Open to photographers with a gold or silver ranking. There are two other 'Flags' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Flags have many purposes. Countries, organisations and armed forces have flags that symbolise belonging, and a set of values, but which can also then be subverted for purposes of nationalism or protest. And flags are used for many practical purposes - on railways, at sea, and in many sports, for example. For the photographer they offer an often brightly coloured focal point for a scene, and can imbue an image with a strong narrative context.
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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