Internet Circle 9 (Non-scoring)
IC12 is a non–scoring circle founded in late 2017.
Many members when confronted with a set of good images, find ranking/scoring them quite a difficult task, and it is often based on what members interpret as good images, based on what they see in their local club competitions. This can in some circles, lead to members only entering images that they are sure will score well, rather than interesting, imaginative or experimental material. In many circles and competitions Natural History images tend to do disproportionally well compared with many other genres of photography.
A non -scoring circle, treats all forms of photography equally and offers a good platform for experimental and manipulated images, which would not be to all photographers tastes. Because members do not see other members comments until all the commenting is completed, they can not be influenced by what others think, and therefore can make their own observations and if appropriate suggestions on how to improve the image.