First, thanks for all the wonderful submissions—the Your Shot community has really inspired me to get after it, and it's been an amazing experience going through all the photos that were submitted. I've loved seeing the many different perspectives on the idea of Spontaneous Adventure and feel like I've been around the world a few times.
It was difficult to choose the standout photos because there were just so many great images and great concepts. But there was one image in particular that really captured the essence of the assignment and in our opinion deserves first prize: “A Child’s Delight” by Steve Demeranville.
Just because the assignment is over doesn't mean the learning ends. If you keep up the philosophy of spontaneity, then growing and learning within the photography realm will never stop. Continue to go out there on your own personal assignments and take those risks, force yourself out of your comfort zone—it's worth it in the end.
I hope that this experience has helped you become a better photographer or at least look at shooting in a different way.