Hi everyone, Thanks to those who took part in the December challenge and congratulations to our eventual winner, lanceusa. As you may be aware, I am taking over the running of the Photo Challenge from TwistMyArm. I would like to give him my personal thanks for what has been done here over the years - I hope I can adequately fill his shoes. The Photo Challenge this month is on the theme "Arboreal" and to help out those who may not be fully familiar with the word, I have decided to help out a little with a definition for you: _____ Arboreal Ar*bo"re*al\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees. --Cowley. 2. Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals. Woodpeckers are eminently arboreal. --Darwin. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. Cite This Source _____ For all those who wish to participate in this challenge please take a moment to read through the following: - The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2009 - The image can be no larger then 150KB* - Include your forum username when submitting - The attached photo must be in the form of a .jpg - Please keep your photo anonymous (no distinguishing watermarks, and no photos that have been posted previously on the forum) - Submit no more than one photo - If you wish you may include a title when submitting your photo (please ensure that the attached photo is renamed as the chosen title) - The form must also be included when submitting the photo - The forum Admins and Moderators reserve the right to exclude or remove any photo solely at their discretion - The forum Admins and Moderators reserve the right to decide the winner of the photo challenge - All submitted photos will be posted in a new thread within the first week of the following month .........Copy and Paste this into your submission email........................... ThePhotoForum.com Username: *Photo Title (optional): [NEW] Photo location (city, country): Is the attached photo 150KB or less? Y/N Is the attached photo a jpeg? Y/N Has this photo been posted before? Y/N Please submit only one photo per challenge. Please enter your email subject as "Feb '09 Challenge Submission" *Please ensure that the attached photo is named the title you wish it to have otherwise the title will not be used. .................................................. .................................................. ... Please email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to enter the subject as indicated. All photos must include the form when submitted. Just copy and paste it into your email. This will ensure that no mistakes are made when photos are submitted and therefore, hopefully, no photos are excluded. If the form is not included in the submission email the photo will not be included in the challenge gallery and voting process. There is more important information regarding rules and procedures located in the FAQ section. We highly recommend that you take the time to read these FAQs. Good luck to everyone and have fun with this challenge! *150KB will be taken as the “size on disk” and not the actual file size. Also some email programs consider 1KB=1000Bytes as oppposed to 1KB=1024Bytes. When these programs calculate attachment size they will often read larger then they actually are. To be safe we recommend a target size of about 140KB so that once sent it does not go over 150KB.