external The Qualities of an Award-Winning Photograph —LensCulture

Photography Awards and photo competitions often seem to have a mysterious quality about them. Inevitably I see some award-winning images that seem obviously great, and then others that really puzzle me. What is it about a certain image that makes it a winner?

As a member of several photo juries, I have an insider’s view to the deliberations, arguments, and subjective points of view of my colleagues (and of course my own subjective opinions)… I asked several of my fellow jury members to shed some light on what they look for while judging a photo competition. Here are their answers…

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