The O3C offers annual courses for would be Judges and also for members who just want an insight into the judging process to help them craft images that can score higher and win competitions. We offer the Full Day How to Judge/New Judge Training Course plus the Judges Refresher/Update Seminar for our existing O3C accredited Judges.


How to Judge, New Judges Training Courses, November 19, 2022. (Registration opens, July 1, 2022)

Do you compete? Are you curious of the photo judging process? Do you want to give your images the highest potential for scoring in competitions? Are you currently enrolled in the Judges in Training Program? Do you plan to become a Photo Judge one day? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this course is a must!

This will be a full day, online interactive seminar conducted by two of our highly respected Judges, Bharat Mistry and Norm Ullock; developers of the O3C Judges Program. You will be supplied a printed manual to follow along with a certificate of completion. This course is a per-requisite for all JiTs (Judges in Training).

The course will cover the fundamentals of Photo Judging, The O3C Scoring Model, Constructive commenting, differences in various genres and categories, photo essays and much more.

This is an online ZOOM seminar and you do require a computer connected to the internet. While a webcam is not essential, a microphone is recommended as this is an interactive seminar. A printed Training Manual will be mailed out to you prior to the course.

Details:

Date: November 19, 2022. 

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm. Includes breaks.

Cost: $110 for all O3C Club Members.

*If you are a JiT (Judge in Training) and interested in attending the Full Day Course, please contact your Club Competition Director as the course may be subsidized by your Club.

Registration: Class size is limited to 25 participants.


O3C Experienced Judges Refresher Update Course (Free) – TBA

This course is only available to current O3C Accredited Judges who have already taken the Full Day O3C Judges Course. This course builds upon the fundamentals of the main course and is part of the 5 year judges refresh in order to maintain your accreditation.

This will be a half day, online interactive seminar conducted by two of our highly respected Judges, Bharat Mistry and Norm Ullock; developers of the O3C Judges Program. This course is mandatory for all O3C judges within the 5 year refresh cycle.

The course builds upon the fundamentals of our Main Judging Course, improvements on the process, closer look at critiquing photo essays. There will be a major component of viewing Photography with a Fine Art bias supplemented by a Keynote Presentation and discussion. We will also cover getting around the difficulties of judging “Creative” images such as abstracts and altered reality. We end the day with a walk through in judging Photo Essays.

This is an online ZOOM seminar and you do require a computer connected to the internet. While a webcam is not essential, a microphone is recommended as this is an interactive seminar.

Details:

Date: TBA. The next refresher is not scheduled until 2027.

Time: 8:00am-2:00pm. Includes breaks.

Cost: No cost for current O3C Accredited Judges who have taken the Full O3C course.

Registration: Class size is limited to 25 participants.


If any of these courses are full, a wait list will be available in case of cancellation. If you require further information, please contact our Judges Chair, John Allman.