For the Auto Photo Contest, we have set a start date for a future date. This gives us an Entry Period where entries are submitted and approved but the voting is not open. Only entries that have been approved will show. Pending entries are not shown until they are approved. Once the timer reaches the start date, the contest will open for voting and the entry form will automatically be removed.
If you want to accept entries WHILE the contest is open for voting, DO NOT set a start date, just an end date. This will allow entries until the contest ends.
In this example we did not specify the sort order in the shortcode so the contest will use the Global Setting that you specified and the user will be shown the sort order drop down to change the sort order. If you hide the vote count, the most and least voted options will automatically be removed. If you specify the sort order within the shortcode, all of the options will be removed.
Settings used here: showcontestants id=61 title=”Sample title goes here” postperpage=4 showform=1 search=1