The contest is focused only on portraits of animals - you can upload photos of any animal, colored or black and white, wild or domesticated. Same as with portraits of people are the main emotions, so try to insert photos expressing the mood of the animal being photographed.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.
Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
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