In November we’ve asked you to submit creative photos in four different categories: Reflections, Textures, Sound and Lines. From all the amazing submissions, the Roamler team chose 4 photos for each category. You then had the opportunity to vote on your favourite photos. It’s now time to reveal the winners! Thank you for all the submissions and congratulations to the winners!
The winner of week 1, Reflections, is Penny S. The photo of her dog with her favourite ball was taken on Chesil Beach in Dorset.
The winner of week 2, Textures, is Lisa K. The photo was taken at Kings Cross in London, and Lisa thinks that the light on the beams is beautiful.
The winner of week 3, Sound, is Rachel L. The picture is from the Dreams of Christmas show in Disneyland Paris. According to Rachel, it shows the noise of the fireworks.
The winner of week 4, Lines, is Linda W. The photo was taken in Barbados. Linda said that the caterpillars were all over the plants at the Villa that they stayed at. ‘So many lines on them!!’
Recently, we challenged you to send in your own ‘Blackout Poem’. This is a form of art created by the artist Austin Kleon. You transform a piece of text (from a newspaper, old book, magazine, etc.) by crossing words you don’t want to use, and form your own, new sentence. Here are five of the poems we liked the most out of all submissions, is yours there?! (Click on the photos to enlarge)
As you can see, real poems are hidden in ordinary texts. And of course, there’s also some humour hidden in between the lines 😉
If you got inspired by this task, you can try to make your own Blackout Poem and submit it to the website of Austin Kleon: http://austinkleon.com/
Have fun writing, ehm crossing!
Recently, we challenged you to guess the Album and DVD covers that were depicted by other Roamlers in the ‘Cover it’ task. Most of you correctly guessed the first 3 covers. Some Roamlers were able to find the 4 covers depicted in the task, well done! The cover depicting ‘The Truman Show’ appeared to be the most difficult one. You can now find out which Album and DVD covers you guessed correctly.
Thank you all for your guesses; we hope you had fun completing this task!
Cover 1 – ‘Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon’ by Roamler Michael
Cover 2 – ‘OASIS – Definitely Maybe’ by Roamler Tim
Cover 3 – ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico – Andy Warhol’ by Roamler Danielle
Cover 4 – ‘The Truman Show’ by Roamler Jack
World Food Day
World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16th to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The theme chosen for 2014 was Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”, to highlight the potential of family farmers to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources.
Several events take place all over the world to mark this day, and Roamler joined these celebrations. In line with the theme chosen for this year, we asked Roamlers if they have their own vegetable garden, and if they eat from those products on a regular basis. We were also interested in how often Roamlers buy food from a farm in their neighbourhood.
The results showed that around 83% of Roamlers didn’t know about World Food Day before reading the task, and 73% has a vegetable garden, some food plants or herbs in their house. From those, almost 70% eat from their vegetable garden or food plants on a monthly or weekly basis. Additionally, almost 50% of the Roamlers that performed this task buy products from farms in their neighbourhood at least a few times a year.
Roamlers submitted several nice photos of their own vegetable garden, and showed that they take good care of the earth! Here are some of the photos submitted by Roamlers:
Thank you all for sharing your own vegetable gardens!
Happy World Food Day!
A few weeks ago, we challenged you to guess the movie scenes created by five creative Roamlers. We know that some photos were difficult to guess, but you all did a great job! Unfortunately no one guessed the five movies, but several Roamlers got 4 answers right. It is now time to announce the correct answers, and the authors of each movie scene:
The first three movies are Gravity, by Ruth; Thelma and Louise, by Erica and The Italian Job, by Andy.
The other movies that Roamlers had to guess are Spiderman 2, by Michelle and Rain Man, by Valerie
The last photo (Rain Man) appeared to be the most difficult one, since only two people found out which movie was depicted there. On the other hand, most of you guessed correctly the second movie (Thelma and Louise).
Thank you for all your submissions, we hope you had fun guessing the movies!
The time has come to announce the winners of the ‘Photo a Week’ competition. In June, Roamlers were asked to submit creative photos in five different themes: Sky, Energy, Travel, Discovery and Smile. We received a lot of amazing submissions and the Roamler team had a hard time choosing their favourite photos for each week. Thank you for all your creative submissions!
The winner of week 1, Sky, is Jackie. The picture was taken in Qajjensa in Malta and is edited with a ‘punch’ filter to accentuate the contrast.
The winner of week 2, Energy, is Jennifer. The picture was taken in June after preparing a family brunch for Father’s Day. It is edited using the chrome and crop effect.
The winner of week 3, Travel, is Clare. The picture is not edited and was taken in May while travelling in Fiji.
The winner of week 4, Discovery, is Anna. The picture was taken in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, a little seaside town. It was edited with Instagram.
The winner of week 5, Smile, is Shaun. The photo was taken during his best friend’s wedding and is not edited.
My name is Carolina, I am 23 years old and I come from Lisbon, Portugal. I am the new Roamler intern, and I will be staying here for 4 months.
I started by reviewing different tasks, which was a great way to get to know more about Roamler and start interacting with all of you! Since you only know me for accepting or rejecting your tasks, it’s now time to tell a bit more about myself!
I did my exchange program in Amsterdam while studying Management in Portugal and it was such a great experience that I thought I had to come back to The Netherlands one day to work. Also, I’ve always wanted to work at a startup company where you’re constantly learning and face challenges every day, so here I am at Roamler in Amsterdam J I am sure it will be a great experience. Everyone has been very nice and helpful so I am really happy to join this team!
It will be great to help with Roamler’s international ambitions since I will have the opportunity to interact with Roamlers and tasks from different countries and help Roamler grow even more after 3 amazing years – all while learning a lot!
In my free time, I like to walk around Amsterdam, enjoy the sun (whenever the weather allows) and go to museums. I also like to go to the gym, go out with friends, read and watch movies. I really enjoy travelling (who doesn’t?) and getting to know different cities and cultures. I am sure the photos you share from your holidays will make me jealous, in a good way. A fun-fact about myself: I have a twin sister who looks just like me!
Feel free to share ideas and suggestions or ask questions you might have about Roamler! And if you’re planning on going to Portugal this summer, I will gladly give you some tips on the best places to visit!