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Clarification on my origional post: There was no list of "rules" =
regarding what the judges would evaluate work on. Last year, the judges =
rated artworks and then left. When we were allowed in to see the final =
results, the judges were gone so I could not ask them for their =
reasoning. The only way I knew why the artworks had lost points was =
because of the notations on the slips of paper beside the artworks. Some =
of the artwork I had submitted had won various awards and blue ribbons =
at other shows, so I know it was quality work.
> They said signatures distract from the artwork. My student's know
> that they will be marked down on their grade if the signatures
> distract, and that they must be discreet, but I have never heard of
> not signing one's work as being distracting. My students are upset, as
> it's hard for me to justify when almost all of my reproductions bear
> the artist's signature. Should I just not have them sign their work,
> or should I raise a stink at this year's contest?
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