We like to parcel up our land, delineate it, and allow or forbid access. And that’s where gates, and their gateways come in. From the battered farm gates that are hanging off their hinges, to gilded creations that front palaces, gates pepper our world with constant reminders of the boundaries that surround us. For the purposes of remaining on brief, a gate is defined as ‘a hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge’ and a gateway as ‘an opening that can be closed by a gate’.
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