Photocrowd is a new platform to streamline sponsored photo contests. Build around a photography community, Photocrowd offers a rolling set of challenges voted on by other Photocrowd members and judges. Unlike traditional photo contests, members of the community here can get crowd-sourced feedback which may help improve their skills.
Challenges go through a life cycle of submissions, voting, judging and awarding. Prizes are sponsored by various vendors, many of them in the photography market for years. Those offer rewards which many photographers will appreciate after hard work involved in producing and selecting images.
Intense competition produces outstanding works as photographers continuously provide their best shots. This makes the galleries at Photocrowd particularly pleasing with high quality content being the norm rather than exception as it often happen on simply image sharing sites.
Photocrowd participants create profiles to expose themselves to the world while showcasing some of their best work. This community provides many great opportunities to develop photography skills for enthusiasts to professional photographers. Registration is necessary to vote and participate but not to browse. Take a look at Photocrowd, just follow the link and click Explore Photocrowd at the top to see what the community has produced so far. Some of it is quite breathtaking!