2018 Annual Awards Tentative Dates

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The following is the 2018 Award Release dates. We are pushing out significant updates to the Pixoto website over the next month so the schedule might vary slightly. You can check back here for updates.

5/3/19 News & Events - Sent 5/3
5/4/19 Web & Apps - Sent 5/5
5/5/19 Drawing - Sent 5/5
5/6/19 Painting - Sent 5/6
5/7/19 Typography - Sent 5/7
5/8/19 Weekly Awards - Sent 5/8
5/9/19 Illustration - Sent 5/9
5/10/19 Novices Only - Sent 5/10
5/11/19 Wedding - Sent 5/11
5/12/19 Animals - Cats - Sent 5/12
5/13/19 Public Holidays - Sent 5/13
5/14/19 Abstract - Sent 5/14
5/15/19 Weekly Awards - Sent 5/15
5/16/19 ** Major Release **
5/17/19 Sports & Fitness - Sent 5/17
5/18/19 Digital Art - Sent 5/18
5/19/19 Food & Drink - Sent 5/19
5/20/19 ** Performance Release **
5/21/19 Animals - Dogs - Sent 5/21
5/22/19 Weekly Awards - Sent 5/22
5/23/19 April Awards - Sent 5/23
5/24/19 Babies & Children - Sent 5/24
5/25/19 Instagram & Mobile - Sent 5/25
5/26/19 Artistic Objects - Sent 5/26
5/27/19 Release
5/28/19 Black & White - Sent 5/28
5/29/19 Weekly Awards - Sent 5/29
5/30/19 Transportation - Sent 5/30
5/31/19 City, Street & Par - Sent 5/31
6/1/19 Release
6/2/19 Nature Up Close - Sent 6/2
6/3/19 Buildings & Architecture - Sent 6/4
6/5/19-6/8/19 Planned Releases
6/9/19 People - Sent 6/9
6/10/19 Landscapes - Pending - will be delayed
6/11/19 Flowers - Send 6/11
6/12/19 Weekly Awards
6/13/19 Animals
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Thanks for this list. Gives me lots to look forward to. At top of each category could you show the Grande total of entries in it, and tag the number each photo is of that category?
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Hi Rita, that is something we can do in the future, but we are doing a major upgrade right now and it will have to wait until that is complete. Your best bet for the time being would be to choose the year and category from the leaderboard page and scroll down through all the images.
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There are 66 in Web & Apps.
There are 158 in Drawing.
There are 235 in Painting.
There are 415 in Typography.
There are 788 in Illustration.
There are 155 in Novices Only.
There are 442 in Weddings.
There are 551 in Animals - Cats.
There are 2,104 total in Public Holidays.
There are 2,444 total in Abstract.
There are 2,847 Sports and Fitness.
There are 3,216 Digital Art.
There are 3,337 in Food and Drink.
There are 3,351 in Animals - Dogs.
There are 4,887 in Babies & Children.
There are 5,155 in Instagram & Mobile.
There are 8,164 in Artistic Objects.
There are 10,132 in Black & White.
There are 13,121 in Nature Up-Close.
There are 16,543 in Buildings & Architecture.
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Scott, I really hope you can come up with a way to show how many photos there are in each category for the year without having to scroll through them all. It takes forever on the larger categories!!!
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Jennifer, if you would like to see how many images there are in each category for the year if yearly awards have already been assigned, all you need to do is divide points for #1 place yearly award for that category. As an example: 2018 yearly awards have already been assigned for Food and Drink and #1 yearly award got 20022 points. So if you divide 20022/6= 3337 meaning there are 3337 images in the Food and Drink category at the time yearly awards were assigned.

I hope this helps.
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I already counted that one. Haha. The ones I am lacking are the really big categories. See my list above. I was just trying to get the totals for people who might be interested to know in advance if they would be getting an award. (Me included!)
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There are 66 in Web & Apps.
There are 158 in Drawing.
There are 235 in Painting.
There are 415 in Typography.
There are 788 in Illustration.
There are 155 in Novices Only.
There are 442 in Weddings.
There are 551 in Animals - Cats.
There are 2,104 total in Public Holidays.
There are 2,444 total in Abstract.
There are 2,847 Sports and Fitness.
There are 3,216 Digital Art.
There are 3,337 in Food and Drink.
There are 3,351 in Animals - Dogs.
There are 4,887 in Babies & Children.
There are 5,155 in Instagram & Mobile.
There are 8,164 in Artistic Objects.
There are 10,132 in Black & White. 
There are 10,409 in Transportation.
There are 10,856 in City, Street and Park.
There are 13,121 in Nature Up-Close.
There are 16,543 in Buildings & Architecture.
There are 17,213 in People.
There are at least 29,712 in Landscapes. Computer locked up.  HA! 
Okay.   I made it through to the end.  Landscapes has 33,083.

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and even missed the biggest I guess :-) 
Flowers: 35,211

Thanks for your efforts

@Scott: showing number of pictures in a category for the day/week/month/year would be a nice additional feature indeed
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I knew Flowers would take forever so I didn’t even try! Haha.
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Don't forget that Scott says it's tentative....

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Tentative as in leaving some flexibility in the schedule, but for the most part it should be accurate.
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I'm sure everyone is glad it's a tentative schedule. 
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I know it takes  Pixoto ages to respond and actually get things done - the fact that the dates for 2018 awards are only now being listed - and even then as tentative - does seem to confirm this as we're now almost 1/2 way through 2019.

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We had a massive infrastructure change and were not about to release the awards in the middle of it. We are working ambitiously to respond faster and more efficiently as well as improve the overall system. Thank you for your patience.
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Have you people not noticed that the annual awards ARE being given? They just gave out PUBLIC HOLIDAYS today. This was the tenth category to be given out. I’m thrilled!
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The thrill is gone. We’re stuck.
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Schedule revised by 1 day due to a major release done on 5/16
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Schedule delayed 1 day due to another major release.
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Schedule delayed 1 day due to release.
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How long will the delay on LANDSCAPES be?
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HI Jennifer, unfortunately it could be up to 2 weeks.
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What happened?
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There was an issue with that category that prevented getting it out on time.  I am not exactly sure what the underlying issue was as it will require a deeper investigation.  Nothing serious, but still needs to be addressed.  We now need to get a few releases out before we run any more annual rewards. 
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Are you any closer to getting the issue resolved? Have a new timeline on the remaining categories? Thanks.
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Well, ideally, I would like to get the contest replacement out first and then wait a week for things to stabilize. You are mostly interested in landscapes or animals as well?
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I was wondering if you were getting close. You had stated possibly a couple of weeks to get it done.
I would mostly just like to see the annual awards completed for everybody and not left hanging with just these two to go.
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So when are you going to get the contest replacement done?
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Hi Jennifer, we had to get the contest changes out.  I will commit to doing one this week and the last one the following week.
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Just wondering if the annual stickers will also be awarded soon, now that the yearly awards are figured out. Thanks!
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Hello, Jasenka--or Scott! Or somebody??  Still wondering!  :D
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Karen, the annual stickers can't be awarded until they finish awards in all the categories. We are still anxiously awaiting annual awards in animals. I believe all the others may have been awarded. Oh, Scott, I was so hoping that things would be better this year. It's almost August. Could we please focus on winding down 2018 so that we can move on. It is very discouraging that it takes most of the year to see the awards from the previous year.
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Hey guys, we ran into a few issues which are now fixed, but want to make sure everything is running smoothly before we send out so many email notifications. We will target next week for the new send date for 1/2 of the remaining categories. We sent out Monthly awards today.
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Thank you for letting me know!
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We are still lacking LANDSCAPES and ANIMALS.
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Hi Scott.
Above you stated :
"Hey guys, we ran into a few issues which are now fixed, but want to make sure everything is running smoothly before we send out so many email notifications. We will target next week for the new send date for 1/2 of the remaining categories. We sent out Monthly awards today."

That was 14 days ago: Did I miss an update?
Thx
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Twenty-eight days ago he ‘committed’ to releasing one of the remaining categories THAT week and the last one the next week.
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Two weeks ago we asked; When Will the 2018 Animals and Photogs of the Year Be Awarded, Please?

The original ‘tentative’ for Animals was 6/13/19. Minor delays were then stated, and the last notice I can find is;

“Scott Murphy (Official Rep) 1 month ago
Hi Jennifer, we had to get the contest changes out. I will commit to doing one this week and the last one the following week.”

May your loyal members have a firm date commitment?

What makes Pixoto a prime choice out of the myriad of other photo sites is the major awards for head to head competition. This is the point of continued enthusiasm; the reason we duel and continue paying for Pro.

Could we know if automation for the yearlies is a part of all the many site updates?

Could you assign a person this week to focus on manually calculating these all important yearly awards?

We would all be grateful and satisfied!
Thank you
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Landscapes and Animals awards.

Can you give us the date that the 2018 Annual awards will be sent out for LANDSCAPES & ANIMALS, please?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When Will the 2018 Animals and Photogs of the Year Be Awarded, Please?.

May We Ask When Will the 2018
Animals and Photogs of the Year Be Awarded, Please?

Many are becoming
disheartened by the long waits for the yearlies; tending to participate less. The
primary reason to participate is the awards, and for your loyal members, the
yearly and banner awards are the primary incentive to submit frequently as well
as promote the website by encouraging others to join and increase membership.

Everyone Loves Awards!
Knowing when awards will be given and then receiving them on time is very
satisfying. In discussions with other members, we would greatly appreciate
having the yearly awards scheduled on a regular published calendar, like the
daily and weekly awards are. This seems to be a modest expectation, especially
for paid members, to have the awards manually calculated on a regular schedule
until automation is achieved.

Thank you, and have a
great day!


Raphael RaCoon Brandsma
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Scott/Jasenka: merging tickets probably visually cleans the list of open tickets but for sure doesn't bring solutions.

@Jasenka, I know Scott isn't that active in the community, but I know you can reach him. So please, at least one of you can follow this one up properly I assume?

20 days ago I asked Scot about a promise he made even 14 days before.
"Hey guys, we ran into a few issues which are now fixed, but want to make sure everything is running smoothly before we send out so many email notifications. We will target next week for the new send date for 1/2 of the remaining categories. We sent out Monthly awards today."

So by today we're 34 days ahead and still no response, or did I miss something?
Thanks

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your patience.

We are focusing on migrating the duel system prior to running the remaining annual awards to prevent any major hiccups. The work is done, we are just making sure that everything performs correctly prior to transferring over. Best case scenario this is completed in a week. Worst case is a month.
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Clear Scott. Stick to the dates you promised now.

Lesson for the future:
Whenever you keep a shop open when doing a renovation, this means that it should be "business as usual" and you need to continue to serve your customers.
Looking at situation at the situation at Pixoto for the last 6-8 months, keeping the shop open failed. Promises were made and solutions were postponed to often with the argument of being busy with the overhaul of (parts of Pixoto). 
The awards are best example. The awards and badges are the shop-windows and billboards of the Pixoto shop and obviously very important to stop losing customers.
Renovation is not a valid argument to forget the loyal members. But you did it...
Next time do the renovation without promising service to customers.
Or (much)  Better: improve the balance of renovation vs customer service a lot!
I can assure you that if your solution was a business critical solution, your shop got broke and was closed for long already....
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Pixoto have shown time and time again that they don't care. They are not bothered about loyalty or doing right by their customers. if they leave so what, there will be anothe mug along soon.
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Can you explain what “dual system” means?
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Kelley, "dual system" is voting.
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Yes, what does “migrating the duel system” mean exactly?
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J-Lo I'm not that into tech stuff of Pixoto, but to my knowledge "migrating the duel system" means voting will be migrating to newer version of voting (duel system).
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While some loyal Pixoto members are less optimistic than others, I hold a positive mental attitude that the Pixoto Team is doing their best to improve the site :) The consensus above shows the importance of delivering the yearly awards on time based upon a published schedule.

It may be helpful to know more details of the improvements being made to “dramatically change” the dueling process than shown on the see changes link.
Are the upload criteria changing?
Is the scoring algorithm changing in some way that we will notice?
Will automation of the monthly and yearly awards be included?

Thank you
Raphael
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 2018 Photographer of the Year Awards?.

Are we ever going to see badges awarded for 2018 Best Photographers of the Year? Once again things are way behind. Hopefully by 2020 we will see the 2018 awards...???
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So, my post was migrated to a post that is 4 months old? A schedule was posted and not met. Still no 2018 award badges have been posted to the top 20 photographers in each category.
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Ron, please check Scott's reply above (7 days ago):

"Thank you for your patience.

We are focusing on migrating the duel system prior to running the remaining annual awards to prevent any major hiccups. The work is done, we are just making sure that everything performs correctly prior to transferring over. Best case scenario this is completed in a week. Worst case is a month. "
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Let’s be patient, and remember that in 2018, the 2017 awards concerning the category "Animals" were published on November the 21th !!...
It is only September, nothing is lost!!!

Seriously Scott, do you think this is a normal situation?
I think we’re being laughed at.

I don’t understand (and I’m not the only one) why the system is able to publish daily and weekly awards on a regular basis, and why it can’t publish monthly and yearly awards on the same regular basis.
Yet it is the same principle and the same algorithms.

So I agree with Raphael, in his last post, it's becoming necessary for you to provide us some explanations regarding the reasons of this situation.

Thank you.
Gérard

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Hello Gérard,

We will look to automating it after we get the final 2 categories sent out.
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Thanks Scott.
That's a good news....
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Hello everyone,

Here is an update.  We finished getting the Voting system release.  We will monitor it for a week and if there are no issues, we will proceed with the final 2 awards categories.

Best,

Scott
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What is going on Scott? What is the problem? Final two categories and badges for 2018 still not issued and it's the middle of September 2019. You have had over 9 months to fix whatever problems you are having. We are running out of patience.
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Why don't you just finish last year's results already....
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Do nothing. Explain Nothing. Accountable to no-one. Users are a pain in the arse.
Great business attitude.
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We have been working hard making a lot of changes behind the scenes.  We are pleased with the results of the voting system and are actually rolling out a release to replace the backend infrastructure for the leaderboards and image detail pages within the next week.

We will wrap this up as follows:
Thursday, 9/19/19 - August Monthly Awards
Thursday, 9/26/19 - Landscapes 
Thursday 10/3/19 - Animals 
Thursday 10/10/19 - Badge Assignment
Starting in October, monthly awards assignment will be automatic going forward.
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Thank you for your answer Scott. Let's hope everything goes as planned with these awards and badges. 
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Did Animals awards for 2018 go out yesterday?
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Animals has not gone out yet. Please see comment below.
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When will I get 2018 Transportation annual badge (5th place)? thx.
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Jeffrey, according to schedule Scott posted 5 days ago, 2018 badge assignment should be on Thursday 10/10/19.