Album Cover Challenge 140 is underway

October 19th, 2022
Many thanks to John @johnmaguire for hosting the previous round. It was my honour to have my image selected and it now falls to me to host the next round.

This is a fun challenge that combines a bit of luck with the creative talent of the person who draws the random quote and article.

Now let's get Album Cover Challenge 140 started.

The rules for the challenge are as follows:

1. Go to the Wikipedia website’s main page. The title of the “Featured Article” for the day is the name of your artist:

2. For your album title, go to and choose "Random Quotes" from the left menu. Scroll down to the end of the page. The last 4 to 6 words of any of the three last quotes on the page is the title of your album (whichever you think would go with your band or artist).

3. Please enter your artist and title in a comment box below so we all know what you are up against!

4. Next, find or take a photo (photos) of yours that fits the album name and artist(s). The cover can be made up of one single shot or an edit with multiple layers, and so on. The processing options are limitless, but don’t forget to crop your album cover into a square format though!

5. You can use your favourite editing programme to create your cover. You can use any image of yours for the album, old or new, but you must use your own images and do all your processing for the cover during the timeframe of the challenge.

6. If editing with software isn’t your thing you could create something manually – e.g. a collage or montage including text cut from a newspaper or magazine – and take a photo of that. Just remember the SQUARE crop.

7. You can enter multiple times but only one album cover will be chosen per photographer.

8. Tag your entries albumcoverchallenge140
Entries can be seen here:

In addition to tagging your image, you can post your album to this thread, too. It’s always fun to see what others are coming up with and just may inspire others to enter.

To post a photo on this thread:

1) Go to your page that has the photo you would like to post.
2) Click on the arrow below your picture.
3) Find the 'Embed Code' box and right click on it to copy it, and then paste it to this thread.

Album Cover Challenge 140 begins on 18th October and ends at midnight (in your time zone) on Sunday, 20th November. Finalists will then be chosen and the list for voting will be posted, the winner being announced after the vote is completed.

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To view submissions from previous challenges, search for album cover challenge, or click on this link to see entries for the last challenge -

As in the last round, it’s been suggested that, if the first selection of artist title and album title are too out there for you to work with, try one more time for another combination.

This challenge is fun but really “challenging“ with combination of given square format, unpredictable name and topic and of course processing/editing requirements. I look forward to seeing the results of your creativity.

Good luck to everyone and enjoy the challenge.
October 19th, 2022
@farmreporter A heads up for the S**T list Wendy. Thanks for all you do.
October 19th, 2022
Perhaps I will find some time...
Yusuf I (of Granada)
To be claimed as a good, though in an improper style, is at least better than being rejected as no good at all (Jane Austen).
October 19th, 2022
artist=Kosmos 487 ( a Soviet sattelite)

album= tomorrow which I never saw before.

The world is not yet exhaused; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
October 20th, 2022
Chris - Nov. 19th is Saturday.
Did you want the challenge to end on Saturday, 19th or Sunday, 20th?
just caught it when doing the SH*T list.
October 20th, 2022
I think Sunday the 20th. I’ll correct it now. Thanks Wendy
November 21st, 2022
The instructions have lately somehow gotten off kilter from what it had been. For the artist’s name, folks should choose Random and see what comes up. If you just go with the Featured Article for the day you could have a number of folks with the same artist. Or am I missing something new that has been agreed on?
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