Is Your Challenge Entry a Winner?

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Is Your Challenge Entry a Winner?

Molarjung wrote:

Dear fellow photographers, how can you possibly appraise whether Your submitted entry has the better chances of ending up among the first 20 winning challenge entries? How should You judge Your own entry before submission? When should You avoid submitting Your photo?

Your recommendations and tips will be highly appreciated (and I hope not only by me).

Many Thanks, Molarjung

I still don't have the answer to that.  
It's strange that I can tell which entries might do well in a challenge that I host.

But my instinct is totally off when I'm competing.

Maybe some general observations from me as a host:

1/ Streetphotography and portraits ---> Dayshots vs Nightshots... Dayshots will win most of the time

2/ Portraits---> Studio vs outdoors.... Studio shots usually comes in.

3/ Landscapes and Cityscapes ---> HDR vs Non HDR shot .... HDR has the advantage

4/ Any shots ---> DSLR with great lense vs compacts ... needless to say.

5/ People shots ---> Kids vs Adults ... Kids have a strong advantage

6/ Abstracts and macros ---> for god's sake don't submit a nightshot/ high iso/grainy noisy shot.

7/ Staircases ---> Curved stairs win most of the time

8/ People shot ---> Frontal shot beats back shots

9/ Portraits/People as main subject ---> Curvy girl beats old men anytime.

10/ Landscape shots ---> Try to get the mountain reflected off the lake... because 2 is better than 1.

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