(Note: there have been a few changes to how we will run this challenge, made in order to get things running as smoothly as possible! Please take a moment to scan over the rules again! Sorry for the inconvenience!) We have a few short term photo challenges, but some of us thought a longer term cohesive photo project, done as a group, could be fun! It will give us all practice working on a longer goal, and also get some good constructive criticism going between us all! [*] Yay community growth! So this month, I think we should do our projects on: "MARCH: Local Pride - while using an in camera art filter" You can interpret this anyway you like. Get creative! You may PP the jpg! Each participant should post their best 3 photos taken DURING the challenges' time period. Participants may write a description for each photo if they like. You may begin posting your first entry at any time. We have started a few days early in order to work out any bugs in starting up a new challenge(see blue note at top, lol). Please post each photo in a seperate posting. In this case, the submission deadline will be March 24, and voting will end the following week on March 31. This will give us all time to do more than a passing glance at the works before moving onto the next project, and plenty of time to post some of that quality feedback! The voting will be different than typical challenges. Everyone on MU-43.com who wants to, participating or not, may vote! In order to vote, you must first give some thoughtful comments and constructive criticism to at least 1 participants project entry...[**] ...though, the more the better! This means a few things, that there isn't just 1 judge; that you may vote even if you did not participate in the challenge; and that you may participate in the challenge without voting. The winner will, as is typical, choose the next months theme. They will also be responsible for tallying up the votes and announcing the winner.[***] However, they will also be allowed to participate in the next challenge. The real goal here is to help people work on cohesive photo projects as well as getting some quality feedback for improvements flowing between all of us! I'm sure we've all posted something we thought was brilliant and sadly realized that no one made a single COMMENT on it. [Thanks] are great, as are "I LOVE THAT SHOT!" but some more thoughtful feedback's always better! Voting will be via the [THANKS] button. Make sure you don't use it unless its a vote! You can vote for as many as you like, and whoever has the most after a week of consideration will be our monthly winner. This is a photo project, so cohesion among the 3 photos should play a role. [*]Please also remember that while we ARE asking for some criticism, that this is a FRIENDLY community, and there are proper ways to tell someone of ways they can improve. [**]Voting will be done on the honor system, so please be sure to leave quality feedback before voting! [***]As it is the first month, and KVG and I worked on this together, whichever of us wakes up first can do the tallying and announcement. - Thank you!