After participating in so many wonderful challenges, I am honored to be finally hosting one. So many interesting topics have been used before, making it harder and harder to come up with a new challenge, but I found one topic I really like that haven't been used before: Solitude. Oxford definition: noun 1 [mass noun] the state or situation of being alone: "she savoured her few hours of freedom and solitude" 2 a lonely or uninhabited place: "the battle to preserve beloved solitudes flared up all over the country" I find myself often drawn to photos that show solitude. Perhaps it is due to me living in a bustling city, making it difficult to find solitude... I don't have any photo to share, but if you google for solitude images, plenty will show up, so have fun... --------- Please refer to the comprehensive list of previous topics and winners via the links below: 72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2013 Q1) 72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012) 72 Hour Challenge Rules As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72 hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge. For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on to the runner-up. At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a blue ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner. To make sure we don't break any Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for the 72-hr Blue Ribbon Challenge.