Mega Challenge 2017: “All About the Light”

Our Mega Challenge is called such because it runs for much longer than our regular challenges, and going forward, will be the only challenge we offer sponsor prizes for.

The theme for our 2017 Mega Challenge is “All About the Light.” We want you to interpret this freely and let your creativity and experimentation run wild.

Submit your entry via –
Facebook: Post to the “discussion” section of this event:
Google+: Post to the “MEGA Challenge” Category

Questions? Feel free to send a message to us at The Art of Self Portraiture FB Page or make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community (

Prizes are provided by the following excellent sponsors:

Capturing Couture

1st Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account
(or comped value on current account) and $20 print credit

Think Tank Photo StreetWalker Harddrive Backpack

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $42.95

2nd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $32.95

3rd Place:
1 Year SmugMug Business Account
(or comped value on current account)

Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20

Capturing Couture Gift Code: $22.95

image by Sam Breach, all rights reserved


Submissions accepted April 1st – November 30th 2017*
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.

The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

*Facebook events allow only a 2 week period of time to be designated for an “event” – the start and end dates on the FB Event are November 16th – 30th as those are the last 2 weeks of the submission period. Please note that you may post your submission to either (or both) the Facebook Event and/or the Google+ Mega Challenge Category *any* time between April 1st and November 30th 2017.

At the end of the submission period, the moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will gather entries and select a group of 10 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be selected, contacted, and announced. Prizes will be awarded by sponsors.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Have fun and good luck!