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Some serious prizes await two lucky picture takers this week

We've been getting back into our weekly photo contests, and we're hoping to get even more people involved with a special edition three week long contest this time.

The topic this week is a very fitting one — "back to school". The middle of August is the time when kids are getting ready to head back to grade school, teenagers are heading to high school or college and even adults are getting ready for education be it for themselves or for their children. It's a fun time for some and a not-so-fun time for others, but one thing is certain there are many pictures to be had that can express what "back to school" means to you.

As we teased before, this week's contest has some seriously big prizes to it.

We have two Chromebook Pixel laptops and one of each Google Play edition device, a Galaxy S4 and an HTC One to give away. Two lucky winners from this contest will walk away with both a Pixel and a Google Play edition phone.

We're also giving you more time to enter, given the huge prizes.

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a post below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner in three weeks, Tuesday (September 10) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

  • Pictures must be taken with an Android device
  • Pictures must be uploaded to the contest thread. I'm not running all over the Internet to track them down.
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine — this is art.
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at AC, so I know how to contact the winner.
  • Only one entry per contest per person.

Good luck, everyone!


Reader comments

Weekly Photo Contest: Back to school



Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S II. No enhancements


Oh man, you dragged and dropped, huh? XD

LOL, I'm thinking that's NOT what was meant when he said he didn't want to go looking all over the web for your photo. It's right there, on your computer!

Ummm...right from the contest rules in the description:

"You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine — this is art."

Taken with an unlocked AT&T Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile, running CM-10.2-20130819 nightly.

Used Cyanogenmod's new "Focal" camera app to take a quick of the first "back to school" topic that popped into my head: an in-browser pic of a recent NYTimes article on how even (some) masters degrees are now attainable via online courses from reputable schools.

(ran it through a couple filters in the stock Gallery app to vignette, and add a rough border)

It is slightly confusing in the article because it says "Just drop your entry in a post below".
That isn't referring to the comment section but rather the forum post that is the link with the title:

Enter this week's photo contest

Hah. Yeah. Easy to miss.
(Debating creating YetAnotherForum account just to enter a contest. I love the easier disqus openid logins for commenting...)

Is editing restricted to your phone also? I'm probably going to do some stuff on GIMP...

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Same day - every day! :'(

Waking up - going to school - listening to borings teachers - doing homework - playing on the computer, surfing for android news (specially in , answer to questions on my rom at XDA - counting the days till the next vacation - going to sleep .

Taken with HTC Desire HD.
Made with Samsung Galaxy Note II S Note Features.

going to miss this little guy while im gone to school. he was born exactly one month after my 16th birthday. still remember seeing him for the first time.

www . dropbox . com/s/7x72hm02gpoy5q1/tumblr_lp4olx8o721qe0z9ko1_1280 . jpg

taken on Eviant tablet

cropped to just have our faces

sorry about the link i kept getting a spam message

Does doggy daycare count?
https: //dl. dropboxusercontent. com/u/22528230/IMG_20130818_152837. jpg (Getting spam message)
Taken with Samsung Galaxy S3

On the article page it says one entry per person per contest, on the actual contest thread page it says one entry per person per week... which rule is the accurate one? Don't want to disqualify myself ;)

I agree it does say that... Which is it did any one hear? One picture each only or one per week?

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Taken with HTC sensation xe
Stock Editing Software

My concept is about the point of view from the first day of school that you need to wake up in the morning take a shower and do many thing in a hurry

p.s. sorry for my grammar

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My wife told me to pack my daughters lunch for her first day of school, which is fine except that the Dodgers were playing. Enjoy honey! Taken with my stock GS4 camera.

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So the ac chat app and tapatalk are both locked for this contest so I guess im out since the pic is on the phone and I have no idea on how to use url as its on my phone not in cloud storage.

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Back to school to me means getting my classroom setup for my students. I moved into a new room at the beginning of the year so I essentially started from scratch. Once I had everything setup I snapped this using my Samsung Galaxy S3. I used the Samsung photo editor software to edit the brightness and contrast. 31 second graders started last week. Glad I survived. :)