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Times when what a judge saw on paper was what was achieved through the lens are gone. Computers play a big part on nowadays photography and virtually any image can be created in silico. How is a judge to deal with this?
Most photo competitions have guidelines and while some are very strict on what is or isn’t allowed others are more open. But even so, is there a way to see if a photo was overly manipulated or not? Having the photo submitted on paper is usually a requirement but it’s not helpful to the matter at hand. Moreover, if you are not required to submit on paper but are allowed to submit on file, some competitions started requiring that all files incorporate the EXIF info. It’s a start, but there are applications out there that allow for a user to modify the EXIF or even create one from scratch. So, this is also not the answer…
Sincerely, I have no answer to the problem. Although I’ve heard of this problem coming up in several photography competitions, I don’t know to which extent it propagates.
Are photography competitions still clean or are we starting to see a new kind of competition doping?
What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you usually compete? Do you have any solutions to the problem?