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

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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

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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:

LevelFormerlyDescriptionSuitability
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.

Contact

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