Photography Competitions. Everyone has an opinion but exactly what is it like to be a judge and faced with a wall of images? Well I thought I would give it a go and it’s had some interesting outcomes and benefits…

Amateur Photographer Magazine has just launched it’s annual Amateur Photographer Of The Year competition again. It’s a very popular one, has some pretty nice prizes and it’s still free to enter which in itself is something of a rarity these days. This year instead of being an email submission, AP have embraced the Photocrowd platform and are using it to front the competition in something of a more transparent and modern format. Now I’m not the biggest fan of Photocrowd for various reasons but one thing it allows everyone to be is a judge which opens up some interesting possibilities so I signed up again and dived in.

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