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message 1: by SRC Moderator (new)

SRC Moderator | 4347 comments Mod
It's time to starting thinking about the bonus themes for the next year of challenges. The moderators and task creators base some of the challenge's tasks on the bonus themes. Other tasks will be based on seasonal motifs and some will be added just for fun.

Bonus themes we've used so far include:

2010-2011 — Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa
2011-2012 — Earth, Fire, Wind/Air, and Water
2012-2013 — The Chinese Four Symbols
2013-2014 — A Year of Board Games
2014-2015 — Mythologies of the World - Classical, Asia, Nordic, Americas
2015-2016 — A Year of Art: Impressionist, Pop, Abstract, Folk
2016-2017 — Wonders of the World: Ancient, Modern, Medieval, Natural
2017-2018 — That's Entertainment!: Animals, Museums, Theatre, Recreation
2018-2019 - Characters: Heroes, Villains, Rogues, Damsels

These themes have brought extra inspiration to the SRC and have given us some really fun tasks. Ideally, the overall theme would be composed of 4 related components, but feel free to get creative and submit your ideas here! This thread will be open for ideas until September 30. A poll will then be created from the popular, workable ideas in order to select our next bonus themes. We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

message 2: by Laure (new)

Laure (goodreadscomlaure) | 460 comments What about ...

Universe: planets, suns, galaxies, black holes
Vegetal: flowers, trees, mushroom, ferns/grasses
Accommodation: skyscrapers, cottages, castles, caravans

Transport: trains, planes, automobiles, ... bikes
Fantasy: gnomes, fairies, elves and dwarves
Court: kings, queens, knights and princesses

Music: pop, rock, classic and traditional
Cinema: thrillers, romcoms, (period) dramas, biographies
Hot Drinks: tea, coffee, hot chocolate, grogs

Coasts: sand, rocks, estuaries, cliffs
Technology - Old and New: records, tapes, CDs, streams
Festivals: Christmas, Passover, Diwali and Eid ul-Fitr (breaking fast after Ramadan)
Food: meat, vegetables, fruit, dairy
Cakes: pastries, tarts, cakes, biscuits

message 3: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7514 comments Awards: book awards (i.e pulitzer); music awards (i.e. grammy's); movie awards (i.e. oscars); theatre (i.e. tony's)

message 4: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1467 comments Environments: Arctic, Desert, Ocean, Jungle
Cards: Diamonds, Hearts, Spades, Clubs
Earth domains: Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Biosphere
Game of Thrones: Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Targaryen

message 5: by TraceyL (new)

TraceyL | 789 comments Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Death, Pestilence

The Beatles: John, Paul, George, Ringo

Wizard of Oz: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion

Directions: North, South, East, West

Countries with the Largest Populations: China, India, United States, Indonesia

G4 Countries: Brazil, Germany, India, Japan

message 6: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 897 comments Circle of Life: Birth, Life, Death, Afterlife

People from the past: Pre-historic man, Vikings, Native Americans, Colonists

message 7: by Marie-Anne (last edited Sep 15, 2019 09:07AM) (new)

Marie-Anne | 592 comments - complementary colors: blue & yellow; red & cyan; green & magenta; and black & white to fill it out to 4.

- eras of geological time scale: Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic: for more info

- major area in sciences: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics

- 4 "extremity" areas on planet Earth: North pole, South pole, Pacific, Atlantic

- Women who changed the world (historical pre-1950 here, just a few from many) and their contributions: Marie Curie (1867-1934) - scientist; Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) mathematician and first computer program; Cleopatra (69BC - 30BC) queen of Egypt; Theodora (c497-548) empress of Byzantium;

-Women who changed the world (post-1950 here, just a few from many) and their contributions: Rosa Parks (1913-2005) - civil rights; Rosalind Franklin (1920-58) - DNA discovery; Wangaari Maathai ( 1940-2011): Kenyan environmentalist; Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) artist;

- Inventions that changed the world: top 4 from Famous Inventors: 1: Steam engine; 2: Wheel; 3: Printing press; 4: Computers

message 8: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3606 comments Dee wrote: "Awards: book awards (i.e pulitzer); music awards (i.e. grammy's); movie awards (i.e. oscars); theatre (i.e. tony's)"


message 9: by Donna (last edited Sep 15, 2019 11:21AM) (new)

Donna | 1110 comments Here are a couple of ideas:

Spending Time: Hobbies, Work, Relaxation, Fitness

Power of Words: Quotes, Lyrics, Slang, Jingles

Societies: Dystopian, Utopian, Metropolis, Rural

message 10: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 1024 comments Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin
Hogwarts mascots: lion, badger, raven, snake
Four geographical features: mountains, oceans, rivers, islands

message 11: by TraceyL (new)

TraceyL | 789 comments Hogwarts houses! Good idea Aprilleigh.

message 12: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 1024 comments I've got Hogwarts on the brain lately.

message 13: by Karen Michele (last edited Sep 19, 2019 01:41PM) (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1646 comments Here's one that just popped into my head:

Shapes and Lines

Linear (straight or curved: roads, railways, snakes)
Boxes (buildings, signs, containers)
Circles (baseballs, planets, sun, moon, faces)
Points (triangle, diamond, road signs, constellations, corners)

message 14: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 1646 comments Along the same theme:

Measure Up!


I also like the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones ideas!

message 15: by Zach (new)

Zach | 167 comments TV Genre's?

-- Reality/Game show/Docu
-- Drama/Serialized
-- Animation/Cartoons
-- Live/Current Events

message 16: by Zach (new)

Zach | 167 comments Double post, but another idea...

Invertebrates & Fish
Reptiles & Amphibians

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