Self Portrait Mega Challenge 2017: All About the Light

Welcome to our first annual “Mega Challenge” that runs through November! This is a free event and everyone is invited.

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
Google+: Post to the “MEGA Challenge” Category
Facebook: Post to the Challenge Event:

Questions? Feel free to ask in comments, make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community, or send a message to us at our Facebook page.

Art of Self Portraiture Community on G+:
Facebook ASP Page:

Prizes are provided by the following excellent sponsors:

+Think Tank Photo
+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 


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.

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.

Art of Self Portraiture Community Moderators:
+Lotus Carroll
+Mark Rodriguez
+Annie Weibull
+Joanna Koziara
+Jason Mayers
+Kelly Richards
+Nynke B
+Paul Bagley
+Ricardo Williams
+Sam Breach
+Shantha Marie Fountain
+Stacy Vitallo
+Stefan Riss
+Tamara Pruessner
+Tom Tran

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If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, join us:
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This image created by community co-owner and moderator, +Mark Rodriguez
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