How Technically Correct 1-5 points
How Technically Correct is the Photo? Sharpness, Detail, Depth of Field, Color, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Usage of Light
Composition 1-5 points
Does it tell a story?
Where is our eye lead to in the picture?
Is the photograph balanced, and if not, is it creating the visual impact it should?
Do I Like the Photograph? 1-5 points
All art is dependent on our own tastes, likes, and dislikes.
It has nothing to do with how experienced the photographer is.
This is the WOW factor.
Total Possible Points
15 points per judge (x-two judges)
2= Below Average
4= Above Average
Required for Merit Award
23 pts or better
Required for Best of Merit Award
28 pts or better