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Old 05-07-2006, 07:42 PM
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There have been 36 entries in this month's contest and today is still the 7th.
If this pace continues, we'll have more than 100 entries. Which is terrific. The more the better.

Here comes the "but":

How do you effectively and fairly judge the best entries?

Do you tend to keep a "rolling" score of what has appeal to you and as long nothing better comes along, that is the winner?

Or do you wait until all the entries are in and then do your "due dilligence"?

Just wondering...
This last month, Caitlin put up a photo album with all the entries seen here: http://www.tv83.net/retouchpro/April06Entries/
I'm wondering how difficult that would be ... it was very much appreciated and makes the whole process a lot easier.
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:57 AM
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Making the photo album itself is easy - it uses freeware called Jalbum. http://jalbum.net/

You then just need somewhere to host it.
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Old 05-08-2006, 03:29 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Lopes
There have been 36 entries in this month's contest and today is still the 7th.
If this pace continues, we'll have more than 100 entries. Which is terrific. The more the better.

Here comes the "but":

How do you effectively and fairly judge the best entries?

Do you tend to keep a "rolling" score of what has appeal to you and as long nothing better comes along, that is the winner?

Or do you wait until all the entries are in and then do your "due dilligence"?

Just wondering...
I'm waiting until the end to download and judge in case folks change their entries.

Bart
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Old 05-08-2006, 07:36 AM
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I've already picked 5 , usually pick 10 or 15 at the end then narrow down to a final 5. But people change their entries all month so you cant really judge till the end.
Though I really hate it when someone has a cracking entry then change it at the last minute and its not as good
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Old 05-08-2006, 07:58 AM
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Gary, Craig and I agree to disagree with Jill's Nerds photo critiquers, (I like the 1st best and wouldn't crop it), and that's where alot of the arguements will surface - between critiquers. This might be helpful for everyone but the person looking for clear direction as to how to improve his/her entry. But then again, the 'rules' in contests, art, photography, retouching and the like are always going to be a little contentious so maybe learning how to filter criticism and advice is also a skill that needs to be developed. You see, it's starting already - I'm conflicted!
Thanks all for taking a look and most of all giving your opinion.
Doug - retouch has a critique section and I am sure there have been times that were the critiques have been in conflict.

I am also thrilled to see so many entries this early and know trying to judge a large amount will be difficult.
I did notice last month we had 70+ entries yet only 30+ votes that surprised me.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:41 AM
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Technically not difficult, but...
it is time consuming to download all images
you need a website

I didn't bring the gallery option up since I didn't want to presume that we would have it again...

Since Caitlin did it last month, I'm willing to do it this month, unless there are other ideas.

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...I'm wondering how difficult that would be...
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:13 AM
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I know a good free host that will give us 5GB bandwidth and 200MB free hosting. Will this be enough to host the gallery for a week ????? It doesn't need to be on much more than that, does it?
I'm sure Jalbum will work on it no problems.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:23 AM
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Decide on who's going to do the gallery and contact me, I'll host it. Make sure you know how to FTP before volunteering
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:56 AM
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Nice one Doug. I can't guarantee I will have the time, so don't want to put my name in the pot for creating gallery. But as a backup plan, just tested Jalbum on free hosting with no problems http://contest.awardspace.com/
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Old 05-08-2006, 07:13 PM
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Doug, if you need me, I'm willing to do it. Just let me know.

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Decide on who's going to do the gallery and contact me, I'll host it. Make sure you know how to FTP before volunteering
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