APOY fails to score

Amateur Photographer - - 7days -

I have long thought the scor­ing for APOY rather idio­syn­cratic, with the win­ning im­age of a round scor­ing only one point more than the run­ner-up, whilst the im­age placed 30th scores 21 points more than the one placed 31st. But I was shocked to see Hen­rik Spranz scor­ing 118 points in the wildlife round alone, with three ex­cel­lent im­ages. Wouldn’t it make for a more open com­pe­ti­tion if a pho­tog­ra­pher was able to score points only for their best im­age in any sin­gle round? Hen­rik’s ground squir­rel im­age was a well- de­served run­ner up, but it might seem dis­ap­point­ing if, an­other year, a pho­tog­ra­pher be­came over­all win­ner through sub­mit­ting many im­ages that were awarded places in the range 20-30, but noth­ing out­stand­ing. I’ve no per­sonal an­gle; I haven’t en­tered my­self, and don’t ex­pect to. Chris New­man You raise a good point, and one which has been pointed out to us be­fore. We will be chang­ing the rules next year to en­sure that when mul­ti­ple en­tries from the same pho­tog­ra­pher ap­pear in the top 50, only the high­est scor­ing one is counted. The way the scor­ing works is that each of the five judges in­de­pen­dently scores each im­age from 1 to 10, and then the to­tal scores are added to­gether – Nigel Ather­ton, ed­i­tor

We are look­ing at the scor­ing for mul­ti­ple en­tries in APOY

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