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Surviving deadline day – how we built a photo competition system to scale

Recent Work

In 2014 we were asked to build an online system, from the ground up, to sell and manage entries for the BJP's International Photography Awards - a prestigious competition where photographers around the world enter series of photographs in the hope of winning a gallery show in London and a place in the British Journal of Photography. By the time we closed it down, around 5,000 images had been received, and our server was feeling the strain.