BIBPC the Fifth

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Here is my semi-celebratory blog post for 1,000 followers. Boring Into Beautiful Photography Contest is back! (Ugh, I really wish I had named it something else but I don’t want to change everything now. BIBPC it shall have to be.)

What is BIBPC?

BIBPC (Boring Into Beautiful Photography Challenge/Contest) is a contest created by yours truly in which photographers are formed into teams, given a category, and then take pictures based on the category. Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that, so I’ve included guidelines below.

Lots of people have already done BIBPC (has anyone done all four BIBPCs yet? I was thinking maybe Christian Homeschooler had) but I’d still like everyone to read over the rules. Like always, a few things have changed. ๐Ÿ™‚ The new/updated rules are in bold.ย 

Who Can Enter?

Anyone who has some sort of camera or access to a camera and is 18 or younger. If you are a blogger, you can post your photos. But don’t worry – if you don’t have a blog you can still enter. (See “For Non-Bloggers”)

How Does This Work?

On August 12th I will post the first categoryย + who is on what team. Then you will have five days to take your photo and post it on your blog/add it to a page on your blog, or send me the photo using the other methods that will be available. I will give you an official deadline, but if you can squeeze your photo in before I start writing the post for the next category I can usually let it slide. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Four to six days after the first category was posted, I’ll post the second category along with combined scores of each team. I also will post my personal favorite of the photos entered. Then 4-6 days after that I’ll post the third category and so on. There are seven categories, so I estimate that the last category will be posted sometime in the second week of September. I might occasionally lower the deadline to four days, depending on if I know I’ll be able to post the next category on that date or not. There are no prizes for the winners. This contest is just for fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, on a side note, I’d love to hear any categories ideas you come up with!

How Are the Photos Scored?

I may or may not come up with an option for bonus points. If I do, the max score you’ll be able to get is 17 points for your photo, depending on the quality, creativeness, and how well you stuck to the category. I don’t think I’ve ever given a photo that high of a score though. ๐Ÿ™‚ If I choose your photo as my favorite, your team will get an extra 5 points.

How Do I Enter?

  • Comment below and tell me your two top picks for the team youโ€™d like to be on. I canโ€™t promise that youโ€™ll be on one of them, but I can try.
  • Tell me whether you will be using a blog or not. If you will be, then please comment with the address of the blog you will be posting your entries on, and whether you’ll be posting each picture in a separate post or on a page.
  • This isnโ€™t required, but it would be helpful to say what type of camera youโ€™ll be using the most. (phone/ipod/tablet, digital camera, or DSLR) This will be helpful in making sure that one team doesnโ€™t have five DSLRs and the other five iPhones, simply because itโ€™s likely that the DSLRs will get moreย quality points.
  • This isn’t required either, but it would be nice if you could tell me whether or not you expect to be able to post a photo for every category. In past BIBPCs some people on one team weren’t able to post many photos whereas almost everybody on another team posted their entry for just about every category.ย 

How Do I Post My Photo?

For Bloggers:

Simply insert your photo into a post or page, and then comment on my blog with a link to your post! I do often check blogs if they haven’t commented with their entry, but it makes a lot less work for me if you comment with a link to your post. In your comment,ย it would be very nice if you could say your team’s name.ย Even if you do say it in your post, it makes it easier for me if you comment your team with each link you give me. Also, it’s nice if you tag your post with “BIBPC #5”

This is a change from the previous BIBPCs, but you can now edit your photos! You can adjust the color and exposure, and you can crop and straighten your photo but that’s all.

For Non-Bloggers:

There are two options for any non-bloggers that would like to enter. They are…

  1. Using a Polldaddy survey.ย I will link to a BIBPC “survey” I’ve made when I post the first category. If you use this way, you may have to resize your photo because Polldaddy doesn’t allow big file sizes.
  2. Pinning your photo to a collaborative BIBPC #5 board.ย I have made a BIBPC #5 Pinterest board for anyone who would like to enter their photos this way. If you want to enter your photos this way, you can comment right HERE on the BIBPC #5 sign-up pin after you’ve already commented on this post saying you want to participate in BIBPC #5. I’ll add you to the list of contributors and you can pin your entries to there!

If anyone has any other suggestions, feel free to tell me!

And now, for the unveiling of the BIBPC #5 teams!

team coconut bibpcteam watermelon bibpc

team kiwi bibpcteam pineapple bibpc

It’s not unusual for me to forget something in these types of posts, so if you have any questions or if something is missing or has changed from the last BIBPC, do tell!

And now it’s time for SIGNING UP! *confetti*

are you entering?

do you have any ideas for categories?

megan signoff

P.S Enni is doing a Poe In My Pocket Poetry Challenge @ Poe In My Pocket! ย 

**Watercolor backgrounds from Design Love Fest**

**Watercolor fruit (except the pineapple) created by Natalka_dmitrova – Freepik.com**

135 thoughts on “BIBPC the Fifth

  1. I’d love to enter! I’d like to be on team kiwi๐Ÿ˜ I’ll be using my phones camera. And umm, i think I might come in a little late with the first one since August 12 is my birthday but ill try to be on time:) oh and I’ll send the pics to via email If that’s okay?

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    1. And I’d love to enter it’s just that we have a wedding to go to on the 12th, and then Church Camp the following week. Sounds fun, though!

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  2. I’d love to participate, this sounds so fun! Um, probably team watermelon or coconut. But whatever is fine. I will be using my blog (pipandlolly.blogspot.com) and I’ll post all the photos in a page that will be up soon! I’ll most likely use my iPhone camera, it isn’t the best, but I can still take fairly good photos with it. I can most likely post for every category, depending on when the challenge ends, which I didn’t see in the post. One more thing, sorry, but can we edit our photos? Thanks for hosting this Megan, I’m really excited!

    ~ Pip

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    1. Yay! I’m glad you’re gonna participate!
      Okay, sounds good!
      Yep, you can. I thought I put that in my post, but I guess not. ๐Ÿ˜› You can adjust the color and exposure, and you can crop and straighten your photo but that’s all. ๐Ÿ˜€
      ~Megan~

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  3. Oh my gumdrops, I am so excited!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ *dances around and throws confetti* I am 100% signing up and you can count on me to make each deadline (unless something drastic happens, like an emergency, which I pray doesn’t happen!) I would like to be on team Watermelon or Kiwi *whispers* Watermelon, please, I LOVE watermelon!!! ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, I do not have a blog so I will enter using the survey as I did last time, and the type of camera I will be using is a DSLR camera as well.

    Hmmm… category ideas… well, since the teams are fruit you could do a fruit category?! Just an idea… I can’t wait for the categories, I had the best time in the last contest and my team even won!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Weren’t you going to use the graphic for the person who won the graphic design contest for the BIBPC the 5th poster? Just curious! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Did I answer all the questions? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. YAY! I loved all of your photos from the last BIBPC. ๐Ÿ™‚ You were always one of the first to get your photo in I think. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Okay… Watermelon is the most popular team, but I’ll see what I can do. XD
      Yeah, fruit is a great idea for a category! I’m trying to remember if I’ve done that before, but I don’t think I have. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Yep, I did use the graphic in my featured image!
      You did! Thanks for entering, Olivia!
      ~Megan~

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  4. Ooh, I’ll enter! I’ll probably be using two different cameras, a Nikon Coolpix L830 and a Nikon d3400. I think I’ll be able to participate in all the rounds, and I’d like to be on Team Kiwi or Team Watermelon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also I’ll most likely post my pictures on a page, but I’m not sure.

    AND CONGRATULATIONS ON 1,000 FOLLOWERS!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Yayyyy!!! I’m in! ๐Ÿ˜‰ All those teams sound awesome, but I think I’d like to be on Team Kiwi or Team Coconut most. I’ll be doing this on https://headintheclouds5.wordpress.com probably in separate posts, but if that changes I’ll let you know. I’ll be using a Canon T3i Rebel. I think I’ll be able to do almost every one, but as this is my first time I’m not completely sure yet! Thanks again for hosting this! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. YAAAYY!!!! BIBPC is back!!
    I’d love to be a part of it, and I think Kiwi and coconut would be my top picks. I like the fruity theme this time!
    Let’s see… I plan to post my pictures on my blog, https://smileandcraftag.wordpress.com as a part of posts, and I have a Nikon L840 camera (Which I guess is a DSLR ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I also should be able to make pretty much each entry in. I think I’ve done that in the past. (That’s nice that you include that part, it seems like a lot of the time I’m on a not very active team ๐Ÿ™‚ . But even then it’s still a lot of fun!)
    Woohoo!! Thanks for hosting again!!
    ~Gracie
    P.S. Editing is a neat addition!

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    1. YAY INDEED! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Okay! There’s a good chance you’ll be able to be on one of those because Pineapple and Watermelon are pretty crowded. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Yeah, it always is hard when the people on the teams can’t do BIBPC as much as they thought it could, and then it makes it hard for the others. But I do tend to secretly cheer for the losing team. XD)
      You’re welcome! Thanks for entering!
      ~Megan~
      P.S. Yeah, I realized that editing kinda goes with the photography skill a lot of times, so I decided to add that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Oh… right! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hahaha!!! XD How did you remember all of the teams I was on??? I didn’t even remember them all!!! XD XD Haha!!! Yeah.. I didn’t either! But then on the last one I don’t know that I ever entered any pictures, and if I did it was only like one.. :/ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha!

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  7. Aah the team pictures are so cool!! I think Team Pineapple’s picture is my fave one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Could I join this one? I don’t know if I’d be able to enter all the categories, but I’ll try!! Also, I’m really sorry I barely entered any pictures to the last BIBPC. :/ I’ll be using my Mom’s phone, because at the moment I’m having problems with downloading my pics from my camera. And I’d like to be on Team Watermelon or Team Pineapple. Thanks so much for hosting this, Megan!

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  8. Last time was really great so of course I’m going to enter! XD
    Let’s see… My first pick would be pineapple, but if it’s that not okay then anything else will do. I’ll be using a dslr, and posting on mukta.anjal.in
    Oh, and I’ll be sure to post for each category unless I don’t get a picture. I can’t wait to get started! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. I’ll do it! It took a bit of consideration because I’m also doing CWWC. I’m using either my sister’s digital camera, or my mom’s DSLR. I’ll be posting the pictures on my art blog, autumnsongsdanielle.blogspot.com
    I would like to be on either team coconut or team pineapple, but it doesn’t really matter because I love all the fruit you picked ;D
    Super excited! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. ITS BACK AND MORE AESTHETICALLY-PLEASING THAN EVERRRR. Geez, Megan the graphics are so good like ahhhh.

    I entered into a couple of the previous contests and ultimately failed, but I’m seriously trying to step up my photography game, so it’d be fabulous if I could join again. ๐Ÿ‘ I’m not positive I’ll be able to compete in every single category, but I’ll try my best. As for team? Uhhh hOW DO I CHOOSE. Coconut or Pineapple I guess. XD

    I’ll post the pics on ends&odds with separate posts. Camera is Canon Rebel EOS 300D. It’s really old tho, so who knows what the photos will turn out like. XDD

    thanks again Megan!

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    1. WELL THANKS SUZY! ๐Ÿ˜€ Grace, er, Charis did make the featured image though, which I kinda forgot to mention so thanks for the reminder. XD
      YAY! I’m so glad you’re entering! ๐Ÿ˜€ I must say that if your main two choices aren’t both pineapple and watermelon, you’ll probably be put on coconut or kiwi. SO THANKS FOR SAYING COCONUT.
      Ooh! Mysterious camera? Sounds good! ๐Ÿ˜› (And wow, you take the time to do HTML in comments? *claps* I can never do any HTML (except bold and italic) without copying and pasting. XD)
      Thank you, Suzy!
      ~Megan~

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  11. Hey! I would love enter!!! I would like to be on Team Pineapple if possible, I will be using my blog, I will be using a Kodak Digital D camera, I hope to post every category but usually I am not able to.
    I love this contest!!!!

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  12. I’d love to participate, but I may not be able to do all the prompts. I’ll be either taking pictures on an iPad Mini or an iPhone 4, and I’ll be posting photos on my blog, each in a separate post. Annnnnd… I’d like to be one Team Watermelon or Pinapple. Hope I included all the information!:)

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  13. YAY BIBPC IS BACK ADASKDJ;ALSKJ.
    Ahem.
    I’d like to enter! Team Pineapple or Watermelon sound cool (I’m literally drinking watermelon juice right now XD). Since my blog is on hiatus until I create my new one, for the majority of the challenges I won’t be posting my pictures. I have a DSLR, and since I’m a lot less stressed this year I’ll hopefully be able to do most of the challenges.

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  14. Hey Megan! I’m signing up for sure๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š I use my pocket camera (Sony) or my phone for the pics. I post on ayoungwritersdream.wordpress.com. And I’d love to be on the same team as Mukta, cause she’s my IRL blogging friend. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Megan!

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  15. OH MY GOODNESS YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! My first pic would be (DEFINITELY) team KIWI and my second would be team Pineapple! ๐Ÿ™‚ THANKS MEGAN!!! Btw, did I mention. I”M ENTERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Okay, so I’m as usual using my Nikon coolpix AW-120 camera, and I’ll have to say it’s not too likely I’ll be able to do every single category. I can try, but it just probably won’t happen. My blog address (;) ;)) is cuddlycrittersblog.wordpress.com, and I’ll be posting them separately (or possibly emailing them if that’s alright). Not on a page though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ THANKS MEGAN! I”M EXCITED! I THINK I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THIS ONE!
    And you can post pictures you’ve taken from a while back too, right??

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      1. Alrighty! If you can’t, coconut is alright too! I read through the comments and saw that kiwi and coconut still had a lot of room compared to watermelon and pineapple! ๐Ÿ˜‰
        HAHA!!! XD

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