The November 2019 Digital Competition’s theme was “Unusual Suspects“. Twenty-three members attended the November 7 “all critique” meeting.
Mark Laussade organized the judging by gathering experienced photographers who volunteered to judge. Four judges were present, and Mark selected three of the judges for each photo. One (or more) or the judges would critique the photo. The judges were Carol Acurso, Mary Day Long, Carol Schiraldi, and Stephen Brkich.
When all photos were scored 1 – 10 by three judges, the winners were chosen based on their total score (30 maximum.) In the case of a tie, the judges voted again on the tied images to resolve the tie (except for class 1 where the tie for 2nd place was allowed to stand).
The “members choice” popular vote was handled via a new WordPress plugin prepared by Ed Peet which allowed the audience to see all the submitted photos in a browser on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops and pick their two favorites in each class.
Class 1 – Novice
There were 13 Class 1 submissions with 3 awards ranked by jury scores.
Class 1, 1st Place – “Surfing The Waves” by Clay Leben
Class 1, 2nd Place (tie) – “Fawning Over Bambi” by Jean Thomas
Class 1, 2nd Place (tie) – “Not a Bird” by Donna Smith
Class 2 – Advanced
There were 16 Class 2 submissions with 4 awards ranked by jury scores.
Class 2, 1st Place – “Suspect Crocodile” by Troy Carter
Class 2, 2nd Place – “Steampunk Suspects” by Jay Hsin
Class 2, 3rd Place – “The Quary Gang” by Jack Knopp
Class 2 – Honorable Mention- “Berlin Wall PeekABoo” by Deborah Cole
Class 3 – Expert
There were 9 Class 3 submissions with 2 awards ranked by jury scores.