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Alphabet Soup

Images from A to Z with regular features & challenges based on a different letter of the alphabet. Please read the rules before submitting work

K is for KITSCH

This challenge closed about 3 years ago.

The Challenge

Please submit your best images of objects that you consider to be KITSCH. See the Wiki definition below:

Kitsch (/ˈkɪtʃ/; loanword from German) is a low-brow style of mass-produced art or design using popular or cultural icons. The term is generally reserved for unsubstantial or gaudy works or decoration, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal.1
The concept of kitsch is applied to artwork that was a response to the 19th-century art with aesthetics that convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama, hence, kitsch art is closely associated with sentimental art.
Kitsch is usually used to reference decoration; for example “the living room was decorated in cheap 1950’s style monster movie kitsch.”

Judging / Voting Criteria

If you enter you must vote. Vote for as many as you wish.

Rewards & Prizes

Banner for Winner and Top Ten
Winner will be featured on homepage & Hall of Fame & Top Ten will be featured.
REMEMBER your work cannot be featured if it’s not in the Group.

Additional Information

You may submit your images direct to the challenge, they do not have to be in the group – however, if you wish to be eligible for a feature – you need to submit to both challenge and group. Please check group rules – you may submit a maximum of TWO images per week that fit the weeks challenge.

Images that have previously won a challenge in this group may NOT re-enter please submit a new image

Any image that does not fit the rules of the group or challenge will be removed without notice

Cover Image: TEA TIME by Marilyn Grimble


The Top Ten

Mama Bear & The Young Ones by Heather Friedman

Mama Bear & The Young Ones by Heather Friedman was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • TEA TIME by Marilyn Grimble
  • Rinky Dinky Pinky Shades by Yampimon
  • Still Life with three cockerels by Ludwig Wagner
  • The Knight by LydiaBlonde
  • Afternoon Delight by Monnie Ryan
  • Ugly Mug by Debbie Westerman
  • BlueRinsed Lady Bathing by D. D.AMO
  • Proud House Owner by Kenneth Hoffman
  • Czech Dolls by phil decocco

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