In 2015 we replaced the monthly competition which had a point score with a Monthly Exhibition and Evaluation night.
The judge/evaluator will still be issuing merits and credits for the monthly exhibitions but we will not be recording points.
A guest judge/evaluator for each night will assess the images but at the same time invite comments and feedback from the audience as to what they think and maybe some idea as to how the author created the work.
With the pressure of the point score in competition now absent we will hopefully create a more relaxed and friendly experience where members will be able to learn and contribute to the evening.
There would be no change to the Annual Awards. Entries that are given Merits and Credits throughout the year would be pre-judged and shown at the end of the year.