Participating as a judge for IOW is a way that all members can help support our forum. Often members will feel that they aren't "qualified" to judge. We are all volunteers here. There are no special qualifications needed to judge. What our judges have in common is a willingness to contribute to PSE&M by sharing their favorite images with the rest of our members.
Judges have access to a special board that isn't visible to members who are not judges. A search function is set up to automatically show all the gallery images from the last 8 days. Based on those entries, the judge selects their top picks for the week and designates one image as the IOW. Directions are given for posting selections after you have made your choice and a schedule is posted so that you know in advance when it is your week to judge. We have two people who have volunteered since the last schedule was posted. If all of our present judges continue, your turn will come up once every 14 weeks.
Please consider adding your name below to join the IOW Judge's Team. If you have questions feel free to post them as well. You will find that our judges are very supportive and probably had some of the same questions when they started.