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Why So Few Awards?


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Reason : No need to continue without OP

Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 12:20AM
Perhaps the smaller number of awards given out might make the self-congratulatory and insecure among us strive that little bit harder to win one of them.

The better photographs (should) win, and if one has to be better than more competitors than before, surely that can only be good for one's development?

If all one seeks is another's approval, in what for most of us is a hobby, I think one is doing it for the wrong reasons. And if it is as a professional, the only approval one really needs is one's customers.

I like to be praised for what I do, but if I never got an award, I wouldn't stop photography, as it pleases me, and that is what matters, to me. And getting a lot of awards can only cheapen the principle, as you become blasť about getting them and begin to question the system when you don't.

There are huge numbers of photos uploaded every day, and I for one would not like to have to choose between so many of a similar standard.


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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
19 Feb 2014 12:25AM


Oh, and by the way, do you think there is any chance that my images receive a lot of 'clicks' because they're good?

It's possible.
Personally, I don't know. I haven't looked.
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 12:25AM
The staff team could just as easily take this thread as a personal attack, in which case we can remove the whole thing. Which would certainly take care of the subtle digs made at other members.
You were offered a graph which showed the percentage of awards given, but preferred to deal with the absolutes of a reduced number of awards given and refuted its validity. I can reword it anyway you would like, but the point still stands.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
19 Feb 2014 12:37AM
I like Phillip's comments

He puts plenty of white space between them - making reading easier
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
19 Feb 2014 12:43AM
Due to the path this thread has taken, I have decided not to comment or reply any further.

I have also decided to cease uploading to the site, and I will not be participating or contributing, in any way, to the site, in the future.

I will, however, be leaving my photos on the site, because many, many people have taken the time to click, comment and award my images, and I'm proud of the fact that all of this occurred without me belonging to any type of 'clique'.

I sincerely thank all of the people who have taken the time to click, comment and award my images! I wish you all the best in the future!
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
19 Feb 2014 12:50AM
Is there an award for the best exit . . ?
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
19 Feb 2014 12:55AM
Pixoto gives loads of awards out - and constantly updates people's facebook walls telling us so....

Maybe you will find solace and the hungered for awards there