Okay, here's the new challenge, and in this case I'm more than happy to judge because this is one area I am not very confident in, especially since moving away from my full frame Canon and L-glass. I'm titling the theme Candid Connection, to indicate a photo that shows the human need for connection: to another person, or an animal such as a pet. I've included an example of each. Both were taken a few years ago prior to my switch to m43, and I'm still struggling a bit to get the kinds of shots with my current setup that I see some of you displaying that, frankly, amaze me. Please refer to the comprehensive list of previous topics and winners via the link below: 72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012) Have fun! Winner shall be announced on or shortly after the 17th Jan 6:00 PM U.S.Central Time (-0600GMT). 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.