BIBPC RETURNS! (BIBPC the Sixth)

**STILL ACCEPTING NEW PARTICIPANTS**

Hello everyone! 

It’s been donkey’s years since the last BIBPC, has it not? So I think it’s high time BIBPC VI makes its appearance! 

{poster designed by sarah}

A lot of my readers know about or have participated in BIBPC before, but there are most likely going to be some who have no idea what I’m talking about. Even if you’ve done every single BIBPC it’d probably be good to read over the rules again. Any changed things will be in bold.

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.

Who Can Enter?

Anyone who has some sort of camera or access to a camera and is under 20. 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 December 1st I will post the first category + who is on what team. Then you will have a week 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 and because I don’t want to spend forever with the posts, I WILL HAVE NO MERCY! Okay, I won’t be that harsh, but you will need to get your photo in before the deadline for me to include it.  However, if you can’t get it taken by the deadline, tell me at least two days in advance and I’ll give your team 7 points to make up for it. A week after the first category was posted, I’ll post the second category along with combined scores of each team. I’ll also post my favorite photo from that category. Then a week 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 toward the end of January. There will be a one to two week Christmas break, so it will last a little longer than usual. There are no prizes for the winners. This contest is just for fun. 

And if you have any category ideas, leave them in the comments!

How Are the Photos Scored?

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’ll give you up to five points for each of those things.  If I choose your photo as my favorite from that category, your team will get an extra 5 points.

How Do I Enter?

  • Comment below and tell me your two top picks for the team (see below) you’d like to be on. I can’t promise that you’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 plan to be posting each picture in a separate post or on a page.
  • Please tell me what camera you plan to use and if possible, show me an example of your photography. I want to try to make the teams as fair as possible, so I don’t want three professional photographers all on the same team while another team has none. The problem with photography contests is that better cameras pretty much always earn higher points because they take much better quality photos. You can take pretty great pictures with a tiny digital camera, but typically a DSLR will have far better quality photos (which is a good thing, considering the price difference. ;)). But I still want you guys to enter, even if you’re just taking pictures with a scanner! Just kidding. But that is kinda fun to do! Here’s a beautiful self-portrait I took. A true masterpiece.
wow I look really angry or something.

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, it would be very nice if you could say your team’s nameEven 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”. Oh and another thing that would be super helpful is if you would name your photo with your name, the category, and your team’s name Like “Megan Team Donkey Category #1.JPG”. That would be stupendous! Just a suggestion. 😉

And yes, you can 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:
  1. Using a Polldaddy survey. 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. Since I have Instagram you can also post your photos on Instagram (and tag them with #bibpcVI so I can find them). 🙂
  3. I’m hoping to get an emailing option too, and for those of you who know my email, you can just email me pictures. I’ll finalize the options when I get the first category up!

I’m hoping that will work for everyone, but if it doesn’t just tell me and I’ll try to figure out another way. 

AND NOW FOR THE TEAMS! I decided to go with winter/woodland animals this time. 

BIBPC #6 Team owlBIBPC #6 Team foxBIBPC #6 Team rabbitBIBPC #6 Team Bear

And that’s it! I can’t wait to see who all enters. Yay for BIBPC! 

are you joining? 

have you heard the expression “donkey’s years” before?

megan sign-off 2

101 thoughts on “BIBPC RETURNS! (BIBPC the Sixth)

  1. Hi, I would like to enter BIBPC this year. The camera I have is an old model, it’s a Lumix DMC-FZ38. I’d like to be in the fox or the rabbit team. Btw the I don’t have a blog so I’ll prob use polldaddy. Thanks~Sarah

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  2. WOW, I AM SOOO EXCITED. Ahem. But really, I love photography and I would love to be part of this! So for the requirements…
    – team rabbit or team owl
    – yep, I’m a blogger @ wwaterunderthebridge.wordpress.com
    – like Clara, I’ll just create a seperate page for BIBPC!
    – I’ll be using a samsung galaxy phone- old, but it works out pretty great
    – you can check out my photography here: https://wwaterunderthebridge.wordpress.com/portfolio/rose/
    Or…
    https://wwaterunderthebridge.wordpress.com/portfolio/embracing-change/

    Aaaand that’s it- good luck on your contest!
    btw, that’s an interesting picture :0

    dtftba,
    vaishnavi

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  3. AHHHHH YAY, BIBPC is back! I’m so excited for this!!
    My top two picks for teams would be Team Bear and Team Owl, and since my blog is currently inactive, I will be using the Polldaddy survey to submit my photos. I plan on using a Canon SL2, and an example of my photography… uhh… *goes scrolling through archives* hmm, how about this: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DGYtRX6XDEJrTc9TA
    Let me know if I missed anything! XD

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  4. Thank you for hosting this again!! Im so excited! I would love to participate! If at all possible i’d like to be on team Bear of Owl. I will use a Kodak Digital D or a Cannon powershot sx530. If it’s okay Ill send my entries through you email or Instagram DM’s?
    Thank you again for hosting this!!

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  5. IM DOING IT. and team fox first pref, then bear.
    also could I set up a page and just give you the link? I don’t really want to post it in my regular content because I’m not really known for that sort of thing! I would be using a mix of DSLR and iphone SE camera. Mainly iPhone 😉
    Rhi xx

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  6. Ooh, I’d love to do this! I’d use an iPod or a laptop for the pictures and my top team picks are fox and owl. I would put my photos in blog posts, and my blog is whitetrilliumjoy.wordpress.com

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  7. Oh yay, this sounds so fun! A friend told me about this, and I would like to sign up!!! 😀 I’d would like to be on team Fox, or team Owl, if possible. 🙂 I also kinda like team Bear… 😛 I will be using a Lumix FZ35. You can see a few examples of my photography in these places… 🙂

    https://rosyswritings.wordpress.com/photography/
    https://rosyswritings.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/a-condensed-version-of-the-month-of-april/
    https://rosyswritings.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/lizzie-and-velvet/

    I think I will make a page on my blog for the pictures. 🙂

    Oh, and I do have a quick question though..

    You said, “However, if you can’t get it taken by the deadline, tell me at least two days in advance and I’ll give your team 7 points to make up for it. “

    I don’t quite understand why you would give a team extra points for not making the deadline… Could you please explain? Thanks so much!!! 😀 And thanks for hosting this contest! ❤

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    1. I’m glad you’re signing up. Okay, thank you! Oh yeah. So sometimes people will be gone all week or something and can’t do it, which can make their team lose a bunch of points. I do that so it won’t be such a crushing blow to their team. If it was individual people I’d probably do it differently, but I hope this way will work for teams.

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  8. Yay! I’ve always wanted to do this but the last time I didn’t find it in enough time. If possible, it would be lovely to be on Team Fox, but I’m not picky! I’ll be using a Nikon d3100. Some examples of my photography are here:

    https://alittlebitofrunion.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/autumn-photos/
    https://alittlebitofrunion.wordpress.com/2018/11/20/some-more-pictures-oof/

    In that second link, the 1st category pictures were taken on a friend’s Canon, and then the 2nd and 5th categories were on my DSLR. Sorry if that’s confusing :/

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  9. YAYYYYY! I will be entering my making a page on my blog: http://www.homewithhummingbirds.com
    My top team choices are… Team Owl and Team Bear.
    Thanks so much for hosting, Megan! 😀 😀
    I will be using a Canon t2i.
    (example of my photography: http://homewithhummingbirds.com/index.php/2018/10/08/pictures-from-a-rainy-day/ or http://homewithhummingbirds.com/index.php/2018/09/24/looking-through-my-camera-a-collection-of-a-few-random-photos/) I really need to do a photography update again… hehe.

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      1. No problem, I love BIBPC!!
        It’s kinda funny, I guess I’ve actually been around the blogosphere for a decent amount of time, it seems… because I participated in the last BIBPC! I also remember Clara’s Comment-A-Thon 2017!!
        (not as long as a lot of people though. XD)

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  10. Heeeeyyyyy!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I AM SO GLAD I GOT ON WHEN I DID!! I COULDN’T POSSIBLY MISS BIBPC RIGHT???? So I am SOOOOO entering this!! YAY! EEEEEEEEK! Umm… okay, my top two choices for teams are Team Fox and Team Owl! And THIS time, my friend, I am using my sister’s Nikon D7000!!! 😀 Which takes better pics than mine…usually…. but it’s a possibility that I might have to use mine if I can’t figure out how to work hers! Haha! XD EEEEEEEEEEK! I am SO excited! To be quite honest, this will be SUPER good for me because I’ve been SUPER bad about taking pictures recently!!!! EEK! And I’ll be using my blog, Cuddly Critters! 😀 Thanks, Megan! This will be fun! And honestly if you do have a donkey category…. that would be SO great!!!!!!! 😀 Hahahahahaha! XD YAAAYYY! Oh, when does it end? Because I’m going to be gone December 27th to January 2nd…… 😮 Thanks again! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! I am literally SO pumped!

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    1. WOW THAT WAS AN ENTHUSIASTIC COMMENT K.A! XD I’m so happy you’re joining and I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOUR PICTURES! Oooh, have fun with the Nikon d7000! 😀 Haha, I probably will have to do something along the lines of donkey…. 😉 It’ll end in January sometime but the week of the 27th I’ll be taking a break because of Christmas stuff, so you should be good!

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      1. Hahahaha! YES! That is because I am just SOOOO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!! EEEEEEEEEKERS SQUEEEEAKERS! SAAAAAME! THIS WILL BE SO FUN! THanks! Well, thankfully I know some fun donkeys so that would be FANTASTICNESS!!!!!! Okay, cool! Thanks, Megan!

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  11. btw, Megan, if I have time, I’ll try to email you some pics taken with the camera! Sorry, but thanks!!!!! Btw, I love your profile pic of you and Eeyore!

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