The "Newbie of the Month" is meant to help new member on GuruShots see how things work.
These members can join the challenge and continue to join any other open challenge.
Because of that, they can move to higher status level.
For example, a new member who has just joined GuruShots (and the 'Newbie' challenge) can be in 16 challenges within the hour.
It's possible to reach 'Challenger' status within 48 hours if you join three challenges which are about to end.
All you need is to you reach 'Premier' level in all of them (600 points each, 3xPremier level achievement and Successful Swaps).