We offer a weekly photography challenge designed to help us think outside the box. We want to discover original and thought provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a wonderful medium for bringing people together .

Every week, we offer a new challenge. You have 6 days to submit your photograph through Instagram by using the current hashtag. And it's completely free!


Due: Saturday, 24th April 2021 at 11:59pm AEST 

Shape up! Abstract shapes are depictions of real things without being exact representations. Tell your story through aesthetics and elements of composition more so than through a subject.  Show us your abstract shapes in colour by using #tpl_colourshapes on Instagram. We are looking for crisp and abstract shapes and patterns. All genres; colour only. Our team will choose their favourite five photographs and they will appear both in our Instagram gallery and here in the challenge gallery.


1. Submit through Instagram by using the current hashtag. Must be for the current theme only.


2. The deadline each week is Saturday night at 11:59pm Sydney, Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST/GMT+8 (see the countdown timer above).

3. Five finalists will be chosen. Those five finalists from each challenge will "be featured" the following Wednesday on the @thepictorial.list Instagram gallery and here on the website in the Challenge Gallery with a link to their Instagram gallery.

4. If you have any questions please email us at


IMPORTANT: The challenge is voted on by the The Pictorial-List team. To ensure there is no bias, all submissions are presented to the curational team anonymously. The only factor in accepting or rejecting new submissions is based solely on the body of work. Please note we will not be contacting entrants...will be a matter of following our Instagram page @thepictorial.list

Abstract Texture

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