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Xanthei (LP) ADMIN October 19, 2016
Welcome to the LP weekly challenges!

Join up & join in:

- Enter the 'Unsafe' challenge
- Vote for the 'Guide' winner

Congratulations to our 'Forever' winner: Square Lamb

Group Description

Each challenge runs for two weeks: during the first week you can submit your entry, and during the second week you vote on the other entries submitted (no new entries will be accepted during this time).

A new challenge begins each week, which means there will usually be one open for entry and one open for voting at any given time.

Please check the group title, description and recent discussions for details of the current theme... and you can check out the archives of our past two years of challenges here.

Welcome, and good luck - we can't wait to see your submissions! :)


Voting for this week's competition commenced at 10am on October 18, 2016 (UTC) and closes at 10am on October 25, 2016 (UTC). The voting code for this competition is below. The provisional leaderboard for the competition can be found here. The winner will be notified on October 25, 2016 by FlickrMail. For full details and conditions of entry, please read the rules.


Entries are currently being taken for the 'Unsafe' challenge.
Please read the full rules before submitting your photo. There is one Lonely Planet travel guide of your choice for the first placed photo(s) in the competition. Any issues, email the group Admin.


Voting for the 'Guide' challenge has begun.

No more entries accepted to this competition. Voting finishes when the Admin checks the scores at 10am on October 25, 2016 (UTC). See the photos here.

Copy and paste the voting code below into the comments of exactly five different photos entered in the competition (not your own) that most make you want to travel and entertain the theme of 'Guide'. You are encouraged to add your personal reflections on the photos you vote for.

Please remember, if you don't vote exactly 5 times then your votes will be discounted - this part is important! Also, make sure to paste the entire section of code (it makes a link), else the automated vote counter won't be able to read it.

Here is the voting code:

<a href="">This photo makes me want to travel and gets my vote in the Lonely Planet Publications group's #LPGuide challenge</a>

Check out the provisional leaderboard here.


Submissions this week: the 'Unsafe' competition rules (in brief)

* Join the Flickr group (if you haven't already).
* To enter the competition, submit 1 photo into the group pool, adding the tag 'LPUnsafe' also stating where the photo was taken in the photo's description.
* The image shouldn't have been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any of the previous competitions run by this group.
* No entries accepted after 09:59am October 25, 2016 (UTC).
* It is an expectation of entering this competition that you vote for exactly five photos in the previous 'Guide' competition (see above).
* Voting for this competition begins in the second week (i.e. 10am October 25, 2016 UTC).
* Check out this competition's photos here.
* The photo with the most votes wins.
* Winners announced on November 1, 2016.
* Full competition rules available here.
* No nudity please.


How do I submit an image for Lonely Planet's consideration?

This Flickr group is for our photo challenge competition only. If you would like to submit an image for possible use on (editorial use only), please join our other Flickr group, the Lonely Planet Contributor Pool. See that group for full terms and conditions.


Group Rules

Each week we accept entries for a new themed challenge, and also vote for the entries submitted the previous week.

In short...

1) Submit 1 photo to the group pool with the relevant tag given on the group page.
2) Then vote for 5 photos submitted in the previous week's challenge.

Simple, eh?

If you have any trouble all the rules are explained in full just above, and also copied over to the challenge submission topic opened each week. Alternatively, you're very welcome to contact the group Admin, Xanthei (LP), with any specific questions.

You can of course add other travel photos to the group pool, if you wish, and we welcome participation of all sorts.

Thanks for joining - we look forward to seeing your photos!

Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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