Tonight we are trialling our first on line judging using Zoom. We hope as many members as possible take part.
We will run the evening as far as possible in the same way as our usual competitions but with the entries being displayed via a Zoom video meeting.
The aim is to gain experience with this small fun challenge before our first competition for next season ‘Looking Through’ (still open for entries here).
The evening will be open to members from 19:00 to allow some socialising time with the judging starting at 19:30 with an introduction from our Chair Liz Kenny. Your judge for the evening will be Andrew Williams LRPS (my first time so please be kind!). Brian Lunt will run DiCentra, our competition software and record the scores as usual. Please bear in mind that this is a first for all involved and somewhat of an experiment.
After we finish the challnge there will be a slideshow of the entries to the ‘Charades’ challenge, followed by announcement of the image with the most ‘likes’. If you wish to talk about your image as it is displayed, please email me (email@example.com) before the event.
If you have not used Zoom before you will need a computer/tablet with an internet connection, camera and microphone. Please visit the Zoom website before the event and download the Zoom Client for Meetings application (it’s free). I am not an expert but feel free to email me if you need advice on Zoom BEFORE the meeting.
1 When you join the meeting you will appear in the Waiting Room area and one of the team will let you in. This is for improved security. It will help if you ensure the name you join the meeting with is your real name!
2 We cannot solve any technical problems on the night. If we have problems with the meeting we will stop it and re-start later (watch your emails).
3 During the judging please mute both your microphones and video, we will do this but please don’t turn it back on until we tell you.
To join the meeting you will need to follow the link (or use the meeting ID and Password) in the latest issue of Snapshot, our newsletter, which was sent out on Friday evening.