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Bokeh Challenge Photo Contest | Win a $250 Gift Card from B&H

By Christopher Lin on November 20th 2012

In honor of awesome holiday lights, we’re holding Bokeh Challenge! Bokeh, at least for our purposes simply refers to “blur.” So the image you submit can be anything that shows off beautiful bokeh, not just lights. Read more below!

bokeh challenge

What’s the Contest?

We’re asking you to submit any image of beautiful bokeh. Please List the gear used and your basic settings (we are a photography tutorial site after all). The best image, as chosen by our team (but influenced by the number of Facebook likes), will receive a $250 gift card to B&H.

How to Enter

    1) Submit the image to the SLR Lounge forums (as a new thread) HERE
    2) List the equipment used (camera, lens, and light source), your basic settings (shutter speed, f-stop and ISO), and a link to your portfolio
    3) Publish the Post and share with your friends (the number of likes on your thread will heavily influence the judges’ decisions)
    3) That’s it! Along the way we’ll choose our favorites to post on SLR Lounge. The winner is chosen on January 2, 2013. The winner will be chosen based on the quality of the tutorial and not the quality of the image. However, keep in mind that an interesting, eye-catching, or unique image will likely lead to a better tutorial. Note: Our sincerest apologies for accidentally including the previous two sentences. This was an image contest and not a tutorial contest.


One Entry Per Person so be sure to pick your best one!

Both International and domestic entries allowed.

We reserve the right to publish your images and text to SLR Lounge (with credit given to you of course) . We also reserve the right to modify the text as we see fit prior to publishing the article to SLR Lounge (of course with your credit). We will give you up to two links to your portfolio, website, or social networking site.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jluces

    so, who won?

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  2. Andrew Sible

    Has the winner been announced?  

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  3. morozgrafix

    Who won this contest? I don’t seem to be able to find that info anywhere.

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    • Andrew Sible

      I’m trying too…I can’t find any info on this or the other contest.  

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  4. Silver_bullet_05

    Hi, When will the winner be announced? Thanks

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  5. figit090

    I can’t seem to post, nobody has approved my post. :(

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  6. Alex V

    Sorry to be picky on this one… when I click “like” to like my post and share it on FB, it doesn’t actually pull in a thumbnail of the attached pic, but what looks like the loading gif image, is that normal? Just want to make sure I’m doing it correctly. So they have no reference of what I’m posting unless they click on the link. (I won’t post mine on this comment thread so we don’t all think I’m spamming here – ha)

    May not be that big of a deal, just wanted to see if anyone else had the same issue.

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  7. Javluc

    No fair the FB likes… :-( this should be based on the photo not on how many friends you have on FB…

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  8. Bokeh Challenge Update | Enter to Win $250 from B&H

    […] Click here for more info and to Enter! You still have a couple weeks to get your entry in! […]

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  9. Andrew Valadez

    Sweet. i was just telling myself a month or two ago while looking at the photography exhibit at the local fair, ” I should enter some contest to challenge myself to produce better images”

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  10. Fernando Robles

    Awesome! already participating

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  11. Colleen

    is there a deadline?

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  12. Lucybotellophotography

    Can we post more than one?

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    • ChristopherLin

      sorry for not clarifying.. i’ve added that there is only one entry per person.

      thanks for pointing that out!

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  13. Hannah

    Steps one and 2 are fair enough but why not just say it’s a popularity contest rather than a photography contest – most likes will influence judging hmmm *shakes head* 

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    • Pye

      Haha, don’t worry. The “most likes” thing is just for an attention grabber. I.E. if a shot has 50 likes, we will be sure to give it a good look over compared to one that is just submitted with no views. Essentially, if we are having a hard time deciding which one might be better (two or three are tied) it may come down to “likes” to help us determine the winner.

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  14. David Petty

    Do I get extra credit for letting you know that the post says “January 2012” instead of 2013?

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