In today's contest, we are going to think outside the box. Photography, or any art form, remains a subjective discipline.
As Pablo Picasso once said:
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
In this context, the quote means that, in order to be different from the majority of photographers, in order to create your own unique style, you need to first thoroughly understand the rules that govern the art of photography. Only by knowing the rules, you can effectively break them and take creative shots that nobody else thought of.
But what rules are we talking about here? There are dozens. Don't cut off limbs, the rule of thirds, symmetry, the rule of odds, making sure the frame is filled and you have the subject focused, having negative space, ... And many more.
Put your thinking hat on and get creative! Ignore the rules, do what you consider to be optimal!