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Back to School

Published by Diana Tula · August 27th 2012

With summer almost over it’s time to prepare for a return to school, be it for ourselves, our kids or our warm memories. This week’s theme was ‘Back to School’, and 12 photos were selected from our users’ entries for this gallery feature.

Get your photos featured next week! Every Monday a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. Upload photos to your 500px profile, then email us the links. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. For announced theme and deadline continue reading.

This week's theme was: Back to School.

New theme is: Ending War

Theme is open to interpretation so get creative, get snapping and send us the links to blog@500px.com. Deadline is September 2nd at 12pm (EST).

Big thanks to everyone who participated this week!

P.S. Part of Back to School fun we'll be giving away Awesome and Plus 1 year memberships on our FB and twitter, make sure to follow us and tune in this week for giveaway rules :)

     

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RamiKhan
Rami Khan  over 2 years ago
Thank you for choosing my picture "navy pier"
And great collection!!
FedericoRavassard
Federico Ravassard (inactive)  over 2 years ago
My shoot has been published! yeah! :D http://500px.com/photo/4591391
MegganJoyPHOTO
MegganJoy Trobaugh (inactive)  over 2 years ago
LOVE the images. What a great collection.
joshmolina2
Joseph Molina  over 2 years ago
The artichoke was mine, i thought we were doing the summer time theme but i guess i sent it too late haha. Still, really cool that it got picked to be among these other lovely photos.
wisemx
Mark Wisecarver (inactive)  over 2 years ago
Here in Tennessee we do that, I have three awesome kids who bring our fresh bread and flowers to their teachers. It is very much appreciated and we get positive feedback.
detula
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Diana Tula  over 2 years ago
Your photo was perfect! In many countries it is customary to bring flowers on 1st day of school, and artichoke flower is a unique and healthy choice :)
JasonMaloney
Jason Maloney  over 2 years ago
Well here was my entry with story http://500px.com/photo/7557423 Being an actual special education teacher working with behavioral needs I guess I'm a little offended by the glorification of sex and drugs relating to Back to School. I also don't really get what a Ferris Wheel has to do with it other than I suppose loosely representing the end of Summer fun.
detula
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Diana Tula  over 2 years ago
Jason, I am sorry if this gallery has offended you, that was not our intention. School includes all levels of primary and post secondary education (high school, college, university) and all the experiences that come with it.
joshmolina2
Joseph Molina  over 2 years ago
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OKSmith
Kelly Smith  over 2 years ago
Congrats to all the winners. Great work.
wisemx
Mark Wisecarver (inactive)  over 2 years ago
Cool stuff...Congrats to all.
wisemx
Mark Wisecarver (inactive)  over 2 years ago
Thanks for the info Diana. ;-)
detula
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Diana Tula  over 2 years ago
Hi Mark, photos are chosen based on creativity, content, originality, technical & aesthetic criteria (exposure, composition, processing, dof etc.), and variety in content. We go through all images sent and aim to create a compelling photographic story with each gallery feature.
JanKarloCamero
Jan Karlo  over 2 years ago
Great collection, but not sure about the "Artichoke harvest" entry. How did that photo got in when the theme is "Back to School". I dont quite get it :) Anyway care to interpret it?
OKSmith
Kelly Smith  over 2 years ago
Before the age of Big Farm, children of farmers returned to school after the harvest was complete. I imagine in smaller communities is still the case.
wisemx
Mark Wisecarver (inactive)  over 2 years ago
Maybe she's taking to School?
btw, it would be very good if the 500px staff posted some of their "choice" methods.
I used to hold contests like this for $500 each month and we were always asked to post our methods.

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