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Hey everyone!

To celebrate the holidays, CRPhotography has decided to host a special, month-long contest surrounding its monthly theme, but with a twist! This month we're focusing on Still Life, so we'd like to host a special Holiday contest in which we challenge you to produce some holiday related still life photography for a chance to win some awesome prizes! :la:

What is Still Life photography?


"Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects." But really, it's much more than that. When you're creating a Still Life photograph, you have to pay attention to the arrangement you're making. A good composition is key. You can't really just plop a plate of ice cream, take a snapshot of it, and call it a day. Still Life takes careful planning and extensive attention to detail. And the background is just as important as the foreground! You should pay attention to the environment you choose and the atmosphere it creates. You can't just plop a beautiful array of food and decorations on a messy counter-top and call it a day, either. Here are some examples to help you understand what we're looking for:

Merry Christmas by caithness155 Chocolate Ginger Christmas Cupcakes by claremanson Christmas Mood by MirageGourmand ..Christmas.. by fruitpunch1
Danbo's First Christmas by Lady-Tori Merry Christmas! by OliviaMichalski <da:thumb id="341732895"/> Miku Append on Christmas Day by kixkillradio

What are the rules?


  • You may only submit 1 entry to this contest.
  • Your entry should be submitted via comment on this journal (simply include a thumbnail).
  • Your entry must be a photograph and must be new; specifically taken for this contest from the 10th of December to the 10th of January. (Please include correct exif data when submitting onto DA if possible. If you upload as jpeg and don't fiddle with the exif data, it's usually there)
  • Your entry must be a Still Life photograph, and must be submitted to the Still Life gallery here on DeviantArt.
  • Your entry must be related to a December/January holiday in one way or another. i.e: Christmas, Hanukkah, New years', Kwanzaa, etc. If you feel your photograph needs an explanation to be understood as holiday themed, please include said explanation in the description of your deviation.
  • For those interested in submitting a Food/Drink entry, it is fine if you did not make the food or drink you photograph. You must however, be the photographer of the good. Also, we have some special prizes for those who submit a particularly interesting food/drink item they've personally made.
  • Please abide by DeviantArt rules and policy; nothing offensive or hateful will be accepted.


What is the deadline?


The contest begins on December 10th and will end on January 10th at 11:59PM PST (Pacific Time).

What are the prizes?


1st place:

3 month core membership or the equivalent in :points: from Moonbeam13
Print of your choice from shop up to $30 in value OR the choice of 1 T-Shirt from @deviantartgear
3 month core membership from hosagu
400 :points: from OfOneSoul

100 :points: from silber-englein
100 :points: from JunkbyJen
100 :points: from C-91
50 :points: from Unkopierbar
A journal feature from CRPhotography
A journal feature from JunkbyJen
A journal feature from pearwood

2nd place:

1 month core membership from hosagu 
800 :points: from Moonbeam13 
200 :points: from morbidman187 
200 :points: from OfOneSoul
100 :points: from silber-englein
100 :points: from C-91
50 :points: from JunkbyJen
35 :points: from Unkopierbar
A journal feature from CRPhotography 
A journal feature from JunkbyJen
A journal feature from pearwood

3rd place:

1 month core membership from hosagu
400 :points: from Moonbeam13 
200 :points: from morbidman187 
200 :points: from OfOneSoul
100 :points: from silber-englein
100 :points: from C-91
25 :points: from JunkbyJen
15 :points: from Unkopierbar
A journal feature from CRPhotography 
A journal feature from JunkbyJen
A journal feature from pearwood

:bulletred: There is a bonus prize of 200 :points: plus a special place on CRPhotography's front page, for anyone who submits a Food and Drink entry that they have made themselves, with a particularly interesting/creative recipe.

Honorable Mentions (for the runner-ups who still deserve a little something!)

100 :points: from silber-englein
200 :points: from Mrs-Durden 
200 :points: from OfOneSoul
800 :points: from hosagu

*points will be divided equally, based on the number of honorable mentions we choose to give.

Who are the judges?


Mrs-Durden, arbitrarynamechange, theresahelmer, Daykiney, JenFruzz, 3wyl, hosagu, silber-englein, morbidman187, STelari, JunkbyJen, OfOneSoul, pearwood, C-91, DistortedSmile and more amazing judges are to come!

Would you like to offer prizes to this contest, or help judge it? Please send us a note at CRPhotography!



We're making it rain this Holidays season at CRPhotography! We hope you all enjoy!
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:iconya-u:
Ya-u Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Photographer
I hope I'm not too late to enter! I think I still have time (Sorry I'm not in the Pacific time zone, so I'm not sure. X////X)

Here's my entry. ^^

ya-u.deviantart.com/art/Merry-…

Thank you! Merry Christmas!!
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:iconfotomademoiselle:
fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconmorusia:
Morusia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Baby Jesus by Morusia
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:iconoliviamichalski:
OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
There you go! Taken on December 23rd, uploaded now :aww:
Belated Yummyness. by OliviaMichalski

Thank you for this opportunity! :hug:
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:iconegil21:
Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Here is my entry Follow the Light by Egil21 Happy New Year!
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:iconzephyramilie:
ZephyraMilie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016   Photographer
Here is my entry:

zephyramilie.deviantart.com/ar…

Thanks and good luck everyone!
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:iconavencherus:
Avencherus Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016
Looking good so far.  I'll have to find something recent.
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Only 3 days left :D
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:iconavencherus:
Avencherus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Well fortunately it snowed today, and I endured much finger numbness with so so success.  I hope this qualifies for entry.  X)

fav.me/d9nb3pe
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:iconlipeteixeira:
lipeteixeira Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know how post a thumbnail, so I just put the link. Is there any problem?
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope, as long as you left a link to your submission it's all good :)
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:iconlipeteixeira:
lipeteixeira Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Tks! Where can I find the results?
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:icontlbauder1987:
tlbauder1987 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Here is my entry for the contest. 
Airplane Ornament by tlbauder1987    
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:iconlipeteixeira:
lipeteixeira Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome, here is mine! 

lipeteixeira.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconcloe-may:
cloe-may Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016   Photographer
Hi, I'd like to participate with
mason jar cookies by cloe-patra  :)
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:iconargolith:
Argolith Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Here's my entry for the contest:

A Christmas Still Life by Argolith
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:iconeyeluvroses:
eyeluvroses Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This was taken out beside the swimming pool after Christmas celebrations night before    Tropicana 2 by eyeluvroses
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:iconasprika:
Asprika Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy New year everyone! I am a dummy! Heart 

Here is my entry to the contest: Honey Gingerbread house
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:iconcorinne-michelle:
Corinne-Michelle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My entry to the contest:
corinne-michelle.deviantart.co…
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:iconrudekaiser87:
Rudekaiser87 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Want to enter this hope it works first time doing this.
rudekaiser87.deviantart.com/ar…

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:iconmarloeshi:
Marloeshi Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016
My entry for the contest.  Happy new year everybody! :)
Sparkly mood II by Marloeshi
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:iconafricanobserver:
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
After Christmas by AfricanObserver
;P
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:iconpassionandthecamera:
PassionAndTheCamera Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is my entry: fav.me/d9lw89b
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:iconjin-bec:
Jin-Bec Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
jin-bec.deviantart.com/art/Chr…

my entry please accept
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:icondoc-skitz:
Doc-Skitz Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please accept my entry:

fav.me/d9lxki3
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:iconcrystale86:
CrystalE86 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
My entry,  Im hope is ok.  My english is poor. You can put please in folder correct, Thanks.
fav.me/d9mc85d
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:iconwildphoenix22:
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Here's my entry! :) 
FireflyChristmas-Credit by Wildphoenix22

Thanks for the opportunity! Happy New Year!
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:iconyeronda:
yeronda Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Photographer
Tula Samovar by yeronda  
Hi!  This is a Russian Samovar from the famous city of Tula.
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:iconhyonii25:
hyonii25 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Here is my entry: hyonii25.deviantart.com/art/Ch…
Happy Holidays! 
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:icondesmondkean:
DesmondKean Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
Here is my entry! GL everyone!

desmondkean.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconschizophrenic-alice:
SCHIZOPHRENIC-ALICE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
here is my entry ^^

Always moody always bright by SCHIZOPHRENIC-ALICE
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:iconmidgardart:
midgardart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
star anis and cinnamon (1) by midgardart
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:iconjeannedeaux:
JeanneDeaux Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Merry Xmas everyone and happy holidays if you have some. 
Here is my entry for this contest: So many colors, so much choice 
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:iconlorelei-photographie:
Lorelei-Photographie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Here is mine, thank you =)

fav.me/d9ljcbr
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:iconbebefromtheblock:
bebefromtheblock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015   Photographer
my entry :thumb580341983:
bebefromtheblock.deviantart.co…
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:iconjusttherandomperson:
JustTheRandomPerson Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My Entry:
fav.me/d9lggwy

Hopefully it's holiday enough :P
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this one is mine:

Christmas Still Life by Malintra-Shadowmoon
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:iconbimmi1111:
Bimmi1111 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My entry: Christmas Time by Bimmi1111
Merry Christmas everyone :)
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:iconfotografka:
fotografka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to take part in a competition :)
Here is my photo: 

Heart of Christmas by fotografka

Hope you like it :)
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:iconmatty-chan1:
Matty-Chan1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student Artist
My entry for new years :D (Big Grin) 

img08.deviantart.net/87e3/i/20…
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:iconilneofita:
ilNeofita Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
merry christmas!
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:iconltiana355:
ltiana355 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
20151225dsc04507 by ltiana355  
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:iconawesomealexis1:
Awesomealexis1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Could I please enter: fav.me/d9le8gf

Merry Christmas :blowkiss:
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:iconbellechan:
Bellechan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
My entry:
Merry Merry Christmas! by Bellechan  

Happy holiday eveyone!
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:iconcookingpictures:
CookingPictures Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
Here is my contribution. I hope you like it Giggle 


cookingpictures.deviantart.com…
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