!

For a lot of folks spring is finally here and that means green grass and flowers finally in bloom. There's nothing like seeing the light at the end of the wintery tunnel to put you in a good mood. That also means it's a great time to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and take in the changes around you. Your challenge this week is flowers. Like last week, it's a great opportunity to get out there and grab some macro shots if you've got accessories such as an Olloclip!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, May 6th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! And the winner is...

The gorgeous photo above was taken by forum member ppsota with the help of their iPhone 5 and an Olloclip. The reason I chose this photo above some of the others — and believe me, the decision was anything but easy — was the composition. The position of the bug in relation to the flowers around it couldn't have been done any better. Congrats! We'll be contacting you to claim your prize!

Now on to the details of this week's photo contest!

The prize: iStabilizer Dolly for iPhone!

The winner of this week's contest will snag an iStabilizer Dolly system for the iPhone of their choice. This handy photography utility helps you keep even the hardest shot free of motion. It also helps you capture awesome panoramas and motion videos just like the pros!

The rules

Submitted photos 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, Lightroom, or other external editing programs! If you have external lens accessories such as an Olloclip or other snap-on lens, you are more than welcome to use them.

You can submit as many photos as you'd like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!


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 our iPhone photography series for some tips.

How to submit

Submitting your photos is easy. just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state what device you have and which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That's it! Now go out and shoot!


Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.