Round 31

The Scavenger Hunt has always been about bringing people together to up their photography game.

This round was no different. Well done everyone.

Round 31 Overall Winner

is…..

Mark Rodriguez!

Congratulations! Your work & creativity continue to inspire and awe the Scavenger Community.

 

ink pen is mightier than the sword
3 men force feeding a 4th feathered man tea

Judge’s Winners

Round 31 Judge Eric Raeber’s Winner

Round 31 Judge Eric Raeber’s Winner

Round 31 Judge Eric Raeber's Winner is..... Yvette van Teeffelen!Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values that may differ from what you...

Round 31 Judge Scott Wyden Kivowitz’s Winner

Round 31 Judge Scott Wyden Kivowitz’s Winner

Round 31 Scott Wyden Kivowitz's Winner is..... Dave DeBaermaeker!Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values that may differ from what you...

Round 31 Judge Robin Griggs Wood’s Winner

Round 31 Judge Robin Griggs Wood’s Winner

Round 31 Judge Robin Griggs Wood's Winner is..... Shari Seibold!Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values that may differ from what you...

Category Winners

Round 31 Category Winners – Tea

Round 31 Category Winners – Tea

Round 31 Category Winners - Tea Forget the tea. Winners in the TEA category might choose to celebrate with something a little stronger...  Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Gary Paakkonen 2ND: Lou McCorkle 3RD: Yvette van Teeffelen HONORABLE MENTIONS: Stephen Maddox, Ken...

Round 31 Category Winners – Ink

Round 31 Category Winners – Ink

Round 31 Category Winners - Ink The judges had a long think about who to reward for their visualization of word INK. This is what they decided.Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Mark Rodriguez 2ND: Angela Migliore 3RD: Bill Banning HONORABLE MENTIONS: Rainie Mills, Marilyn...

Round 31 Category Winners – Window

Round 31 Category Winners – Window

Round 31 Category Winners - Window We've drawn back the curtains and are ready to open up the results of the WINDOW category. Here's what caught the judges' attention. Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Rainie mills 2ND: Shari Seibold 3RD: Eustace James HONORABLE MENTIONS: Rick...

Round 31 Category Winners – Tiny Creatures

Round 31 Category Winners – Tiny Creatures

Round 31 Category Winners - Tiny Creatures From tiny beginnings to revealing those interpretations that made the biggest impact. Here are the winners for TINY CREATURES.  Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Michal Vörös 2ND: Jenny Loren 3RD: Karen Kurta HONORABLE MENTIONS:...

Round 31 Category Winners – Fairytale

Round 31 Category Winners – Fairytale

Round 31 Category Winners - Fairytale We're not sure if everyone has a favorite fairytale? The judges, however, did select favourite takes on the FAIRYTALE theme. Discover their winners here. Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Cora Triton 2ND: Bretta Elmore 3RD: Dave...

Round 31 Category Winners – Teal

Round 31 Category Winners – Teal

Round 31 Category Winners - Teal Discover which takes on the color teal made a splash with the judges. Here are the winning TEAL entries for Round 31.    Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Shari Seibold 2ND: Mary Presson Roberts 3RD: Tony Smith HONORABLE MENTIONS:...

Round 31 Category Winners – Float

Round 31 Category Winners – Float

Round 31 Category Winners - Float The Scavengers floated their creative ideas, now some of them are going to be floating on air. Here are the winning entries for the word FLOAT.    Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Yvette van Teeffelen 2ND: Shari Seibold 3RD: Kathleen...

Round 31 Category Winners – Fluffy

Round 31 Category Winners – Fluffy

Round 31 Category Winners - Fluffy The judges had a bit of a soft spot for these winning entries in the FLUFFY album.    Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: David R Robinson 2ND: Mary Presson Roberts 3RD: Dave DeBaeremaeker HONORABLE MENTIONS: Su Bueler, Marilyn Benham,...

Round 31 Category Winners – Sparkle

Round 31 Category Winners – Sparkle

Round 31 Category Winners - Sparkle These Scavengers sparkled so brightly the judges couldn't fail to take notice. Here are the winning entries for SPARKLE    Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Dave DeBaeremaeker 2ND: Angela Migliore 3RD: Jaminet Rivera HONORABLE...

Round 31 Category Winners – Self Portrait

Round 31 Category Winners – Self Portrait

Round 31 Category Winners - Self Portrait Photographers don't always want to put themselves in front of the lens. Of those who braved the challenge, here are the SELF PORTRAITS that caught the attention of the Round 31 judges..  Robin Griggs Wood 1ST: Alan Ward...

All Round 31 Winners

Round 31 All Winners

Round 31 All Winners

ALL ROUND 31 WINNERS Round 31 had 90 Scavengers earn an Honorable Mention or higher! It's great seeing such a variety of styles and interpretations be recognized. Well done everyone! We love that Scavengers keep stepping up their game, taking risks and learning...

Round 31 saw a record number of individual Scavengers earn and Honorable Mention or higher. Help us celebrate by viewing the album with all of their winning images.

Reveals

Round 31 Reveals – Self Portrait

Round 31 Reveals – Self Portrait

Round 31 Reveals - Self Portrait   Not everyone was thrilled, but they are up for a challenge - the majority of scavengers braved the camera and captured an interpretation of themselves in our final album, SELF PORTRAIT. Entries are submitted by photographers...

Round 31 Reveals – Fluffy

Round 31 Reveals – Fluffy

Round 31 Reveals - Fluffy   FLUFFY was our most popular album for round 31, attracting the most entries. Who doesn't love fluffy things?Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values that may...

Round 31 Reveals – Teal

Round 31 Reveals – Teal

Round 31 Reveals - Teal   Our color albums are always amongst our most popular. This round we are celebrating the colour TEAL:Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values that may differ...

Round 31 Reveals – Tiny Creatures

Round 31 Reveals – Tiny Creatures

Round 31 Reveals - Tiny Creatures Cute or creepy crawly, it's all a matter of scale. See how our Scavengers brought their big ideas to TINY CREATURES  Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural...

Round 31 Reveals – Window

Round 31 Reveals – Window

Round 31 Reveals - Window   Here's a chance to legitimately look through a lot of other peoples' windows. You might even see a few souls. This album contains all the entries for WINDOW.Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and...

Round 31 Reveals – Tea

Round 31 Reveals – Tea

Round 31 Reveals - Tea   Any excuse for a nice cuppa...Everyone loves a tea break. If you prefer coffee, just hold that thought for a minute whilst you view our Scavengers celebrating everything TEA! Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be...

Round 31 Reveals – Sparkle

Round 31 Reveals – Sparkle

Round 31 Reveals - Sparkle All the shiny bright things can be found in our SPARKLE album. Check out the entries here...  Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values that may differ from...

Round 31 Reveals – Float

Round 31 Reveals – Float

Round 31 Reveals - Float Whatever floats your boat... root beer, clouds, feathers, levitation, water, bubbles, unicorn inflatables... You name it, a Scavenger is floating on it. See all the ways in our third reveal of Round #31 for the word FLOAT.  Entries are...

Round 31 Reveals – Fairytale

Round 31 Reveals – Fairytale

Round 31 Reveals - Fairytale   Frogs, princesses, beanstalks, wolves and witches. You'll find them all and more in this FAIRYTALE themed album.Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and cultural values...

Round 31 Reveals – Ink

Round 31 Reveals – Ink

Round 31 Reveals - Ink What does ink mean to you? A tattoo, a quill pen or something else. View all the ways our Scavengers interpreted the word INK in pictures.Entries are submitted by photographers worldwide. Please be accepting and aware of interpretations and...

Meet The Judges

We are always grateful for the time and care our judges take.

Please have a look at their bios and visit their websites for more inspiration and incredible photography knowledge.

Robin Griggs Wood

ROBIN GRIGGS WOOD

Robin Griggs Wood is a photographer, multimedia artist, and creative mentor and our resident judge at the Photography Scavenger Hunt. Robin is adept at photography, compositing, post-processing and traditional media—including acrylic, oils, watercolor, inks and much more.

She has been championing “The Myth of Talent” as well as mentoring and helping people find their creative selves for close to 15 years.

About: https://rgw-art.com/rgw

Website: www.robingriggswood.com

Scott Wyden Kivowitz – A Storyteller with a Camera

Scott Wyden Kivowitz  is a father, photographer, blogger, and educator in New Jersey, who considers himself a storyteller with a camera. Growing up he was always photographed by his parents and his grandparents. While playing in bands and touring, he started photographing the other bands that played at the same events. So that paved way for him to always have a camera with him.

Scott decided years ago to document the lives of others, so they can be enjoyed and cherished forever. The inspiration behind that was because of his biological father’s passing before his second birthday. The only ways he can get to know his father is by photographs and the stories told from family.  Scott offers family portraits, cake smash sessions, headshots, and brand photography to his clients.

Scott is also the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, a WordPress development company that makes incredible tools for photography websites.  He is a podcast host as well, the author of numerous books, and a regular YouTuber.  He can be found teaching photographers about photography, WordPress, and online marketing on his website, the Imagely website, and other venues like Photofocus. Scott believes in sharing his knowledge in any way possible and educating without fluff, in a straight to the point easy to understand style.

scottwyden.com Join me: Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | LinkedIn

Scott Wyden Kivowitz, Round 31 Judge
Robert Birnbach

Robert Birnbach

Robert Birnbach is a California based commercial photographer, creative strategist, cyclist and jazz lover who is passionate about food. He recently helped found a Creative Brand Agency, Curious Ant.

After running his own Photography Studio for more than 2 decades, Robert became Photography Director of Oracle where  for more than 5 years he managed the large, in-house photography desk and worked closely in collaboration with Oracle’s world-class creative teams to communicate complex ideas using photography and video.

In his personal work, Robert loves to photograph both nature and jazz music. When there isn’t a pandemic going on, he photographs the San Jose Jazz Festival on a regular basis. You can see some of his Jazz photograph collection here:

https://www.jazzshadows.com/

Eric Raeber

Originally from Switzerland, Eric now lives in the California Bay Area. He is a photographer and an engineer, and his process for writing code and creating images is similar: he usually starts from a blank canvas and always pursues beauty. As subjective as beauty is, it remains more apparent in photography than in software. The former can be appreciated (and judged) by everyone, but the latter is often reserved to a select few.

It is this drive to build something from scratch, bringing coherence to a world of ambiguity, while being accountable for every aspect along the way, that pushed him to master lighting and work with dancers and other artists who can tell a story with their bodies. The human presence has always been a key ingredient in his images.

In order to develop his skills, he often creates long-running series which can span from a few months to over a year.

www.ericraeber.com

Eric Raeber, Round 31 Judge

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