Introduction to Judging Day

Induction to Judging Day

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Societies’ Print Judge? Or what makes a photograph award-winning material? Well, we are now giving you the opportunity to find out!

During this unique and informative day we will cover:
The qualities we look for in professional judges
The rules and procedures of panel judging
The 10 Elements of an Award Winning image
Etiquette and elocution
The importance of positive judging

In addition to the above topics you will have the opportunity to sit in the hot seat yourself and take part in the ‘mock-judging’ of physical prints during our afternoon session. This will ensure you leave feeling 100% confident in your new abilities!

The Societies is working in conjunction with labs all over the country to bring you this class and as an added bonus you will be guided around the lab to deepen your knowledge of the printing process. This is a wonderful opportunity for those thinking of entering The Societies 20×16″ Print Competition to see the quality and professionalism of our recommended labs first hand.

This course is not part of the requirements needed to be considered as an approved Societies’ Judge and you do not need to hold any current qualification with The Societies to take part.

Dates and Venues

Hatfield, Sim Imaging – Monday 16th September
Coventry, One Vision Imaging – Tuesday 17th September
Hull, G F Smith – Wednesday 18th September
Newcastle upon Tyne, Digitalab – Thursday 19th September
Glasgow, Loxley Colour – Friday 20th September

09:00-17:00

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Presented by Terrie Jones

Terrie Jones’ passion for photographic judging has become somewhat infamous within the industry over the past several years, together with her team of over 40 experienced judges she has spent the last 16 years striving to maintain the high standards required for both Qualification and ‘Photographer of the Year Awards’.

Terrie joined The Societies at the young age of 16 and soon developed an interest in print critique. Taking it upon herself to learn more from the experienced photographers around her, Terrie quickly became The Societies Competition Administrator, a title which she held with pride for over 10 years.

During this time The Societies’ live annual 20×16″ Competition has grown from strength to strength, gaining respect for its transparency and diversity. It is now one of the largest ‘all welcome’ photographic print competitions in the world today.

Four years ago Terrie, desperate for personal development in the world of judging, attended the 2015 PPA Judging School in Atlanta where she proved herself not only as an administrator for judging, but as a judge herself. Terrie’s passion for judging has only grown since then, continuing to learn from her team she has used her experience to open The Societies Judging School, which is now a ‘must attend’ course for anybody wishing to deepen their understanding of print critique.

Now ‘Head of Judging’ at The Societies, Terrie is keen to share her knowledge and experiences with photographers with a view to maintaining the high standards expected within the industry.

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