Monday, October 12, 2009

Photo Scavenger Hunt!

I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time. I've seen it done on other websites, but I wanted to host one of my own. So here goes! I hope it's okay to do this...I sort of feel like I'm copying someone else's idea. But I thought that as long as I did it my own way and thought of my own categories, I would be okay to do this.

Like I said, I have wanted to participate in an online scavenger hunt for a long time. But I have not been able to find too many online that I've been really interested in. So I thought I might as well start my own! If I have a good response, I may make this a monthly thing. Please participate, because I think it will be so much fun!

How it Works:
I will give you 5 categories, and you will have the whole month to take pictures of things that fit with each category. You may only post ONE picture with each of the 5 categories. Have fun with it and think outside the box as much as possible! On the day of the deadline, post your pictures along with the categories in your blog. I will set up a Mr. Linky so that you can all link back to my page and share your entries. Pretty simple, right?

This month I will try to set up a poll on my blog after everyone submits their links, so that we can all vote on our favorite group of pictures; the group of pictures that was the best overall in your opinions. And the winner will get a prize :-) I don't have a very large following, though, so I don't know how many people will actually vote. but we can at least try it out and see how it works :-) If the voting thing doesn't work, I may try to recruit someone who doesn't read any of your blogs and doesn't "know" any of you, who could be a judge with an unbiased eye. But we'll see how the poll thing works, because I really like that idea better and I think it's more fair.

So what are your thoughts? Are you interested in this? Would you want to participate? It's really just for fun, and it doesn't matter whether you're a professional photographer, or if you just like to take pictures in order to record memories, like me :-) And just so you know, I will be participating in the scavenger hunt, but obviously will not be entered in the voting. I just want to do it for fun!

So I thought today I would share the first 5 categories so you can be on the look-out and start taking pictures! Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in this so we can have a lot of entries to look at! (Can you tell I'm afraid that only like one or two other people might be interested? Oh well, I think it will still be fun even with just a couple of us!)

So without further adieu:
October's Photo Scavenger Hunt Categories:
1. Trick-or-Treat
2. Orange
3. Together
4. Delicious
5. Harvest

Remember, you can only enter ONE photo for each category. So be on the lookout this month for anything and everything that might relate to these words. I think it will be fun to see all the different pictures we'll all have for the different categories! I will keep a link on my sidebar so if you forget the categories, you can go back at anytime and click the link. In fact, I may just leave the list on my sidebar.

The deadline for October entries will be Monday, November 2.

I realize that this will only give you a couple of weeks, and I apologize! But I'm looking at this month as our trial month to see if anyone's interested, and then next month you will have the entire month to scrounge up your 5 photos.

Please drop me a comment and let me know if you are interested in participating or not. Because obviously, if no one is interested, I won't carry it through. I hope we can all have fun with it, though! Spread that word! :-)


  1. WHAT a cute idea! Love it. I will be thinking of pictures to take for those categories...

  2. I'm interested! This sounds really fun!!

  3. Okay, I'm in! I'll give you a link on my blog and spread the word too! :-) This sounds like fun!

  4. Yay, I'm so glad people are interested! thanks for spreading the word, Callie :-)

  5. This sounds like a lot of fun! Can't wait to start taking pictures!

  6. What a great idea for fall. I will need to start having my camera with me! :-)

  7. Hey Jessica! I posted about your contest on my blog! But I wanted to ask, is it okay if I use a picture I took a couple months ago for one of the categories, or does it have to be taken this month? Let me know!

  8. This is a really really good idea. I loove pictures so I might participate :) :)

  9. Callie,
    Yes I should have made that clear! I guess I didn't think of it. You can use ANY picture taken at any time, as long as you can take credit for it :-)


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