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May photo a day challenge list

Hello! Hello! Hello! Having just spent the last few days jetting around in Queensland, I have to say it’s nice to be home. So nice to be home. I spent the day yesterday washing, grocery shopping and putting together this here list. I’m excited by next month’s list. I hope you are too. Below you’ll find all the details, plus something new for the month of May. I do hope you’ll play.

Oh, and the downloadable prompts {for your phone/calendar} will be ready soon. Keep an eye out on Facebook where I’ll update everyone with the links. x

How to play!

Playing along with photo a day is super easy:
Check out the May photo a day list.
Each day look at the daily prompt and take a photo according to whatever the prompt is. For example for day 1 the prompt is ‘I bought this!’, so share something you’ve bought. It might be something you purchased today, like a coffee etc or something you love that you picked up some time in the past. It’s a great opportunity to get creative. Be inspired by a little creativity and see what you come up with.
Once you’ve taken the photo it’s time to share it. There are loads of places you can share it. See below for more details.
Check out other people’s photos. You can browse through them on my Facebook page, in the FMS Photo A Day Facebook group. Or on Instagram or Twitter just search for the #FMSphotoaday hashtag to see them all.

Where to play?

There are loads of places to be social and share your photos with the #FMSphotoaday community:

Instagram: Just upload your photo, use a fancy filter, add a caption and the hashtag #FMSphotoaday and then share.
Facebook: There are a few options here. You can simply share on your own personal page, among your own friends. Or you can upload to my page’s wall, or I’ve created a Facebook group for 2013. You can join it here:
Blog: If you have a blog, you could share each day or do a wrap up of all the photos at the end of the month.
Tumblr: Add your daily photos to your Tumblr feed.
Flickr: You can get their app {for free if I remember correctly} and share your photos there, or upload on their web version. We also have a photo a day group here.
Twitter: You can share on Twitter by uploading the photo and sharing the hashtag #FMSphotoaday. Easy.

How do I remember the prompts?

There are a few ways you can grab the list or remember the prompts:
Come back here each day and click the button on the right-hand side to check out the list.
Right-click on the list above and save it to your desktop. Or if you’re on your phone you could take a screenshot and save it as your wallpaper. {To screenshot click the power button and home button at the same time}.

What’s the fab four?

Each day I’ll be picking four photos on each Instagram and Facebook that have caught my attention, and sharing them to my Facebook and Instagram. To have your photos in the running you can just share them to my Facebook page or the FMS Photo A Day group or the #FMSphotoaday Instagram feed, or both. It’s not a competition – just a fun way to put the spotlight on some photos from the community.

And now a little special treat…

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During the month of May I have a little treat. I have some goodies to giveaway to people who participate in the photo a day challenge. I have a PosterCandy poster {any size} and a $25 Social Print Studio voucher {to spend on anything in Printstagram} for two lucky people EACH week. So just share on Facebook or Instagram, and I’ll announce the recipients each week here back on my blog.

What do the prompts mean?

There are no rules when playing along with photo a day, you can be creative as you like! Interpret the prompt as you please. For those that need a little help, some more suggested details about each prompt are below:

1. I bought this!: Share a photo of something you purchased, whether it be today, recent or something long ago.
2. Morning ritual: What’s something you do most morning. Shoot and share it.
3. This is really good!: Find something good in your life and take a photo.
4. In my cup: What are you drinking today?
5. Paper: Is it a bill? Newspaper? A letter or a heartfelt card you received? Find paper around you.
6. Broken: Is there something broken around you? Shoot and share it.
7. Something beginning with F: Find something beginning with the letter F and take a photo.
8. Shape: Shapes are all around us. Which will you choose for today’s prompt?
9. A snack: Healthy, or not-so-healthy, share a snack with us.
10. Stars: Whether in the sky or elsewhere, find some stars and take a photo.
11. A smile: A smile can change the world. I hope you find many to choose from today.
12. Mother: It’s Mother’s Day. Take a photo of a mother figure, or if you’re a mum – perhaps yourself. Or what the word mother means to you.
13. Sunrise/Sunset: Choose one or both, and take some time to see the sun wake or go to sleep.
14. Need: What’s a need in your life?
15. 7 o’clock: Whatever you’re doing at 7am or 7pm – share it!
16. Mailbox: Take a photo of yours, or someone elses.
17. Season: What season is it where you are? How can you share it in a photo?
18. Want: What do you want in your life?
19. My favourite view: What’s your favourite view? Your kids sleeping? Your loved one? Do share.
20. Light: Light makes a photo beautiful, so how can you play with it in your photo. Could you find a little sunflare, play with light inside or something else. Lets make magic!
21. I care about this…: What do you truly care about?
22. Change: This can be a hard one, so put your thinking cap on. How can you show change in a photo?
23. PJs: Pyjamas, we all wear them? {Except you nudists!} so share them. Please.
24. Go: A green light means go, but what else symbolises this energetic word?
25. Us: Us could mean your workmates, family, friends or otherwise. How will you show everyone your ‘us’?
26. Fave thing to do on Sunday: What’s your favourite thing to do on Sundays? Sleep-in? Eat out? Party? Share.
27. Can’t live without: What would you rather not live without?
28. What you’re doing now: Choose a moment in your day and take a photo of it.
29. Kiss: This is our charity prompt. We’re going to kiss MS goodbye. So wear red, or pop on some red lipstick and show us a ‘kiss’!
30. Tool: A tool in the garage or something useful that helps you get through life. Perhaps in a cooking tool. Find one and share it.
31. Four things: Choose four things and take a photo. They can be anything.

Charity & reader prompts:

Our charity prompt this month is MS {Multiple Sclerosis}.

In May we’re going to KISS MS {Multiple Sclerosis} away. So pucker up on the 29th May and share a photo of a kiss. If you’re on Instagram or Twitter use the hashtag #kissgoodbyetoMS as well as #FMSphotoaday. On this day people all around the world will be wearing red lipstick and kissing MS away. I hope you will too {boys, maybe lay off the lippy but give someone you love a kiss instead!}. Read more about the cause here.

The reader prompts this month have been suggested by:
Morning ritual – Janet
Us – Brenda
A smile – Katie

Thank you everyone!

You can suggest a reader prompt below:

Fill out my online form.

Share in the comments where you’ll be playing along. If you have a blog, leave a link. If you’re sharing on Instagram or Twitter, leave your handle. Let’s make this a cracker of a month!

  • kewkew

    Looking like a good month. I am going to try really hard to participate faithfully this month.

    • Welcome aboard, and if you miss a day – don’t stress. Just pick it back up the next day. x

  • The 11th is my little sister’s wedding day! I’m so pleased the prompt is fitting as I’m sure there’ll be plenty of smiles for me to capture! Thank you Chantelle! xx

  • Thanks for helping to raise awareness of MS this month, let’s hope a cure is found soon so we all truly can Kiss Goodbye to MS!

    • 🙂 I agree. The prompt for it falls on the day I’ll be celebrating my divorce so I think I’ll be kissing away my marriage certificate :p

  • Another great month coming ahead ! Thanx Chantelle, I’ve been having a blast !! And I have a surprise for all the Mums on the mother prompt day …..

  • Renee Dodd

    so looking forward to May’s challenge! LOVE photo a day 🙂

  • I just started this month…it was fun.

  • Yayy! Birthday Month photo a day~! Exciteness!

    • Happy Birthday for next month. 🙂 Mine will be in June hehe Cannot wait to see what prompt I get :p

      • Thanks~! The prompt fits too, because cake IS really good. LOL

    • Katie O

      It’s my birthday month, too! I can’t wait! I’m probably too old to be so excited about my birthday, but I don’t care. I love it!

    • Nicole Budiman

      It’s a crazy busy month in my family… me, my daughter, my nephew, tons of friends too… it’s going to be a fun display of pics then 😀

  • Well as if this isn’t ALREADY my favourite thing to do, you go and spice it up!!! WooHoo!! Play along on Instagram as NannyD2011 !! Just in time Chantelle as I need this distraction more than EVER right now

  • Stacey

    May 22nd ~ “Change” will be easy for me 😉 My smile is going to change (I’m getting my braces off after 6 & half years!)

  • Nura

    Hi, is the link to the calendar for the daily prompts not available anymore then? X

    • Hey Nura, as mentioned above: “Oh, and the downloadable prompts {for your phone/calendar} will be ready soon. Keep an eye out on Facebook where I’ll update everyone with the links. x” I’ll be passing on the list to Doug today and hopefully he’ll be able to help us out again.

      Thanks. x

  • Yay 🙂 Glad about the Charity prompt too!! Bring on next month 😀 Make the 13th specially good please hehe. My bday!! 🙂 🙂 Thanks Chantelle for the fantastic work you do every month!

  • We just want to send a HUGE thanks for including Kiss Goodbye to MS in this list. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. So once again, on behalf of the MS community – Thank you! Let’s kiss this thing goodbye.

  • This will be my first time at doing this, so am quite excited 🙂

  • Kelpad

    Thanks Chantelle for another month is inspirational prompts!

  • Emma

    What a great list! i have done each month of this year with my son as inspiration, who was born in October. Each photo i take for your prompt has to also have something to do with him. Great inspiration to take a photo of my little boy Noah each day, not that I need it 🙂 At the end of the year i will have 365 days worth photos, what a great memory to have. Thanks Chantelle!

    P.S you have also inspired me to start my own blog which will be up and running late today I have promoted your photo a day challenge in my first post.
    Thanks for your inspiration again Chantelle!

  • Katie O

    I’m going to do better this month and post every day! If I repeat it enough I might actually do it, right? I love these prompts and some of them are so fitting for their days for me. Can’t wait to get started! I’m on twitter @KatieOttaviano and on Instagram as KatieOttaviano and my pictures will be both places 🙂

  • Yes, I’m excited too. I always get excited whenever the new list is ready. Have a peek into my Tumblr: 🙂

  • There’s nothing wrong with boys wearing lipstick! Wear it proud, gentlemen!

  • Annie

    Yay!!! So excited to jump back in for the month of May!

  • Barbara Storey

    This sounds really cool! I think I’d like to do it, yeah! I’ll post the photos on my blog, but also on FB and Tumblr, too. Thanks!

    My blog is Storeylines, at – looking forward to May!

  • this is such a wonderful list! looks like a lot of fun! 🙂 xo, chels & kate

  • Di Jobbins

    Thanks for the pleasure, Chantelle! I’ve been playing along every day since 1 January, and love it! This is a pretty rough year for me, but taking a Photo a Day is forcing me to ‘stop and smell the roses’ and appreciate the good and beautiful things in my life. I post daily (or almost daily) on Instagram as @darlingdi and on Facebook, and I post weekly digests on my blog Looking forward to more fun in May 🙂

  • Amanda

    My daughter (12yrs) and I are joining in the” May Photo A Day”…..we have been waiting for May to come and now it’s almost here 😉

  • Cheryl Marois

    Dang, if this is the second one I’m sorry upload issue. This is my first time playing. My blog Creative Indulgences is at that is where I will be sharing them

  • love2bkt

    Do you not offer “Doug’s calendar” download anymore? It was EXTREMELY helpful. 🙁

    • See that thing up there in the first paragraph where it says the prompts are coming?

      Well, they’re coming. x

  • Diane Cliffe

    I’ll be posting my photos to my Flicker account.

  • May 29th will mean even more to me being a woman with MS I Wish it could be just kissed away! Thank you for bringing awareness to this disease

  • Phone wallpaper? You are a GENIUS.

  • Marissa

    Last month I was able to save the suggested photos to my calendar on my Iphone. Can you please let me know how I can do that again this time. It was very convenient that when I checked my calendar each morning, there was the photo subject of the day.

  • Fenny

    This will be my first monthly challenge. I’m so excited to start!

    What I like the most about your post is you thoroughly explain the challenges description. In other challenges I’ve found, I have to google for the meaning. Many thanks for making us focus on the challenge, instead of feeling discouraged with all the big words.

  • What a great list and fun challenge.

    I’m defiantly in! Re posted this on my blog just now –

    looking forward to reading more on your blog and never the less following “May Photo A Day” 🙂

  • I’m participating this month! Thanks. 🙂

  • Susan Miller

    I have my photo all ready to load .. but the FMS Phota a Day group hasn’t accepted my request of friendship yet !! Help !!!

  • Kendra Jones

    Yay I have always wanted to do this! Thanks for allowing everyone to join in! 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s ideas on Instagram !

  • I’ll be playing. dawnk777 on instagram and twitter

  • Nimue gal

    fun list !! I am doing this 😀

  • Hello there! I’m finally playing along! I’m at

  • PhenoMenon