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I am new to uploading my images and now I discover some are in the Award Gallery, could someone explain to me how this works and the way they got there.
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Only took you 4 years, Mary.
There are 3 different awards in the Award Gallery:
For editors choice EC,
Quote: The photos displayed here have been hand-picked by Peter Bargh, ePHOTOzine's editor and represent his personal favourites from work that has been submitted to ePHOTOzine's Photography Gallery. Each of these pictures receives the exclusive Editor's Choice Award.
For highly commended HC,
Quote: The photos displayed here are hand-picked by Peter Bargh, ePHOTOzine's editor, from all the photos submitted to our Reader Gallery. This selection represents his shortlist of photos for the prestigious Editor's Choice Award, but didn't quite make the final few that are awarded an EC. Every photo in the HC Gallery is work that Pete feels is of excellent technical quality or appeals on a personal level. Each of these pictures receives the exclusive Highly Commended award.
For guest editor choice
Quote: Each week we invite one of our members to be guest editor (GE). They will look through the week's uploaded images, like the editor does, and award what they think are the best pictures of the week. Those GE awarded images are displayed here.
Other than that, there are also readers choice if you get over 30 votes. And user awards where users/members give awards to photos they like best on that day. Though they are not listed in the Award Gallery.
The editor seems to have too much say in giving these awards. OK, if its the Editors choice award, its got to be down to him, but all other awards should be judged by a panel from the EPZ team, say 5.
I am just confused as to why my images are in the award gallery, surely if they are not good enough for a award they should not be there, it doesn't worry me but it is annoying not to understand, there seem very little information for someone like me who is new to uploading images.
I do agree with puertouk there should be a panel, it could change from month to month, however in there defence there are a lot of images to wade through.
Now I am confused... I cannot see where you have any awards Mary?
The Editor's choice and Highly Commended awards are picked by the editor, and why not? The reader's choice gallery is for photos that the readers like enough to vote for, the user award is your personal favourite, and Guest editors gallery is where ordinary mortals get the chance to play god for a week Suggest you have a go at being guest editor then you will appreciate how long it takes to look at every single image that is posted on here
Not sure why KathyW feels the need to have a pop at me, I confess I got the whole voting thing wrong, however I still think it would be nice for a panel to select photos perhaps now and again just to give everyone a rest as she rightly says there are a lot of photos to look at. I am sorry if my opinions cause offence but its just any idea.
The panel type of award was tested a few years back. I was in it. It didn't work, IMHO. Hence, it has been back to the editor since.
Oh, I didn't know that, it was just a thought. It just seems as though just a few have to wade through so many images.
BTW, thanks Coleslaw for explaining the voting, got that completely wrong.
I really dont think KathyW wasnt having a pop at you.
Like her I cant see that you have any awarded photos This is your awarded photos page
There are sometimes issues with the site and perhaps you could post a link as I have done above as to where your images are in the award gallery and one of the sites tech team can look into the issue.
Keep at the Photography Mary as you have some great images
Quote: The editor seems to have too much say in giving these awards. OK, if its the Editors choice award, its got to be down to him, but all other awards should be judged by a panel from the EPZ team, say 5.
Not very Practical, The Guest Judge struggles to find volunteers as it involves alot of time going through the gallery, finding 5 volunteers would be near impossible, Not sure why it wants changing tbh as It is exactly what it says on the time "Editors Choice" or are you advocating another award the "panels choice"...Good luck with that one and the hundreds of posts that will follow saying its so wrong or so right altho that should be amusing for a few weeks.
It may be you have seen the VS Mode mary in which you may have won a challenge. unless you opted out pictures will be seen by other members that say they like your picture and is designed to be a another way to showcase your pictures, nothing serious so just doing what you are doing and share as you have been
I really dont think KathyW wasnt having a pop at you.
That reads incorrectly!!
I really dont think KathyW was having a pop at you.
Thats better...apologies for any inconvenience caused
Thanks KevSB I think you have solved the mystery as to why I think I have awards, it must be the VS mode I am getting confused with. Thanks again for that.
As for the panel of judges, it has already been pointed out to me that it has been tried and didn't work, I still think its a lot of work for one person, however I think I might have opened a hornets nest with my panel comment.
Quote: however I think I might have opened a hornets nest with my panel comment.
Fortunately the Hornets have all passed away this year, apart from the hibernating Queens
Having a pop????? Not at all I think Kev is probably right, and you saw that one of your pics had won a vs challenge. Well done. Do seriously consider taking a turn as guest editor too - but be prepared to spend quite a bit of time looking through all the images. It is a lot of work for one person, but if Pete didn't have to spend time doing it, who knows what mischief he would get up to?
I seem to remember some very nasty incidents when there was a panel picking the awards for a little while, it was most unpleasant for all concerned, there were tears and tantrums and some thought life would never be the same again. It is best not to speak of it again.
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