Haha, no you can’t cheat All dates are based on capture date.
For the upload leaderboard, one point is awarded for every photo captured in the selected month. The upload date has no influence.
Similarly, for viewpoints the time selector restricts the results to photos taken in the selected time NOT when viewpoint was assigned. The count of viewpoints for a photo will remain the same whatever the time period selected.
Hope that clears it up – I look forward to seeing you at the top of this months leaderboard @cannondale