PRINTS: The maximum size of a print is 400mm X 500mm with the mount, prints do not have to have mounts. The name of the author should not appear on the front of a print.
Judging criteria for club
Judging art is very subjective that is why 3 judges are used at club meetings. Judges should preferably be photographers or artists of standing and the panel should be made up of judges with various specialties. In order to have some consistency in judging club members' work, the following guidelines should be applied by judges:
Scoring: Each judge awards a score of 0 to 5 to the photograph. The points are based on the following criteria: Below average: 0 to 2 Out of focus (unless intentionally) Over or under exposed Little impact or imagination Happy snap type photograph Not relevant to the category entered Average: 3 Technically correct (focus, exposure, etc) Good colour for subject and background Little impact or imagination Relevant to the category entered Above average: 4 Technically correct Good presentation Good composition Good pictorial content Tells a story or creates a mood High impact on viewer Exemplifies the category entered Outstanding: 5 “Wow”, “knocks your socks off” quality image Technically correct in all respects Outstanding composition Tells a complete story or mood High impact on viewer at first sight Exemplifies the category entered An image that will sell or that you would like to own
Judging Critique Be positive - you are looking at someone's pride and joy, say what's good and then comment on what can be improved Don't find fault – you don't have to find something wrong. If it is a below average photo make suggestions on how to improve it. If it is kick ass, then say so Personal bias - Don't inject your personal bias into the judging and critique of the photograph. We all know that babies and bunnies are cute, but a landscape is just as beautiful and should be given the same respect. This is probably the hardest thing to leave behind when you judge, you must be fair. If you have a personal problem with the photographer or with the subject matter, refrain from judging the photograph and award your point as the average of the other 2 judges.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA For more info, go to http://www.pssa.co.za/