EXACTLY how are ranking points calculated?

Want to get geeky about leaderboard points? Then this section is for you! The ranking points are calculated by combining three things in the following equation:

(How well you did in that contest Crowd vote position + expert judge position)  x  type of contest  x  size of contest = an image’s ranking points for that contest

Find out more details with some examples below:

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How well you did in that contest
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Type of contest
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Size of contest

1. How well you did in that contest

The standard points available for contest results are as follows:

Crowd vote:

Final position Standard points
Crowd winner and Top 10 awards 10,000 to 8,200
Crowd Top 10% award 8,000 to 6,001
Crowd Top 25% award 6,000 to 4,001
Crowd Top 50% 4,000 to 2,001
Remaining positions 2000 to c.1

Expert judge:

Final position Standard points
Expert winner and Top 10 awards 10,000 to 8,200
Expert Commended award 6,000
Shortlisted award 8,000

Where a contest has both a crowd vote and an expert judge, the points you receive for both will be combined for that contest result. 


2. Type of contest

There are three different types of contests here at Photocrowd:

  1. Photography Awards
  2. Premium Contests
  3. Community Contests

Each type of contest changes the amount of points awarded for a given placing. Below is an example of how many points the winner receives in each type of contest: 

Type of contest Points for winner
Photography Awards 12,500
Premium Contests 10,000
Community Contests 7,500

Exact equation of contest types:

  • Photography Awards: 1.25 x the standard points
  • Premium Contests: 1x the standard points
  • Community Contests: 0.75 x the standard points.

3. Size of contest

The more people who enter a contest, the more ranking points are up for grabs. 

As contests get larger, the amount of points awarded for a given placing changes. Below is an example of how the standard points a winner receives changes depending on how many entries a contest gets: 

Size of contest Points for winner
Up to 50 No ranking points
Up to 200 8,000
Up to 500 10,000
Up to 1000 11,000
Up to 1500 12,000
Up to 2000 13,000

Exact equation of size:

  • Up to 50 images: No ranking points available. 
  • Up to 200 images: 0.8 x the standard points. 
  • Up to 500 images: 1 x the standard points. 
  • Up to 1000 images: 1.1 x the standard points.
  • Up to 1500 images: 1.2 x the standard points. 
  • Up to 2000 images: 1.3 x the standard points. 

And so on…

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