Over the last few months, I've gotten a variety of feedback on issues people have with the PFRE photographer of the month contest (still contest).
Here are the major areas of feedback that I've gotten:
- It would be better if the entrants were anonymous. Yes absolutely, I agree. I used to do this but it is a lot of work to do this manually. Also, it is not likely that the video contestants will ever be anonymous. In the future, I hope to make still entrants anonymous again by running the contest here on the blog rather than Flickr using some photo contest software.
- I need to get more exposure in the media for those that win both the monthly contests and the yearly contest. This is true. I hope to a better job of this in the future.
- It would be ideal if all of the jurors that voted also commented on each entry that they voted for. Yes, I agree. The problem the jurors are volunteers and frequently pressed for time. I may have to move to paid jurors for this. The video jurors that vote leave comments on all the entries but there are always far fewer entries to comment on than the still contest.
- We need 2 contest levels for the still contest. The top level would be only for those that won at least once at the lower level. The lower level would be for those that have never won a contest.
I would like to hear feedback or suggestions that anyone has for either the still or video contests.
I intend to keep evolving the PFRE contests as resources for learning about what others are doing in real estate photography and video.