Windows Central Photo Contest: Water & Ice

Welcome to our latest Windows Central Photo Contest. This week's competition focuses on water and ice! Whether you're hitting the beach in Australia or snapping icicles in the UK, we want to see your photographs for a chance to win an official Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, perfect for use with Continuum on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL!

Your entry must be taken on a Windows Phone, and follow the water and ice theme. It can be photos of waterfalls, macro shots of water droplets, the ocean, or even a strikingly reflective puddle on the sidewalk. Be as creative as possible and you could find yourself the proud owner of a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter!

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 short 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.

Prize - Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

One lucky winner will earn a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (opens in new tab), fully compatible with the continuum feature in the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and indeed, most things that support miracast.

Whether you're firing up Netflix for movie night or sharing photos from your last trip, the Wireless Display Adapter makes it easy to share. Just plug in the adapter, pair your devices, and you're ready to send all of your multimedia content from your phone, tablet or laptop to the big screen—all wirelessly.

Tech Specs:

  • Dimensions: Adapter: 8.79 x 2.01 x 0.99 centimetres / Cable length: 33.27 centimetres / HDMI extension cable: 18.01 centimetres
  • Weight: 0.03 kilograms
  • Connector type: HDMI (powered through USB)
  • Compatibility: All Miracast-enabled Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 devices, including Surface 2, Surface Pro, Pro 2 and Pro 3, and Miracast-enabled Android devices 4.2.1 and later (full functionality not available with non-HDCP devices).
  • Supported platforms: X86, X64 and ARM, with Windows 8.1 / 10+ operating system
  • Features: Audio and video receiver / Pairing with multiple devices (not simultaneously) / LPCM Audio format support
  • RF Range: Up to 6.98 metres

We'll pick a winner on December 12th, 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: Water & Ice

May the best lens win!

Jez Corden
Managing Editor

Jez Corden is the Managing Editor for 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!

14 Comments
  • Luckily I recently went on a cruise. I'm definitely entering!!
  • Wins contest..... Doesn't have 950.... (this needs a meme)
  • You can still Miracast with a WP8.1, lots of apps support it, like Tubecast etc. You can even cast your whole phone up there, it's not quite continuum, but it's decent for videos etc.
  • Longtime reader here. Was already aware, thanks though. I'm just being a wiseguy....
  • i'll try, good lucky to everyone
  • Does anyone know why I'm unable to install the wireless display adapter app on my 950?
  • The wireless display software is baked into Windows 10. Swipe from the top down to bring down the menu. Tap on "Connect". Then select the wireless display adapter. The adapter needs to be connected to a TV of course via the HDMI port.
  • Thanks!
  • Very interesting :)
  • Oh man, 90% of my photos are water and ice as an avid fisherman and ice fisher. Not easy to find the best.
  • Hope i win
  • Camera used: Lumia 535
    Software to edit:Camera360 Sight Gate of Tajmahal
  • Here comes my Lumia 830
  • wow! And my in the Caribbean! How can I get those ice? LOL