As nature renews itself each year, buds are the first signs of the colour and life that are about to brighten the land again. Buds are less obvious subjects for the photographer, and more of a challenge to turn into impressive images than the leaves and flowers that they are hiding in their compact forms.
Our Ranked Contests are a chance for the Photocrowd community to compete alongside other photographers of a similar leaderboard ranking to themselves. There are 3 with the same theme running at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250 (Black, Gold and Silver); photographers ranked 251-1000 (Bronze); and photographers ranked 1001+ (Green). They are crowd-rated only, and carry additional (1.5x) ranking points.
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.
For a more detailed explanation of how rating works, see our FAQs