If you have to question an entry then it would seem to me that you would automatically give it a lower score as a judge ?
Not sure I understand your question exactly--but:
With my "Pit Bitch Hat" on--I "Judge" our team entries much harder than the real Judges do.
I am looking to maximize score--not be objective.
With my "Judge Hat" on--I really try to be objective and follow the rules as given and to give an honest score.
With only pictures--and given lots of time to view them--it is natural to find the flaws and look for improvements possible
We are only using one sense--sight--as shown through a single picture.
Tough to do.
Was I close to your question????
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