Win awards, become a judge.......

Win awards, become a judge.......

9 posts
23 March 2012
Renton
Photographer
Renton
Posted 23 March 2012
Framesphotography
Photographer
Framesphotography
This happens more frequently than you might think. I,ve certainly noticed another "professional photographers" association where the winners are regularly either involved in the judging or directors of the association. The accolades then hold a great deal of weight with the uninformed general public, but hopefully very little with those in the know. A disgrace.

Posted 23 March 2012
dudekdude47
Photographer
dudekdude47
I recall someone winning £500 as Fuji photographer of the month.
Until
Someone told them.
It was her daughters work, and could be seen on her South American web pages.

Plus.

It was shot using a Cannon camera, with Kodak film.

Posted 24 March 2012
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
I posted this article on my FB wall - someone commented that perhaps the SWPP aught to pay attention
Posted 24 March 2012
Fluffypup
Photographer
Fluffypup
Shocking. I never realised that photographers would pat each other on the back so that they could have the favour returned.

Right, off to port review forum



Posted 24 March 2012
Profoto
Photographer
Profoto
This is a very sad day for British photography.
This is one of the many reasons that stops people from paying into the " member of a professional society" thing.
One of the listed judges appears on my list of sleaze for another event not so long ago in the north east.

He is one of the most qualified members in the country, on merit. But you have to ask, why do they allow themselves to be in this questionable position.

Posted 24 March 2012
peterbuchanphoto
Photographer
peterbuchanphoto
Well I was considering applying to bipp as it seemed the most professional body plus would perhaps lend a bit more credibility to me in the eyes of joe public... bugger that

Posted 24 March 2012
magpie1
Photographer
magpie1
This was 'picked up' by the BBC from an ill informed sensationalised 'headline' in BJP online. The BJP was once a fine journal but now the "Sun on Photography", open to any ill informed, un researched, tittle tattle and innuendo. The complete explanation of the process, not published( what a surprise) gave full details of the procedure explaining fully how no judge was ever involved in any process involving their work. Afterwards a second, completely fresh judging panel taking place on a different day, reviewed the results, only then were any awards made.

Posted 24 March 2012
DCox
Photographer
DCox
magpie1

This was 'picked up' by the BBC from an ill informed sensationalised 'headline' in BJP online. The BJP was once a fine journal but now the "Sun on Photography", open to any ill informed, un researched, tittle tattle and innuendo. The complete explanation of the process, not published( what a surprise) gave full details of the procedure explaining fully how no judge was ever involved in any process involving their work. Afterwards a second, completely fresh judging panel taking place on a different day, reviewed the results, only then were any awards made.


sadly Magpie......you dont have "home" referees in international football, and cricket benefitted from switching to international panels of umpires rather than home nation mainly because of the potential claims of bias.  This looks worse regardless of the truth. The judges were contestants...even if they were not directly involved in judging their own work.  The Judges won (many) prizes in a competition they were involved in judging......

it looks and smells fishy.........It might not be but it should not look it.  The best way to stop mudslinging after the facts, is to make sure the process is squeaky clean

Posted 24 March 2012
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