Good Morning All--
I had a member contact me asking me what I look for, when judging contests...she said the same people/types of sets seem to win frequently. So, I thought I would share with everyone my response, in hopes it will help others.
First off, I don't look at names, when I'm judging contests. When I initially see a set, if I like it, I place it...and then I narrow down my favorites, at the end. I have no idea who places, until I hit conclude. I can only judge on my personal preference...that being said, I like a certain look...I don't like messy sets, with items just spread across the white space. I like cohesive, well put together looks. Also, I like a mature look...I'm not a teenager, so young looks don't appeal to me. The look of the winners, in my contests, is what I prefer...obviously everyone's tastes are different and that's why it is so great that there are lots of groups to choose from! :-) I appreciate each and every group member and I try to keep an open mind, when judging...I try to look at the outfit, and not how it's placed, but my eye is drawn to neat sets that aren't floating all over the page. I really hope this helped the member and all of you!
Thank you all, again, for your talent and continued support of this great group!!