Judge: Carol Sheridan
Hi, thank you for choosing me to judge this month’s competition. It was a little disappointing that we didn’t have any beginner entries. The standard in the experienced section, however, creeps ever higher. As there were so few entries in the intermediate section I have only awarded a single “Judges Favourite” as I feel to have a first-place among such as small field would not feel like a win for the photographer concerned.
As the subject of “Games” is open to much interpretation my judgment weighted the following key elements; Creativity, emotion, and focal point. In the experienced section, I also gave a little extra weight to technical quality. So here are the results and please remember this is my opinion based on my photographic experience and personal preferences. Another judge on a different day may see these images differently.
Highly commended – Poker face
Special mention – Victory hug;
Third place – Beach ball; Second place – Beach flipping; First place – Checkmate;