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twelvebytwelve ADMIN April 7, 2016
12 by 12 News! Closing date, book(s), what’s next, your thoughts:

12 by 12 has now come to an end. Stay tuned for updates:

Group Description

12 by 12 is a year-long series of photo-challenges set by renowned photographers. Every month a new challenge is issued and group members are invited to interpret it by submitting their responses on Flickr or Instagram.

The project aims to stretch its members creatively, encouraging experimentation in terms of approach as well as aesthetics. Community is an important aspect of 12 by 12 and the support of the group can be helpful to spur members on throughout the year.


1. The first Thursday of every month a challenge is revealed
2. Take photos that interpret the photographer’s challenge and upload them to Flickr or Instagram
3. Add them to the current Flickr group or use the relevant hashtag on Instagram (e.g. #12by12Challenge3)

On Flickr
Each challenge has its own group which you will add your images to. Why not join all of them to get ahead of the game. Challenge groups: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve. It's possible to add up to five images per challenge to each Flickr group.

Consider becoming a Supporting Member
If you're excited about taking part in 12 by 12 or have enjoyed our previous projects, please consider backing us by becoming a Supporting Member with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing. The donation amounts range from the price of a chocolate bar to a nice meal out, and all come with rewards.

Learn a little more about how the project works, its rules and read the FAQs.

Group Rules

1. Your submission(s) must represent new work taken in response to the challenge (no old photos)
2. We only accept photographs into the group pool (no illustration, 3D art, graphic design, etc)
3. Your submission(s) must have been taken by you
4. No full-frontal nudity
5. No watermarks

(submissions that contravene these rules will be removed from the group pool)

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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