Well, It wasn’t exactly at the level of the AOP awards or the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize but I was asked to be a judge and decisions had to be made.
This was the “Playtime” themed photography competition on the Photocrowd website as referred to in my previous post.
The Judging process on the site was extremely well put together which made it less time consuming than I imagined and writing reviews of the winning images and a selection of others was a very positive and surprisingly enjoyable experience.
Getting the images down to the final few and ranking them in an order of preference was the hard bit but here are what turned out to be my top three.
To see them in more detail and the rest of my choices and reviews you can use the following links:
I would heartily recommend anyone getting involved with Photocrowd in a judging capacity. It is an interesting process to pit yourself against the Crowd vote and to find images that you think truly do stand out from the crowd.
It’s always nice to be asked your opinion on other people’s work so when Photocrowd approached me to become one of their expert judges I was obviously flattered.
Taking a closer look at their very well put together website sparked my interest further, agreeing to judge the currently running competition “playtime” and I’m looking forward to the judging process. My Judge’s profile can be found below and I’m pleased to be in good company.
The website gives everyone a chance to vote on the images they like as well as the expert judges. You can take a look at current competitions & add your voice to the Photocrowd.
There is still time to submit images or to vote on “Playtime” (until October 8th) after which time I’ll have to get down to some serious work making my choices.
I will be reporting back with an insight into the judging process and a link to the winners in the near future.