Competition : Inspirational desktop wallpaper


Basic Flickr ToolsNo matter what form of strength training you're in to, the right image can take you one step closer to your next PR. This competition gives you a chance to show off your favourite photo or illustration - whether it's an image of a world record deadlift, one of your own PRs or simply something that makes you want to go and lift heavy things.

To enter, just upload a photo or illustration (one of yours, of course); and get ready to vote on the entries when the competition ends in mid-March. The top 10 or so will be made into desktop wallpapers of various sizes; ready for your downloading pleasure.

How to submit an entry

Submitting your entry couldn't be easier. Simply :

NB : If this is your first time using Flickr, don't worry - it's free, quick and easy.

How long have I got?

Entries close at the end of March 15th. Of course, you can join the Flickr group at any time - there are always some great photos in there.


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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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