Hi everyone, Happy New Year everyone! We hope you're all ready for the first challenge of the year. The January '08 theme be "Late Night". Hopefully those who had some fun with the November and December challenges will enjoy finishing off the theme. Good luck everyone and as always please don't forget to read the boring, but important stuff down below . We're also proud to announce that we have a sponsor for the December Challenge. Quik Pod has agreed to sponsor the Midday challenge. The Quik Pod DSLR is the world's first monopod with a grip handle at the base. It is lightweight (9 ounces), has a quick release camera clip and a built-in wide angle mirror for viewing overhead shots or self-portraits. The handle at the base doubles as an extendable handheld grip for cameras, camcorders or lighting holder and provides a low center of gravity foot for support when used as a monopod. Comes with a carry bag, hiking clip, wrist strap, aluminum end cap and rubberized monopod adapter tip. Extends to 53" and contracts to 18". Recommended camera weight limit of 2 lbs. For more info visit www.quikpod.com/dslr.asp For all those who wish to participate in this challenge please take a moment to read through the following: - The deadline for submissions is January 31 - The image can be no larger then 150KB* - Include your forum username when submitting - The submitted 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 use no special characters) - 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 .........Copy and Paste this into your submission email........................... ThePhotoForum.com Username: *Photo Title (optional): Is the photo 150KB or less? Y/N Is the 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 "Jan '08 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.