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Please check in this week's challenge - pwcsummer, there are some pictures from categories other than Landscape and Nature. Few of them are-

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Tigi Borg

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Last weeks "Traveling Flags" contest winners list contain many images where flag(s) are hardly to be noticed, constituting less than 1 to 5 percent of the image, or even not even be present in the image at all:

Check Pixoto blog cover page: http://blog.pixoto.com/

Now, let's see the unique examples where flag is either barely or even not present:

No 1 - Winner:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
US Flag is barely seen here.

No. 2 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
Just little flag on the top, really

No 3 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
Two barely noticeable flags on the bridge peak. Not even recognizable.

No. 4 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
One tiny flag on the biggest building.

No. 5 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
Another tiny flag, at least on a visible pole...

No. 6 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
a) WRONG CATEGORY;
b) NO FLAG in it, unless the author supplies us the microscope to find one on a distant ship! :)

No. 7 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
At least we can see and recognize Canadian flag here, although it does not seem to be the main subject on the image.
This one could pass if the rules were veeeeeeryyyy exteeendeeeeed! :)

No. 8 rank ("Thanks Heaven 7/11")
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
Finally one image where the flag is at least full size, although it is more the background behind the main motive - seagull! But, this is the first of 8 winning images that would really qualify on any grounds for the contest!

No. 9 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
Flag is visible, but not main subject. Heavily processed image, such as this one, should not appear in the contest. But, if it is allowed - contrary to contest rules - then the author could at least visually accent the flag in contrast to other, 20 times bigger area of the image.

No. 10 rank
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
The fort - monument - dominates the scene. Sky occupies the upper part. The flag itself constitutes just the tiny portion of the image.

My conclusion: The Contest PWCflags (and other weekly special contests) should be

a) run separately as a "one time shot".
b) moderated: no images that do not strictly follow the rules should be allowed.
No. 6 rank proves that no official took the closer look at this image.
c) None of winning images that does not match the closer look - visual inspection - should receive any prizes or badges or whatsoever. If they get prizes, then other contesting images, that strictly followed the rules would be unjustly damaged.

I would like to hear other opinions too.

Thanks!
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having had a look at them, you are right Tigi. weekly challenges need their own category outright.

All the top 10 look post processed to me with the exception of number 5 all though the flag isnt the main subject at least its prominent and looks like it belongs there and number 8.

I'm not saying they are all edited images, I'm just saying that the top 10 should be looked at more closely before awards are given, image ranked number 6 proves your point. where is the flag? and why wasnt it removed? I know at least 4 people plus myself that reported it because we couldnt see a flag

it only takes a minority to spoil things like the fun of these weekly challenges but it does spoil it for everyone.
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Michelle, thank you for taking closer look and contributing your opinion here.
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Michelle Meenawong

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number 6 is an error, it has nothing to do with flags and is tagged pwcsummer! It little bit to early for this one!
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Michelle Meenawong

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P.S: the removed reply was me, I had it double!
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Michelle

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It wasnt tagged summer though, it was tagged pwcflags when I reported it, I think they have since re-tagged it. Also just noticed it has been removed from the winners blog page (there is only top 9 there now) and its award for pwcflags has been removed too. Way to go us :) getting noticed again
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this was fast!

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