Windows Central Photo Contest: Nature

Welcome to our latest Windows Central Photo Contest. This week's competition focuses on nature! We want to see your best nature snaps for a chance to win an 64 GB SanDisk Micro SDXC memory card, perfect for the upcoming Lumia 950 and 950 XL!

The pictures must be taken on a Windows Phone, and follow the nature theme. It can be pictures of autumnal trees, seaside vacation snaps, your favourite local nature trail, or from the top of a mountain! Be as creative as possible and you could win!

If you enjoy our contests, know that we've set up a dedicated board in the Windows Central forums to keep our photo contests in one location. You should bookmark this page so that you never miss a contest:

Windows Central Forums - Photo Contests

Here are the rules for this week's contest:

  • You must use a Windows Phone to take your picture.
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any photo editing software or apps you might have used. Altering your pictures is fine, be creative!
  • Please add a paragraph describing your photograph, we want to know how your picture came to be! If you have an Instagram feed or any other photography portfolio profile, feel free to link those for the community as well.
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Central so that we can contact the winner.
  • We'll only accept ONE entry per person.
  • You must upload your picture to the contest forum thread. If you want to upload your photos directly from your phone, you can use the Tapatalk app to connect with our forums on your mobile device. To find out how to do that, head over to here.


One lucky winner will earn a SanDisk 64GB Ultra microSDXC{.nofollow}, fully compatible with the upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and indeed any tablet or phone that supports SDXC memory cards.

Perfect for today's high-performance smartphone and tablet users, SanDisk Ultra cards deliver faster transfer speeds of up to 30MB/s for faster multi-tasking and app response times. Plus, get twice the speed for shooting photos and Full HD video with a Class 10 rating (class 6 for lower capacities).


  • Highest Full HD video recording performance available with class 6 and class 10 rating
  • 2x the speed of typical microSD cards for advanced photo capture
  • Faster app performance with transfer speeds up to 30MB/s
  • UHS-I enabled and ready for the next generation of mobile devices
  • Water-proof, temperature proof, X-ray proof, shock proof

We'll pick a winner on November 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 PM BST / 6:00 PM PST. Winners will be announced in a blog post following the contest. Submit your entries using the forum thread below, and good luck!

Photo contest: Nature

May the best lens win!

Jez Corden
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Jez Corden a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

  • already got my 200GB micro sd card for my XL but the wifes phone will need one.
  • Damn I just missed some snow and sun. Gotta love desert weather
  • I received an invitation at Microsoft event on November 27th. If I'll buy at this event Lumia 950 or 950XL I can get free display dock and power bank.
  • Is it at a Store or other location?
  • In Warsaw, Poland.
  • I got one too. Idk why I get emails in Russian (MS Russia), but I'm invited to big store in Moscow. I dont even live in Russia :) "That's not all, if you buy 950 or 950xl you will get free Microsoft Display Dock" (this offer is only for people registered for invitation, and only if you purchase phones in that store. Limited time)
  • Going to Central Park tomorrow!
  • This SD is mine. My 730 pictures of Penedo (Alagoas - Brazil) are ready to rock :)
  • I bought this one for $25-30 on eBay. They had huge discounts:)
  • You guys announce the contest before the 950/XL come out?
  • The contest used to happen weekly earlier, now it happens twice a month or so. Not sure what you meant to say by your comment.
  • Is wildlife okay for nature shots? I took a photo of a swimming crab.
  • Hell yes!
  • Will the contest prize India..? If yes then I am in...
  • Yes i am in.....for this contest.....
  • Here is the link to the my instagram feed
    When i was learning focus option in lumia camera.....
    Hey guys if you clicked in your lumia thn plz used #clickedwithlumia to the your instagram profile.
  • That's a really good picture. Just remember that is not in the comments that you post the picture. It's in the forum post for it. That being said, you need to also upload the picture that give a link. As links (as far as I know) they're not allowed.
  • Ohhhh I'm so going to join to this one. I'm an amateur guy that takes picture as hobby or mostly for fun and giggles. I already got some good shots taken from time ago. This should be fun. And good luck to everyone :)
  • If the best lens is supposed to win, there's no hope for my HTC...
  • I have l535 this time, but it's 5mp shooter doesn't matter. It's depending on your way to capture the best shot.
  • The last line of this article is the answer for the winners!!! Lol!
  • It's raining
  • Photo upload kese kre
  • Is contest me foto kese bhejhe