Open to photographers with a gold or silver ranking. There are two other 'Smile!' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Smiling for a camera is such a default position – a natural response. Why, then, is it such a difficult thing to do? Asking someone to smile is asking them to imitate a normally spontaneous, natural reaction. It’s little surprise, then, that the result can be less than convincing. Use your ingenuity to capture a genuine smile for this contest.
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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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