FAQ: Rules for “The Best Food in… (Country Challenge, Nov 2022)”

What is the goal of this mission?

Our clients – well-known food brands – are looking for people around the world who will provide them with photos related to the food market.

With this mission, we want to help and connect these brands with awesome Foap creators to make them able to collaborate for money, free products, discounts, and other benefits.

When you join this mission and upload a good-quality photo, you join our new Food Lovers Community. Their members will be able to get much more chances to collaborate with well-known food brands.


When is this mission available?

It started on November 9, 2022, and we plan to announce the winners no later than December 15, 2022. Country Challenges aims to find the best photographers in each country and choose the best photos worldwide. The schedule:

Stage 1: Adding photos. 9.11-22.11 (14 days)

Nominated users can add photos to missions dedicated to their country. The mission is visible only to nominated users.

Stage 2: Voting (with stars). 23.11-29.11 (7 days)

Adding photos is no longer available. The photos added in the previous stage are visible to all users inside each country. For example, all Foap users from the US will see pictures added by other users from the US. All users should vote for photos by choosing 1 to 5 stars.

Important: We don’t want anyone to be able to decrease the rating to leverage their chances of winning, so only the number of rates matters. If you like a photo and want it to win – rate it. If you don’t like it – skip it.

30.11 Foap Team chooses the best photos for each country

From the photos with the highest number of rates, we (real humans, not an algorithm) will choose the best photos for every country. We consider the picture’s overall quality, but the number of votes influences us strongly.

Stage 3: Commenting (available for all). 01.12-7.12 (7 days)

All chosen photos will be visible to all Foap users in one mission. They can comment on photos, and the best comments describing what they like in photos will win rewards.

8.12-9.12 Foap Team chooses the best comments and 10 finalists

The Foap Team, influenced by comments, will choose the 10 best photos and 10 best comments.

Stage 4: Choosing the winners by the best Foapers

The best Foap users (users worldwide who sold the most photos) will vote for the 10 best photos. The photos with the most votes will win. We’re planning to announce the winners no later than December 15.


This mission is not visible in my app. Why?

This mission is in the app’s Missions menu – Active tab, and it’s called “The Best Food in…”. However, in the first stage (adding photos), it’s visible only for Foapers who have previously joined missions and published good-quality photos on Foap. They have been verified by our team.

If you don’t see the mission, maybe you’ve joined Foap recently, and our team hasn’t yet verified your skills? In this case, you will not be able to join this challenge, but you can join other missions to be verified by our team and be invited to the next country challenge.

If you do not see this mission and believe you’re verified (have been on Foap for a few months at least AND sold some photos already) – reach out to us.


How can I upload photos?

Just open the app, go to the Missions menu and find the premium mission named “The Best Food in [your country].” Unlock the mission and upload your photo with 1 Foap Coin. You can upload up to 10 photos (it will require more Foap Coins). Adding photos is available only in the first stage.


When will I be able to add photos?

You can add photos from November 9, 2022, to November 22, 2022 (CET).


Rewards $1,500 (estimated)

1st place: $200

2nd place: $100

3rd place: $50

4-10 places: $20

The best photos in each country: $10 for each photo.

10 best comments: $10


Will there be rewards for every country? How many photos will be rewarded in each country?

Yes. There are rewards for every country, with at least 10 users who join the mission. The number of rewards depends on how many participants will join the challenge in each country:

10-100: 1 best photo
101-199: 2 best photos
201-499: 3 best photos
500 or more: 4 best photos


How can I vote for photos?

It’s super simple. Go to the mission, check uploaded photos, tap on any image, and if you like it and want it to win – rate it from 1 to 5 stars. If you don’t like it – just skip it.

We don’t want anyone to be able to decrease the rating of other users to leverage their chances of winning, so only the number of rates matters. If you like a photo and want it to win – rate it. If you don’t like it – skip it.


How are winners chosen?

It depends on the stage.

We (real humans, not an algorithm) choose the best photo in each country after stage 2.

  • We will choose only photos on brief (read the section “What type of photos should I add to this mission” below).
  • We consider the picture’s overall quality and creativity.
  • Additional “points” will get natural photos (no filters or artificial corrections).
  • The number of votes influences us strongly.

In the 3rd stage, we also choose the 10 best photos for the finals. Your comments at this stage will strongly influence our decisions.

The best Foap users (Foapers from around the world who sold the most photos) will choose the Winners from the 10 best photos.


What type of photos should I add to this mission?

For this country challenge, you need to upload a photo of any food. It can be something from the traditional kitchen, but it’s not a must.  It can be just a favorite fruit or snack – just anything you in your country like to eat.

Try to make it look natural, but it should look tasty, and a photo needs to be technically correct (sharp, bright, and without visible over enhancements).

There can be people in the photo, but the main focus should be on the food.


How many photos can I add?

You can upload up to 10 photos, but only the first 1 is free (almost – it costs 1 Foap Coin). Adding more photos will cost 100 Foap Coins more for each photo. Check out how to get Foap Coins for free.


Can I change the photos that I uploaded?

Yes, you can. After you delete the uploaded photo, you can upload another one, but keep in mind that you will lose all votes and comments.


Can I upload a photo that won another mission?

Yes, you can, and it can win again.


Can I upload a black-and-white or modified photo?

Yes, you can, but we recommend uploading color photos – most dishes will look much better in color. You can make some digital adjustments like better contrast or brightness, but we recommend being careful with that and not using any filters – it should look natural.


How can I comment?

Open the photo you want to add a comment, tap on the image, and see the comments icon in the right-down corner. Tap it and add your comment.


What do I need to do to be nominated for a country challenge?

You must be active on Foap and upload good photos to other missions. We’re checking all uploaded images. We can’t buy all good pictures, but we can nominate good photographers to join missions like a country challenge even if they didn’t sell anything yet.


Why do I see a country challenge without a specific country?

If you see a country challenge named “The Best Dishes in the World” instead of, for example, “The Best Dishes in the United States”, it can be two things:

  1. You didn’t choose your country in the app. Do it now in your profile to avoid missing the next country challenge!
  2. You live in a country where there are not so many Foap users to compete with.

What does it mean for you? You can join a country challenge but not as a representative of a specific country. You can upload a photo of whatever dish you like, but you will have fewer chances to win.


I want to ask about something…

Great! We will be happy to respond to your questions. You can add a comment on our blog (keep in mind that because of spam, every comment needs to be approved) or contact us directly through the app.