I wasn't going to post because of clutter, however....Are there any guide lines on how the picture is taken? for example is the use of photoshop and other editing software allowed?
There was mention of not everyone having a wide lens thus giving some an advantage or extra avenues to explore. Does the same thing apply with flashes or filters?
I think it's fair to use whatever processing you can do with the camera itself; for example, change the photo to black and white, change EV (turn the exposure up or down a bit), maybe a little sharpening, some color balance, etc. And also of course to crop as you like, or apply the same effects with your software.
Heavy duty photoshopping should be off-limits.
Please do use all the lenses, flashes (speedlights), tripods or other gear that you need.