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October 27, 2014 - Harsh life
Life is beautiful and it's a wonderful gift we've been given. We spend beautiful moments and we see them every day in our way, whether it's our child's smile, the flowers in the market place, the shape of the clouds or a man helping an old woman cross the street.

But, to understand this gift we have, we must see both the wonderful and the less pleasant things. Life isn't always about happiness, sun, or color. In your way to work you have two sideways: one with a joyful child, one with a homeless person.

Our next assignment wants to reveal the other side: the harsh life. We've already seen millions of photos with what the beauty of life meant to you and you really did a great job. Now we're challenging you to show us the grey part of it.

We know that it may be difficult to catch the sadness on your camera, but photography is about everything that can transmit a truthful powerful story. We know it's easier and at hand to ask your model to smile even on a hospital bed, but think about what daily life is really all about. Reality checked? Show it in your photos.

Walk into a park, you'll see a man sitting on a bench, sad and lonely. See that lady at the entrance of the subway selling flowers to anyone who would want to give her a small amount of money. Look behind you and you can see that stray dog following you, asking you with its sad eyes to caress him. Go inside a hospital and see those persons in the waiting hall. Capture their worries while waiting for the doctor with the latest news hopefully, good news.

Catch the sad expression of a child watching alone a TV show. Go to the countryside and observe children working the fields, yet having a smile on their faces. A businessman in a hurry to attend a meeting on time, finding out his tires have been broken, a couple having a fight, a housewife seeing her bath flooded after having cleaned the house just one hour ago.

Look around you and you will find poverty, aggressiveness, pain, garbage, loneliness. Harsh life can also be seen in a flower thrown down or in a luggage at the railway station. They are part of our life.

There is no need for violent images, we want to see those shots that transmit this reality, that life is tough sometimes.

Send your best shots of this harsh theme and you can win $300 for the first place, $200 for the second place and $100 for the third place. We will also award our winners with Dreamstime branded tees.

Good luck!
Stage: Open for submissions
   

August 5, 2014 - Roaring 25
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Approved images: 9 out of 2552 images submitted
   

June 19, 2014 - Last call
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Approved images: 81 out of 250 images submitted
   

May 8, 2014 - Young at heart
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Approved images: 58 out of 257 images submitted
   

March 28, 2014 - We like to prank
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Approved images: 53 out of 231 images submitted
   

February 27, 2014 - On the road
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Approved images: 179 out of 1079 images submitted
   

January 17, 2014 - All in white
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Approved images: 216 out of 1783 images submitted
   

November 15, 2013 - Night Light
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Approved images: 253 out of 1211 images submitted
   

September 20, 2013 - Meeting new people
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Approved images: 74 out of 366 images submitted
   

July 12, 2013 - Wedding day
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Approved images: 49 out of 498 images submitted
   

May 14, 2013 - Security and protection
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Approved images: 109 out of 503 images submitted
   

March 19, 2013 - Spring Cleaning Time of the Year
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Approved images: 74 out of 399 images submitted
   

February 4, 2013 - Hobbies
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Approved images: 140 out of 694 images submitted
   

December 18, 2012 - Your own personal Apocalypse
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Approved images: 75 out of 427 images submitted
   

November 5, 2012 - Going mobile
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Approved images: 471 out of 1369 images submitted
   

September 21, 2012 - Falling for Autumn
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Approved images: 119 out of 813 images submitted
   

July 30, 2012 - Self-portrait
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Approved images: 76 out of 341 images submitted
   

June 15, 2012 - Extraordinary illustrations make extraordinary wallpapers
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Approved images: 46 out of 985 images submitted
   

April 25, 2012 - Pretty in pink
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Approved images: 143 out of 1002 images submitted
   

March 2, 2012 - Children with pets
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Stage: Winners announced
Approved images: 75 out of 430 images submitted
   

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