Hey there folks, it's me, Duck. A new year of exciting photographic potential has dawned and I, like every one of you guys I'm sure, am really keen to make 2016 a banner year for my photographic efforts. This in mind, I would like to hear your opinions on one of the core rules of our assignments; any picture entered must have been taken during the assignment window. The reason we have this rule is that assignments are meant to motivate us to get out and take pictures within a given time in order to learn from the experience and be able to share and discuss what you've learnt with others carrying out the same assignment, and of course see how others interpret the same brief. What it seeks to avoid is people digging through their back catalogue of images and pulling out something shot potentially years ago, and not gaining anything from the experience of taking part in the assignment. The issues that this causes are 1: It can be hard to find time and opportunity to take pictures within the assignment window, more so now the posting period is 20 days. Some of the more specific subject can be particularly hard. 2: It can be frustrating to be in an ideal location to take photo's for an assignment, but a week or a day early. Last year @Chris posted a list of all upcoming assignments and we still have about 7 months left before a new one is needed. My question is, should assignments remain as they are with all photo's being shot within the window of the assignment, or should the window be expanded (within reason). We just want to get an idea of how everyone feels. It would be really great to get more involvement in the assignments this year - I know that in at least two of them there have been only two entries. Please share your thoughts and place your votes.