I second that motion! I was rather frustrated judging this round because I
couldn't tell if certain entries were by newbies trying hard or more
experienced people who were hardly trying. This greatly affects how I write
my comments, though doesn't really affect my scoring.
Usually I just deduce it from the description, a detailed description
usually means a lot of effort went in, a short one usually means the entrant
is being lazy... but not always. This time I noticed a bunch of entries that
seem to be related (possibly a class of schoolkids entered, as has happened
before), and none of them provided much info in the text files, but I guess
they were all newbies so I tried to leave good comments.
Also, I think experience is more relevant than age, there's plenty of old
"St." <dot### [at] dotcom> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> Is it possible that the term/s 'AGE:' and/or 'EXPERIENCE:' could be added
> to the submission text file?
> My reason for this is that sometimes one can view an image, and you
> really can't judge it depending on the image submitted - sometimes the
> image 'feels' like it's from someone fairly experienced, but you really
> don't know if they meant to try a 'cartoony' or 'serious' image or not,
> (unless they explain under the 'how this image was created' title), or
> they may lack experience, but produce quite a 'grown-up' (for want of a
> better term), image for their age. (In which case, I would also like to
> praise them).
> Personally, if there is a 12 year old submitting an image, (is there an
> age limit?), and putting some effort into a subject, then I would like to
> know this and help them, (comment), in whatever capacity I can, and judge
> Just a thought.
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