Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Contests
I'm just trying to understand this idea of relative merit between different panos with the intention of improving my own work, mostly for the benefit of those few friends I keep sending my junk to. I thank you, and I'm sure they would thank you also.
--- On Sat, 4/14/12, Scott Highton <scott@...> wrote:
From: Scott Highton <scott@...>
Subject: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Contests
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 5:24 PM
Dicere wrote:Last year, we were given specific criteria for rating the contest images, and there were different categories by which we judged each type of image. I suspect it may be similar this year, but the judges won't know what this year's specifications are until after the entries close and our judging process begins.As I recall last year, we simply rated each image on a numeric scale (not sure whether it was 1 - 100 or 1.0 to 10.0). Interactive tours were rated separately from individual panoramas, etc. I think the categories are a little different this year, so again, I have no idea about how we'll be asked to judge things until we get our instructions.But not all the images were technically excellent last year, as you presumed. A few were pretty bad, most were competent, many were quite good. However, technical quality was but a single criteria that we looked at. The image itself, the effectiveness of the story it told, and how visually compelling it was were other (perhaps more important) elements in judging for me. Each judge rated each image on our own. We never saw the other judges' results until after the totals were completed and the winners were determined, so we weren't biased at all by what the others were thinking. Overall, I thought the process was pretty good and well organized.One must remember that in any contest, judges are simply rendering their own opinions. A different set of judges would likely arrive at a completely different result.Regards,Scott