The Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year is unique in the world of competitions.
First, every entry gets a score, with the opportunity to earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, so you can gauge you progress.
Second, we have the same three judges each year for consistency - and all three are AIPP Grand Masters of Photography with extensive experience judging around the world for both professional and enthusiast competitions alike. Of course, at the end of the day, a competition score is just an opinion, but at least ours is a highly respected one.
And third, every entry gets a judge comment. Although these comments are brief and general in nature, they give invaluable feedback for the entrant. Sure, no one likes to get a score lower than they hoped, but the associated comment will give you invaluable guidance on how to improve. Here's what some of our past entrants wrote after receiving their feedback: