T is for

Thanks to Ahista Tea

Let’s have some fun this week...let’s do a letter challenge! Like an episode of Sesame Street, this week is all about the letter T. From Tea to Triceratops, Tacos to Turtles, the possibilities are endless!

Our guest host Shriya @ofmixednotions has tapped into the T theme perfectly here with a tranquil tea moment...show is your T moments! It’s going to be a terrific week 

Theme: T is for
Dates: 8th - 14th April 2019
Prizes: Two lucky winners will receive a large box of a tea blend of their choice each and two runners-up will each receive a small box of a tea blend of their choice 
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_Tisfor @ahistatea @creativelysquared

Please also be following @ahistatea @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Amazing challenge image by our resident tea queen and your guest host for the week Shriya @ofmixednotions featuring @ahistatea

The latest #cs_Tisfor entries from Instagram

Creative Confessions

Thanks to Faking Beautiful

We want to know how you fake it! How do you fake it till you make it? We want you to spill the beans on your little styling secrets and divulge those creative confessions. It’s a week of ‘real versus reel’ 

I wish I could afford fresh blooms every week but I can’t so I have my own means of faking it in my flatlays.  Bianca from @white.grey.all.day, our super stylish guest host this week, gets away with it by using fake flowers  yep folks, these are fake can you believe it? These beauties are from @fakingbeautiful, our sponsor this week, who make the art of faking it simply beautiful! It’s not all about flowers either, you might not be blessed with a green thumb and secretly use some plants of the plastic variety in those epic shelfies, we won’t judge  You might actually style all those ‘on the bed’ shots on your living room floor, your cool concrete floor might be a simple backdrop or your bathroom shots might actually be your kitchen bench #guilty

Simply explain how you are ‘faking it’ in your caption, add pics or videos to the carousel of your image or share your ‘behind the scenes’ snaps in your Insta stories. No sophisticated editing or photoshopping steps required [unless that’s your thing and you don’t mind sharing 🤷🏼‍♀️ ]...just those little white lies or tricks of the trade that help you to get that perfect Insta shot 😊

You just might help and inspire a fellow creative or two along the way to try something new because #sharingiscaring

#communityovercompetition

Theme: Creative Confessions #cs_creativeconfessions
Dates: 1st - 7th April 2019
Prizes: The lucky winner will receive a Deluxe Burgundy Native and two runners-up will each receive a Large Eucalyptus bouquet 
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_creativeconfessions @fakingbeautiful @creativelysquared

Please also be following @fakingbeautiful @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Amazing challenge image by Bianca from @white.grey.all.day featuring those beautiful flowers from @fakingbeautiful

The latest #cs_creativeconfessions entries from Instagram

🌸 Natures’ Candy 🍏

Thanks to Koko Body

This week it’s all about what’s often considered nature’s candy...fruit and flowers! I love styling with fruit and flowers, and I know a lot of you do too so this should be a fun week! Give me some figs and roses and I’m a happy little faffer.  We want to see you style up a treat with fruit and flowers! From flatlays of your fruity arrangements to vignettes of overflowing fruit bowls and flower filled vases...there is so much fun you could have with this theme! It could be some stop motion magic of blossoming fruit or some dancing flowers...your entries are only limited by your imagination and daringness to get fruity 

Our sponsor Koko Body is a botanical skincare company that is all about nature and producing plant based products so who better to sponsor this week’s challenge. Speaking of the perfect match, Allison from @imehly is our guest host and she sure does know how to style with fruit and flowers. Just scroll her feed for some scrumptiously floral goodness! 

So slice up some oranges 🍊and raid your neighbours garden 🌸[with permission of course 😉] and get fruity with us 🍓

Theme: Nature’s Candy #cs_naturescandy
Dates: 25 March - 31 March 2019
Prizes: 3 x Koko Body skincare gift packs valued at AU$100 each 🖤
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_naturescandy @koko_body @creativelysquared

Please also be following @koko_body @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Amazing challenge image by the lovely Allison from @imehly, our guest host for the week 

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🍦🍦🍦 Three 🍦🍦🍦

Happy Birthday to Creatively Squared!

This week is our 3rd Birthday week so we are doing things a little bit different. We are celebrating US, which means we are celebrating YOU. And what better way to celebrate turning three than to have a three theme! I thought I would share some floral ice cream cones...so it’s neapolitan ice cream for everyone as we celebrate our 3rd birthday 🍦🍦🍦

This week we will be asking you guys to do the features so spread the love and share away! Feel free to create some grids or feature your favourite community members in your stories and I might just ask you if we can feature it on our feed...you’ll get to write the caption and explain what Creatively Squared means to you 🤗

We just can’t wait to celebrate with you all 🥰

Theme: Three #cs_three
Dates: 18 March - 24 March 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: The endless love and admiration from us and the Creatively Squared community 🤗
Post caption: t’s just for fun but please have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_three @creativelysquared so we can see your entries and you can help spread the Creatively Squared word 🥰

Challenge image by yours truly, @marisa.young

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My Workspace

WITH Plann

This week is all about our workspaces! We want to see your workspace...from desktops to kitchen benches, from work benches to sewing tables...where do you work? Laptop flatlays to foodie flatlays, kitchen vignettes to desk scenes...in this modern age, your workspace can literally be anywhere! And our sponsor Plann is all about making your working life easier. They have been with us before, so I’m sure you all know about their fabulous app making it super easy for you to plan and post on Instagram. Sometimes the teeny tiny screen and keyboard just don’t cut it, and you need to be more efficient, so guess what...they are launching Plann Desktop soon and we are giving you the chance to be one of the first to use it.

Our guest host this week, the delightful Jessica from @luxeandthelady, is a huge advocate of Plann, and so she is super excited for the desktop version! Jessica is all about planning, and anything to give her more time in the kitchen to plan her recipes and food art is a win! Her feed is just so deliciously good, and it’s all organized using Plann. Her workspace is pretty obvious really...it’s her kitchen bench with the tools of her trade and her delectable delights the end result! I know this is the favourite workspace for a lot of you too! So let’s take care of some business and share our workspaces. Plann love a pop of blue so feel free to work this into your image for some extra brownie points...and a pun or two, that would be mint!

Theme: My Workspace #cs_myworkspace
Dates: 11 March - 17 March 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: 3 lucky winners will win a 6 month subscription to Plann Desktop…woohoo!
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_myworspace @plannthat @creativelysquared and be following @plannthat and @creativelysquared on Instagram

Amazing challenge image by the lovely Jessica from @luxeandthelady, our guest host for the week 

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Bag Spill

WITH Raw Cotton COllection

This week is all about the bag spill! You know where you spend 3 hours arranging it all so it looks like the contents of your bag just casually fell out that way #instalife

Now I’m a bit of a non-traditionalist when it comes to bag spills. Of course I don’t actually carry around figs, macarons and flowers that look like Side Show Bob in my clutch, but wouldn’t that be fun! Whether you push your artistic licence and creativity with this theme like I have tried to do, or you prefer to show us what’s really in your bag...we want you to spill it, literally! From beautiful flatlays of your evening clutch must-haves to vignettes of your jam-packed baby bag...it’s totally up to you what you spill!

Our sponsor Anna from @rawcottoncollection makes beautiful handmade bags and clutches for big and little people so she’s perfect for this challenge! We will have some very special community members dropping by this week showing us their interpretation of the theme featuring our sponsor @rawcottoncollection and they help to choose the features too...how exciting!

Happy spilling!

Theme: Bag Spill #cs_bagspill
Dates: 4 March - 10 March 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: First prize winner will receive a Raw Cotton Tote with thick leather strap and runner up will receive a medium clutch, glasses case and coin purse 👌🏻
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_bagspill @rawcottoncollection @creativelysquared and be following @rawcottoncollection and @creativelysquared on Instagram

Challenge image by yours truly, @marisa.young

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On The Bed Challenge

On The Bed

WITH The Pillow Slip Store

There’s no denying I love my bed...for sleeping in at night and for looking pretty enough to jump in for a snooze during the day, usually my dog is doing that for me though 🤷🏼‍♀️

So what’s ‘on your bed’? Whether it’s that fresh sheets feeling, or being treated to breakfast in bed, snuggling up with a good book or painting your nails. From bedside vignettes to birds eyes views, we want to see your sanctuary...totally PG rated of course, no fifty shades action here guys unless it’s the colour of your linen sheets of course 😜

What better sponsor to get between the sheets with for this challenge than @thepillowslipstore, with the delightful Marita aka @that_coloured_door_69 as our guest host...let’s get it on, on the bed of course #thatdoesntsounddodgyatall 🙊

Theme: On The Bed #cs_onthebed
Dates: 25 February - 3 March 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: Our lucky winner will receive an Aegean Blue King Size throw and 2 Aegean Blue Ruffle Linen King pillowslips from @thepillowslipstore
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_onthebed @thepillowslipstore @creativelysquared and be following @thepillowslipstore and @creativelysquared on Instagram

Challenge image courtesy of Cheree from @thepillowslipstore including the prize our lucky winner will receive 💙

Home is where the ART is

WITH Yorkelee

It’s all about the art this week! Whether you dabble in a bit of art yourself or you’ve got a beautiful gallery wall, we want to see how art inspires your everyday! It could be that sentimental print that gives you wanderlust of that dream holiday or that vintage painting you picked up for a steal op shopping...whatever tickles your artistic fancy. We have the cool cat Kate aka @iamyorkelee as guest host who is all things @yorkelee_prints...Kate sure knows her art and has an amazing eye for creativity so bring on your artistic flair 👌🏻

Theme: Home Is Where The Art Is #cs_homeiswheretheartis
Dates: 18 February - 24 February 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: TBC
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_homeiswheretheartis @yorkelee_prints @creativelysquared and be following @yorkelee_prints and @creativelysquared on Instagram

Challenge image by the super talented Kate @iamyorkelee from @yorkelee_prints, our guest host for the week!

The latest #cs_homeiswheretheartis entries from Instagram

Show Me The Love

WITH Love Bites Cookies

Love it or hate it for its commercialism, there’s no denying this week brings out a little bit [or a lot] of love in each of us. But there’s no grand gestures required here, it doesn’t cost much to arrange some flowers from your garden into a heart or cook a hearty meal full of love for a loved one...this week is all about that four letter word. Show us how you are spreading the love and you could win some beautifully scrumptious cookies baked with love by the super lovely Jenna from @lovebitescookies for your next special occasion! Jenna will be sharing her favourites too as she’s also helping me with the guest hosting duties this week. We are also encouraging you to spread love amongst our community too. Share your favourite entries to your own Insta Stories and you could also win some cookies too. Don’t forget to tag us @creativelysquared and @lovebitescookies so we see your kindness, and we can share them too.

Theme: Show Me The Love #cs_showmethelove
Dates: 11 February - 18 February 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: 2 x @lovebitescookies credits for a mixed box of special occasion cookies. This can be redeemed over the next 6 months so you can time it perfectly with that special event 
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_showmethelove @lovebitescookies @creativelysquared and be following @lovebitescookies and @creativelysquared on Instagram

Challenge image by the beautiful Jen from @lovebitescookies

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Organise Me

WITH Words She Wrote

Are you guilty of folding your underwear into little squares that can stand up on their own and reducing your book collection down to 30 books that spark joy? Admittedly I’ve always folded my underwear  and I have way more than 30 books that spark joy but you see where I’m going here! This week is all about organising and we have our very own organising queen on the case, the wonderful Sarah from @sarahshanahan_lifestyle! We’ll love to see your very stylish and beautiful organising just like Sarah‘s with these beautiful labels from @wordshewrote, our sponsor for this week! We realise organising isn’t always this pretty so feel free to share some of your organising BTS and the before | afters of your epic organisational accomplishments to your Insta stories too! Tag us and I’ll share them with the community too and spread the organising love. Don’t forget to make use of the carousel feature when posting to your feed too! 

And just in case you haven’t caught the decluttering bug, this theme is definitely open to interpretation...from arranging botanicals to organising that extensive book collection you might have, whatever sparks your organising joy  🤗

Theme: Organise Me #cs_organiseme
Dates: 4 February - 10 February 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: One lucky winner will receive a @wordshewrote label pack along with 6 spice jars from @provincialhomeliving. Three runners up will win a @wordshewrote label pack each. Label packs consist of a mixture of wardrobe, linen and pantry labels valued at $78 each
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_organiseme @wordshewrote @creativelysquared

Please also be following @wordshewrote and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Challenge image by the lovely @sarahshanahan_lifestyle, your guest host for the week!

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My Niche

WITH Niche Tea

Often we do challenges that make you step out of your comfort zone and try something new...well this week we want you to get comfortable and get reacquainted with yourself! For some of you this may be a challenge in its self, often it’s hard to talk about what we are good at. We are giving you permission to gloat! What’s your niche? What’s your signature? What makes your soul sing? This week is all about you and celebrating your special talents...we want you to style an image that is quintessentially you. You could have a gift for drawing, a love of making pottery or enjoy baking...we want you to embrace your passions and share with us what makes you, you 🤗

Theme: My Niche #cs_myniche
Dates: 28 January - 3 Feb 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: 6 lucky winners will receive a gift pack containing 2 beautiful teas from @nichecoofficial
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_myniche @nichecoofficial @creativelysquared

Please also be following @nichecoofficial and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Challenge image by the beautiful @_hello_g_, your guest host for the week!

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What’s Underneath

WITH Yael YaniV Backdrops and Stickers

They say it’s what’s inside that counts, well this week it’s all about what’s underneath that counts. Often we focus on the foreground or subject matter of our composition with less thought going into the background. Let’s put the focus on what’s underneath. Whether you simply explore the simplicity of the negative space, or have a play with the textures, colour or pattern of your backdrop, we want to see how you consider your backdrop. Our fabulous sponsor and coincidentally our guest host for the week, Yael from @yaelyaniv, is all about what’s underneath 👌🏻

Theme: What’s Underneath #cs_whatsunderneath
Dates: 21 January - 27 January 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: You could win one of 2 backdrop and sticker packs valued at $150

To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_whatsunderneath @yaelyaniv and be following Creatively Squared on Instagram.

Challenge image by the lovely @yaelyaniv, your guest host for the week too!

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By Hand

WITH Typoflora

Let’s get back to nature with our sponsor @typoflora and celebrate everything that is ‘by hand’. @typoflora creates beautiful illustrated floras celebrating the art of hand drawing and their love of botanicals to inspire your days with nature. It’s about smelling the roses, hand-picking flowers from your garden, doodling interesting plants, journalling any plants you may come across. And our guest host Katherine’s beautiful image epitomises everything that ‘by hand’ is: the flowers hand grown and picked by Katherine’s own mother and her beautiful @typoflora diary that she will hand write in throughout the year ahead.

What do you do ‘by hand’ to celebrate nature? It could be from journaling to creating your own art, from foraging ingredients to arranging flowers...it’s totally up to you and your own interpretation! We can’t wait to see what you create this week 🤗

Theme: By Hand #cs_byhand
Dates: 14 January - 20 January 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: You could win one of 3 x AU$100 vouchers from @typoflora

To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_byhand @typoflora and be following Creatively Squared on Instagram.

Challenge image by the lovely @katherinedorrington, your guest host for the week!

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In Motion

WITH Creatively Squared

Come on and get a move on! It’s time to stretch those creative muscles and put your best ideas in motion. We’d love to see you experiment with animation, video and stop motion this week and see how you can bring your images to life. You could capture the feeling of movement within your still image or show us your own unique interpretation of the theme. The winner will get the chance to become a video whiz with a mobile gimbal up for grabs from the team at @creativelysquared!

Theme: In Motion #cs_inmotion
Dates: 7 January - 13 January 2019
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: 1 x Dji Osmo Mobile 2 smartphone gimbal for the most creative entry as selected by the Creatively Squared team. We’re also giving away a 2nd Dji Osmo Mobile 2 smartphone gimbal - keep an eye out for our Instagram post this week

To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_inmotion @creativelysquared and be following Creatively Squared on Instagram.

Challenge Image by Ruth @thecontentcreative

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Fresh Start

WITH notely

With the new year knocking down our doors, it’s a good time to start a fresh... plan those goals and resolutions for the year ahead! No resolutions? No worries... It’s a good time for anything fresh really, from fresh sheets to a fresh wardrobe! We want to see how you are freshening up for the new year! You could win a beautiful wall planner from Notely to help be organised for 2019 and make that fresh start count

Theme: Fresh Start #cs_freshstart
Sponsor: Notely @thenotely
Dates: 31 December - 6 January 2019
Prize: You could win one of 6 2019 wall planners
Open: Worldwide

To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_freshstart @creativelysquared @thenotely and be following both accounts on Instagram.

Challenge Image by Dorinela @dorinelahamamci, your host for the week.

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Give Back

WITH CREATIVELY SQUARED

It’s the time of year when we are all giving and receiving, and often we get caught up in all the consumerism of it all. We thought we would give back to you all in a very special way. Share how you are getting into the true holiday spirit and putting a smile on the faces of those special people in your life...or it could be someone you don’t even know. We will donate a little something something to the charity of choice

Theme: Give back #cs_giveback
Sponsor: @creativelysquared
Dates: 24-30 December 2018
Prize: On behalf of the winner, Creatively Squared will donate $200 to the charity of their choice
Open: Worldwide

To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_giveback @creativelysquared

Challenge Image by yours truly

Happy giving!

Marisa xx @marisa.young

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Rose Tinted

WITH rosy sands

It’s time to put on those rose tinted glasses and celebrate all things rosy! It could be your love of pink, coming up roses or one of our favourites, enjoying a glass of Rosé...whatever puts a rose tint on your day, we what to see! At this time of year, it’s the perfect time to reflect and put throw some positivity around...or literally rose petals, whatever tickles your rosy fancy! You could win a beautiful prize pack from @rosy_sands to freshen you up for the new year!

Theme: Rose Tinted #cs_rosetinted
Sponsor: Rosy Sands @rosy_sands
Dates: 17 - 23 December 2018
Prize: 5 lucky winners will receive a Rosy Sands Clay Mask singles kit valued at $89.95
Open: Worldwide

To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_rosetinted @rosy_sands @creativelysquared

Please also be following @rosy_sands and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Challenge Image by the delightful Emma @healthandfitnessbyemma, your guest host for the week! You can get to know her in our Meet the Creatives interview

Sponsor website: rosysands.com

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Escape

WITH chamonixrain organics

With the festive season in full swing, it’s important to take some to out for yourself to relax and reflect. How do you escape the craziness that is the silly season? It could be simply lounging by the pool, taking a bath or dreaming of that tropical holiday you are longing for. How ever you might escape, share it with us this week and you could be pampering yourself from @chamonixrainorganics.

Theme: Escape #cs_escape
Sponsor: ChamonixRain Organics @chamonixrainorganics
Dates: December 10-16, 2018
Prize: 1st place AU$150 gift voucher, 2nd place $100 gift voucher and 3rd place $50 gift voucher
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_escape @chamonixrainorganics @creativelysquared

Please also be following @chamonixrainorganics and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: chamonixrainorganics.com

Challenge Image by the beautiful Katrina @onemums_style, your guest host for the week

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Deck the Halls

WITH oh happy home

It’s December… a time when many of us are fluffing our Christmas trees and decking our halls with some festive spirit! We would love you to share how you are getting into the jolly season in your home and spread some Christmas cheer! But this theme certainly doesn’t have to be all about the silly season. Share a mood board of your latest renovation project, your new house or your dream interior scheme! Our sponsor sells beautiful rugs so Amy is all about decking your halls...literally!

Theme: Deck the Halls #cs_deckthehalls
Sponsor: Oh Happy Home @ohh.happyhome
Dates: December 3-9, 2018
Prize: 3 x Large Pom Pom Garlands valued at $110 each
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_deckthehalls @ohh.happyhome @creativelysquared

Please also be following @ohh.happyhome and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: ohhappyhome.com.au

Challenge Image by Marisa @marisa.young your host for the week!

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Modern Explorer

WITH lee coren

This week we are seeking out new and exciting experiences. How have modern advancements and technology changed the way you see and discover the world around you? Don’t think that this theme is just limited to travelling the world, the modern explorer could be simply taking a hike in nature or going on a culinary adventure at a new cafe. We’d love to see you get creative and share your favourite past endeavours or seek out some new ones this week.

Theme: Modern Explorer #cs_modernexplorer
Sponsor: Lee Coren @leecoren
Dates: November 26 - December 2, 2018
Prize: Winner AU$150 voucher, Runner-Up AU$100
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_modernexplorer @leecoren @creativelysquared

Please also be following @leecoren and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: leecoren.com

Challenge Image by Kelly from @myscandistyle your host for the week!

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Black

WITH Burn baby burn candle co

We are taking our creativity to the dark side this week with a ‘Black’ themed creative challenge. Whether you are shopping up a storm with Back Friday or have always wanted the excuse to experiment with a dark backdrop let’s see you interpret the theme in your own unique way!

Theme: Black #cs_black
Sponsor: Burn Baby Burn @burnbabyburncandleco
Dates: November 19-25, 2018
Prize: Three winners will each receive a beautiful BBB CANDLE CO Gift Pack valued at $100 each
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_black @burnbabyburncandleco @creativelysquared

Please also be following @burnbabyburncandleco and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: burnbabyburncandleco.com

Challenge Image by Em from @stilettos_and_bricks your host for the week!

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Guilty Pleasures

WITH gingerfinch

What’s the one thing you just can’t say no to? An extra row of that chocolate block, one more glass or wine or something even cheekier. Whether it’s sleeping in, Netflix binges or maxing out that credit card it’s time to purge your sins and share your guilty pleasures, we promise we won’t judge you!

Theme: Guilty Pleasures #cs_guiltypleasures
Sponsor: Gingerfinch @gingerfinchhome
Dates: November 12-18, 2018
Prize: Sponsors Choice Winner will receive a Late Cup + Candle gift pack - valued at $130. Community Vote Winner will receive a prize pack of 'Love is the Bomb' necklace + Kester Black Nail Polish - valued at $130
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_guiltypleasures @gingerfinchhome @creativelysquared

Please also be following @gingerfinchhome and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: gingerfinch.com.au

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Tea Time

WITH Brin d’Arômes

We are inviting you to take a break, make yourself a hot drink and recharge those creative batteries this week. Even if your ‘cup of tea’ isn’t actually tea at all we’d love you to capture the feeling of enjoying a quiet moment and simple pleasures.

Theme: Tea Time #cs_teatime
Sponsor: Brin d’Arômes @brindaromes
Dates: November 5-11, 2018
Prize: 8 x US$25 store vouchers from Brin d’Arômes
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_teatime @brindaromes @creativelysquared

Please also be following @brindaromes and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: brindaromes.com

Challenge Image by @handmadeglamour your host for the week!

The latest #cs_teatime entries from Instagram

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Trick or Treat

WITH party kiT Company

It’s time to raid the pumpkin patch and put on your costumes because the spookiest time of year is upon us! All Hallows' Eve is just a couple days away so let's make our challenge this week a creative spooktacular! Even if you aren’t celebrating any Halloween festivities you can use this creative theme to ‘treat yo’self’ and show us your sweet indulgence - any excuse will do right?

Theme: Trick or Treat #cs_trickortreat
Sponsor: Party Kit Company @partykitcompany
Dates: October 29- November 4, 2018
Prize: One Community Vote and one Sponsors Choice Winner will each receive a $150 voucher to spend on Party supplies.
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_trickortreat @partykitcompany @creativelysquared

Please also be following @partykitcompany and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

NEW THIS WEEK- Community vote: Select your favourite entry from the top 10 as selected by our sponsor

Sponsor website: PartyKit.co

Challenge Image by @amyshamblen your host for the week!

The latest #cs_trickortreat entries from Instagram

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Bright

WITH ruby olive

Let’s get light and bright and spread some joy! We’d love to see you share your boldest, brightest creative ideas and unique interpretation of this theme. You could experiment with vibrant colours, brilliant sunshine or celebrate the positive with uplifting elements.

Theme: Bright #cs_bright
Sponsor: Ruby Olive @rubyoliveonline
Dates: October 22-28, 2018
Prize: Three Winners will each receive a $100 voucher to spend at Ruby Olive
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_bright @rubyoliveonline @creativelysquared

Please also be following @rubyoliveonline and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: rubyolive.com

Challenge Image by @erinsummer_ your host for the week!

The latest #cs_bright entries from Instagram

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That Home Feeling

WITH Loop Living

What makes you feel at home? It could be your front door which welcomes you home, a vignette of your favourite little reading nook, or a flatlay tribute to that special someone that makes you feel like home no matter wherever you are. Along with @LoopLiving, we want to you to pare back your life and connect with the simplicity of what home truly means to you.

Theme: That Home Feeling #CS_ThatHomeFeeling
Sponsor: Loop Living @loopliving
Dates: October 15th - 22nd, 2018
Prize: Winner will receive a voucher from Loop Living
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #CS_ThatHomeFeeling @loopliving @creativelysquared

Please also be following @loopliving and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: loopliving.co

Image by @Marisa.Young your host for the week!

The latest #CS_ThatHomeFeeling entries from Instagram

Less is More

WITH Third Boi

This week’s challenge is all about curating your image to capture a more refined aesthetic. You could refine your styling at home or taper back your wardrobe. Give your visual narrative more impact by applying the philosophy of ‘less is more’ to add clarity to your creative composition. Try a more minimal approach, experiment with some white space or simplify your colour palette.

Theme: Less is More #cs_lessismore
Sponsor: Third Boi @third_boi
Dates: October 8th - 15th, 2018
Prize: Winner will receive a AU$250 voucher to spend at Third Boi
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_lessismore @third_boi @creativelysquared

Please also be following @third_boi and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: thirdboi.com.au


The latest #cs_lessismore entries from Instagram

Coffee

WITH express pods

Coffee and creativity - can you have one with out the other? We are celebrating International Coffee Day today and want to keep the buzz going all week with our first coffee themed photo challenge! Treat yourself to your brew of choice and show us your favourite way to celebrate this humble bean or enjoy a cup of coffee. If you aren’t a coffee drinker you can still join the fun, just get conceptual or style up a hot chocolate or your favourite tea instead.

Theme: Coffee #cs_coffee
Sponsor: Express Pods @expresspods
Dates: October 1st - 7th, 2018
Prize: Winner will receive 100 coffee pods of their choice
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_coffee @expresspods @creativelysquared

Please also be following @expresspods and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: expresspods.com.au


The latest #cs_coffee entries from Instagram

Flatlay

WITH flat laid photo boards

It’s officially flatlay week here at Creatively Squared! The flatlay is such a popular style of entry in our creative challenges we thought we would give it a week to shine. Tell us a visual story or express yourself creatively through a flatlay this week and you could win some fab photo boards to use as backdrops.

Theme: Flatlay #cs_flatlay
Sponsor: Flat Laid @flat_laid
Dates: September 24-30, 2018
Prize: 2x winners will each receive 2 boards of their choice
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_flatlay @flat_laid @creativelysquared

Please also be following @flat_laid and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: flatlaid.com


The latest #cs_flatlay entries from Instagram

Colour Clash

WITH LOUISA ROSE AND CO

Ever heard of the saying brown and blue will never do, or pink and green should never be seen? Well it’s time to throw the rule book out the window with our latest creative photo challenge. This is your chance to disrupt everything you thought about complimentary colours and experiment with crazy new combinations! Why not try working wth a colour you’ve never used before (or just try using ANY colour if you usually prefer neutrals!) Make it as subtle or as striking as you like and brace for impact!

Theme: Colour Clash #cs_colourclash
Sponsor: Louisa Rose and Co @louisaroseandcojewellery
Dates: September 17-23, 2018
Prize: Silk scarf in Geo flowers print and earrings of winners choice
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_colourclash @louisaroseandcojewellery @creativelysquared

Please also be following @louisaroseandcojewellery and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Photo by fabulous guest host Karen Baker

Sponsor website: louisaroseandco.com.au


The latest #cs_colourclASH entries from Instagram

In the Frame

with emilies little lamb

This week we are challenging ourselves to experiment with creative ways to frame an image. You can use shapes, perspective and depth to create drama and draw the eye to your subject. Let your imagination interpret this theme any way you like from traditional picture framing to using unconventional ways and creative techniques to style and shape your shot. 

Theme: In the Frame #cs_intheframe
Sponsor: Emilies Little Lamb @emilieslittlelamb
Dates: September 10-16, 2018
Prize: 5x winners will win an $60 voucher to spend at Emilies Little Lamb
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_intheframe emilieslittlelamb @creativelysquared

Please also be following emilieslittlelamb and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: emilieslittlelamb.bigcartel.com/

The latest #cs_intheframe entries from Instagram

In Bloom

with paper and peony

This week we want you to say it with flowers! Share your favourite blooms with us and capture how they make you feel. We'd love you to think about original ways to use flowers to decorate, inspire and bring beauty to unexpected places. Your flowers can be grown wild, fresh from the florist, made of silk or paper or crafted any way you like. Even if it's not Spring in your part of the world, let's see your creativity flourish and bloom!

Theme: In Bloom #cs_inbloom
Sponsor: Paper and Peony @paperandpeony
Dates: September 3-9, 2018
Prize: 3x winners will each receive a copy of 'Bold and Beautiful Paper Flowers' and $80 to spend at Paper and Peony
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_inbloom @paperandpeony @creativelysquared

Please also be following @paperandpeony and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: Paper and Peony

The latest #cs_inbloom entries from Instagram

From the Garden

with Ecologique

It's time to paint those thumbs green and go foraging! We are taking our creativity and imagination out to the garden this week. All sorts of inspiring things are found out in the garden like plants, birds animals and insects. Whether your type of garden is your own backyard, a public park or your favourite houseplants let your creativity grow wild and create images featuring vivid greenery, tasty fresh produce and beautiful flowers.

Theme: From the Garden #cs_fromthegarden
Sponsor: Ecologique @ecologiqueco
Dates: August 27 - September 2, 2018
Prize: 3x Winners will win a $100 voucher
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_fromthegarden@ecologiqueco @creativelysquared

Please also be following @ecologiqueco and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: ecologique.co

Fur and Feathers

with Bowerbird

Let's create images featuring textures, prints and colours inspired by birds and animals. You could get your pet in the frame and make your entry a tribute to your favourite furry friend or winged companion. Try heading outside to forage some feathers or stay indoors and show us how you decorate your nest. 

Theme: Fur and Feathers #cs_furandfeathers
Sponsor: Bowerbird @bowerbird_aus
Dates: August 20-26, 2018
Prize: 2 winners will each receive a set of earrings and a necklace of their choice
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_furandfeathers @bowerbird_aus @creativelysquared

Please also be following @bowerbird_aus and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: bowerbirdaus.com

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Australia

with bits of australia

Let's take a trip down under and be inspired by the sunburnt country of Australia. From desert plains to tropical rainforests, Australia is home to some of the most diverse landscapes and unique plants and animals in the world. Whether you live there, have traveled on holidays, or would love to visit one day, we would love to see how you imagine and capture the spirit of this country. Take inspiration from any aspect of the culture that resonates with you, your tribute to Australia may even be as simple as making a 'flat white' coffee or styling some fresh eucalyptus foliage in your home. 

Theme: Australia #cs_australia
Sponsor: Bits of Australia
Dates: August 13-19, 2018
Prize: 3 winners will each receive a Bits of Australia gift pack (containing an Australian made cotton tote, handmade Aboriginal art magnets and a selection of other colourful Australiana stationery and gift items)
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_australia @bitsofaus @creativelysquared

Please also be following @bitsofaus and @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: bitsofaustralia.com.au

Image by our host Natasha @natashainthecity

Rainbow

with united bracelets

Let's go rainbow! This week we'd love you to show us your favourite colour of the rainbow or celebrate them all at once. There is so much inspiration to be found in the shape, colours and sentiment of these vivid arcs of light. Rainbows are symbolic of the beauty that appears after a storm and there are rainbow babies, pride celebrations and pots of gold to find. Whether you take a personal approach or just go crazy with colour we'd love to see what rainbows mean to you!

Theme: Rainbow
Sponsor: @unitedbraceletsau
Dates: August 6-12, 2018
Prize: 3 winners will receive a $100 voucher
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_rainbow
@unitedbraceletsau @creativelysquared

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @unitedbraceletsau on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: unitedbracelets.com.au

Image by our host Iswarya @ishyvi

Prints and Patterns

with emilio Frank Design

This week we are adding some artistic flair and getting creative with print and pattern. You could show us your interior style and how you incorporate art prints in your home or look for patterns around you in nature and every day life. Let's use our creativity to bring cheer and positivity through bold colour, organic lines and geometric shapes. You can make them compliment or clash and experiment with something new!

Theme: Prints and Patterns
Sponsor: @emiliofrankdesign
Dates: July 30 - August 5, 2018
Prize: 3 prizes valued at $100 each: 1 x A4 fine art print of their choice plus a gift set selection of 5 x greeting cards
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_printsandpatterns
@emiliofrankdesign @creativelysquared

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @emiliofrankdesign on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: emiliofrankdesign.com

Image by our host Bianca @white.grey.all.day

Moments That Matter

with WRITE TO ME

This week is all about getting sentimental. We’re celebrating all those special moments that touch us deeply, that cause our hearts to melt, and awaken our souls. It’s time to draw yourself back into the present moment. Start capturing those moments you never want to forget, and bring us closer to your feelings and emotions.

Theme: Moments That Matter
Sponsor: @writetome
Dates: July 23 - 29, 2018
Prize: $200 voucher (winner) / $100 voucher (runner up) from @writetome
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_momentsthatmatter 
@writetome @creativelysquared

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @writetome on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: writetome.com.au

Image by our host Kelly @myscandistyle

Dreams and Goals

with Fox and fallow

The future is bright so lets keep on dreaming this week! Last week was all about your travel goals but now we would love to see your entire bucket list. So whether you love to stay organised with daily to-do lists or live with your head in the clouds, it's time to get creative with your dreams and goals.

Theme: Dreams and Goals
Sponsor: @foxandfallow
Dates: July 16 - 22, 2018
Prize:  5x Premium Stardust stationery packs 
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_dreamsandgoals  @foxandfallow @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @foxandfallow on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: foxandfallow.com

Image by our host Kylie @casacreativity 

Wanderlust

with Emma Kate co

Calling all globetrotters, adventurers and dreamers: Pack your passport and let's take our creativity around the world! Our beautiful planet is filled with so many exciting and exotic destinations that we can be inspired by this week. Whether you lust after adventures that are local or global we would love you to share your dream destinations and your favourite holiday snapshots and souvenirs.

Theme: Wanderlust
Sponsor: @emmakateco 
Dates: July 9 - July 15, 2018
Prize:  Leather travel wallet & passport cover and world map print
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_wanderlust @emmakateco @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and  @emmakateco on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: emmakateco.com

Image by our host Dani Barrois 

Handiwork

with hammered leatherworks

This week is for all the people in our community that like to get hands on! Are you a DIY guru or have you got a special craft or hobby that you love indulging in? We already know you are an exceptionally talented and creative bunch so we'd love to see you share your crafting, baking, painting or any kind of making this week. Time to dust off that art project or try that new tutorial and show us your handiwork (whether you #nailed it or not!)

Theme: Handiwork
Sponsor: @hammeredleatherworks 
Dates: July 2 - July 8, 2018
Prize:  3x winners will get the DIY kit of their choice
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_handiwork @hammeredleatherworks @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and  @hammeredleatherworks on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: hammeredleatherworks.com.au

Image by our host Zoe from @theidydecorator

The latest #cs_handiwork entries from Instagram

Little and Large

with tiny sprout

This week we are exploring the world in all its little and large goodness. We encourage you to play with the many different interpretations of this theme. You could explore scale and size in your compositions. It could be as simple as comparing the relative sizes of objects to tricking the mind into what it perceives to be little or large by clever editing, collaging or camera angles. The interpretations can be as open as the theme itself and is really only limited by your imagination so have some fun with it! Our fab sponsor, Tiny Sprout love the little people but don't worry they have some goodies for big people too so there's no excuses not to play along this week. 

Theme: Little and Large #cs_littleandlarge
Sponsor: @tinysproutkids
Dates: June 25- July 1, 2018
Prize:  3x $100 vouchers
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_littleandlarge@tinysproutkids @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @tinysproutkids on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: tinysprout.com.au

Image by our host Marisa Young featuring her beautiful babe Aylee and Lessa Lamb from Tiny Sprout. You cam find out more about Marisa in our Meet the Creatives interview.

The latest #cs_littleandlarge entries from Instagram

Black and White

with onne beauty

This week we are getting creative with the ultimate contrasting couple - black and white colours. This classic combo is always in style and ever popular in print, homewares and fashion. Don't feel restricted to using just these two tones in your image though, you might want to use contrasting colours to make your black and white elements pop even more. This challenge is a great opportunity to experiment with your edit or elements of your composition and win some black and white goodies from our fab sponsor!

Theme: Black and White #cs_blackandwhite
Sponsor: @onne_beauty
Dates: June 18 -24, 2018
Prize:  4x Onne Beauty Travel Packs
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_blackandwhite @onne_beauty @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @onne_beauty on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: onnebeauty.com

Image by special guest host Em Pearman find out more about her in our Meet the Creatives interview.

The latest #cs_blackandwhite entries from Instagram

Seasons

with jem creative

Wherever you are in the world show us your fresh blooms or fallen leaves and  let's celebrate the seasons. While some of us are digging out the winter woolies, those up north are celebrating the onset of summer sunshine. We would love you to share how you are embracing the change in seasons, whether you are staring down a mug of hot chocolate or trying to eat an ice-cream before it melts!

Theme: Seasons #cs_seasons
Sponsor: @jemcreative
Dates: June 11 -17, 2018
Prize:  5x $50 store credits
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_seasons @jemcreative @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @jemcreative on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: jemcreativedesignco.bigcartel.com

Image by special guest host Dannii Burnett

The latest #cs_seasons entries from Instagram

Happy home

with suki mcmaster

This week's theme is all about what ever makes your home happy! Celebrate the people, your pets, the quiet moments and the joyful ones. We'd love to see your favourite decorations, home cooked meals and anything that captures the spirit of what makes your house a home. Get colourful and creative and snapshot the beautiful mess that comes with a happy home.

Theme: Happy Home #cs_happyhome
Sponsor: @sukimcmaster
Dates: June 4 -10, 2018
Prize:  5 winners can create their own prize comprising of any 2 of the following items: Scarf, Tray, A3 Prints, Cushion Cover Mug, Personalised mug, Tea Towel or Baby Swaddle
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_happyhome @sukimcmaster @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @sukimcmaster on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: sukimcmaster.com

Image by special guest host Tarnya Harper

The latest #cs_happyhome entries from Instagram

Emojis

with clay and clasp

Emojis have become a vital tool in communication and those little pictures we love can speak volumes, capture moments and convey emotion. With so many different ones to choose from there truly is an emoji for every occasion and this week we'd like you to celebrate your favourites. Capture a real life emoji 'in the wild' or recreate one you love in any creative way you like. You can combine one or more to tell a visual story or just create an homage to your number one!

Theme: Emojis #cs_emojis
Sponsor: @clayandclasp
Dates: May 28 - June 3, 2018
Prize:  Three winners will each win 2x sets of handmade earrings
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_emojis @clayandclasp @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @clayandclasp on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: clayandclasp.com

Coastal Colours

with metis

Let's take a creative journey to the beach and get inspired by all the colours of the coastline. The light and landscape of the coast can be vastly unique from warm sunsets in the tropics to golden rays on desert shores. For this week's challenge we'd love you to use your favourite coastal colours, like sandy hues or ocean blues, to create your image.

Theme: Coastal Colours #cs_coastalcolours
Sponsor: @metisskin
Dates: May 21 - 27, 2018
Prize:  1st prize: Full Ultra Hydration Range - 375ml Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Body Cream and Body Bar (worth $150)  2nd prize: Indulgence Pack + Replenishing Body Bar (worth $85) 3rd prize: Revitalise Hair Duo Pack + Energising Body Bar (worth $72) 
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_coastalcolours @metisskin @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @metisskin on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: metisskin.com

Image by special guest host: Karen Baker @karenbakercreative

White and Wood

with one happy leaf

Our latest theme barely needs an introduction - who can resist the aesthetic combo of crisp white and natural wood? We'd love to see you combine these two crowd pleasers and experiment with contrast, colour and texture this week. 

Theme: White and Wood #cs_whiteandwood
Sponsor: One Happy Leaf @onehappyleaf
Dates: May 14 - 20, 2018
Prize: 6 winners will each receive a $50 voucher to spend at One Happy Leaf
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_whiteandwood @creativelysquared @onehappyleaf

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @onehappyleaf on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Image by special guest host Caroline @pears39

Sponsor website: onehappyleaf.com

Snapshots

with laikonik keepsake books

It's time to get snapping! Create a visual story featuring a favourite photo from your past or share a snapshot of your day. Whether you are reliving your favourite memories or creating new ones we want to see how you capture the moment.

Theme: Snapshots #cs_snapshots 9
Sponsor: @laikonik_keepsakebooks
Dates: May 7 - 13, 2018
Prize: 1st place - Keepsake Pack (2x books, 2x announcements and gift tags), 2nd place - Memory book and gift card, 3rd place - Memory book
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_snapshots @laikonik_keepsakebooks @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @laikonik_keepsakebooks on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: Laikonik.com.au

Special Delivery

with cardly

Let's send out some love with our theme this week and create images inspired by your special delivery. We send and receive so many special things like letters, gifts, cards or even your online shopping haul (although that's just another gift if anyone asks right?). With Mother's Day coming up you might be even thinking about your own family and the special delivery of your bundle of joy.

We have the perfect sponsor for this week's theme because when it comes to marking a special occasion, our sponsor Cardly can ensure you never miss a milestone. Their collection of beautiful cards from independent artists can be ordered in advance, printed and delivered to your loved ones with your personal message inside. We have 6 prize packs up for grabs this week so don't miss out!

Theme: Special Delivery #cs_specialdelivery
Sponsor: Cardly @cardly_net
Dates: April 30 - May 6, 2018
Prize: 6x AU$50 vouchers (alternative prizes of equal value will be awarded for those outside of service regions)
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_specialdelivery@cardly_net @creativelysquared 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @cardly_net on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Image created by special guest host @marisa.young

Sponsor website: Cardly.net

In the Bag

with kinnon

This week we want to see you spill it - the contents of your bag that is! You could style a bagspill of your handbag or share what you would pack for your dream getaway, real or imagined. Let's take a peek at the contents of your makeup bag or show us your most recent shopping haul (even if it was just to the local grocery store!) There are so many different ways you could interpret this theme with any bag in any way you like!

Theme: In the Bag #cs_inthebag
Sponsor: Kinnon @kinnonaus
Dates: April 23-29, 2018
Prize: $300 Voucher for Kinnon
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_inthebag @creativelysquared @kinnonaus

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @kinnonaus on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Image created by special guest host @danibarrois

One Perfect Day

with t2 TEA

How would your perfect day start? Would you bounce out of bed for a day of fun activities or quietly enjoy cup of tea and breakfast in bed? With Mother's Day coming up we'd also love you to think about how you celebrate your mum or perhaps you could drop some serious hints as to how you would like your own fam to give you one perfect day! If you have already celebrated Mother's Day in your part of the world don't miss this opportunity to treat her (or yourself!) all over again and win some amazing prize packs from T2 tea.

Theme: One Perfect Day #cs_oneperfectday
Sponsor: T2 Tea @t2tea
Dates: April 16-22, 2018
Prizes: 1st Prize: Teaset from our Moroccan Tealidoscope One Perfect Day range + a year's supply of tea. 2 x Runner up prizes: Birds with a Feather Mug w/ Infuser + 2 boxes of tea
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_oneperfectday @creativelysquared @t2tea

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @t2tea on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Image created by special guest host @_honeypunch

Eye Candy 

with paloma candy shop

Our theme this week is about whatever it is that gives you the heart eyes! It could be your sweet treat of choice, your beauty stash or your secret shrine to Channing Tatum (we definitely want to see that!) Whether your are drooling over your favourite interior style mags, cooking up some food porn or just creating something fun and vibrant we want to see your interpretation of 'eye candy'

Theme: Eye Candy #cs_eyecandy

Sponsor: Paloma Candy Shop @palomacandyshop
Dates: April 9-15, 2018
Prizes: 3 winners will each get a 'Big Love' 12 candy cube pack
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_eyecandy @creativelysquared @palomacandyshop

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @palomacandyshop on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Image created by special guest host @amyshamblen

Ice Cream Colours

with baskin robbins

We are serving you up a tasty challenge this week and turning our favourite treat into colour and flavour inspired images with a sprinkle of creativity on top! Share your ice cream dreams with us and if you need any extra inspiration why not turn to our sponsors - they have invented over 1000 flavours featuring all the colours of the rainbow! Baskin Robbins is all about celebrating those little moments in life with imagination and inventiveness which is exactly what we do every week here in the Creatively Squared community!

Theme: Ice Cream Colours #cs_icecreamcolours
Sponsor: Baskin Robbins @baskinrobbinsaustralia
Prizes: 1st: One year supply of Baskin-Robbins ice cream, 2nd: $100 voucher, 3rd: $31 voucher (winners outside Australia will win replacement prize of equal value)
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_icecreamcolours @creativelysquared @baskinrobbinsaustralia

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @baskinrobbinsaustralia on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Egg Hunt

with fererro rocher

Who's up for our annual creative Easter egg hunt? This is one of our all time favourite themes and we are super eggcited about seeing some seasonal Easter styling! Whether you like your eggs wrapped in foil or fresh from the farm it's time to eggsperiment and get creative with our special Easter theme. You can can choose to make eggs the feature of your image or hide one away for us to find. 

Theme: Egg hunt #cs_egghunt2018
Sponsor: Fererro Rocher @ferrerorocheraunz
Prizes: 5 winners will each receive a chocolate hamper containing:  2x Grand Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Eggs in Cocoa & Hazelnut, Box of 30 Ferrero Rocher, Box of 15 Ferrero Collection and 2x Rocher Bunnies (Note - for prize recipients outside of delivery areas a substitute voucher of equal value will be awarded)
Dates: March 26-April 1, 2018
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_egghunt2018 @creativelysquared @ferrerorocheraunz

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @ferrerorocheraunz on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

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Green Living

with Biology skin

It's time to go green! Do you thrive on plants or embrace a natural lifestyle? Let's be inspired by nature and embrace all things living. Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere so perhaps you are enjoying seeing the new seasons fresh growth. Wherever you are in the world show us how you incorporate greenery into your lifestyle.

Theme: Green Living #cs_greenliving
Sponsor: @biologyskin
Prize: 1st place - Head To Toe Kit, Mitt + Body Bar, 2nd - Birthday Suit Body Kit + Oil Infused Bath Soak, 3rd - Birthday Suit Body Kit + Mitt
Dates: March 19-25, 2018
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_greenliving @biologyskin

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @biologyskin on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Two

with creatively squared + Supporters

It’s our birthday and we are throwing our biggest challenge yet! To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of our very first creative challenge we have a jaw-dropping $2250+ in prizes to give away this week, generously contributed from a collection of our favourite past sponsors and supporters. If you haven’t entered our challenge before, we even have a bonus prize for newcomers so you won’t want to miss this!!

We'd like to see your 'two' themed image created any way you like, photograph two items, use just two colours or create an image that simply celebrates two years of the Creatively Squared community!

Theme: Two #cs_two
Sponsors and prizes: See full list here
Dates: March 12-19, 2018
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_two @creativelysquared

First time entrants: Please additionally use the tag #cs_newbie

Please also be following @creativelysquared on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Click here for all of our birthday celebration details and other chances to win this week

 


On the Table

with carla dinnage

We know you love supporting independent artists and makers so this week we are welcoming back one of our favourite sponsors from last year for some tabletop styling. Carla Dinnage is an incredible ceramic artist and she is back to join us for some creative fun and to see what is on your table. This theme can be captured on any table you like, real or imagined. Get creative with your dinner setting, where your alarm clock sits or your workspace styling. Experiment with new perspectives and bring the story of your table to life.

Theme: On the Table #cs_onthetable
Sponsor: Carla Dinnage @carladinnageceramics
Dates: Monday 5th - Sunday 11th March, 2018
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: A set of 3 handmade bowls
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_onthetable @creativelysquared @carladinnageceramics

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @carladinnageceramics on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website:  carladinnage.com.au


Letters

with maiko nagao

This week we are imagining all the different ways in which letters are meaningful to our lives. Letters don't just come in the post, they are all around us in art, words in print or on your scrabble board. Show us your favourite typography or try your hand at some lettering. Have you got a special letter that someone has written your, some vintage stamps or a favourite quote to share. No matter what comes to mind when  you think of the word 'letters' we'd love you to get creative and share your version with us.

Theme: Letters #cs_letters
Sponsor: Maiko Nagao @maikonagao
Dates: Monday 26th Feb - Sunday 4th March, 2018
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: 3x winners will each win a $100 store credit
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_letters @creativelysquared @maikonagao

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @maikonagao on Instagram in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website:  maikonagao.com


Happy Hour

with UBER KATE

This week we are celebrating everyones favourite time of day - Happy Hour! But before you go counting down to your Friday night cocktail, think about all the different ways you could interpret this theme during the week. Is your Happy Hour your morning jog or some Netflix on the couch once the kids are asleep? We'd love you to capture this idea any way you like and the more creative your entry the better! 

Theme: Happy Hour #cs_happyhour
Sponsor: Uber Kate @uberkatejewels
Dates: Monday 19th - Sunday 25th February, 2018
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: 2x winners will each win a cocktail ring (RRP AU$195)
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_happyhour @creativelysquared @uberkatejewels

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @uberkatejewels in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: uberkate.com.au


Hearts 

with a.muse projects

Cupid is coming so we are putting on our rose tinted shades and sprinkling a little extra love over our creative challenge this week. Put some heart into your art and share your own creative version of our theme. You could celebrate the form and shape or show us what makes your heart beat a little faster. Let’s see your expressions of love, how you give and receive it and whatever gives you the heart eyes!

Theme: Hearts #cs_hearts
Sponsor: A.muse Projects @amuseprojects
Dates: Monday 12th - Sunday 18th February, 2018
Open: Worldwide
Prizes: First place: BREW Bottle, Infuser tumbler and 3x Inspired Tea Tins. Three Runner ups:  Ceramic Tea Pot + Inspired Tea Tin
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_hearts @creativelysquared @amuseprojects

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @amuseprojects in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: amuseprojects.com

Image styled by special guest Allison Goh @imehly

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My Home 

with Kreo HOME

Our challenge this week is all about home sweet home! We would love to see you share your space and create a tribute to the things that make your house feel like home. Do you have a special nook that you love to style or a favourite spot to curl up on your couch? Home doesn't have to be just about interiors, it can be purely symbolic or a even a homage to the people you share it with. You could be inspired by your home town, country of origin or wherever holds your heart. 

Theme:  My home #cs_myhome
Prizes: First place will win a $200 Kreo voucher and a runner-up will score a SUIS glass water bottle.
Sponsor: @kreohome
Dates: Monday 5th - Sunday 11th February 2018
Open: Worldwide

Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_myhome @creativelysquared @kreohome

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @kreohome in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: kreohome.com.au

Image styled by special guest Bettina Brent

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Hands in Frame 

with marisa Kate designs

We want to see you get on the other side of the lens this week with our ‘hands in frame’ challenge. This means it’s time to get your mitts out and whether you use hands, claws or paws we want to see them in your shot! Get creative about how you use your own or someone else’s hands and work them into your image any way you like.

Theme:  Hands in Frame #cs_handsinframe
Prizes: First place will win a set of three stackable rings of their choice (subject to sizing availability) and 2x runner ups each will win a round Swarovski crystal ring.
Sponsor: @marisakatedesigns
Dates: Monday 29th - Sunday 4th February 2018
Open: Worldwide

Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_handsinframe @creativelysquared @marisakatedesigns

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @marisakatedesigns in order for your entry to count.

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Think Pink 

with Cristina re

Do you have a crush on blush? This week we are inviting you to get colourful and think pink! Celebrate any shade you like from soft pastels to colour-popping magenta. Whether you love it or leave it, you can get creative about how you incorporate this hue into your shot. Pink can be the hero of your image or a complimentary colour - just do it your way!

Theme:  Think Pink #cs_thinkpink
Prizes:  2 x winners will receive a mug, cup and spoon from the Paradise Palms collection
Sponsor: @cristinaredesign
Dates: Monday 22nd - Sunday 28th January 2018
Open: Worldwide

Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_thinkpink @creativelysquared @cristinaredesign

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @cristinaredesign in order for your entry to count.

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Fresh Start 

with C Lab & Co

As every New Year comes around, we are all reminded that we have another 365 days to achieve some wonderful things. This week our challenge theme is all about fresh starts. Have you recently moved house or started a new job? Your entry could be something as simple how you start your day, or what you’re looking forward to in 2018. You could also be inspired by what makes you feel refreshed, like a weekend away, a morning coffee or a pamper session.

Theme:  Fresh Start #cs_freshstart
Prizes:  10x prize packs (1 large + 1 travel size C Lab and Co Scrub)
Sponsor: @c_labandco
Dates: Monday 15th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Open: Worldwide

Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_freshstart @creativelysquared @c_labandco

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @c_labandco in order for your entry to count.

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Little loves

with toucan

I'm sure we have all kicked off the new year with big and bold plans for 2018 but this week we want you to think about the little things that will be bringing you joy in January. It could be as simple as your morning coffee, fresh flowers in your home or a celebration of your little ones and furry friends. 

Theme:  Little Loves #cs_littleloves
Prizes:  3x $80 vouchers
Sponsor: @toucan_
Dates: Monday 8th - Sunday 14th January 2018
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_littleloves @creativelysquared @toucan_

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @toucan_ in order for your entry to count.

Photo: Lisa @whiteandwander

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New

with creatively squared

This week we are wiping the slate clean for the arrival of 2018 and celebrating all things new! Have you got some new goodies that you got for Christmas that you would like to show off? Or Have you made some New Years resolutions or plans for 2018? We would love to see whatever is new to you in January and the year ahead.

We have been shopping at Creatively Squared community member Alyssa Stokes' Etsy store and picked up some of her gorgeous handmade 2018 calendars for the best entries next week, what better prize to welcome in the new year!

Theme:  New #cs_new
Prizes:  4x 2018 calendars
Sponsor: @creativelysquared
Dates: Monday 1st - Sunday 7th January 2018
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_new @creativelysquared

Please also be following @creativelysquared in order for your entry to count.

Photo: Alyssa @astokes_photo

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Celebrate

with creatively squared

Let's get creative together and celebrate the seasons, your loved ones and the year gone by. Let's honour all the good times and everything you were thankful for in 2017. We will be celebrating this creative community all week and we would love you share with us all of your best moments and anything that brought you joy and inspiration throughout the year. 

Theme:  Celebrate #cs_celebrate2017
Prizes:  4x Insta print packs
Sponsor: @creativelysquared
Dates: Monday 25th - Sunday 31st December 2017
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_celebrate2017 @creativelysquared

Please also be following @creativelysquared in order for your entry to count.

Photo: Jinny @theurbanquarters

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My Palette

with One tiny tribe

Our sponsor Branka from One Tiny Tribe is colour obsessed and for our next photo challenge we want to see your signature palette. Are you drawn to the bright and bold or neutral colours and soft muted hues? Whatever colours are adorning your walls, your table or in your wardrobe we would love to see what combinations inspire and delight you. It's the last week before Christmas so why not show off your creative holiday style. Have you decorated your house in traditional festive colour palette or experimented with something new this year? 

Theme:  My Palette
Prizes:  1 x 50x70 Lenny Llama print and 1 x 50x70 Whale Tale print in Branka's signature colour palette.
Sponsor: @onetinytribe
Dates: Monday 18th - Sunday 25th December 2017
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_mypalette @creativelysquared and @onetinytribe

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @onetinytribe in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: onetinytribe.com

 

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Decorate

with scotch

This weeks challenge theme barely needs an introduction - especially at this time of year! This theme isn't limited to just the festive season so whether you are decorating a cake, your home, a Christmas tree or making your own holiday cards we'd like to see how you are putting your own creative flair on it!

Theme:  Decorate
Prize:  1st prize - Scotch prize pack (approx value $125), PLUS  6 x mini prizes for runner-ups (approx $45 each)
Sponsor: @scotch_anz
Dates: Monday 11th - Sunday 17th December 2017
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_decorate @creativelysquared and @scotch_anz

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @scotch_anz in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: scotchbrand.co.nz

 

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Sweet Escape

with Arty hearts

This theme is all about escaping to where ever your imagination takes you. You could start with inspiration for your next adventure or simply an escape from the daily grind. If you are craving something a little sweeter why not escape into a sugar coma with delicious treat or a dive headfirst into a cocktail!

Theme:  Sweet Escape #cs_sweetescape
Prize: 1st prize - Deluxe Stationery hamper, Runner-up - Stationery prize pack
Sponsor: @artyhearts
Dates: Monday 4th - Sunday 10th December 2017
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_sweetescape @creativelysquared and @artyhearts

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @artyhearts in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: artyhearts.com

 

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Refresh

with the aromatherapy company

The lead up to the holidays can be a hectic time of year and it is so important to take the time to refresh and recharge your batteries. With our theme this week we want you to think about how you can steal a moment for yourself to freshen up and energise. There are a lot of simple ways to feel refreshed such as clean sheets on the bed, trying new decor at home, a rejuvenating smoothie or treating yourself to a pamper session. 

Theme: Refresh #cs_refresh
Prize: Four winners will receive a Christmas home fragrance and pump pack gift set from the Naturals collection.
Sponsor: @thearomatherapycompany
Dates: Monday 27th November - Sunday 3rd December 2017
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_refresh @creativelysquared and @thearomatherapycompany

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @thearomatherapycompany in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: thearomatherapycompany.co.nz

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Giving

with pear street studio and in the daylight

It is the season for giving and the time of year that we celebrate the special people in our lives and express our gratitude. Regardless of the celebration, whether you are giving gifts or thanks, this theme is for sharing, being grateful and being inspired by the spirit of the holidays in your own special way. 

Theme: Giving #cs_giving
Prize: Daily prizes (Tues-Sun) of mini gift tag and wrap packs, plus a combined prize pack for the overall winner.
Sponsor: @_inthedaylight @pear.street.studio
Dates: Monday 20 November - Sunday 26 November 2017
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_giving @creativelysquared and @_inthedaylight @pear.street.studio

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @_inthedaylight @pear.street.studio in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: inthedaylight.com.au, pearstreet.studio

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Botanical

with the lovely other

Lets go green this week and style up our images with some gifts from mother nature. Even if you don't have a green thumb or a garden at home, botanical elements are all around us. You won't need to look far for inspiration so cast your eyes to the fallen leaves outside, your favourite houseplants or even what is on your dinner plate. And of course green inspired prints like the range from The Lovely Other don’t require any green thumbs whatsoever and give that fresh green pop minus the maintenance and responsibility.

Theme: Botanical #cs_botanical
Prize: 1st prize - $150 voucher, 2x Runner up - $50 voucher
Sponsor: @thelovelyother
Dates: Monday13 November - Sunday 19 November 2017
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_botanical @creativelysquared @thelovelyother

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @thelovelyother in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: thelovelyother.com

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Merry and Bright

with arlo & co

The festive season is almost here so let's spread some cheer with our creative challenge this week! No matter how you celebrate the holidays, it's always a good time to eat, drink and be merry. Add some festive sparkle to your photos this week and you could win one of three beautiful prizes from our sponsor @arloandco

Theme: Merry and Bright
Prize: 1st prize - Printed Christmas Board, 2nd place - Merry Christmas Wreath, 3rd place - Christmas cake topper
Sponsor: @arloandco
Dates: Monday, 6th November - Sunday, 12th November
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_merryandbright @creativelysquared @arloandco

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @arloandco in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: arloandco.com.au

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Wabi-Sabi

with mudbird ceramics

We took a creative journey all around the world last week and now the compass is pointing us straight to Japan to explore the ideals of Wabi-Sabi. This Japanese aesthetic embraces and celebrates the beauty in imperfection, impermanence, incompleteness and simplicity, with an appreciation for nature and its processes. Our sponsor Gill from @mudbird_ceramics has created some unique ceramic dish sets just for this week's prize that are hand formed and fired, with a bark impression and a beautiful crackled glaze. Perfectly imperfect beauty, embracing the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic.

Theme: Wabi-Sabi
Prize: Two winners will each receive a set of three handmade wabi-sabi inspired ceramic dishes.
Sponsor: @mudbird_ceramics
Dates: Monday, 29th October - Sunday, 5th November
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_wabisabi @creativelysquared @mudbird_ceramics

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @mudbird_ceramics in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: mudbirdceramics.blogspot.com.au

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Travel

with travelshoot

This week we are celebrating wanderlust and creating travel inspired images. We want to see your dream destinations and your favourite holiday snapshots. You could get crafty with maps like in this image from our creative host this week @aravisdolmenna or show us your treasured souvenirs and postcards from abroad. We have the perfect travel themed sponsor this week giving you the opportunity to win a personal 2-hour destination photoshoot for your next holiday!

Theme: Theme
Prize: 2-hour Travelshoot experience
Sponsor: @travelshootco
Dates: Monday, 23rd October - Sunday, 29th October
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_travel @creativelysquared @travelshootco

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @travelshootco in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: travelshoot.com

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Backdrops

with mini backdrops

For our next challenge we are taking a good look at what lies underneath - your backdrop! Using different backdrops is the perfect way to add a layer of texture, depth or help set the scene and can completely alter the mood and impact of your subject matter. Experiment with different colours and textures for your entry this week or show us your favourite backdrop.

Theme: Backdrops
Prize: Backdrop bundle
Sponsor: @minibackdrops
Dates: Monday, 16th October - Sunday, 22th October
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_backdrops @creativelysquared @minibackdrops

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @minibackdrops in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: minibackdrops.com

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Simplicity

with gingerfinch

This week we are slowing down and appreciating the simple things in life. It's time to stop and smell the roses and find the pure beauty in simplicity. You can take a practical approach to this theme and share your values or apply minimal aesthetics or compositions to your images. Just remember less is more!

Theme: Simplicity
Prize: $300 homewares voucher
Sponsor: @gingerfinchhome
Dates: Monday, 9th October - Sunday, 15th October
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_simplicity @creativelysquared @gingerfinchhome

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @gingerfinchhome in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: gingerfinch.com.au

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Scandi

with concrete blush

We have the perfect theme (and prize!) for all you interior design lovers and stylists this week. Scandinavian design or 'Scandi' for short is a much loved trend around all the world and as a testament to this our sponsor sells beautiful Nordic homewares from their home base in New Zealand! Even if interiors aren't your thing, you can still use the principles of simplicity, minimalism and functionality as the inspiration to create your image. This is also the perfect theme to celebrate Creatively Squared heading off to Copenhagen to compete at the Creative Business Cup next month!

Theme: Scandi
Prize: Velvet Cushion and Medium Gem Organiser (pictured)
Sponsor: @concreteblush
Dates: Monday, 2nd October - Sunday, 8th October
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_scandi @creativelysquared @concreteblush

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @concreteblush in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: concreteblush.com

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Plant Power

with hot tresses

We are going green this week and powering up with plants! Whether it's filtering the air we breathe or fuelling our bodies, plants are essential to daily life. Show us your favourite plants and let's celebrate all of their wonderful attributes. They are beautiful to look at, delicious to eat and can reflect the seasons wherever you are in the world. If you need any inspiration on how to get creative with plants look no further than our incredibly talented guest host @keepingwiththetimes and the all natural ingredients from our sponsor.

Theme: Plant Power
Prize: 10x Winners will receive a full size rehab trio and travel pack
Sponsor:  @hottress.es
Dates: Monday, 25th September - Sunday, 1st October
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_plantpower @creativelysquared @hottress.es

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @hottress.es in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: hottress.es

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Layers

with this paper book

Layers can take on so many interpretations like using physical items such as the prints and books in our challenge announcement flatlay to some more deep and meaningful layers, metaphorical tree rings or layers of an onion. You could experiment with the aesthetic layering of light, layering of colours, layering of textures, patterns, prints. It's totally open to your interpretation so get your flatlay, shelflay, stacklay, hanglay on and lay your creativity on extra thick!

Theme: Layers
Prize: 5x Winners will receive a Mini Pennant Flag & Bottle prize pack
Sponsor:  @thispaperbook
Dates: Monday, 18th - Sunday, 24th September
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_layers @creativelysquared @thispaperbook 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @thispaperbook in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: thispaperbook.shopify.com

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Colour Me Happy

with Adverbium

Last week we focussed on a neutral palette and now we want you to go crazy with colour! Play your way and experiment with different combinations, brights and monochrome compositions. Using colours can influence your feelings and change your mood so chase your joy and show us what colours make you happy! For colour-play inspo look no further than our sponsor @adverbium_design and gorgeous guest host @craftplanter.

Theme: Colour Me Happy
Prize: Winner gets a $100 voucher and 2x $50 Voucher for Runner-Up Prizes
Sponsor: @adverbium_design
Dates: Monday, 11th - Sunday, 17th September
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_colourmehappy @creativelysquared @adverbium_design

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @adverbium_design in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: adverbiumdesign.com.au

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Neutral

with interior motives

We are keeping the Scandinavian vision running with our new challenge this week as we celebrate neutral colours and minimalist compositions. Create your image featuring natural fibres, timber and soft tones using sleek scandi-inspired aesthetics. If you need inspiration then look no further than our divine sponsor @interiormotivesaus and fabulous guest @meldzam who will be featuring her favourite entries here all week!

Theme: Neutral
Prize: Scandinavian homewares pack including:
1x Medium Pinboard
1x Small Pinboard.
1x A3 Poster Hanger
1× Mini Hook
1x Leather Holder
1x A5 Print Stand

Sponsor: @interiormotivesaus
Dates: Monday, 4th - Sunday, 10th September
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_neutral @creativelysquared @interiormotivesaus

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @interiormotivesaus in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: interiormotivesaus.com.au

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Hygge

WITH THAT LITTLE HYGGE SHOP

This weeks challenge is about classic Scandinavian design elements and enjoying the simple things in life. Hygge (pronounced “Hooga”) is a Danish word that roughly translates to being comfortable and cozy. So let's slow things down and be inspired by the little moments in your day, relax with a book or connect with friends over a pastry. Show us how you can bring a little Hygge to your life in a creative way!

Theme: Hygge
Prize: You have three chances to bring a little Hygge into your home this week: 1st place- Deluxe Hygge Starter Pack, 2nd - Hygge Starter Pack and 3rd - Super Large and Cosy Blanket
Sponsor: @thatlittlehyggeshop
Dates: Monday, 28th - Sunday, 3rd September
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_hygge @creativelysquared @thatlittlehyggeshop

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @thatlittlehyggeshop in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: thatlittlehyygeshop.com

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Native

With carmen hui

This week we want you to turn to your own backyard, your hometown or country of birth for inspiration. Explore your own nativity or make it a bit more personal by visually representing your cultural identity. Although this theme doesn't just have to be about your own origins. Wherever you are, or have been, in the world use your creativity to depict unique local insights, flavours or native flora and fauna.

Theme: Native
Prize: 3 x prize packs (each pack will include 1 x A4 print of the winners choice, 5 x greeting cards and 2 x notebooks)
Sponsor: @_carmenhui_
Dates: Monday, 21st - Sunday, 27th August
Open: Worldwide
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_native @creativelysquared @_carmenhui_

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @_carmenhui_ in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: carmenhui.com

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Indulgence

WITH APPELLES

Time to treat yo self! This week we are taking the time to indulge and its the perfect excuse to pamper yourself in the name of art. Whether its a sweet treat, a spa session or just taking some time out to read a good book we want to see what your favourite indulgence looks like - you deserve it!

Theme: Indulgence
Prize: Nourishing Body Collection for the winner and a Results Pack for the runner-up
Sponsor: Appelles @appellesskin
Dates: Monday, 14th - Sunday, 20th August
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_indulgence @creativelysquared  @appellesskin

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @appellesskin in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: appelles.com

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Contrast

with candles of light

Time to turn up the contrast! This week is all about adding some striking differences to your images. You could experiment with the elements within your composition by using contrasting colours and backdrops or juxtaposing different sized objects. Perhaps you can enhance the contrast by using just your lighting to highlight key areas of your shot. This is a great theme to interpret your way and try something new!

Theme: Contrast
Prize: Two winners will win a luxurious all natural home fragrance set made up of a large soy & beeswax candle and room and linen perfume mist
Sponsor: Candles Of Light @candlesoflight
Dates: Monday, 7th - Sunday, 13th August
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_contrast @creativelysquared  @candlesoflight

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @candlesoflight in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: candlesoflight.com

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Mornings

with tavalon

We are serving up creativity for breakfast this week! Do you start your day with a hot fry-up, head straight to the gym or is your morning routine simply a cup of coffee at your desk? Not a morning person? Well, you aren't alone there, why not show us your snoozing alarm clock, treats for morning tea or cafe brunch. 

Theme: Mornings
Prize: A beautiful wooden tea box filled with Tavalon tea sachets
Sponsor: Tavalon @tavalonaus
Dates: Monday, 31st July - Sunday, 6th August
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_mornings @creativelysquared  @tavalonaus

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @tavalonaus in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: tavalon.com.au

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Accessorise

with louisa rose and co

Where would we be without accessories?  This week 'more is more' and we want you all to accessorise like a boss! Don’t be fooled into thinking that this theme only relates to the fashionistas out there (although of course we would love to see your latest outfit inspo) if you ask us anything can look better with a few accessories. Garnish up your weeknight dinner, add some new decor to a room in your house (any excuse really) or rearrange what you have for a fresh look. We really want you to think outside the box and bring your accessorising A-game – we know you have it in you!

Theme: Accessorise
Prize:  $200 store credit
Sponsor: @louiseroseandcojewellery
Dates: Monday, 24th July - Sunday, 30th July
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_accessorise @creativelysquared  @louiseroseandcojewellery

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @louiseroseandcojewellery in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: louisaroseandco.com.au

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All the small things

with hubble + DUke

So now that you have that catchy Blink 182 song in your head let's have some fun with this theme...it's child's play! Get the little peeps involved or just style around them while they are sleeping. But this theme doesn't have to be all about the little folk, as the song says "She left me roses by the stairs, surprises let me know she cares"...it can be those small gestures that make your day or the appreciation of the little things! It's completely up to you!

Theme: All the small things
Prize:  2x $100 store credit
Sponsor: @hubbleandduke
Dates: Monday, 17th July - Sunday, 23rd July
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_allthesmallthings @creativelysquared   @hubbleandduke

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @hubbleandduke in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: hubbleandduke.com.au

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Treasures

with uppermoda

This week's challenge is all about the special things in your life that you find valuable, delightful or sentimental. We'd love you to dig out your treasures and show us a photo of what is precious to you. They could be your family photos, heirloom jewellery or simply seashells scavenged from your last trip to the beach. It doesn't matter what your treasures are worth, just that they mean something to you!

Theme: Treasures
Prize:  King and Queen Statement necklace and Tassel Earrings
Sponsor: @uppermoda_official
Dates: Monday, 10th July - Sunday, 16th July
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_treasures @creativelysquared   @uppermoda_official

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @uppermoda_official in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: uppermoda.com

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My Plans

with PLANN

In the spirit of our sponsor, who can help you plan the perfect Instagram grid, we are getting organised! Are your best laid plans just your outfit of the day or a fun night out? Show us your upcoming holidays, goals, meal prep - anything that you like to plan and look forward to. If your image catches our judges eye you could win a lifetime plan with @plannthat and kick those grid goals forever!

Theme: My Plans
Prize:  Two winners will get lifetime access to award winning scheduling app Plann
Sponsor: @plannthat
Dates: Monday, 1st July - Sunday, 9th July
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_myplans @creativelysquared   @plannthat

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @plannthat in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: plannthat.com

my plans creative challenge

Feeling Fruity

with LADDER JUNKIE

This weeks theme is going to be a visual burst of fruit flavours. It's time to raid the fruit bowl and go bananas! Hit up your local fresh food market for the latest in-season fruit to style up a foodie-inspired image, or take a cue from a fruity colour palette and make your image punchy and bright!

Theme: Feeling Fruity
Prize:  The winner will take home "Lemon Haze", a one-off funky, decorative ladder that will come ready to hang with a wall mount and two stainless steel hooks.
Sponsor: @ladder.junkie
Dates: Monday, 26th June - Sunday, 2nd July
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_feelingfruity @creativelysquared @ladder.junkie

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @ladder.junkie in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: ladder-junkie.com

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Warmth

with Style curator

This is a theme that can be interpreted in so many different ways - on different sides of the globe! Get cosy for winter-inspired images, or fresh and beachy for summer. You could even apply the theme to your colour palette and work with warm hues.. the choices are endless!

Theme: Warmth
Prize:  Winner of this week’s challenge will take home this luxe Tibetan fur cushion and natural essential oil candle form our @stylecuratorstore valued at $200.
Sponsor: @stylecuratorau
Dates: Monday, 19th June - Sunday, 25th June
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_warmth @creativelysquared @stylecuratorau

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @stylecuratorau in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: stylecurator.com

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Natural

with roundnine9

This week we so are inspired by the beautiful work of our sponsor @roundnine9 that we are keeping it au naturale! We love that there are so many creative directions you could take this theme working with natural textures, raw materials and ingredients. You might want to get back to nature and forage for props outdoors or build your image around using natural light or an earthy colour palette. It's a great week to get back to basics!

Theme: Natural
Prize:  An individually handmade macrame piece that is intricately knotted using 100% unbleached Australian cotton and mounted on a naturally-fallen, reclaimed eucalyptus branch. Measuring approximately 80cm W x 105cm L and valued at $375.
Sponsor: @roundnine9
Dates: Monday, 12th June - Sunday, 18th June
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_natural #cs_roundnine9 @creativelysquared @roundnine9

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @roundnine9 in order for your entry to count.

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Hello Yellow

with marnie higgs

Sunshine, sunflowers, lemons, autumn leaves and corn. What do they all have in common? Hello... they’re all yellow! This week, Creatively Squared is celebrating all things yellow. We’ve taken inspiration from our sponsor and watercolour artist Marnie Higgs whose lovely artworks include a series featuring cute yellow umbrellas, and now we want to fill up our feed with this glorious happy colour!

So rummage through your closets, potter in the garden and gather together all your finest yellow possessions . . . this week is going to be so bright you’ll have to wear shades.

Theme: Hello Yellow
Prize:  An A3 and A4 giclée (fine art) print of the winners choosing (Australia) or for international winners they can choose two A4 prints
Sponsor: @marniehiggs
Open: Worldwide
Dates: Monday 5th June - Sunday 11th June
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_helloyellow @creativelysquared @marniehiggs.

 

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @marniehiggs in order for your entry to count.
Sponsor website: http://www.marniehiggs.com/

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Shine

with isla apothecary

This week it’s time to shine! Add some bling to your styling this week by incorporating some metallic products, some glitter or even some rose gold to match our sponsor’s beautiful packaging. Perhaps you could even incorporate some products that make you feel all all shiny and new on the inside and out. 

Theme: Shine
Prize: One lucky winner will receive a Jasmine Sunset Radiance Body Oil, Blood Orange + Vanilla Sugar Scrub, Refine + Radiate Face Mask, + Reset Ritual Pulse Point Therapy.
Sponsor: @islaapothecary
Open: Worldwide
Dates: Monday 29th May - Sunday 4th June
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_shine @creativelysquared @islaapothecary.

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @islaapothecary in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: islaapothecary.com

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Geometric

with your decal shop

This week we want you to get crazy creative with lines, shapes and patterns for our theme: Geometric. Our sponsor this week is Your Decal Shop, you only have to look to their clever and colourful wall decal designs to see that they are constantly inspired by geometry and apply it regularly to their wall art. Geometric lends itself to so many possibilities, maybe you will style your best perfectly-square flat lay, you could select geometric inspired props, cut out and create your own shapes or use paper, fabric and even clothing that is in line with this week’s theme.

Theme: Geometric
Prize: $150 voucher
Sponsor: @yourdecalshop
Open: Worldwide
Dates: Monday 22nd May - Sunday 26thth May
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_geometric @creativelysquared @yourdecalshop.

Please also be following @creativelysquared and @yourdecalshop in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: yourdecalshop.co.nz

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Light

with CAHAYA CANDLES

This week's sponsor is Cahaya Candles (Cahaya meaning ‘light’ in the Malay language), creators of light via pretty handcrafted soy candles.
The Cahaya Candles brand promotes living the ‘light’ life, with self care and relaxation, while the sweet soy candles bring light in its physical sense.

For this challenge, we want you to focus on light. You might use a little bit of light or a lot. You might opt for candle light, spotlight, torch light or even stadium light. Or, you might want to have a little bit of fun with light. I have two words for that: shadow puppets!

Theme: Light
Prize: Three Cahaya Candles gift packs
Sponsor: @cahayacandles
Open: Worldwide
Dates: Monday 15th May - Sunday 21st May
Post caption: To be eligible for this prize you must have the following tags in your opening caption #cs_light @creativelysquared @cahayacandles. Please also be following @creativelysquared and @cahayacandles in order for your entry to count.

Sponsor website: cahayacandles.com.au

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