Competition :: Architectural Photography :: Due Monday, August 31

Amateur photographers: Display your talent by entering your best shot in RAW's monthly photo contest. Everyone votes for their favorites, a professional photographer makes the final choices, and the top three win cold, hard cash: $100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third.

This month's theme is architecture.

1. The photos entered in the contest must be of a human-made structure - no natural architecture, no matter how stunning the Cliffs of Moher may be.
2. You have to take the photo in August of 2009. Make sure your camera's date and time settings are correct.

Other than that, anything goes. Your shots can be of interior or exterior architecture. Shoot old buildings or new buildings, commercial, industrial, houses, bridges, signs, fences, staircases, ceilings, arches, courtyards, public squares, fountains, statues.

Take landscapes that put the architecture in a large context, or close-ups of one small but fascinating detail. Shoot wide-angle or tight.

Include people for perspective or explanation, or not.

Shoot during the day or at night. Experiment with lighting and shadows - both can lend drama to architecture.

To enter, follow the guidelines at RAW Contests.