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1. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I uploaded my photos to Urban Competition (checked up after uploading, they were appear)
and they are not in the list for voiting

why that?


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5701 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Since there's always a really large number of photos submitted for the monthly competitions, a first selection stage exists to decide which photos appear on the voting page. If there were to be too many photos there, very few voters would be likely to take the trouble to look at them all. (We had that problem with the first two contests which were run.)

The mechanism chosen for this first stage was the already existing one of featuring photos, which is done manually by the photo moderators (Peter, Sam I Am, marlis, me and dr.pepper (I think? not entirely certain if he's one as well)). The criteria we judge photos on are explained on that page. They're not a completely perfect match for the photo contests, so Peter usually goes through all the nominated photos separately to see if any were missed as well. (I'm really glad for that, as it means I don't have to think about the contests while I'm featuring, and can just keep using the same criteria uniformly.)

For whatever it's worth, I remember looking at all three of the photos you nominated and thinking they didn't quite make the cut for being featured in the UK gallery (which has a lot of really high quality shots in there already, which puts the lat a bit higher than it might otherwise). Specifically, in my opinion the St. Andrews church one looked a bit underexposed (though I wavered over that one for quite a bit), the Lloyd's one didn't make a good travel photo, and the metro one appeared a bit out of focus with colors that didn't quite work. (Note that this is trying to put into words what's usually a snap decision; there's about 500 photos uploaded each day that we all look at, so dwelling over a single photo is rare.) I assume the other photo moderators which went through all photos had similar reasons for not featuring those specific photos. (For comparison, here's the photos by you which did get featured in the past.)

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 7, 2008, at 6:22 AM by Sander ]