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 14 years working for The Societies of Photographers, striving to maintain the high standards required for both Qualification and their ‘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.
Three 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