Host a photo contest...

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Not sure if there's a better forum for this...I want to host a photo contest on my website.

But, I don't want to allow visitors to upload photos directly to my server.

Is there a gadget/api where I can allow visitors to upload photos to my Flickr account, from my website?

Then they would visit my website. Upload to Flickr, without leaving my website, using this gadget/api, and complete a consent form. Then I could manage the contest from there.

[edit]I posted same question on stackoverflow...they tell me this violates Flickr's TOS. So, is there another service, besides Flickr, that make better sense?[/edit]
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imgur, an image-hosting service made popular on reddit, has a pretty nice API that you could take advantage of. In fact, StackOverflow uses imgur to host all images attached to questions and answers.
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Thanks Spork! Good find! Unfortunately, we would fall into the commercial usage category of the TOS for imgur. I was really hoping to find a free solution, as this will be a SHORT running competition.

I'm looking at some alternatives, I'm thinking about having the user complete a form that emails the "uploaded" image to a yahoo webmail account and letting the virus check inherent in Yahoo webmail be our safeguard.

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