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SUBMIT: New Year's Cell Phone Photo by January 2nd. WIN: Camera Lens Mug

Now that the holiday weekend is over, there's only one more celebration this year, and that's saying goodbye to 2011 and welcoming 2012 with open arms! For this week's Phone Snap challenge, we'd like to ring in the new year with you and see your best cell phone photo from your celebration. Take a picture right as the clock strikes twelve or show us something that represents what the end of the year and the beginning of another means to you.

SUBMIT: Your Craziest Funny Face Photo by January 30th. WIN: Massive Gummy Bear

This week's challenge will be the final Phone Snap Challenge, so let's make this count, everyone! To close off Phone Snap, we'd like to get a little silly. So start practicing all of your funny faces in the mirror and get those photo editing apps ready! Photograph somebody's funny face with your cell phone—whether it be your own, a family member's, a friend's, or your pet's, and post your very best shot to the Phone Snap community corkboard.

SUBMIT: Holiday-Themed Cell Phone Photo by December 26th. WIN: Silly Photobooth Props

The holidays are here and all of us here at Phone Snap hope you're spending them under a nice warm roof with some yummy food and great company! For this week's Phone Snap challenge, we want you to utilize your cell phone to capture some holiday spirit. Whether it be the gifts under the tree, stockings hanging over the fireplace, Christmas lights outside, or everybody gathered together wearing their favorite holiday sweaters—we'd love for you to share with us!

SUBMIT: Self Portrait Cell Phone Photo by January 16th. WIN: Portable USB Power Supply

What do you do when you've been wanting to take some awesome photos with your cell phone but can't seem to find a captivating subject? Well, whether or not you realize it, no matter where you go, you will always have a reliable subject to photograph—you! For this week's Phone Snap Challenge, we want you to show us your taste and personality by sending in your most creative and expressive self-portrait!

News: Get Inspired! 20 Nostalgic Photos Taken with Cell Phones

Taking some time to reminisce on fond memories is always pleasant to do every now and then. Since the year is winding down, why not take this moment to get a little nostalgic? In this week's Phone Snap Challenge, we'd love to see what makes you nostalgic. Post your image to the corkboard by Monday, December 19th at 11:59 pm PST for a chance to win the JOYSTICK-IT Arcade Stick for your touchscreen phone or tablet.

News: Get Inspired! 20 New Year's Eve Photos Taken with Cell Phones

For some, the end of the year is an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and create a new beginning. For this week's Phone Snap Challenge, take plenty of photos on your cell phone this New Year's because we want to see how you're going to ring in 2012. Or show us what the start of the new year means for you. Post your image to the corkboard by Monday, January 2nd at 11:59 pm PST for a chance to win a Fotodiox Thermo Lens Mug.

News: International iPhoneography Exhibition in NYC Calling for Entries

MacPhun, the company who brought FX Photo Studio to the iPhoneography community, and MobiTog, have teamed up to create the upcoming International iPhoneography Show. The first exhibition will kick off in New York on December 16-22 at The Soho Gallery for Digital Art. It will feature approximately 200 pictures captured with iPhones by over 150 different artists from around the world, making it the biggest exhibition of iPhone photography of the year. There will also be more international exhib...

News: Get Inspired! 20 Captivating Double Exposure Photos Taken with Cell Phones

The technique of creating double exposure images allows viewers to peer into a unique world, away from reality. The results of combining multiple images into one can really be quite amazing. In this week’s Phone Snap Challenge, we want to see your own take on the double exposure effect. Create your image with your cell phone and post it to the corkboard by Monday, December 12th at 11:59 pm PST for a chance to win a paper pinhole camera kit.

Toy Challenge: Lego Dinosaur

Check out iPhone app, LEGO Photo. It converts any photo to look like it's built from Legos. Best of all, it's free. I used a photo of a dinosaur I submitted to a previous challenge in Giveaway Tuesdays. See the original here.

Double Exposure Challenge: Cat Shadow on Beach

I thought the brightness in the cat picture mixed well with the brightness of the white sand of Destin, Florida. I wished I could have cropped the picture with the cat in it so there wasn't a huge chair on the water! Tiger (the cat) was actually watching a bug fly by, witch is also in the shadow but isn't visible through the sand. I used Instagram to apply the Hefe filter to the shadow picture and BlendCam to do the double exposure part.

Nostalgia Challenge: Ex Libris

When I see Kindles and e-readers, I can't help but get a little sad over all the things those e-books are missing. The weight of literature in your hands. The feeling of turning pages one by one. The texture of the cover. The wonderful smell of an old book that's been sitting on a shelf for years, waiting for me to choose it.