judging school with the societies

September 28th 2017

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Print Judge for The Societies? Or what makes a photograph award-winning material? Well, we are now giving you the opportunity to find out!

During this unique and informative day we will cover:

The qualities we look for in professional judges

The rules and procedures of panel judging

The 10 Elements of an Award Winning image

Etiquette and elocution

The importance of positive judging

In addition to the above topics you will get the chance to take part in the ‘mock-judging’ of physical prints, so you will leave feeling confident in your new abilities!

The Societies is working in conjunction with Digitalab to bring you this class and as an added bonus Digitalab are offering a free test print to all attendees which will be printed and finished during the event itself. This is a wonderful opportunity for those thinking of entering The Societies 20×16 Print Competition to see the quality and professionalism of Digitalab first hand. Attendees will also be given an exclusive tour of the lab which will give a deeper understanding of the process involved in creating prints for both competition and clients.

*This course is not part of the requirements needed to be considered as an approved Societies’ Judge and you do not need to hold any current qualification with The Societies to take part.

A bit about Terrie:

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 striving to maintain the high standards required for both Qualification and ‘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.

Lunch and refreshments will also be provided throughout the day. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements you may have when booking your ticket.

This is a free event for Digitalab customers!

Please use the sign up form below to book your ticket for this fantastic event.