FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
photagon is the social photo contest. You can compete with your photo and turn likes into profit.
Why is photagon different from traditional online photo contests?
- photagon is the first social photo contest that can turn your likes into profit
- Anyone can participate.
- There is no voting committee. Users vote for each other.
- You can forget the traditional 3 winning places. In a photagon contest there can be many winners according to how much their photo is liked by the participants of the same contest.
- photagon is fair. In every contest there are 2 groups of photos. Users never vote within their own group thus the voting process unimpeachable.
- photagon contests are continuous. Enter a contest any time.
What do I get in photagon?
You become member of a community.
You improve your photoshooting skills.
You can turn your likes into profit.
Can I use photagon for free?
Yes. photagon is a free access platform. You can login, create your profile, see photos, add comments or view results of past contests. However, if you want to participate you need enough pLikes for the Contest Class entry fee.(link to fees)
Is there an age limit of users?
Yes. Individuals below the age of 18 need to provide parental consent in order to participate in Contest Classes and photagon transactions.
What is a pLike?
pLike is the photagon credit unit. 1 euro is 1 pLike.
You use the pLikes to participate in contests, buy photos, or offer to other users. You can always cash out your pLike balance and add your earnings to your PayPal or credit card.
What types of posts do I see in my homepage?
Your homepage is the center of information of the photagon community. You see uploaded photos, Contest Class results, informative material and sponsored content from photagon.
What does a like mean in photagon?
You can like photos only when you participate in a contest (Contest Class).
A like reflects to 1 or more pLikes given from users during the voting process.
Example. When a participant likes your photo you earned 1 or more pLikes for your photo.
Likes also increase your popularity status in photagon.
What is a Contest Class?
Contest Classes are different contest categories.
How do I select a Contest Class?
You select according to how much you want to earn.
Every Contest Class has an entry fee and a maximum distribution pLike amount.
When you enter in Contest Class 16 you will pay 16 pLikes – The 3 pLikes is your participation fee and the other 13 pLikes is available for your votes.
Since every Contest Class has 100 participants you can potentially earn up to 1200 pLikes.
Get informed about photagon fees here.
What is the Contest Class process?
There are three stage to participate in a Contest Class.
Stage 1: Upload your photo
Stage 2: Vote
Stage 3: Share and finish
Why should I share my participation?
What is the voting process?
After uploading you vote for your preferred photos. There are 100 photos for you to select from.
In this step you can use your available pLikes for voting. Choose the photos you like and offer 1 or more pLikes.
Can I vote for my photo?
No, because in the voting stage you cannot see your photo.
Every Contest Class has 2 groups of participants – a group in the uploading stage and a group in the voting stage. Users from one group vote for the photos of the other group. This way the voting system is fair, and the contests are continuous!
Why should I share?
Who wins a Contest Class?
There is not just one winner in photagon. Users win pLikes according to the likes (votes) they receive from other users.
Can I enter in more than one Contest Class?
Yes. You can participate in all Contest Classes at the same time, but not in the same Contest Class.
How much money can I make in photagon?
The amount of money you can earn depends on how often you enter Contest Classes and how likable are your photos.
In every Contest Class you can earn from 1 up to the maximum pLikes for distribution in the Contest Class.
In Contest Class 8, there are 600 pLikes available for distribution during the voting process. If all users vote for your photo and give you all their pLikes, then you can win potentially 600 pLikes.
Learn more about pLikes per Contest Class here.
Does every user see my earnings?
No. Your earned pLikes appear only to the users who participated in the same contest. Non participants see only your position in the final ranking.
I entered a Contest Class. How do I know it is finished?
Every Contest Class finishes when all 100 users have voted. You will receive a notification and an email about the end of the contest and the pLikes you earned.
When do I see my earned pLikes in my balance?
When all 100 users finish voting then the Contest Class is finished and all pLikes are released to the users’ accounts.
I have deactivated/deleted my account. Are my photos removed from the Contest Classes I participated?
No. Your photos remain only in the Contest Classes you participated. Your profile will not be searchable, and your photos will be removed from the gallery.
Can I sell my photo?
Yes. When you upload a photo, you select if you want to put it up for sale.
How can I buy photos?
Every photo for sale has a price in pLikes. You can buy directly and download it. If the price of the photo is negotiable you can set a price and negotiate with the seller.
What are my photo sale options?
During the uploading stage you have 3 options for your photo.
- Photo is not for sale.
- Photo is for sale.
- The photo price is negotiable.
How does photo negotiations work?
Users have 5 negotiation attempts to agree to a photo price. Each user has the right to cancel the negotiation process at any time.
Do I have to put my photo for sale?
No. During the uploading stage you can select not to put your photo for sale. This is option is editable at any time in the photo page.
Why is my photo blurry?
Photos that are reported by other users more than one time, become blurry until photagon clarifies potential copyright violations or inappropriate/offensive content. If you believe that your photo is blurred for false reasons, please contact us in the help center.
I see my photo uploaded by another user. What do I do?
You can report a photo from the photo page. We will receive your report and investigate potential copyright issue. If your claim is proved, the photo will be blurred from the user’s profile and you are entitled to proceed to any legal actions accordingly.
Note that photagon is not responsible for copyright violations of its users but we will respect your rights to the best our legal obligations.
What is the price of a pLike?
1 pLike = 1 €
What are the reserved pLikes?
Reserved pLikes are the pLikes that are on hold for your pending transactions.
For example: If you offer 2 pLikes to UserA, then 2 pLikes are reserved until UserA accepts or declines your offer.
Reserved pLikes cannot be used for Contest Classes, photo purchases or other transactions.
What are the Bonus pLikes?
Bonus pLikes are complimentary pLikes that photagon offers to users. Bonus pLikes can be used only in Contest Classes and cannot be cashed out. If you are a lucky recipient of Bonus pLikes you have 20 days to use them or else they expire.
How can I add pLikes to my balance?
What are the transactions’ fees included in the pLikes purchase price?
Every pLike costs 1,15€, 1€ is the pLike value and 0,15€ include the transaction expenses and VAT.
Do I receive a receipt for my payment?
When you purchase the pLikes, you automatically receive a confirmation of your payment by photagon. When you participate in contests, photagon will issue the receipt for your participation fee. Note that you do not receive a receipt for pLikes that are not spent in a Contest Class since you can cash them out any time.
Why do I receive emails from photagon by default?
In your account settings you can opt out from receiving emails. However, some important emails regarding transactions are sent by photagon to inform you about your payments and balance.
That way photagon protects your account and informs you about your financial activity inside the platform.Link to the important emails page
What happens when I deactivate my account?
Your profile will not be searchable by other users and your photos will be removed from the gallery. Your Contest Class participations remain but there will be no link to your profile.
- You cannot deactivate your account if you have pending transactions, ongoing contests and pLike balance.
- Your username will still appear in past posts regarding your participations but without a link to your profile.
- If you wish to return to photagon you can always do it by using the same credentials.
What happens when I delete my account?
Deleting your account is like deactivating your account but without the option of returning with the same credentials.
Why do my photos appear in the Contest Classes I participated after I delete or deactivate my profile?
Because a Contest Class is an online event that already occurred, and your photo is part of this contest’s gallery. Don’t worry, your photo will still not link to your profile.