Weekly photo contest: Nightlife

We're going to have 'nightlife' as the theme for the weekly photo contest this week. This is another contest where you can get creative and inventive with what nightlife means to you. As usual, you'll be using your Windows Phone to capture nightlife and sharing your entry in our forums.

Winner from last week

There were a ton of good entries into last week's black and white contest, but I had to settle on the one I liked the most. Congrats to GabrielZhang for winning! And congrats to everyone else who entered you're all very talented! Head to the forums to check out all entries.

**GabrielZhang **

BnW Winner

Congrats to GabrielZhang on the above photo. It's a beautiful shot captured by his Lumia 920 while travelling in Xinjiang, China.


This week we're going to get a little nocturnal with our contest. Stay up a little bit past your bedtime and head out and capture nightlife. Head to a club, restaurant, theater or downtown to capture what life is like around you at night. Live in the wilderness? Well your nightlife is probably a bit different from those city folks, but we're sure you can get creative shots too!

Photo subject can be anything you want, so long as your photo has a 'nightlife' theme.

The above photo was captured by yours truly. It's of the Canadian electronic dance music duo Adventure Club. They were playing a show in Seattle at Showbox SoDo in Seattle and it was amazing. I used the Lumia 1020 to get the shot, then cropped and upped the vibrance a little bit.


Rules are going to be just like last week. Here they are:

  • 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 Phone Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person


We're going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram and Twitter using 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.

  • #WPCpc
  • #NightlifeWPC

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 (September 16) 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 Phone 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!

Sam Sabri