Looking forward to being one of 6 judges for the upcoming Professional Photographers of Oregon print competition.Â Its not like the fair or other haphazard kind of judging.Â All prints must be titled, the judges can't judge the work if they know the maker,Â 5 scores are averaged out and judges can fight for or against the print, lighting specifications and standards are strictly adhered to. In the end, its a fascinating process and results in better photography in the profession.
1) Arrive already being familiar with the 12 elements.
Select the grade level first, and then the corresponding score. (Use the following point system): Exceptional 100-95 Superior 94-90 Excellent 89-85 Deserving of a Merit 84-80
Below Exhibition Standards 69-00
Crcumstances may make it necessary to ask questions. In such cases, score first and then challenge.
During judging, discussions should be limited to challenged images.
Jurors wanting to challenge an image, call out the word, â€œchallengeâ€, give their category and the score, then the reasons for that score. Next, the juror to the challengerâ€™s right will then give their category, score and an explanation of why they agree or disagree with the challenger. Each juror and the alternate will do the same in turn. If the jury chairman chooses to comment, their comments will be made prior to the rebuttal by the challenger. The rebuttal will then be given by the challenger. The jury chairman will then call for a re-vote.
When a second challenge occurs from a different juror, each juror in proper sequence then has the opportunity to express their views during the challenge, concentrating on previously unstated points. Repetitious comments and explanations are to be avoided. Once a juror comments, they may not make additional comments once the next juror starts to speak. The challenger may change their score only if itâ€™s honestly felt they gained new insight during the challenge. If so, the initial and new score must be stated.Â Â· The system allows for a difference of opinion. It is wrong to dominate the judging by voting higher or lower, just to nullify someone elseâ€™s vote. This must never be done.
An automatic challenge occurs when any juror scores more than ten points off the final score of 70 or higher. When there is a high and low challenge on the same entry, the highest score will get the challenge and rebuttal. Juors will be rotated to the right every 10 minutes whenever reasonable and possible.
A juror may only challenge an image once in any phase of judging.
Should be fun!
Here is one of my images that went loan collection for both Oregon and Professional Photographers of America..scoring an 86: