I love Instagram. It’s so much fun to see the beautiful images come up on my feed, and to find new people to follow. I’ve had Instagram followers turn into friendships, which is so awesome. It’s pretty amazing how connections can be made over what essentially boils down to some pixels and WiFi!
On that note, I am thrilled to announce that I am partnering with The Lovers, The Dreamers and You to start a new creative challenge: The TLTDAY Top 10 Challenge on Instagram!
Since this is the first time we’ve created our own Instagram challenge, we’re starting with baby steps: a 10 day Instagram challenge right in the middle of March! The focus is creativity and the arts, and it’s going to be FUN!
Please put your Instagram name in the comments if you want to join in, so we can follow you and others can follow you, too!
Use the hashtag #top10challenge so everyone can find you! Show us your creativity… anything goes! Oh, and there’s a prize too!
Read on for more details and how to get in on the fun!
March 13: Very Superstitious
Inspired by a favourite song by Stevie Wonder, since we’re starting on Friday the 13th, show us something superstitious. Rituals, your rehearsal process, ghosts, a lucky talisman…
March 14: Inspiring Words
Stories, monologues, speeches… what gets your mojo flowing?
March 15: Lights, Camera, Acting!
We’re leaving this one intentionally vague. Show us what you can do!
March 16: Play It, Sam
Share your favourite play or film, maybe a quote… or misquote!
March 17: Your Lucky Charm
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s share the luck o’ the Irish! Share something lucky! Could be an object, a person, a place… bonus points if it’s green!
March 18: Something To Fight For!
Put up your dukes! Show us something worth fighting for. A cause, a friend, a role, or even a real (or “reel”) life fight!
March 19: And The Award Goes To…
Share your favourite actor/actress/performer, living or not, award-winning or not! Why are they your favourite, and what award should they win?
March 20: Dress Rehearsal
Time to put on your best dress! Show us your costumes, dress up, cosplay… let’s see those fancy pants!
March 21: Sing! Sing A Song!
Today’s all about music. Show us your favourite singer, lyrics from your favourite song, images from your favourite musical… or get brave and make us a video of you singing or playing music!
March 22: Closing Night
Party time… it’s a celebration! In honour of Kerry’s birthday, let’s throw an Insta-party! Confetti, tunes and party hats are HIGHLY encouraged!
How do I get in on the fun?
You should definitely save the image above — or like it on Instagram (follow me at @kerryhishon and The Lovers, The Dreamers and You at @tltday) — so you have a reminder of the prompts. Then use the prompts to inspire you! Take photos, upload them to Instagram, and be sure to tag them with #top10challenge! If you’re not on Instagram, then join in the fun on Twitter! (I’m @kerryhishon there too, and be sure to like @LoversDreamersU while you’re at it!)
How do I get the most out of this experience?
You will get so much out of the #top10challenge if you reach out to others participating: like and comment on their pictures, and add them as friends! Write something meaningful as your caption too. Share your creativity with images AND words!
What if I miss a day?
No worries! Just catch up whenever you can.
Can I post the challenge graphic on my Instagram?
Yes, of course! That way you’ll have it to refer back to. Don’t forget the hashtag!
Did you say something about a prize?
Yessir! We will be awarding a special surprise prize (ha ha!) to one of our favourite photos during the #top10challenge! The prize winner will be chosen at the end of the challenge, and eligibility is worldwide. The more photos you post, the better chance you have of winning!
PS: Check out my most recent Instagram challenge photos, from Veronica Varlow’s #dangerdiarychallenge: