Issues with submitting images (mostly new films)

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I submitted images for the following titles/people:
- Thor (2011) 
- Eiko Masuyama (person)
- Power Rangers (2017)
- Wonder Woman (2017)

All those images were rejected, saying they did not meet eligibility criteria. But I examined those images and there was nothing illegal/wrong about them.The only issue I could see was for the last two titles, the images I submitted having possible spoiler capacity (possible italic because obviously people will discuss these things). 

The other two titles/people are okay, I think I can submit them again. But this raises a question: how recent can a film be before I can submit images for them?  
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Q Leo Rahman

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Hi Q Leo -

For the first two titles, can you post the submission reference numbers here associated with the image submissions so our staff can take a look?

For the last two titles, you mentioned that they contained a possible Spoiler, please note that spoiler images (an image revealing a major plot twist from later in the film, such as a dead main character) will be rejected.  For more information on our Image guidelines, see here.
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Thank you for the reply.

For the first two titles, I'll just resubmit them. 

The latter matter is a little more difficult, because spoiler images are debatable after all.  
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Hi Q Leo -

Once you have resubmitted the images for the two titles they will be forwarded again to IMDb staff for review.  If they are not approved and you would like us to investigate the status, please just post the related submission reference numbers here and we can take a look for you.
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Okay, I submitted some images and it happened again; they were declined for lack of supporting evidence. I have saved the ref numbers for you to investigate:

#170915-094607-537702 – Thor 2011, Tom Hiddleston

#170915-094626-073102 – Thor 2011, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth

#170915-094657-221502 – Thor 2011

#170915-094659-244902 – Thor 2011, J Michael Straczynski

#170915-094739-808802 – Thor 2011, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth

#170915-094741-487602 – Thor 2011, Anthony Hopkins

#170915-125139-151902 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2 2017, Zoe Saldana

#170915-125215-893402 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2 2017, Zoe Saldana

#170915-145533-505102 – Superman 1978

#170915-145859-206902 – Superman 1978, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

#170915-150100-393202 - Superman 1978, Christopher Reeve

#170915-150149-817902 - Superman 1978, Christopher Reeve
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Hi Q Leo Rahman,

Thank you for providing the submission reference numbers.

I have reviewed some of the submissions you have provided and can see that these have been rejected as they are not adhering to our policies.

Images such as will have been rejected as our data editors could not find evidence that these were official images released by the studio and instead fall under the category of Fan Art

#170915-125139-151902 – Guardians of theGalaxy 2 2017, Zoe Saldana
#170915-125215-893402 – Guardians of theGalaxy 2 2017, Zoe Saldana

Other images, such as some of the still images as below, will have been rejected as they appear blurry and of a lower quality.

#170915-094739-808802 – Thor 2011, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Natalie Portman, ChrisHemsworth
#170915-150100-393202 - Superman 1978,Christopher Reeve
#170915-150149-817902 - Superman 1978,Christopher Reeve

For more information on our image guidelines and Image uploads policies, please refer to the below guide.
https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/images

Thank you for your understanding,
Meredith