WordPress World Photography Day Challenge 2022

August 19 marks World Photography Day, a global event that brings together photography enthusiasts to commemorate the importance of this art form and expression in our lives.

To celebrate, the Photo Directory team has set up an open challenge for anyone to contribute to the WordPress Photo Directory

Submit a photo that captures something unique about your local area, in a way that helps represent the geographic diversity of the WordPress community.

The challenge starts today, August 18, 2022, and will end on August 28, 2022.

Photo challenge details

Take a photo of something you love in your local area (your neighborhood, town, city, or country). It can be a landscape, a street, a building, or something iconic of that region, for example. How you capture it is entirely up to you. Feel free to get creative and try a different shooting angle or composition.

Challenge requirements:

  • Make sure your images meet the WordPress Photo Directory guidelines for licensing, image file size and format, and content to be considered for approval and inclusion. 
  • You can submit up to five (5) photos at a time for approval. Once approved, you can upload more.

Here are some images contributed to the Photo Directory to inspire you:

How to submit your photos

For example: “Blaise Castle in Bristol, UK – WorldPhotographyDay22”. This will help search purposes and the Photos team to tag the images appropriately.

  • Once submitted, your photo will be reviewed by a volunteer team to ensure it complies with all the guidelines. It may take up to 48 hours for review, occasionally longer. You will receive an email as soon as your photos are reviewed.

If you have any questions when submitting your photos, please refer to the Make Photos Handbook. You are also welcome to join the #Photos channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. at any time! Beyond this challenge, everyone is encouraged to get involved in the Photo Directory project!

You’ve submitted your photos, what’s next?

Contributions to this photo challenge will be featured across the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ social media channels. Stay tuned!

Once your photos are approved, we encourage you to leave a comment on this post with the wordpress.org/photos link of your photo and why you chose to take it (or a brief story behind it). 

Also, remember to post them on your social media platforms using the hashtags #WPPhotos and #WorldPhotographyDay so that more people can see and enjoy your contributions!

We look forward to seeing your photos!

Helpful resources

Thanks to @katiejrichards, @topher1kenobe, @mdburnette, @rmartinezduque, @laurlittle, @webcommsat, @oglekler, and @sereedmedia for sharing ideas and helping put this challenge together.