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A Group for whole boats and parts of boats

The Mast Only...... ( April Exposure Challenge )

This challenge closed about 3 years ago.

The Challenge

This challenge is an “Exposure Challenge” for the month of April, and is to see who can come up with the best image of a ships MAST.
The emphasis MUST be on the MAST.
Taken from the deck, looking up.
Taken from the stern or bow at an angle.
Taken from a “bosun’s chair” looking down, with the mast in the frame.
Images of different parts of a mast….
Anything that relates or has to do with THE MAST…
Images of the whole ship will be rejected…….Masts Only.
Foremast / Mizzenmast / Mainmast ! doesn’t matter, as all will be accepted.


Judging / Voting Criteria

The main feature of the image MUST be The Mast of boat or ship.
This includes parts of a mast such as ratlines / stays / crowsnest /
rigging / yardarms..etc.
Any image other than that which relates to a ships mast will be rejected,
The owner of the image MUST be a member of this group.
The image MUST be submitted and accepted into the group prior to judging.
All voting will be carried out and the winner be chosen by members within the group.

Rewards & Prizes

The winner will get a month of extra exposure on our Homepage
as a Framed Print…..
The winning entry will also be placed on the groups Homepage as a thumbnail..
A Challenge Winner’s Banner.
A chance to get extra exposure in our Forum.
Applause from fellow group members.
The Fun of it.

Additional Information

If you have already won a challenge with a specific image in A Love of Boats, then please choose another one.
Please ensure that your image has been accepted into the group.
You can check what images you have in this group by clicking on where it says Group Options on the top right hand side of the screen, then in the drop down box where it says My Works…

Cover Image: Cobwebs in the Mast by Larry Lingard-...


The Top Ten

Salis of the Europa by Gillian Marshall

Salis of the Europa by Gillian Marshall was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

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  • Wind in the Sails by Barbara  Brown
  • Aboard a tall ship by Celeste Mookherjee
  • In the Masts - Antwerp by Gilberte
  • Through Her Masts and Spars by Judi Rustage
  • " Before The Mast " by terryfellows
  • Jamestown Settlement Ships ~ Part One by artisandelimage
  • Sail by Yannik Hay
  • Working on high by Fiona MacNab

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