Club Judging - Star Rating

1 Star

  • Correct Exposure
  • In focus
  • Element of Composition
  • Picture clean well presented 

2 Star:

  • Correct Exposure
  • In focus
  • Element of Composition
  • Picture clean well presented 
  • Some Impact
  • Some knowledge of when to crop
  • 3 Star:

    • Correct Exposure
    • In focus
    • Element of Composition - Should begin to show an understanding of the importance of Lines, Shapes and Forms
    • Picture clean well presented
    • Impact (Now a strong requirement
    • Know when to crop

    4 Star:

    • Should show a full grasp of all the above principles
    • Entry level National salon standard
    • Salon standard = The top 20% of all the entries in a National competition

    5 Star and Higher:

    • National Salon standard plus
    • Entry level International Salon standard
    • International Salon standard = The top 20% of all the entries in an International competition = Top 20% in the world

    Promotion System


    1 and 2 Star:

    • 8-12 Points - Gold
    • 7 Points - Silver
    • 6 Points - Bronze


    3 Star:

    • 9-12 Points - Gold
    • 8 Points - Silver
    • 7-6 Points - Bronze


    4 Star:

    • 10-12 Points - Gold
    • 9 Points - Silver
    • 8-6 Points - Bronze


    5 Star:

    • 11-12 Points - Gold
    • 10 Points - Silver
    • 9-6 Points - Bronze


    All Stars: 

    • 13-15 Points - Certificate of merit (COM)



    Ian Crook - Ren Moon Rising
    5 Star Photographer 


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