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

This group is all about Themed Photography Challenges

Hamsters and Gerbils

This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

  1. That’s Hamsters and Gerbils. Must state which it is in the title or description, as while we can probably tell, we’re moderators and not animal experts in the real world :-P
  2. Can be pet or wild. There are plenty of wild varieties of each. Can be in a zoo.
  3. No rats and mice for this challenge. No guinea pigs, rabbits etc.
  4. Must be a photograph.
  5. Must be ALIVE. Should we need to say this? Sadly, yes.
  6. Must be REAL
  7. No chinchillas, chipmunks, bandicoots, ferrets, squirrels
  8. No cruelty (cages ok)

I doubt that every eventuality has been predicted, so there may be necessary changes to the above. Those will appear just below this notice.


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

  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 (that submitted their work to the group!) 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: Stitch the Hamster by AuntDot


The Top Ten

Stitch the Hamster by AuntDot

Stitch the Hamster by AuntDot was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

  • It will Fit!! by Heather Crough
  • Gerbil in the Wild, Mongolia by Carole-Anne
  • Meet Gilbert by Penny Rinker
  • Roborovski Hamster called Cheese by AnnDixon
  • Mongolian Gerbil by missmoneypenny
  • All mine by Perggals© - Stacey Turner
  • Nothing to see here... ....moderation only!! by ellismorleyphto

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