Judging News

Judging Feedback Comments by Competency

Judging Feedback - Some Stats and Emerging Trends

A summary of free-comments received with judging feedback forms from launch to Summer 2017
Judging Feedback Comments by Competency

Important - Judging Advisor Availability

From 10th February until October 2017, Judging Advisor Ken Scott will be unavailable. Alternative contacts are available. Read More ...
Judging Feedback Comments by Competency

Judging Upgrades and Additions - February 2017

New judges and judge upgrades for February 2017

SCPF Judging Levels

Southern Counties Photographic Federation takes a pride in providing a body of volunteer judges for camera club competitions across our region and wider afield. The number of judges available has increased significantly since 2012 following a rethink of the training we offer. Our training rationale is that having attended a training course is very different from having acquired experience and practised in a real club environment. That is reflected in the three levels:

1PreliminaryTrained by SCPF or equivalent and gaining experience at club levelClub competitions
2Panel BAccredited after minimum 1 year's experienceClub and inter-club competitions
3Panel AAccredited after minimum 5 years' experienceFederation competitions, league matches, national and international exhibitions
4Accredited by PAGBPAGB, national and inernational competitions and exhibitions

Booking Level 1 Judges

Clubs are encouraged to book new Level 1 judges so that they can gain experience. Please ensure that the level of competition is appropriate for new judges and that expectations are managed well. It will also be a requirement from 2015 that structured feedback is provided for all Level 1 judges for the benefit of their development.


For all enquiries about judges and judging, please contact our  Judging Advisor – Ken Scott (judging@southerncountiespf.org.uk).