Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!
As promised earlier, I am excited to come up with a brand new, special photo contest for you today. As the title of the post suggests, the theme of this photo contest is YOUR HOMETOWN and the prize pool is 30 Hive that will be shared by 3 winners :)
If you want to participate in this photo contest, please read the following rules and recommendations.
1) Submit your entry in the comment section below. There is no need to create a separate post but if you still want to do that, please remember to submit the entry here in the comments too.
2) The entry must include one photo and a description of at least 50 words (in English). The photo must be yours and taken in your hometown (whether it´s a big city or a small village, it doesn´t matter as long as it´s a place that you consider your hometown). In the description, you can write about what your photo depicts or just generally about the town itself.
3) You can start submitting your entries from now for 7 days until the payout of the post. Then, I will make a summary post with all the valid entries and the community (not me this time!) will have another 7 days to vote and pick the winners who will share the prize pool. The first place gets 15 Hive, the second place gets 10 Hive and the third place gets 5 Hive.
As usually in my contests, upvoting and sharing the post is not mandatory but any support will be highly appreciated as I am funding the prize pool from my own pocket (also as usually).
Now as a little inspiration for you guys, I am going to share a bunch of photos that I took in my hometown, the beautiful Czech city of Opava and add a few lines about it below.
Home to almost 60,000 people, Opava is currently the 15th largest city in the Czech Republic. It´s located in the eastern part of the country (very close to the borders with Poland) in the historical region known as Czech Silesia of which Opava was the capital city. With its origins dating back to as early as the 12th century, Opava is a historical city and an important cultural, economical and political center of the area. Until the Second World War, Opava was considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country as it was full of impressive architectural pieces dating back to various centuries and architectural styles. During the war, however, the city was badly damaged with as much as 83% of all the buildings being destroyed. Yet, some of the landmarks survived and some were reconstructed so even today, Opava is still a charming city that has a lot to offer to its visitors. My photos feature mostly local architecture but the city is also known for a number of beautiful parks and gardens so the urban landscape is nicely balanced and enjoyable. Come to see for yourself :)
So that´s it for my own hometown and now I am looking forward to seeing yours guys! Good luck everyone and have fun while working on your entries :)