Weekly photo contest: Cold

After a brief hiatus, the Windows Central weekly photo contests are back! Now we've had the holidays, CES and the Windows 10 event come and go, it's time to return to (some) normality. So, we've got a new contest for all the Windows Phone photographers out there with a theme that's pretty apt for a lot of people right now. Cold.

That's not to say that you need to take a picture of snow. Be imaginative, be creative, and show us absolutely anything you think represents cold! The image up top was taken by our own Daniel Rubino with Lumia Camera 5 on the Lumia 930 with a little added HDR for good measure.


Rules are going to be just like every week. To recap:

  • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
  • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
  • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person

How to use Tapatalk to post images in the Windows Central forums

We've got a great walkthrough on how to do just that.


If you want to share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom, be sure to use the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

Here's how it looks this week.

  • #WCpc
  • #ColdWC

This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!


One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.

We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (February 3) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.

Quick PSA: We've set up dedicated sub-forum in the Windows Central forums to keep the photo contests in one location going forward. You should bookmark this page, so you never miss a contest.

Good luck and have fun!

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Great to see photo contest back, let find some motives...
  • In my city is somer
  • "Be imaginative, be creative, and show us absolutely anything you think represents cold!" Go nuts.
  • Such as the ref
  • In my city is uinta. Learn English.
  • It's like you guys do one every week.
  • Hmm....cold...cold....oh yeah...we got 3 feet of snow yesterday!
  • Wow , I see great motivation to start taking photos
  • so you say that i could send a photo of my ex?
  • Haha! Bazinga!
  • Lol..!!
  • Got to check my laptop. I should have some pics from last winter
  • Wait...does this mean Sam can compete now?!!! We are DOOOOMED
  • ET = Easter time?
    That means +5 for GMT
  • GMT is in England ,  in the US eastern time 5 hour behind before the sun gets to us, or -5, central -6, mountain -7 pacific -8 it is based on the sun movement,  12 noon in England make the eastern part of the us 7 am. where as the far east will be + 1, 2, 3 ect. you get the sun before GMT  
  • Thanks alot
  • Time to open refrigerator
  • Haha!
  • Freaking Kansas, the one time I could want it to be cold, Kansas is all like nope, it's gonna be 60 degrees outside...
  • Dude its not possible for anywhere to be 60degrees, the highest temperature ever recorded was about 47degrees
  • 60 Fahrenheit = 15.6 Celsius
  • Ohhhhh, I apologise for my incompetence
  • Ganganagar in Rajasthan recorded 54 degrees . Not 47...
  • I'm gonna have to get real creative out here in Hawaii for this one. Lol.
  • http://1drv.ms/1EQnzP1 #WCpc #ColdWC Taken at Central Park, NYC.  A little snow, a slight breeze, but you can tell the the blizzard2015 is coming.  
  • This might win..!!
  • Thanks Aman!
  • Can't Australians have a different one just for us? It's summer time here. lol!
  • Well, that's Perth, Australia out of the picture. It's bloody hot over here. I suppose I could take a pic of my fridge. :)
  • Fridge is good idea. Indonesia doesn't have snow
  • Cold? Hmm, i have to find artificial snow. Here in Indonesia there's no snow :D
  • Wow good to c the contests r back....thnx WC!!
  • Ha, I live in Alaska. This'll be a piece of cake.
  • Good timing..i just caught one. Windows Central App for Android- Lenovo IdeaTab A3000
  • Since it's so hot in Perth I will just pop down to our local supermarket and take a picture of one of the checkout ladies. She's always frosty.
  • Who won the Holiday contest?