!!*Photography* Challenge Group!! Happy Holidays :-)

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Clearly Vegas - (Strip/Downtown etc... no desert shots)

This challenge closed about 4 years ago.

The Challenge

So think yes for this…

Vegas!!!!! (should not need much description!)
Giant pyramid with laser beams
Replica Cities, inside and out
Gondolas of LV or Macau’s Venetians
Dancing fountains of LV’s Bellagio and Macau’s Wynn
The golden lions of LV or Macau’s MGM Grand
Bally’s, Caesars, Stratosphere, Sahara, Circus Circus, Binions etc etc etc

Will also accept Atlantic City (CasinoHotels/Vegas-y parts only, Caesars, Taj Mahal, Ballys etc etc etc) No boardwalk shots unless it contains PREDOMINENTLY one of the casino hotels.
Will also accept the Cotai Strip in Macau, along with the MGM, Wynn (and Bellagio Style fountain thereof, Lisboa hotel would be OK but that’s as far off the Vegas topic as would be accepted. No streets/blocks etc of Macau/Buddha statue etc, this is just for the Vegas like parts.

This just gives people from various locations a better chance of having something acceptable. While I am lucky enough to have gone to all 3 places, I understand that there will be people who have been to “none of the above”. :-)


No desert/mountain shots, must focus on the manmade madness
No nudity
No burlesque
Nowhere that does not show the excessive madness of the cities… random shots of people and streets and so on that have no relation to the challenge will be removed.
No illegal shots (zooming in on blackjack tables or other things that should have got you kicked out of the casino if not Vegas, anything depicting drugs or violence)
Random amusement arcade strips on beaches. Just because on, for example, Great Yarmouth beach, you can see Circus Circus, Flamingo and Golden Horseshoe next to each other along with a Subway sandwich shop and something else, does not mean it’s ANYTHING to do with Vegas. Anything like this will be removed immediately.


As close to straight out of the camera as possible please. No composites at all. No superimposed images. This is the photography challenge group NOT the photoshop challenge group. Thanks!

WORK THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, even if it originally started as a photograph!!


  1. as usual, please, no insects, arachnids, reptiles or butterflies – thank you!
  2. also, nothing that requires a safe filter, nothing that you wouldn’t show to your grandma or to a 5-year-old (I shouldn’t have to say this for this subject, but we had some surprises…)
  3. no writing on the images, this is still a photography challenge group, keep images with writing on them out of this, thank you (unless, of course, the writing is part of the subject)

Note: Please don’t be disheartened if your image is removed from the challenge, you can always ask us why that happened, but the usual answer starts with the challenge description – please read it :-)

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite(s) that fit the theme, as many as they are. Every vote counts!!

Rewards & Prizes

August Voucher (so yes, we will be VERY strict in moderating!)

  1. Bragging rights
  2. Banners for top ten ten photos
  3. Features for the Top 10 and 2 host choices (or as many from the top 10 that are in the group, plus the remaining places as ‘hosts’ choices’).
  4. Top ten will be invited to participate in next month’s Avatar challenge

Additional Information

  1. Please remember this is the photography challenge group :-)
  1. Works not added to the group cannot be featured when they end in the top 10 (‘computer says NO’). Adding to the group once the challenge is over will be too late. Please add your work to the group as you add it to the challenge! :-)

Tuesday Challenge

Cover Image: You Wynn some, you Lose some... by ellismorleyphto


The Top Ten

View from Bellagio, Las Vegas by Yool

View from Bellagio, Las Vegas by Yool was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 10 votes.

  • NEWYORK NEWYORK LAS VEGAS  by scarletjames
  • BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS from afar  ^ by ctheworld
  • Treasure Island by artisandelimage
  • Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, usa by Anthony Keevers
  • Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas by MaureenS
  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino by Yannik Hay
  • Nothing to see here... ....moderation only!! by ellismorleyphto

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