📷 Photochain Photography Contest 📷

in #photography5 years ago (edited)


I'm glad to announce that #photochaincommunity is finally here, ready to meet and see the work of Steemit's photographers. The goal of this support group is to empower you by assuring more exposure on the platform and to build a group of like minded individuals that want to fairly monetize their content through the Photochain Dapp when it goes live. Expected launch is 4-6 months after the ICO finishes so we have quite some time on our hands to get prepared and take some amazing snaps.

What's Photochain?

In short, it's a marketplace for stock photography that will, by using the power of blockchain technology allow photographers to earn 95% of the revenue generated by their work while still offering a cheaper price for the buyers. Its current counterparts take up to 75% of the profits and tackle its users with entry barriers and inequality. Like many others in the blockchain space, Photochain aims to change that by shifting the power from the greedy corporations and giving it back to the driving force behind their success; their users. Sounds too good to be true? It's not. That's the beauty of cutting down costs through decentralization and a community based governance.

Find out more about the DApp in the article I wrote about it but if you really want to go in detail I suggest you read the whitepaper.

Have any questions?

Join the official Discord channel: https://discord.gg/prwPd2F
For Photochain related questions contact Warrior-Sage#1056
If you have any contest related questions you can always talk to me runicar#1726 or join #photography under Steemit-Contest

Photochain Photography Contest

Is on a talent hunt, searching for Steemit's best photographers while giving everyone a chance to earn. You don't need to be a professional photographer but some level of quality must be visible in your work as each and every contribution will be rewarded with Photochain's tokens: Photons (1PHT = 0.12 USD). For that we have a community reward bot in development that should be up and running in a week or two. The bot will comment on every post in the #photochaincommunity tag and after manual screening of the posts, searching for possible abusers, it will distribute Photons to our community members Ethereum wallets.

Each week you will have a theme that should be present in your pictures. This is optional as I know that some of you might not have the resources/inspiration/opportunity to follow the given theme for the week. Why would I follow it then? Because first place is reserved for entries that follow the weekly theme. Second, third and honorable mentions don't need to go along the theme to win but it's an advantage if they do.

How to enter

You can join the contest either with a dedicated post titled Photochain Photography Contest or with any other post containing your images; just add the #ppc tag and include the Photochain logo or watermark in your images. Take in consideration that the pictures must be of certain quality. Not just by resolution, as composition, color palette, style and overall feel of the image will be taken in consideration. Add #photochaincommunity tag if you want to be targeted by the bot and recieve Photons for each entry.

As Photons are ERC20 tokens, you will need an ERC20 compatible wallet to collect the rewards. My suggestion is Metamask as it's simple and easy to use. If you have any troubles setting it up watch this short tutorial.

To get a feel of the quality I'm hoping you can achieve check out some of the images featured in the demo.photochain.io

Weekly theme


Should contain scenes of a high density urban areas filled with large, closely crowded apartment buildings. A feel of it being an unpleasant living condition should be highlighted but you can interpret it in your own way and throw your artistic twist on it. Maybe catch a sign of life (tree, plant or anything similar) as the main focus of the image, with the concrete jungle in in the background and send out a different message all together that way. If you do, just include few sentences of description so I can better understand the message behind your picture.


Only use your own images
High quality images only
All entries must contain the Photochain logo or watermark somewhere in the images (provided at the end of the post)
Unlimited number of entries (except when you reach lvl 10 in the bot leveling system that yields 100 Photons per entry, then there is a cap at 3 entries per day)
Members of the #photochaincommunity should strive to engage and interact with each other as much as possible (this will help build the community aspect of the contest and will allow you to unlock the multiplier to earn more Photons per each entry)


#1st place - 500$
#2nd place- 250$
#3rd place - 100$
4x honorable mention - 20$
Monthly superstar - 2500$

All prizes will be paid out in Photochain's tokens Photons that can later on be used to buy art within the DApp or sell for cash when the token is made exchangable.

Voting process

Each community member that has made at least one entry that week can cast one vote for who he/she thinks should win. To vote just place a comment in this form: "My entry for this week's contest is link to your entry and I vote for link to the entry you vote for"

One winner will be chosen by the community and the rest by myself and the Photochain team. Winners and the new contest theme will be announced a day after this post pays out.

I'm really excited to build this community and to see how it grows. Wish everyone best of luck and happy snapping!

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Beautiful, well done on the pictures ..
Great post from you
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us..

I sell my photos to various stock agencies...about 9 of 'em for basically pennies on the Dollar. Photochain all sounds good "on paper." While the intent of Photochain (and Wemark for that matter) is good. The execution matters more. How are you guys going to lure corporate clients into your environment? I.E., buying clients. It doesn't matter if you got the best system for delivering the goods if there's nobody buying the goods.

Perhaps early investors and adopters are the keys. Or perhaps they should integrate a rewards system similar to Steemit while waiting for the photos to be sold. For now, I am satisfied with a few SBDs I get from my noob shots.

Im just proud of RUnicar for being ion the trending page

STeem takes care of his overhead so yeah let him try out his idea im just happy to see him come this long way to get on trending page! :) Go runicar go!

And honestly tho, seriouslt tho, oh well if it doesnt work, its a nice ide ato get into the stock photo business with steem :D lol SO many thinsg we cna do which are NO BRAINERS workingbusines smodels thatw ork on otehr site sthat WE na atcually DO when we scale and have instanbt registrationf or free, because once we do and have APPS that let u signbup instantly and backup uri key to lastpass or encrypted in ur email automaticlaly so,mehow, THEn we can expand and have ALL the big business apps uysings teem i mean we have a BUILT IN Money system in our social media backbone its AMAZINg dude steem is teh ULTAMITE platform yto develop on u can post social mediamake money advertisisng AND ifrom the steem rewad pool in Upvotes its a MIRACLE it works so well :D

Thanks @ackza but trying to read your comment gave me a serious headache and I failed to realize its point.

Great question and to be honest I had to talk with the Photochain team about it. This iss their answer.

  1. First we are bringing on board those media buyers who want to support the crypto economy. There are a lot of these out there, so these bigger players can help attract the others.

  2. As photographers naturally move over to platforms that treat them fairly, they won't be listing their photography on other platforms. Many photographers have told us that they only use stock photography platforms because there is no other way to sell, but once we go live they will take their photos off stock platforms. As a consequence of this, photo buyers will have to move over too.

  3. Pricing would be fairer as photographers can set their own prices and take home much more revenue than from elsewhere. In many cases, this will have the effect of actually lowering prices for buyers.

  4. Overall service level for buyers is better - blockchain will help them keep track of their own rights to each purchased image - less risk of accidentally breaking copyright rules, delivery in seconds, much simpler to use platform etc..

I'm really looking forward to seeing this happen. Hopefully, the hurdles won't be too high nor too close together.


so will this be a weekly thing? :)

like the warmth of the image, cool entry! Yes it will be weekly most likely for the next couple of months


cool shots, especially the third one. Did you make it into a post? steemit is bugging on me and I can't oen your blog. if not, just make it into a post and add #ppc tag

i just went outside and made some pictures.

What do you think ?
thx to @m2nnari for lending the camera




Love the second one, first one is ok but the third is really grainy. High ISO maybe? But great colors.

DO you have RAW files of the images? I would like to play around in Lightroom with them.

sure where could i contact you ?

hit me up on discrod

i am T-Rex

I like this idea Steemians. Let's try it!!! I have so much ideas... but which one can I start to be honest... :)

Great shot! but you need to add the #ppc tag and photochain logo to participate. Check the how to again

Nice work sir. I wish i can be allow to join this contest, because i do more of Photo graphics designs. here is one of my graphic design.PicsArt_04-05-12.56.47.jpg

Don't worry, in a week a second contest for graphic designers will be posted!

Ok thank you sir. I will be looking for that sir

Awesome job, thanks for this! I'm looking forward to throwing my hat in the ring...

THank you for joining us and welcome to ssteemit! If you need any help with anything feel free to ask me. Been here for a while now :)

Hello. I am interested to try this contest. but I'm still new in steemit .. still need time to study this post @runicar

I've checked out your work, awesome stuff! Looking forward to seeing your snaps in the contest. You will surely be able to free up some time without messing up your studies too much :)

Followed for photography inspiration! Keep up the good work.

I'm very happy to see your post, so i resteem for me to read more details, and be a part of your project:) thanks

I'm excited to see you here showing support. Can't wait to see what you got in store for us.

A very interesting invitation, as an amateur photographer like me, this is a golden opportunity for a career in a professional manner, I would like to join in discord above you mention, and some of the questions I will I find the answer is there. Thanks, cheers dedyrendra

Looking forward to seeing your snaps!

oh damn this sounds awsome, I might do this lol

You should :)

Oh excellent! I'm loving some of the new platforms that are utilising blockchain for photographers and artists! I'm a big supporter of these platforms as both a hobbyist photographer and a small art business owner.

I'll be looking into photochain in more detail later. Have you also heard of Po.et and Fresco.work too?

Exactly! We are living in very interesting time nowadays, everything is changing so quickly with blockchain technology evolving and as I said so many times before returning the power from the greedy corps back to the people. Glad to have your support and looking forward to seeing you in the contest!

I haven't, care to give me a TL:DR?

Yes this is wonderful news! I love photography and upload a lot of my drone images. This will be great!

I love drone images! THey can be great if done with the right equipment. I'm also looking into getting a drone but it's so damn expensive -.-

Checked out your blog, amaizing shots! Can't wait to see what you got for us in the contest.

This sounds amazing! I'm currently travelling in Bosnia, but when I get home in a few days I will start submitting photos to your contest!

Hey @jpphotography, you have been one of the best contributors to #swmchallenge so far so I'm really excited to see what you got to share for this contest! I'm from Croatia, you should stop by to say hello on the way back home to Germany :)

Croatia is beautiful, I have just been there for 6 days traveling from Zagreb to Split, but right now I'm already on a bus back to Germany :)

It really is + it's dirt cheap if you are comming from a country like Germany; making way more money than us here. Hit me up next time you are in Zagreb, would love to chit chat and get some photography tips from a pro :)

@runicar Interestingly, while hostels cost about half as much as in Germany, food prices in Croatia are almost on the same level as (cheap) food places in Germany where they sell kebabs for 2,50€ :D
Btw, I think you are not on the Steemit Travellers Discord yet? We have a meet-up channel there where I and many other Steemians post our travel schedule to organise meet-ups https://discord.gg/jWWu73H

Brilliant idea! Just one quick question. If I watermark my pictures with the photochain logo, I don't have any rights over that picture anymore. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but there wasn't said anything concerning this...

Thanks. As for the rights, you are not giving them away by adding the logo or watermark.

Awesome ..let the contest begin!

Incredible effort going into this. Glad to see a community taking root in photography, especially quality photography. Photochain can open the door to fair photography monetization for photographers of all experiences. After reading through the intro and white paper I'm convinced this will be extremely successful. Gotta start firing up my camera now and brush up my picture taking chops. Great work!

Glad you realized its potential and hope to see you join the community and share your pics!

That's really great man. I congratulate you on trying out the steem blockchain and bulding a DApp which is going to strengthen our platform and bring more people.

I believe it is all about the usecases and benefit we provide to the community. The more usecases we will have the better it would be for the community as a whole.

Best of luck for the project.
Hey if I want to know something about the development, who I should contact?

This is sorta a good news for steemians! I can't wait to see excellent photos as well as join the photochain photography contest! Keep it up!

Seems to be a wonderful chancs to showcase the talent... Way to go and all the best for the future.

incredible news for a photographer and his passion

I will take part in the competition

Picture is an important issue in the present world.
But many of us are still facing many problems.
How do the pictures work and use any software to do this.
What would be better if you like the picture?
I have lived under such problems. But then
Its main solution is to solve the problem. Experience
There are many different types of features. If we can use the features well then our work is beautiful.

Thank you very much, I want you to share about how to make photos and writings that can be seen and in vote by many people?


good idea, a lot of photographers can spread their arts

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Not only that, but they can finally get a fair reward for their work.

after seeing and reading this post I am very interested to participate in this contest.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Ya había leído tu post anterior y me parece una bastante interesante cual estoy muy segur que tendrá gran impacto y éxito en todo el desarrollo de los artistas fotográficos nuevamente mis felicitaciones cuenten con mi participación y apoyo. saludos Con tu permiso etiquetare a dos compañeros que son excelentes fotografos y daran mucha vida a este proyecto @jcphotography @carlosadolfochac . Exitossss

Thanks for the warning, I actually feel motivated by this! I want to win! @godzu

If this really works, I would like to participate in the contest.

📷 Photochain Photography Contest 📷 has been resteemed by @resteemmuse

The great challenge may sick be there soon.
Thank you

Hello friend, excellent publication, I liked it a lot. Count on me, I invite you to visit my profile and count on you too, Regards


Thank you so much, true magic!!

very good concept, looking forward to play along.

Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing your snaps.

Great job, a picture can impress society really more than thousands of words.

wow, I loved your article .. A pleasure, I'm new on this platform and your article is one of the first I see and it's so good, I invite you to visit my profile, there I introduce myself.

good post, saludos desde venezuela

I love this platform, I think it's innovative.

i am really looking forward to this community’s

I would also like to participate as I write about photography also

Well you can sadly only participate with pictures.

I am extremely happy on the first appearance of photochaincommunity.
it seems to be a very good news for all the steemians!

Great idea. I like...

it is a good initiative there. i like to join you. hope i can secure a good camera soon with such high definitions so as to get the very best quality pictures

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This is rock... I am not a photogtapher but I need to learn to earn.

You should definitely get into photography. It's expensive but very fun and rewarding in the end.

This is great! I will go visit this! Thanks for posting!

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wow this is the moment and the news I'm waiting for in the steemit contents . thanks @runicar good news.

buena propuesta hermano

wow really wonderful photography. nice colour contest. awesome click. thanks for @runicar

I love yo shoot photo, when i am in my bedroom. Did could upload that pic too ?

did i get this right? contest is on steemit but the app for stock photos will be a separate platform. didn't really posted on stock sites as the earning is not that great (almost nothing) if that is not your job. this sounds interesting, will certainly follow this.

I just love this platform.There is beauty everywhere you go, Only of you can open your eye and heart to it.
Awareness,Beign at the right environment, Sensitivity and Learn to Embrace the complexity.

I love yo shoot photo, when i am in my bedroom. Did could upload that pic too ?

I am interested, I will read it carefully.
Only need to tag with ppc tag the photos?

Excellent article , i have an interest about it , but how do i start it

This is a very nice idea. Talented photographers would have a chance to show their skills. I'm not a photographer but I'm an artist. Can i still be part of the community and participate in the contests?

Are you into digital art or?

Just wanna ask Senpai, what are you using for your photos? I really wan't to venture out on photography but I still don't have an idea where to start. Thank you!

me gustaría incluirme en esto soy nuevo y me gusta mucho la fotografía en especial atardeceres me gustaría que visualizaran mis trabajo son pocos lo que he publicado porque nadie me reconoce

Super Photography.............

awesome contest, might ill be there soon

Thanks! Looking forward to seeing your entry.

Great Idea! Definitely will be joining the contest :)

I'm interested in it but unable to register... I filled in the textboxes, clicked on 'register now' button and nothing... Any idea?

Register where?

Sorry, I was in 'write only' mode yesterday. I wanted to register to photochain.io... I should have found your post one beer earlier. :-)

Really great advise ill be sure to join in

Hello Dear I am new here! When I came here after seeing this post I was very good! Your picture is like an image of the picture editing picture! Hope you get help from me! Thank you

As you know, I strongly support your project and do hope that one day PhotoChain will be the only stock platform which offers my photos.

As you are in dev phase of the project, I have one idea, or you may call it request for neat addon - Plugin for Adobe Lightroom for sending photos to PhotoChain directly from the app. The only reason why I have 10 times more photos on AdobeStock than on any other stock site is that of my laziness to export them and manually upload each photo to those sites ;) Export from Lightroom directly to a site with the addition of auto-keywording those photos is something that many photographers will highly appreciate for sure.


This will be my entry I have a lot of photos here. taken in an urban place of Rosario Agusan del Sur. I really wasn't able to follow some rules but I hope you'll consider checking this. Thank you. Hope you'll enjoy.

High quality images only

Idea is great @runicar, but please define “High quality images”. Is there a required minimal resolution? Does it have to be posted in max resolution here, or we can send min res here and max only to the eventual buyer?

This is so great, I love that they want to make known the talent of the people

Great initiative, let's win the best (and I'm sure it will be)

I find this contest very interesting. I will try to do everything possible to follow the complete contest, I will follow the steps indicated ... it will be an honor to participate

Nice photographer


Looks interesting. I need to move the camera off cars for a change.

Spectacular! Well done!!

Does "high quality images only" have a technical component? Mostly wanting to know if you want more resolution than I usually use here. (900 pixels long side.)

It doesn't, that resolution should be fine for now.

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why only 95 % if creativechain gives you 100% :)

I love the idea,
I'm coming thru on this one

Photochain watermark has also been added.

Hola, me parece excelente la idea de dar valor al arte de la fotografía a través de la tecnología blockchain, soy nueva en steemit y me gustaría participar en el concurso, pero tengo una pregunta: ¿Puedo participar con publicaciones en español?

your photography is best, 👌👌 do i me this contest entry.?

ya quiero hacer parte de estos concursos, entré a esta página para mostrar mis trabajos fotograficos.

If this really works, I would like to participate in the contest.

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