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We have decided that it would benefit us (and you!) if you knew a bit more about how Challenges for Days works.  We publish our lists as soon as we can.  The volunteers who run Challenges for Days are located all over the world, as are the challenges that are listed.  We do the best job possible to ensure every challenge is updated and listed in a timely manner.  Rarely, a challenge that actually begins on one day will update at an inconvenient time for the volunteer running that list, so we have placed it on the list for the day after.

THE ACTUAL LISTINGS

This is what a listing looks like:

ABCD CAS Challenge - Open, OE9, T4, SW (no prize) - (#388914)
                   Clean and Simple
This is what everything means, shown in relevant colors to above:

Challenge Name – Our Codes (found at the side of the blog) - (challenge number, if any)                    Challenge Theme

The challenges are listed on 8 different posts; there are 7 different "DAY" lists {these lists are updated WEEKLY} and 1 "BY DATE. not DAY" list.  The largest list we have is our Date not Day list, which lists challenges that begin on a specific DATE each month rather than a specific DAY.   This list is NOT updated daily.  If your challenge begins on specific DATE of the month, that is where you will find your listing.  If your challenge begins on a Thursday (regardless of which Thursday in the month), your challenge will be listed on the Challenges for Days Thursday List (daily list.)

For example:
First you will see a Daily List, then the By Date, not Day list.  These are EXAMPLES only and are subject to change without notice.

This is a DAILY LIST – these are updated each day of the week for challenges which always begin on a specific DAY, i.e., Sunday.
It begins with the challenges that are run WEEKLY and they are listed alphabetically.

Weekly ß--- this indicates that the weekly challenges begin below
The Challenge Name - Open, OE9, T4, SW(no prize) - (#388914)
                   The Challenge Theme {if this is a sketch, picture, tic-tac-toe, etc., a photo will be listed at the end of the list}
The Challenge Name - Open, JFF -  (#5015) 
                    Picture Inspiration (see below)
The Challenge Name - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW - 
                   The Challenge Theme

Fortnightly/2 Weeks ß--- this indicates that the 2 week challenges begin below and they are listed alphabetically
The Challenge Name Open, E3, T3 + special mentions - W1 of 2 - ß Which week of the 2 weeks the challenge is in (#Challenge Number)
                   The Challenge Theme + DT call (occasionally, we will list if there is a DT – Design Team – Call)
The Challenge Name - Open, Must Include (will show if there is something that MUST be included), E3, T3, RW & Top 3 - What Week - (#Challenge Number)
                    Sketch (see below)
The Challenge Name - Open, E2, SW, T3 - What Week - (#Challenge Number)
                    Anything Goes
                     Occasionally there is an additional theme

Monthly
ß--- this indicates the monthly challenges which always start on the same day of the week, i.e Sunday, begin below and they are listed alphabetically
The Challenge Name - Open, MUST Be Christmas, T3, RW - MONTH
                   The Challenge Theme
The Challenge Name - Open, T3, RW - MONTH
                    The Challenge Theme
The Challenge Name   Open, E3, OEU - MONTH
                   The Challenge Theme

Starts 2nd Wednesday of the Month 
The Challenge Name - Open, E2, T3 - MONTH
                    The Challenge Theme

Images, Sketches, Photo Inspirations
ß photos, etc. begin. The inspiration for the challenges are in the same alphabetical and categorical order as above.

Weekly

The Challenge Name (and hyperlink)



Fortnightly/Two Weekly

The Challenge Name (and hyperlink)

If you run a challenge we don’t list, or know of one we don’t currently list, please email us at ChallengesForDays(at)yahoo(dot)com. 

If you have any questions regarding our lists, or you’d like to volunteer to help out, feel free to leave a comment or email us at ChallengesForDays(at)yahoo (dot)com. 

THE "BY DATE, NOT DAY" LIST

The "By Date, not Day" list can be our most confusing list. It is a VERY large list and to make it easier to update, we have broken the list into many categories. This list is NOT updated daily.  Typically, the By Date, not Day list is updated 4 times a month.  However, new challenges can be added at any time.  The first challenges on the list are the ones that begin on the 1st of the month and run for 2 weeks.  Next, you will find the challenges that begin on the 1st but run 3 weeks, and after that, the ones which run for the entire month.  After the challenges that begin on the 1st of the month and run until the end of the month, the process begins again with the challenges that begin on the 2nd  day of the month, and so on. 

The By Date, not Day lists the challenges something like this:
STARTING DATE: 1st 
·         Challenges that run from the 1st for 2 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 1st for 3 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 1st until the End of the Month

STARTING DATE: 2nd
·         Challenges that run from the 2nd for 2 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 2nd  for 3 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 2nd until the End of the Month

STARTING DATE: 3rd
·         Challenges that run from the 3rd  for 2 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 3rd  for 3 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 3rd  until the End of the Month

There will be dates of the month in which no challenges begin

STARTING DATE: 5th
·         Challenges that run from the 5th for 2 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 5th for 3 weeks
·         Challenges that run from the 5th until the End of the Month

All of the same “rules” apply; there will be occasional DT calls, Picture Inspirations, and other additions.  However, you will be told where to find pictures and whatnot.
Challenges By Date, Not Day List

1st  ß---  DAY OF THE MONTH the challenge begins
2 Weeks – How long the challenge runs  ** Challenges listed HERE begin on the FIRST and run 2 weeks
The Challenge Name  - Open, E3, 3RW - 2W - (#382865)
                    See below for 15th <- This tells you the challenge is changing and to look below at the category for the 15th
The Challenge Name  - Open, MU Dies, E3, T3, RW - 2W - (#7804)
                    See below for 15th

3 Weeks  - How long the challenge runs  ** Challenges listed HERE begin on the FIRST and run for 3 weeks
The Challenge Name  - MU CAS Mixed Media, Use All 3 Elements - 3W  
                    Element 1: Stamping
                     Element 2: Color Your Image
                     Element 3: Use Brown

Monthly - How long the challenge runs   ** Challenges listed HERE begin on the FIRST and run until the end of the month
The Challenge Name  - Open, E3, RW, DT Favs - M - (#153668)
                    Always Anything Goes But MUST have a Frog

2nd ß---  DAY OF THE MONTH the challenge begins ** Challenges listed HERE begin on the SECOND and run 2 weeks
2 Weeks
The Challenge Name - Facebook (Challenge is run on Facebook) - Open, Top Picks, SW 
                   See Facebook Group for Challenge details

Monthly ** Challenges listed HERE begin on the SECOND and run until the end of the month
The Challenge Name  - Open, SW, DT Favs - M -
                    Challenge Theme

NOTE: The two largest categories on the By Date, not Day list are on the 1st and again on the 15th of each month and they are updated on those dates. 

If you run a challenge we don’t list, or know of one we don’t currently list, please email us at janesgrapevine@yahoo.co.uk . 

If you have any questions regarding our lists, or you’d like to volunteer to help out, feel free to leave it as a comment or email us at  janesgrapevine@yahoo.co.uk . 

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