The story behind each image and the reasons for its creation are as important as the image itself. All images are judged anonymously on the following criteria:
A moderation panel filters out images that don’t meet the judging criteria and, if necessary, reduces the number of images put forward for the judges to review.
The judges select a set of images in each category to put forward to the third and final round.
The judges shortlist the images to be displayed in print in the exhibition, in media and online. They then decide on a winner in each category and the overall competition winners.