There is no time like the present to grow your Instagram following, and I'm going to make it really easy for you!
Introducing the CGScreative August Instagram Photo Challenge
This is the third challenge I have hosted over on Instagram, and I am delighted to invite you to join in the challenge for the month of August.
If you're wanting to learn tips on how to build a more cohesive feed, connect with like minded people and ultimately grow your Instagram following and influence, then you are definitely in the right place!
You may remember the first two photo challenge I did in April & June this year, which was a huge success with over 3500 submissions from people all over the world!. I received so many emails from the CGScreative community asking me if there would be another one, and so I am delighted to give a big resounding YES to that question!
First, a little bit more on the purpose of this challenge:
Instagram is all about ENGAGEMENT, it always has been and always will be.
After the alogorithm changes earlier this year (I know, I know...many people aren't a fan of all the changes but listen closely) Instagram now aims to show us the content it thinks we like, based on our previous actions (ie. our likes and comments).
This means that it is now more important than ever to be liking and commenting on those accounts that you really love and want to follow, rather than engaging with accounts that you hope will follow you if you spam their feed enough
With the above in mind, I started the CGScreative Photo Challenge as a fun way for us all to engage with one another in a genuine way, while helping each other get seen by more people. Doing this grows your own audience and following as well as everyone else's...it's basically a win-win situation!
To join, simply add your details below. It's absolutely free, and the only reason I ask for your email address, is so I can send you the prompts for the month. You don't have to sign up below, but doing so means you'll get added to my mailing list which means I can send you reminders about the challenge. I promise you won't be spammed by joining this list, it's just a simpler way of joining the challenge and making sure you get all the info you need to really thrive during this challenge.
If you've never participated in a photo-challenge like this before don't worry.
It's really simple.
All you have to do is follow the prompts for each day.
So for the first day, you'll think about the theme (Soft) and then go and take/create an image that sums up the word 'Soft'...what does this mean to you? This could be a photo of your favourite blanket a pair of fluffy gloves, or it could even be a photo of your pet/family/the things that represents 'soft' to you. The prompts are open to any and all interpretation and are designed to get your creative juices flowing.
Share the graphic above on Instagram (and any of your other social media platforms) so we can get as many people joining in as possible. The more people who join, the more engagement each of us will get. You can interpret each prompt in any way you'd like. It’s all about being creative and having fun. Also, please don’t feel 'pressured' to post. This challenge is supposed to be a fun way of engaging with each other, and if you happen to miss a few days it doesn’t mean you're a failure. It means you’re human and have a busy life.
So grab your phones and join me for the #CGScreative August Photo Challenge. I hereby commit to snap a photo every day, and I made all the prompts easy, fun & totally doable so you can do the same. You can find me over on Instagram as @roxyhutton.
Don’t forget to add the hashtag #CGScreative & #CGSphotochallenge so we’ll all know you’re joining us!
I also created a screensaver for your phone of the above prompts if you need a reminder, which you'll be sent when add your details below. I will be using the image as the lock screen on my phone to help me remember at a glance what the prompt is for the day.
Are you keen to get involved in this challenge, meet some lovely people and grow your Instagram following?
Drop me a comment below (or click here to send a ready made tweet with your followers and get more people to join the party) if you're looking forward to this photo challenge for the new month ahead, and if you're ready to grow your Instagram account with me!
I'm so excited to see you over on Instagram and support you in this fun photo adventure.
Here's to growing our Instagram accounts together!