From February through to December - here are 2012's monthly themes. So now you have no excuse for being unprepared.
See the finalists here along with judge Natalie Mayer's comments on the winning and runners up shots
People really got behind this month's theme with some superb shots covering wildlife around the world - some rather too close for comfort ...
From windswept Canadian plains, to a storm in Mauritius, Mother Nature in all her fimery was captured in April's comp with great results
Stray dogs, favelas, New Year's Eve in Sydney, row upon row of commuter bicycles: snappers picked up on all aspects of urban living
Shots this month included random caravans in fields, religious festivals in India and a pensive chameleon in the Masai Mara
Steam trains and hot air balloons, huskies and bicycles: pretty much every form a transportation was covered in this month's comp
Loved it! Turns out there are some spectacular landscape photographers who read Been there. From Wadi Rum to Afghanistan these images capture the world in widescreen
Without a doubt the toughest theme of the year so far. From greeting newborns to greeting the Tube, there were some original interpretations
A really tricky theme to capture without cliche. But snappers did exceptionally well in pinning down those gentle moments at the start and end of the day
We got monkeys looking lonely, hikers under a cloud and stilt fishermen facing a storm. Really creative takes on this theme - well worth a browse