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Entrance signs for neighbourhoods, estates or apartments don’t typically meet the eligibility criteria of a great place to socialise, exercise or explore. So I’d say those ones were correctly rejected.

The baseball field could maybe do with a better photo, but should be eligible so long as it’s not on school property.


Not much to go on from those thumbnails, but all those signs look temporary or non-notable. The baseball field looks like a good potential nomination, but it looks like you took the photo from a car parked a very long way away… get closer to the proposed wayspot.


We are a new neighborhood and have no stops or gyms. The baseball field is new and shows that its on a community park

Those signs are permanent and mounted on the walls.

Agree that only the baseball field of these looks like it would meet criteria. Would you care to share the rejection reasons you got for it?

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I think you usually see “Wayfarer criteria” on a ML rejection, so you need to be sure that the ai sees a baseball field from the photo. I don’t really see one in that picture.

If this is at a park as you said, and not at a school, I would recommend that you take a great photo and resubmit. If the field has a sign, I focus on that. If it does not, I focus on the backstop.

It is going to be hard to convince anyone a field is here:

But you could take a supporting photo that shows the field with a street sign showing where it is. And include a link to a town document showing it exists there in the supporting section.


I would take Cyndie’s advice and get a better photo closer to the field.

As for your other nominations, neighborhood entrances are hit and miss. Some people love and a lot do not think they are eligible. (I am not particularly huge fan of them.) You could try appealing them and seeing what the Niantic team say about them.

any and all submissions with photos taken at night time will get denied. That is something jus about every reviewer can agree on.

You need to take better photos. None of your submissions look like they are a photo of anything in particular, they jus look like random photos you’ve taken. Get closer shots, and have very detailed descriptions of what it is you are nominating, and why its a cultural/ community importance.

No. Night photos can be awesome and are not a rejection reason.

But yes, better photos of eligible objects are needed in this case.


I’ve had several nominations with night photos approved. As long as the object that you’re taking the photo of is properly illuminated, then it doesn’t matter if the photo is taken at day or at night.

In all of these cases you can clearly see the object. It’s just that the objects themselves aren’t meeting the eligibility criteria.

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Some things look better at night too.

Also I think this is area specific. Very northerly regions are more accepting of night shots, otherwise they’d never get to submit anything in the winter! The main thing is that you can see what the object is. The picture doesn’t have to be perfect but it has to be clear.

I can’t really tell what these are as the images are too small, so cant really comment specifically on these examples.

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Night photos can be awesome if the subject is properly illuminated, it helps as well to play with the camera settings to adjust for a night shot. Generally speaking, it’s easier to get a good photo in the daylight.

That having been said, it isn’t the photos that’s the problem with most of those submissions.

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Here are night day pictures on 2 wayspots tgat show that night pictures do get accepted and give a more dramatic feel

A carefully executed photo whether day or night makes for a good wayspot.


One of the best of 2023 nominations from the Wayfarer Discord was for a basketball court, with the Northern Lights in the background, from Norway. They shared it in the old forums, and it was such a great photo for a place that would typically have a boring photo.

And I had a picnic pavilion approved with a photo I took at night back in February. Not only is the picnic area lit during the evening, but the roof is lined with green lights as well. I nominated it after we had some snow come through, and it looked quite nice with the fresh snow around it.




Here’s one I did recently, it helps to select “night” mode on the camera. I think we are going off-topic a little, but the point is that you can take a great picture at night with a modern smartphone. I don’t think it was the fact that it was dark that led to a rejection

Night picture:


Oh wow, much better at night!!

From memory the rejection criteria is “pitch black” ie cant see the item, so things that are illuminated should be absolutely fine, but I’m not sure reviewers always read the criteria, they just hear some word of mouth that being dark=bad and reject.

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