It is about comparing your photos versus the world, about being photography competition judge and about thrill from betting on photos.
All your uploaded photos will be judged by other users and the winning order will be determined by the number of votes earned. At the end only your best 2 photos will count in final evaluation and score calculation. However all of your photos are evaluated when it comes to earning various achievements.
You can earn credits, rewards, achievements and prizes and make it up to the Overal Top100 leaderboard.
Every week new regular contests are launched.
The regular battle lasts 2 weeks. The first week is the photo upload phase and the next week is the select and vote phase. The last two days have been set for us to do the internal review and announcement of winners. So for you it's 7 days for uploading, then 5 days for browsing and selecting best photos and then voting. Exclusive contests might have longer uploading time range.
Means that there is no pressure, upload when you want, vote/bet when you want, no secret tricks to get more votes, all photos have the same exposure or as close as technically possible.
Not directly, but on your account page you can insert the link to other website, where you already have your store established.
These paid contests are independent from our regular ones. They will NOT affect the scoreboards, they are voluntary and you can actually use the credits you earn in regular contest to enter them for free. Sounds cool, right?
Creating account is free and easy, just follow the steps after you click on USER button (right side of the menu) or when you try to enter our contest for the very first time. Easy way to create an account is to log-in via Google or Facebook. You will also be given FREE welcome credits.
Absolutely! Even though we have plentiful selection of various avatars, you can still use a picture of your choice if it complies with terms and conditions of our website.
You can upload your pictures during upload week (some for free and some for credits). In case you still have enough available slots you can upload also during voting week but only for credits.
Each contest has some free slots and extra slots for photos. It is good to always fill up at least 2 of those free slots as only the best two of all your photos are included in final evaluation. More photos in contest however give you more chances. Use your credits wisely.
Yes, you have better chance of getting a better position, but only the 2 best photos are always evaluated. If say you have uploaded 5 photos and they are placed in ranks 15,16,25,35,112, then only those in 15 and 16 are considered for score calculation however all of your photos are in the game to get various achievements.
Maximum size is 6000px longer side. (or up to 6000x6000) We strongly recommend to resize the picture to 1920px longer side to avoid possible upload errors.
Suggested size is 1920px longer side. (or up to 1920x1920). It's good to resize your photo prior uploading.
No, if the photos are too big, they are automatically scaled down for easier storage and manipulation. The quality is kept as close as possible to original.
Absolutely NOT! You MUST be the owner / creator of every photo you upload. If reported, you will be banned from our website and/or prosecuted by rightful owner.
This phase consists of two parts. Selecting part, where you browse the photos in contest and pick the ones with best chance to score high or to win. From these selected photos, you then bet your votes (1,2,3,4 or 5) on photos depending on how you like them.
You can select up to 50 photos for free or spend credits for extra 50 slots and for extra chance to win or score high.
Yes, you can use credits in each battle to expand your selection by extra 50 photos.
No, but it makes sense and it is suggested you use all available slots in your select for later voting/betting.
During browsing through the photos in a contest and choosing them to your select it is easy to unselect them just by clicking/tapping them again, however once you submit them to your select you can only make changes for credits, whether it is unselecting one single photo or resetting whole select.
Yes you can and it is also strongly suggested because you have more chances to get high score in voting part of your total score. It may help you to move up in the overall leaderboard.
A part of the game is also the evaluation of your opponents. The more votes you bet on good photos, the more points you can get and they will be included in the overall leaderboard score.
You have 100 votes that you can divide between selected photos. The maximum number of votes for one photo is 5.
No, selected photos serve as a narrow selection. In this selection you can then choose how many votes to give to each photo.
When voting, you actually bet 1,2,3,4 or 5 votes on the best photos. If the photo places well and if you gave it many votes, more points you can win.
You don't have to give all the votes, however but by not giving out all of your available votes, you might lose some precious points in the final score.
There are 3 main strategies. Pick best 20 photos in your select and give them 5 votes each, or spread your votes evenly in between all photos in your select, or start with the best ones to give them 5 votes and then those that deserve 4 in your opinion, then 3, 2 and 1. In case you want to get Safe Bet award, you have to have 100 photos in your select and bet 1 vote on each.
If you feel like the photo is not meeting the requirements of contest or you find it inappropriate or offensive, you can report it by clicking/tapping the flag.
Credits can be used to upload extra photos to the contest, or reset voted photos, buy extra slots in your select, buy other extras, enter our paid only contests etc.
You receive some free credits upon signing up. You can also buy credits or get them as a reward for good placing in the contest.
All awards are explained HERE
Scoreboard is your score statistics from past contests that you participated in.
The leaderboard is the final comparison of the players within specific contest, where you can see how you ended up compared to the others.
It's the leaderboard based on every contestant's 10 best scores in all past contests.
It's the best way to guarantee that everybody can get to Top 100 overall leaderboard no matter if competed in only 10 or several hundreds of contests. Otherwise those competing for long time would be impossible to catch or beat.
No, your total high score for your best 10 contests will stay the same and you can only improve it by reaching more points in next contests.
Special independent voluntary contest either with free entry or with small entry fee. The prizes are financial and the score does not count in our regular contests. Our overall leaderboard does not reflect the results of exclusive competitions.
Yes you can! The amount of credits you have to spend will be specified for each photo entry within exclusive contest. Some entries might be free.
Captain Focus will not sell your images to another third party.
Yes, you maintain full ownership and copyright of any and all photos you submit. Your photos will not become a public domain. Captain Focus might only display them on Captain Focus website and Captain Focus social media. That would happen i.e. if you win a competition or if we find your photo very interesting and worth displaying. Your name/nickname would also be displayed as we want to show who the author of that awesome shot is.