Photo contest

Photo contest 1.7

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
  4. 2.3
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Allows creating photo contests.

Members can submit a picture by replying to the photo contest thread you create. Any member can then use reactions to vote for their favorite photos. Reaction totals along with each post image thumbnail will show at the top of the thread.

(Example of Photo contest block)


(Example of Photo contest admin link)


(Example of Photo contest overlay)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • Shows thumbnail of submitted post.
  • Shows number of reactions of submitted post.
  • Option to not show reactions until contest ends.
  • Clicking thumbnail takes you to the post.
  • All phrases start with photocontest_ for your convenience.
How to use:
  1. In the options page select the forum where you will have photo contests.
  2. In the user group permissions, select the user groups that will "View" and "Admin" the add-on.
  3. Create a new thread for a photo contest.
  4. From the more options dropdown, click the Photo contest admin link.
  5. Select the end date for the photo contest.
  6. In post #1 of the thread describe the photo contest rules and end date for photo submissions.
Database modifications:

This add-on will add a new column called 'andy_photo_contest_end_date' to the xf_thread table.

Question and Answers:

Q: What happens if a member posts after the photo contest end date?
A: Posts made after the photo contest end date are not displayed in the photo contest block.
First release
Last update


5.00 star(s) 2 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Added Hide reactions to option page.
  2. See description

    Photo contest v1.6 changes: Removed Random and Hide reactions options.
  3. See description

    Photo contest v1.5 changes: Added alt tag to photo contest thumbnails.

Latest reviews

Was looking for something like this for a while when we have challenges on the forum where members can vote for the best photo, thanks for the guidance also on how to improve thumbnails, great addon :)
This is an add-on I've been waiting for for years and years. Anyone with an automotive related forum or anything photography based should undoubedtly install this add-on. Unlike other similar add-ons out there, this one is clean, simple, and won't leave you scratching your head wondering how it works. Another great add-on by AndyB!
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