Activities Competitions

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Poonam @positive_rays

A brand new year awaits us, with a whole new set of 365 days to write new chapters in our lives. The time has come to look back, not with regret but with a sense of renewed enthusiasm to make our incomplete dreams true. But for this we all need the right inspiration and nurturing. So Team TUB came up with the theme- New Hopes for a New Beginning as the competition for the last month of 2017, to inspire everyone as we step into a new year.

All photographers, writers and artistes were invited to submit their interpretation of the theme in their work, with the special hashtag #newhopeswithtub by 26th December.

Details:

ACTIVITY PERIOD: 14TH DECEMBER TO 25TH DECEMBER

UPLOADS TO BE MADE ON OUR FACEBOOK GROUP AND ALSO ON INSTAGRAM WITH THE HASHTAGS #theuncommonbox #newhopeswithtub

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

RULES:

Inviting all photographers to upload any number of images on the theme New Beginnings. But only one picture will go up per photographer for final round of selection.

The photographs must clearly convey the theme of the activity.

Every image must be accompanied by a brief caption of maximum 150 words.

The images must be uploaded with our hashtags #theuncommonbox #newhopeswithtub

 

 

WRITING:

Inviting all writers of poems and prose to participate in the writing challenge themed NEW BEGINNINGS.

PROSE:

 Writers are invited to frame nano tales of upto 25 words on the theme of new beginnings.

You may or may not use the words in the theme but the subject has to be on the theme.

Contributions in Hindi are also invited.

 The posts must be uploaded with our hashtags #theuncommonbox #newhopeswithtub

 

POEMS:

Poets can compose upto 20 lines on the theme.

You may or may not use the words in the theme but the subject has to be on the theme.

Contributions in Hindi are also invited.

 The posts must be uploaded with our hashtags #theuncommonbox #newhopeswithtub

 

ARTWORK

Inviting all artistes to post artwork in any medium- sketching, painting, doodling, cartooning, based on the theme New Beginnings.

Every image must be accompanied by a brief caption of maximum 150 words.

The images must be uploaded with our hashtags #theuncommonbox #newhopeswithtub

 

The response was warm and exceptionally good in terms of quality content.

Team TUB has decided to feature the best submissions on this hashtag on the website in this special feature.

“On this note, we would like to congratulate the selected winners whose entries have been featured here. Each of these posts carries depth of meaning and commendable skill. They well deserve the spotlight. A special word of gratitude to all our participants as well for supporting this initiative with their enthusiasm.”

 

#1 RASHMI @rashmi.mn

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Rashmi @rashmii.mn

This beautiful post by @rashmi.mn says so much poignantly. The message in a bottle is like a life lesson for us in the new year, that, Every great relationship starts with a simple “hi”..

It’s not whom you have known for long.. it’s about who walked in and said “I am here for you.. and proved it”

True words indeed to remember while sorting out our thoughts about people in our lives, in the new year.

 

#2 @aj_impressions

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
@aj_impressions

Photographer and poet @aj_impressions created this heart-warming post that not only speaks of reality but also of dreams for the future. The narration, written from the perspective of a young balloon seller, exudes positivity amidst the bleakness of the existence of the have-nots in our society. In spite of the many obvious disadvantages he is surrounded by, the balloon seller refuses to yield to despair and looks forward to the future with quiet courage and hope. Indeed an inspiring post for 2018!

मैं आया तेरे द्वारे,

लेकर कुछ गुब्बारे,

कुछ सपने रंग-बिरंगे,

कुछ खुशियों के फव्वारे,

कीमत इनकी देकर तुम,

खरीद लो इनको मुझसे,

बदले में दो रोटी का मोल,

मिलेगा मुझको जो तुमसे,

कुछ मुझमें खुद्दारी है,

कुछ मुझमें लाचारी है,

स्वार्थ है सबका सबसे यहाँ,

इसके आगे क़िस्मत हारी है,

छोड़ो ये सब व्यर्थ की बातें,

रोकर के कुछ मिलना नही,

जब तक सांस है इन गुब्बारों सी,

उड़ना हमें है, गिरना नही…

~AJ

 

#3 Chandrashila Bhattacharya @chandrashila_b

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Chandrashila Bhattacharya @chandrashila_b

A simple bloom in one winter morning filled @chandrashila_b with thoughts of new hopes for the new beginning. The beauty of this flower maybe simple but it is proof that there is much beauty out there in this world, if only we had eyes to see. Let that be our new year resolve then. Isn’t it?

 

#4 Jen Maria @mariaaa_jenn

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Jen Maria @mariaaa_jenn

@mariaaa_jenn has beautiful wishes for everyone in the New Year. She writes,

‘Stepping into the New Year with loads of curiosity and surrounded by a sea full of questions!!! The Sky touches the Sea and reflects the Sunset, reminding us that it’s another opportunity for us to RESET.”

Thank God Almighty for all good endings and Trust the MAGIC of Beginnings as it invents the NEWNESS in you.

More Adventures, Meeting with New People, Learning New things and Growing with Positive Energy.

Its Moments like these we live for and let’s make every moment Memorable in the NEW BEGINNING.

Such thoughts and wishes are all one needs in the New Year!

 

#5 @the_explorer_eye

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
@the_explorer_eye

The starkness of this monochrome by @the_explorer_eye enhances the powerful message it carries in the caption,

Little by little

Day by day

I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower. Strong enough to rise again after being trampled upon,tough enough to weather the worst of the summer storms, and able to grow and flourish even in the most broken places.

~nikita .

The smallest things warm the love 💚.

 

#6 Tejal @cam.o.flage

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Tejal @cam.o.flage

@cam.o.flage has wise words for us – ‘He may not be the one that puts presents under the tree, but his spirit works through us each time we give freely without expectation and each time we spread joy , love and light 😇’

The notion of Santa Claus is one we have been brought up on for generations. We may have outgrown him but what we need to realize is that he lives through our unconditional love and ability to spread joy around us.

 

#7 Rahul Thakur @khota_sikka

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Rahul Thakur @khota_sikka

@khota_sikka puts across his message with commendable clarity

It’s not the people around us who dump us aside and make us feel lonely, it’s us who did it to ourselves. In fact, we start abusing ourselves for not being the one to fit among them (WRONG!). There are billions of people living around us and we consider ourselves lonely only when a few of them dump us aside?!

No, that’s not gonna happen. And if we are the ones already suffering, come-on, we have ability to rebuild ourselves, make ourselves more productive and strong. So, let’s do it before we spoil another year feeling lonely and dumped. Let’s recreate ourselves to relive that beautiful life again. Let’s live with a new US!

That the image of a rundown vehicle can be such a glorious message of hope, is indeed proved by this inspiring post. Well done Rahul!

 

#8 @haveumettej

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
@haveumettej

@haveumettej asks simply ,‘NEW BEGINNINGS…. What’s stopping you…..that’s right …nothing …. be the change for yourself and as they say . It all starts with one step… try not to hold on …move on and achieve greater heights…’

Nothing could be put more simply and directly than this. The lovely image of the foot, is a  symbol for stepping forward with determination and guts towards the new year.

 

#9 Priyanka @_piku_

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Priyanka @_piku_

This portrait of the artisan by @_piku_ symbolises creativity. Let 2018 be the year for expressing our creativity and for giving voice to our inner most passion. Let the year be a new beginning for our creative pursuits.

 

#10 Aayush Kapoor @theclickosaurus

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Aayush Kapoor @theclickosaurus

More and more girls are going to school, and more and more are getting an education.

We can do more, yes we can do more for our girls. Thanks to the tth team for not just giving commodity but giving time, expertise and love.Practice giving things away.

The post sends out a strong social message of the need to educate as many girls as possible. New Year resolutions need not be personal, they also should have a social angle to them.

 

#11 Ipsita Roy @ipsita_roy00

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Ipsita Roy @ipsita_roy00

The first steps a bride takes towards her new life, symbolise the new beginnings that await her. Life has many such starting points – let the new year be one such for all of us. This beautiful capture by @ipsita_roy00 gives us much food for thought – doesn’t it?

 

#12 Qasim @roohdaar

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Writeup by @roohdaar
Art : @pride_nyasha

This strong assertion of beginning from the ashes of the past, reminds us of the phoenix. An extremely powerful post!

 

#13 Sohini [email protected]

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Sohini Karnad @the.pensive.pen

A touching nano tale about a new start-

For the love of learning . .

This a story of an illiterate woman seeking a new lease of life by learning to read and write from her child. It also addresses her silent rebellion against a patriarchal society, where women are not allowed to study much.

 

#14 Manjunath Pandian @mpixl

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Manjunath Pandian @mpixl

This cute portrait of the little boy, symbolises the New year that is waiting for us with fresh opportunities and joys. We should embrace them all!

 

#15 Rubi Ghosh

New Hopes For A New Beginning : The Uncommon Box December Competition Result
Rubi Ghosh

Rubi’s entry sums up the theme for this year end activity so well-

This artwork symbolizes the new beginning through a pregnant lady carrying two children, one in her arms and another in her womb.

Birth of a child is a new beginning…

for a woman as a mother…

for a man as a father and for siblings as a brother or sister. Let us welcome the new life, new hope, new smile and the new beginning.

The sheer talent and creativity expressed in each of these posts indicate how incredible their creators are. We commend them heartily for their participation.

 

On this note, Team Uncommon Box wishes you an awesome 2018, with the fulfilment of your dreams and let us continue this lovely connect we have between you and us at The Uncommon Box.

Do let us know your feedback on the post.



Do you wish to be connected with this forum?? Mail us at [email protected] or use the Submit Your Story option on the website.



👉 Follow us @theuncommonbox and hashtag us #theuncommonbox on your uploads to be specially featured on our community on Instagram and on Facebook Group and Facebook Page.

👉 Our platform curates quality content from all genres of creativity – we invite writersartistsfashion followersstylistsphotographersperformance artistsbloggerslifestylistsFood Lovers – anyone with a passion for making their dreams come true. We are a forum sincerely dedicated to the promotion of all spheres of creativity. You can be a professional or an amateur – you can be anyone starting your hobby afresh! All that matters is your creative spark! So join us today and live the Uncommon life!



 

Add a Comment

comments

About the author

Team TUB

Team TUB

The Uncommon Box (TUB), is a pannier with uncommon treasures from our very own common surroundings. Everything in this world is unique in its own way; it's just the matter of realizing and appreciating it. We are here with our thoughts which have been gathered from the common lives we are living. We believe in the special or uncommon that remains undiscovered or unnoticed in our routine hectic life. The aim of this community is to ‘be uncommon and do uncommon!’

About the author

Preeti Roy Choudhury

Preeti Roy Choudhury

Admin & Content Developer

Educator, author, seeker, mind-traveller, photo-enthusiast. She finds herself in Sufi poetry and as well as behind the lens of her camera.

Author and curator of Soul City- a book on the Inside stories of Calcutta, she is also a published poet. Music is soul food to her.

Poll

Can woman can live on her own without a partner in her life?

The Uncommon Box Facebook Group

Topics

Howdy,
Please go to Appearance >> Widgets to add more useful widgets into WPASB Sidebar.