July 20, 2020

Judging

The judges will be looking for originality, creativity to given theme. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

JUDGE

HONOURABLE JUDGE
DALE LENDL –
AWARD-WINNING
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER USA

There are two levels of judging before the public vote takes place. The first sifts all the photography into the correct categories and removes photos that do not fit the competitions criteria.


The second involves a panel of judges who select finalist photography for the online vote and highly commended shots. The overall winner is chosen by the public. To choose the best photographs the judges look for the below:-


RELEVANCY
Is the photo an obvious illustration of the entered category theme?


COMPOSITION
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?


FOCUS
Is the object of the photo in focus? If not in sharp focus, does it appear to be an intentional effect to enhance the image in some artistic way?


LIGHTING
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?


CREATIVITY
Does the photographer display some creative thought or original idea in the making of this image?

The judges reserve the right to remove any entries from the competition that they feel may breach or contravene the laws of public decency or may bring the photographer or the competition into disrepute. Such entries will be deemed as void. This includes images that may be offensive, previously published, copyrighted (by someone other than the entrant) or otherwise contrary to the spirit of the competition.

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