To score well in the assigned subject category, the assigned subject should be the obvious center of interest within the image. Images where the assigned subject is a minor aspect of the composition historically do not receive high scores.
The Assigned Subject Competitions for the 2012-2013 season are:
Street Photography is a method of photography capturing people or places in a public domain, usually in an urban setting, in a candid and spontaneous manner. Street photographs are not posed, but rather instantaneous renderings often telling a story or showing a gesture or situation characteristic of urban life in an interesting way. Street photographs may be in color or monotone.
Macro Photography -- NO FLOWERS, NO BIRDS, NO INSECTS
This assigned subject if for extreme close-up photography. Please create images using subjects other than flowers (anything botanical), birds, and insects. You're only limited by your own imagination. Have fun!