Create a New Contest
This tutorial will show how to create a new Club Contest.
Go to the Contest Page
Select "Contests" from the "Photos" menu.
Make sure you're in your club first, otherwise these options won't appear.
Open the "Create Contest Window"
Click the Plus Icon to open the Create Contest Window.
If you don't see the plus icon, then your account is not authorized to create contests.
Title and Description
Enter a Title and Description for your new contest.
You can create multiple contests with the same name, but to keep things from getting confusing, you should avoid that.
There are three different ways to score a contest.
- Top Pics
Each judge selects their favorite photo(s). No scores are involved.
- Single Score
A single numeric score is given to each photo.
- Multiple Categories
Multiple scores are given to each photo, one for each judging category.
- Comments Only
Judges only provide comments, no scoring is available.
Learn about the different scoring methods.
Entries per Member
How many different photos can each member submit to this contest?
Enter the opening and closing dates for your new contest.
Members will only be able to submit photos between these dates.
Select a color for your new contest.
Colors are optional and have no set meaning assigned by MyCameraClub. But you can devise a system of color codes yourself, choose them randomly, or not use them at all. Completely up to you.
Some of the more rarely changed options can be reached when you Click "More Options
Allow Public Viewing
Check the box for "Allow Public Viewing if you want non-club members to be able to view this contest and its photos.
Even if Allow Public Viewing is turned on, non-club members will still only be shown lower resolution versions of the photos.
Select maximum sizes for photos uploaded to this contest (in pixels).
If a photo is larger than the specified limits, the photo will be resized accordingly, while maintaining aspect ratio.
Click Save to save changes and create the contest.
Seeing the Results
Your new contest will be shown at the top of the contest list.
If your new contest isn't showing, Change the Search Filter to "Show All Contests"
Changing Contest Settings
To change any contest settings, Click the Pencil Icon for that contest.
Delete a Contest
You can delete a contest by, Clicking the Trashcan Icon for that contest.
Caution: This will delete all photos in the contest as well, unless the photo is also in a member's personal gallery.
You can highlight new contests by placing them on your home page. Here's how.
Or present a slideshow of the contest on your home page. Here's how.