With the introductions of Levels the old awards system has become somewhat obsolete and has now been retired. In the new levels system there are four different activities that will increase your level:
• Voting in curation (1p/vote)
• Writing good comments in curation rated 4 stars by a moderator (5p/comment)
• Writing excellent comments in curation rated 5 stars by a moderator (20p/comment)
• Having a new photo published (50p/photo)
The list of top photographers is now sorted based on a combination of number of published photos and current level of each photographer.