Photo by: Unknown
Judging Criteria: It All Makes A Difference!
Are the objects in the photo arranged in a meaningful, pleasing manner or are they “haphazard”?
Did the photographer use the best angle or otherwise interesting perspective?
Is the photograph in focus? If not, does it appear to be in an intentional effect to enhance the image in some “artistic” way?
Relevancy to Category Topic
Is the photo an obvious illustration of the category in which it is entered?
Is the category chosen appropriate for the image’s artistic treatment?
Did the photographer use proper lighting of the subject matter?
Do any extremes of darkness or brightness lend to or detract from the image content?
Judge's Tip: "Watch those Hot Spots!"
Does the photographer show some creative thought or original idea in the making of this image?
Was the subject matter selected pictured in a unique way or was something common shown from a non-traditional point-of-view?
Is there an effectiveness of visual communication between photographer and viewer?
Is the photograph clean?
It the mounting board clean and white?
Is it mounted on 16”x20” foam core?
Does the image meet all entry requirements?