May Photo-a-day Challenge 2013

Here we go again! It’s time for our May Photo-a-day Challenge for 2013.  Many of you have been asking if I was going to be posting it soon…ha! I was out of town this past weekend and am just now getting a chance to get the list up for you!

I hope you are enjoying playing along with us.  I for one, have been horrible this past month but am resolving to do better.  Will you be joining in the fun?  Feel free to leave your instagram name here so others can see who is playing too.


What is exactly is photo-a-day you say?
Every month I share with you some photo prompts or suggestions for each day of the month.  You can play along by taking a picture of your interpretation of the prompt (or come up with your own if you don’t like it).

How do I play along?
You can share your photos through any of the social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your Blog, Flickr, etc.

You can tag me @theidearoom on your social media sites too if you want me to be able to see it!  I love to see what my readers are sharing!  It makes my day!

Simply add the hashtag #theidearoom so that the rest of us who are playing can follow along and we can all see your photos.

What is a hashtag and how does it work?  A hashtag is the pound sign (#) followed by a word of short phrase (without a space) that describes or classifies your tweet or photo on Twitter or Instagram.  If you click on a hashtag you will be taken to a list of tweets or pictures all containing the same hashtag.

How can I see other people’s photos?
Once you’ve shared your own photo, and included the hashtag #theidearoom, simply click on the the hashtag.  You will be taken to a screen with everyone’s photos who have also added #theidearoom hashtag.  Go ahead and comment and like each other’s photos.  This way everyone has fun!

What if you forget a day…or 2…or 20?
Not a big deal…really! Just start up again.  You can play catch up, or just start again.  No one will care…I promise.  Heck…I skipped plenty of days when life got too crazy and the prompts are mine!!  Share with your friends and family!  Have fun.  The point is to get you to record your everyday moments.  To capture a small snapshot of your day.

But remember…The Idea Room is a family friendly site!  Let’s keep it that way people!

Want to play along?

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Want to know what the past Photo Challenges have been?  You can check them out here:

April 2013 Photo-a-Day Challenge

March 2013 Photo-a-Day Challenge

February 2013 Photo-a-Day Challenge

January 2013 Photo-a-Day Challenge

December 2012 Photo-a-Day Challenge

November 2012 Photo-a-Day Challenge


Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


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    I’ll be playing along this month! You can find me on instagram @heylisawarren

  2. 2
    Donna Smith says:

    I’ll play! @donnacccslp

  3. 3
    Ashley Guthrie says:

    I am in! follow me on instagram ashleyannguthrie

  4. 4
    Casey Torres says:

    I wanna play! You can find me on instagram @4teamtorres or Twitter @teamtorres3

  5. 5

    I am going to do my best to do this this month! Instagram: SarahChristineStyle Twitter: ImSarahCH

  6. 6

    I’m playing! Find me on Instagram @jrnjamie

  7. 7

    This is my fourth month. I decided I was going to try to do the photo a day challenge for a year. Wish me luck! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m on instagram at curly_girlie78, on tumblr at, and blogger at

  8. 8
    OK so you got me hooked on SNAP instagrams and now I need more to do…not! lol It was fun so I will try to post and follow. Do we have to go in order and do we have to only post one a day? Thanks for the fun!

  9. 9

    Like the concept! Will start playing today. My ig is kit_hulamama

  10. 10

    I’m in… IG @allaboutthe143

  11. 11

    @djtrainn for the instagram

  12. 12

    I’m gonna play along!! @dilsy_does

  13. 13
    nancy diaz says:

    I’ll play my IG: @nancy2010d

  14. 14

    I am playing along on my blog; I have Instagram however my (android) phone’s camera is lousy & my account is private for friends and family anyway. It’s a good excuse for me to reopen my photography blog; I’d shut it down over a year ago for personal reasons, but had been considering reopening it for a while. =)

  15. 16

    See you on IG, and @i_dream_alot on Twitter.

  16. 17

    Themorbidadams will be playing all month thank you

  17. 18
    Djasmine says:

    I’m playing this month, this is the first time I play instagram challenge :D

  18. 19

    I’m in.I just got done with a 60 day challenge and had so much fun!And being it’s national photography month it just wouldn’t be right if I put my camera down :)

  19. 21

    I’m going to give this a whirl as I try to figure out how this Instagram works.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  20. 22

    First, there was the Miami Face-eater; then another man ate his room mates’ brain and heart; and now it’s being reported that a woman
    in NYC wanted to eat a police officer and claims she has a
    “hunger for human flesh”. Because if Mitt takes office,
    sooner or later, the zombies will come for all of us.

    Who even knows if it will happen.

  21. 23

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this
    website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks a lot

  22. 24

    Check out my site! I’m checking website around web the involve instagram. I’ll blog about you if that’s okay. is there a quicker link to get to the challenges?

    I’ll post your challenges on my instagram


  23. 25
    Valerie says:

    Here is my May 2013 album…

    Don’t know if I’m going to be able to keep up with June/July…it’s swim team season…


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