I recently judged a photo contest on the PhoozL photography site as part of the Alphabet series, with the theme “T”. Here is an excerpt from my judges summary:
“Lots of great images for this letter. Many of them had no conceivable connection to the theme ‘T’ however. The first judging criteria is that they relate to the theme. So unless they channeled ‘T’ I couldn’t really consider them. And there were numerous repeating T themes. Trains, Trucks, Trees, Towers, and Tea were at the top of the list. There were also Twins, Triplets, Taxis, Tunnels, and Tracks. Non-concrete T themes were attempted, with the only clearcut example being Tired. Some of them indeed channelled the essence of a T theme. So those that did were then reviewed for their other characteristics per the rules, such as creativity, technique, impact and artistic merit. This brought it down to a short list that led to the three winners. Congrats to them.”
Here is the link on Phoozl to read more, to see the winners, and to read the critiques of them. Thanks to Harald Johnson for inviting me to participate in this PhoozL event.