Monthly KAL Photo Challenge

Show off the project you make for this month’s KnitHeartStrings KAL

December 2013 Update: The monthly KAL Photo Challenges for October 2013 and November 2013 have been archived. The KAL Photo Challenge page referenced in the original post below has been replaced by the KAL Project Photo Gallery where you can submit your project photos anytime.


To add to each month’s KAL fun, there now is a KAL Photo Challenge page (it’s right under the Free KAL menu) where you can submit photos of your fabulous KAL projects each month.

With the new Photo Challenge page, you and the other KnitHeartStrings members will also be able to choose the top 3 favorites by voting after the KAL completes at the end of the month.

Adding Photos and Voting

Photo entries for this month’s KAL project, Beaded Crescent Neck Lace, can be submitted anytime through Nov 1, 2013. Voting will be open  Nov 2 – 5, 2013. Winners will be selected for the top 3 photos with most votes. In case of ties, a random selection will be made from photos with equal votes.

It’s easy to submit. Just go to the KAL Photo Challenge page, click on the “Add your link” near the bottom of the screen, then follow the instructions. Remember that the current Photo Challenge is only for the October Beaded Crescent Neck Lace project. Next month will have its own Photo Challenge, etc. etc.

You’ll see on the submission form that there is a place to enter a URL. This is optional. You do not need a blog, site, or URL to enter the challenge. But if you have a Ravelry project page, Flickr photo album or whatever where you’d like to direct people to see more details about your project and larger photos, fill in the URL field with the appropriate internet address (the http:// part is not needed).

Status of the old Member Gallery

The old Member Gallery can still be accessed under the Member Services menu. It is now  called the Archived Photo Gallery. Submissions to this old Gallery page are now closed. Unfortunately the photo uploader on this page broke (it was giving false error messages, thus confusing everyone and driving me crazy) and the developer no longer supports the software. That prompted me to look for a replacement, and make some improvements at the same time. Please instead upload your photos to the new Monthly KAL Photo Challenge.

I hope you enjoy the improved look and new features.

p.s. Don’t be scared to try uploading a photo. If something goes awry or you want to replace with a better photo you get later in the month, I’ve given you the ability to delete any photos you have added to the page before submissions close and voting begins. Likewise, if I added photos on your behalf and you are not satisfied, just let me know and I will correct.

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