Criteria for Judging Digital Photographs

  1. IMPACT - How forceful does this image impress the viewer; Uniqueness of subject
  2. COMPOSITION - Good use of elements and principals of design; Isolation of subject
  3. TECHNICAL QUALITY - Exposure, Sharpness, Color, Selective blur; Panning, etc.
  4. SPECIAL EFFECTS - Manipulations using editing software (how well done)