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Thumbs Up!

This challenge closed almost 9 years ago.

The Challenge

Show us your thumbs.
The opposable thumb is what makes us as humans different from any other animal. They are short, long, stubby, hairy….. This challenge is all about the thumb. (a bit outside the box, but fun none the less!)

Judging / Voting Criteria

You can photograph your thumb, paint a picture of a thumb, paint your thumb then photograph it, draw/sketch a thumb, write about a thumb. (Of course we will be running the written portion in the forum as usual until RB finds a better way)

Rewards & Prizes

Fame, glory, and a seat in the featured members throne. Along with that your work will be posted on the groups main page. The nine runners up for the images will be posted in the form of a “.gif” file as they are now. The second place winner for the writing will also be posted on the groups main page.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Dectachable thumb by solareclips~Ju...


The Top Ten

The little Darwin Python: Thumbs up by Thow's Photography

The little Darwin Python: Thumbs up by Thow's Photogr... was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 40 votes.

  • I ONLY SMOKE ONE A DAY by Calgacus
  • mother daughter by budrfli
  • FLower Thumb by oddoutlet
  • National Thumb Wrestling Champ by Elizabeth Burton
  • Thumbin' by Donna Adamski
  • Welcome to Ohio by Brooke Triplett
  • Thumbs BetterFly by pinak
  • Opposable thumbs by whoiam
  • Thumbelina's Flower by Mui-Ling Teh

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