Challenges can be good. You get to learn something new, try out a new aspect of your hobby or craft, and the sense of accomplishment you feel after is second to none. When I develop marketing campaigns for ECHO (and my clients), I participate in a lot of challenges. It’s great for keeping my mind active, especially when it comes to creativity. Creativity is a gift, but like any tool, it needs exercise — a really good challenge can give you just that.
Whether you’re a creative type, a professional artist or wanna-be photographer, this daily photo challenge was made for you. Each daily challenge pushes you to try new ideas and techniques that you might not consider doing otherwise.
We’ve created this February Creative Challenge to help boost your creativity and skills. All of the prompts for this month are specific yet general, allowing you to add your own twist. We hope you enjoy this quest to stretch your skills – it’s yours to interpret in the way that most interests you.
If you want to take part, join us on the ECHO Recovery Instagram and use the tag #ECHOChallenge to be featured on our page. Now have fun!
ECHO’s February Creative Challenge
Day 1: Nature
The phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.
Day 2: Hopeful
Feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.
Day 3: Work
An activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something
Day 4: Bright
Giving out or reflecting a lot of light; shining.
Day 5: Color
The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.
Day 6: Magic
The power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.
Day 7: My Drink
A liquid safe for swallowing.
Day 8: Word
A single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.
Day 9: Art
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Day 10: Above Me
In or to a higher place than.
Day 11: Kindness
The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Day 12: Flashback Friday
A social media phenomenon in which older pictures (such as childhood photos) are posted on Friday with the phrase (often abbreviated “FBF”) as an accompanying hashtag or caption.
Day 13: Small
Having comparatively little size or slight dimensions.
Day 14: Love
An intense feeling of deep affection.
Day 15: Books
A set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory.
Day 16: Light
Something that makes things visible or affords illumination.
Day 17: Silly
Having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish.
Day 18: Under
In or into a position below or beneath something
Day 19: Water
A colorless, transparent, odorless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.
Day 20: Story
An account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.
Day 21: Mood
A temporary state of mind or feeling.
Day 22: Together
With or in proximity to another person or people.
Day 23: Dreamy
Pleasantly abstracted from immediate reality.
Day 24: Food
Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.
Day 25: Movement
An act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.
Day 26: Fri-yay!
A combination of Friday and YAY!, typically to indicate excitement about said Friday.
Day 27: Night
The time of darkness between one day and the next.
Day 28: Creative
Relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
A Month of Creativity
This creative challenge is a great way to push yourself to think of the world just a little differently. Try to expand the boundaries of your comfort zone. The more time you invest in telling a story, the better it is. The best artists produce work that makes people stop and think.
Feel free to start this challenge at any time. This is something you can start today and even repeat each month if you would like.
What happens if I can’t finish the full February photo challenge?
Nothing, don’t worry! Even if you only do only a few days you are still a few days closer to beautiful photos and creative inspiration than you were before you started.
What hashtag should I use for the 30 day photo challenge?
We can’t wait to see your photos!
Owner and CEO at Eminent SEO in Mesa, Arizona. My agency offers an array of website and marketing services to brands across the US. After years of doing addiction treatment marketing, I was asked to become a member of the ECHO Foundation Board in order to use my skills to help spread this very important mission and message. I have researched, studied and written content on mental health, substance use disorders, treatment and recovery tools since 2005. As an artist myself, I enjoy sharing ideas and information on how art can heal. I now advocate to help end the stigma around substance use disorder and look for more ways to share how art can help those who are in recovery, or simply looking for ways art can help with your mental health.