free entry
ranked contest (1-250)
expert judged only
3x ranking points
Trevor Cole

The Rule of Thirds

In association with Photocrowd

Open Judging Results

This contest is open to photographers ranked between 1 and 250 in this week’s Leaderboard.

This most well known of compositional guides can be useful to have in the back of your mind when the camera is to your eye, or you’re cropping an image. But it is as often broken as it is adhered to, and in breaking it there can be some more dramatic shots to be had. That said, this contest is designed for photos that do conform to the rule of thirds - having a prominent vertical or horizontal feature about a third of the way into the frame, which can produce a pleasing and well balanced feel. Any subjects are welcome.

Ranked Contests are a weekly chance to compete alongside photographers of a similar Leaderboard ranking. Three contests with the same theme run at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250; 251-1000; and 1001+. They open Saturday morning after that week’s leaderboard has been updated, and are open for 5 days. They are Premium Contests, Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote, so are worth 3x the standard ranking points.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
23 March 2023

23 March 2023 to 31 March 2023

Winners announced
31 March 2023

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