As I was unable to attend the event, I can't say anything about what happens on the day. However, even with the valued help of OPS members who had already achieved a distinction from the PAGB, I can say that it was no easy task to select 15 images with "instant" impact, knowing that they would only be seen by the judges for a few seconds. I was fortunate to have quite a few images which received well above the pass mark of 20 votes. These were more than enough to outweigh the five images which dipped below 20 votes (including one image which had won a FIAP gold medal but only received 19 votes out of a possible 30!)
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