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A POTD is an acronym for "Photo of the Day", "Picture of the Day, or "Poll of the Day". It is a term most commonly used by online digital photography communities as an honor to outstanding photos that are selected daily from among that community's membership. They can either be tagged as POTD or displayed in a special page on that site.

In addition to digital photography sites, other focused topic sites may solicit and display chosen POTDs that relate to their given topic. Sites pertaining to news, weather, animals, nature, video games, and sports are among the many that display such POTD selections. In the case of video games, a POTD refers to a screenshot from a (usually) upcoming release.

Additionally, the GameFAQs social board[1] for their Poll of the Day is frequently abbreviated to PotD, with special consideration to the capitalization of the letters.


POTDs can be selected by a single judge or voted on by a blind panel. Other sites operate the POTD selections in a contest/polling format, allowing members to vote on photos with the highest vote-getters receiving POTD honors.

Sampling of POTD web pages

  • Wikipedia's Picture of the Day
  • Biomedical Picture Of The Day - Biomedical Picture Of The Day: daily picture with explanation.
  • BetterPhoto.com - Single photo selected daily from member entries.
  • NASA Astronomical Picture Of The Day - Astronomy Picture Of The Day picture with explanation.
  • NASA Image Of The Day - Pictures relating to outer space and artificial spacecraft
  • Earth Science - Earth Picture Of the Day.
  • Around the World - Photo of the day from Russian magazine Around the World


  1. ^ "Poll of the Day Message Board". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
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