Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin, Shoalhaven, NSW
The figures show that 23 out of 25 respondents either want competitions to be totally digital, or to at least allow digital photos to be entered, with one person wanting nothing but prints, and one opting for some digital only comps, and some print only comps.
Re the comment that the judge not be allowed to ask "whose photo is this?" - each judge has their own style and preferences, and some like to talk to each photographer as they believe that it gives them more information and therefore they can make a more informed judgment of the photo. We could ask judges not to talk to our members individually, but it would be difficult to enforce. Also, if we request that a judge not ask who the photographer is, we are implying that the judge will not be impartial when they give out their awards.