"Invitation for entries": A new contest category - Abstract / Minimalism [5sbd prize pool]

2년 전

Dear Steemians!

In our previous weekly round-up, we have mentioned our intention to add a new category to the daily Top 10 Contributors contest. A new category that bear the theme “Abstract” & “Minimalism” photography.


In the past few weeks, we’ve been noticing some participant who are sharing these kind of photography to the #photocircle tag. Even though we find it creative & beautiful, we are having issues in categorizing it to the nine (9) categories that we currently have.

Some of the participants are posting an abstract / minimalism photos that have architecture as subject.

One of them is @bringolo, these are the current posts that we deemed qualified:

Feel free to visit the posts for your reference.


On the other hand, abstract style of photography could also be applied to a common household objects like an “egg”. One of the good examples is from @smawkward with his post entitled “Using an egg to see light”, below is the final result of his lighting test shot.

Photo credit to @smawkward

In addition to the household objects, a common object like “water & sand” by @bigotemaifriend is also a good example for this type of photography. One of his posts entitled “♨️ Water & Sand Geometries - Photo Collection 📸” is also qualified to our criteria. Below is one of his creative shot from his series.

Photo credit to @bigotemaifriend

While some of you would think that abstract is mostly for geometric objects, we also find it interesting to see the use of animals for this type of photography. One of the best examples that we featured to our Top 10 Contributors contest is the entry of @tcpolymoth wherein he creatively shoot parts of the animals to result to show in its abstract / minimalist view. You may visit his post entitled “Introducing Animal Geometries” and below is one of the photos from his post.

Photo credit to @tcpolymath


What is our goal?

We wanted to support the photographers that are enthusiastic to this type of photography. It takes a lot creative thinking to come up to an amazing shot of abstract or minimalist photo. By featuring & rewarding the kind of photos that was mentioned above, it will be a good encouragement for photographers to explore, develop, & share to the community.

What are the rewards?

This new category will be included to the Top 10 Contributors contest with the rewards shown below:

  • Top 1 image will be rewarded with 2sbd!
  • Top 9 images will be rewarded with an equal share to the remaining 3sbd, each of the top 9 contributors will be receiving an amount of 0.33sbd!

When is the deadline of submission?

Since this is the first run for this category, we will set a longer duration for the submission. We wanted to have ample time for the participants to produce the images & for us to judge the submitted images.

Deadline of submission is on the 27th June 2018 (Wednesday) at exactly 12pm EST

The posting of results will be on 29th June 2018 (Friday).

The simple rules

  • No Plagiarism!
  • Use of #photocircle as one of the tags
  • All words & photos are original content by the poster


Stay tuned for the next edition!

With appreciation,
Photocircle team

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Alrite! More categories = more awesome imagery, well done @photocircle!


Thanks! we wanted to be more inclusive to our contests. Take note even smartphone contest can be qualified since we value the creativity of the shot and not the equipment used. Looking forward to your entries @rayshiuimages. Cheers!


Awesome. looking forward to participating, thank you.

Very great to see this new category! 😊👏👏👏 Sure there would be very interesting shots.
Congrats and thanks to all "photocircle's" for the time you spend on 😊👍


Feel free to join the new theme for the contest. Cheers! We're looking forward to it.


Sure! I'll be around 😊👍

Greeeeeat! My favorite categories coz my world is minimal and abstract! :)


Im glad to know about that. See you around to this new theme :) cheers!


Should we add some tags like a 'abstract' or 'minimalism'?


That would be ok also. The #photocircle tag is good enough for me at this moment. I'm curating and collecting all post links that qualify to each & every categories. Thanks for clarifying :)


Recommend to allow participants to post their links under the contest here would help you sort them faster?

Here's mine for your easy reference: https://steemit.com/bwphotocontest/@patlu/fallen-but-life-will-find-a-way

Hi, can I add @photocircle or #photocircle at the reply under our post as I've maxed the 5 in the tag box. Please advice. Thanks.


One of the main tags should be #photocircle. Thanks for your interest in participating. Cheers!

Hi! I'm very excited with this brand new category. Here is my entry https://steemit.com/photocircle/@dearw/solo-alone

This is gonna be fun!

Best pic of mine
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First I want to thank you for these new categories, I love them both! I'm a huge fan of @bringolo's work and happy to see him mentioned here.
Second, here's my forts entry to minimalsm category The Window - #minimalism

This is really good news!! Thanks for mentioning me; very much appreciated.
(A little bit late this reaction but I was on a short road trip)