Thoughts on Judging at the San Diego County Fair Photo Contest



09/01/21 – Updated, and still relevant today …

Note: Sadly, Dave passed away in October of 2020.  He will be sorely missed – both as an accomplished individual in his chosen fields – but also as a friend …




05/01/2013Dave King’s “must-read” on judging at the San Diego County Fair Photo Contest last Sunday is wisdom for more than just photo contest entrants – – this is great stuff!  Dave teaches Photography at San Diego City College, and eloquently makes the same observations I had as a Judge in the same contest:


Dave’s thoughts on judging
at the SDC Fair Photo Contest 2103


Here are links to Dave’s relevant posts from last year’s judging:


Observations from 2012 Part 1


Observations from 2012 Part 2




•  San Diego County Fair Photo FAQ’s:


•  Here’s my San Diego County Fair Photo “Print Special”:




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Thx again, and cheers,


John Watts 🙂



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