It's a good question, afraid I don't know the answer, myself. Does anyone here know? I'd like to hear how it goes, myself!
The one time I got written
non-winning Finalist feedback, there were three/four
art judges who had scored my art and also written comments along with a point-by-point scoring list -- maybe ten, fifteen points? Creativity, technical ability, use of medium, etc? Then one judge gives you a 9
, one gives you an 9
... and one gives you a 4
all on the same points!
The same thing two gave you luv on ... the third rails against.
And that's a time Joni calls and says "It was soooooo close" and I'm thinking to myself: the one judge probably cost me a win, on things the other two liked? But that's as much luck and timing
as any other contest variable ... "This was the quarter when the genius-contestants stacked up, versus the next quarter when the competion wasn't so great, and the same art would've won etc ... so ... ENTER EVERY QUARTER!
Which isn't complaining, it's me suggesting your question is dead on
... it'd be great
to know which judges are looking at your art. After all, the WRITERS get some ideas (alot of ideas) about how David Farland looks at things ... but who can predict the judges?WRITERS: When you get feedback, is it only from Mr. Farland, or do others critique you too?
But like I said, the one time I got Finalist feedback (the next time I got no feedback, the third time I won so the feedback is at the workshop), it came from three judges
: two "huge name" artists (well, three because one was a husband-and-wife team whose work I've adored since I was ten, and one who I suddenly realized I'd luv'd his book covers but didn't know his name) ... and one judge, the Hater Judge
I'd never heard of.
May all your judges be blissed-out artist hippies!