CONTEST JUDGING CRITERIA
Photo Contest Judging Criteria In order to be as fair and equitable as possible, the name of the entry's photographer will be unknown to the judges, and each judge will judge the the contest entries using the following guidelines: 1. Points will be given by the judges for the Impact/WOW factor (0-10 points) Those points will be combined together among all judges and the winner will be the one with the most points, then second and third place. If there is a tie for a place position, those entries will share the place. (Like all art, visual impact for the judges will be dependent on their own tastes, likes, dislikes, their personal history, and the way they see the world). 2. The entry image(s) must fall within the Contest Topic of the Month in order to be considered. 3. A member may only win one place in any contest month.  If a member places more than once in a contest, the photo with the highest score will be accepted and the photo with the lower score will be eliminated (i.e. once a member's photo has won a place, the remainder of their entries for that month are disqualified). A. Use the camera’s highest quality setting, and maintain all saved files using the highest quality JPEG format. For best results, do not save JPEG files multiple times, as each “save” reduces the quality because of the compression. B. For display, the winning photograph will be enlarged to 20" on the longest dimension.  Any standard orientation will be acceptable: Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal). C. Submit entries by midnight the last day of the contest month. For example, the October contest closes at Midnight on October 31st. D. Submit entries to the Photo Contest Chair by sending attached photo entries to  (copy and paste address) pcqccontest@gmail.com  E. A maximum of three (3) entries may be submitted for each member. F. Photos may be "Photoshopped" in any way the photographer wishes; however, this activity may or may not enhance the photo's ability to score well in the judging. G. Photographs entered may be up to five (5) years old. H. The location for taking themed-entries is unlimited I. Entry must be created by a Photography Club member in good standing. H. Members with winning photographs are encouraged to include the details of the winning photo, if available (e.g. camera used, camera settings, telephoto settings, filters, Photoshop modifications, location situation, attraction of the subject, was photo spontaneous or researched, etc.). This information could be used in the monthly article for the "Quail Creek Crossing".
Photography Club of Quail Creek
Photography Club of Quail Creek 2019