Five Digital Critiques are scheduled for 2012. Instead of awarding First, Second, and Third Place, our new system is based on points:
- 9 = Excellent
- 8 and 8.5 = Good
- 7 and 7.5 = Average
- 6 and 6.5 = Poor
Images that receive a score of 9 are exhibited on our Web site in the Winning Images Archive.
The new scoring system
- Provides immediate recognition to participants
- Helps participants to determine their best images for entry in the Year-End Competiton in November
- Determines high points for the Year-End award
- Helps to determine the PI and PII groupings for the next year
New Rules for Digital Critiques
You can open and print this PDF copy of the 2013 Rules for Digital Critiques (109 KB).
New Categories for 2013
The special subject categories for 2013 are
- Nature (Flora)
Read this handout (PDF 13 KB) for the rules for the Travel category.
Read this handout (PDF, 114 KB) to determine the rules for submitting images for the Flora category. Note that the handout also contains rules for the older categories of Nature (Fauna) and Photojournalism.
Divisions for Pictorial Category
Here is the list of members who are in the Pictorial I and Pictorial II categories as of January 1, 2013. New members are automatically entered into Pictorial II.
Guidelines for Success
Pat Wilkinson has prepared a handout that contains all the information you need to successfully select, prepare, and submit your images for the digital critique: Secrets of the Digital Evaluation (PDF: 4,116 KB)
Submitting Images for Digital Critique
Images must be submitted to the following email address no later than 5:00 pm on the Thursday before the event:
Three Print Critiques are scheduled for 2013.
New Rules for Print Critiques
You can open and print this PDF copy of the Print Critique Rules (16 KB).
Slide Show Competition
The Slide Show Competition is held annually in June.
You can open and print this PDF copy of the 2013 Slide Show Competition Rules (11 KB).
You can open and print this PDF copy of the judging guidelines for entries (15 KB).