During the time that I was Lecturer and Judges Secretary for the L&CPU, I was often asked to provide a reading list.
Here are some links to articles that may help. However, there is nothing better than attending the judges’ course and gaining experience of competitions at all levels. Read widely on photography and art…hone your photographic skills. Enjoy!

Judging Articles

Below is a link to Eddie (Adi) Sethna’s article on judging: Analysis of Judging – Eddie Sethna 

Tony Wharton’s additional thoughts on nature photography.

Published here by kind permission of the author (Please note that rules on judging nature sometimes change, so be sure to obtain the rules for the competition you are judging). Judging Natural History Photography

Articles on Northern Counties web site

Lots of thought provoking articles by Northern Counties Federation Judges on their web site at this link.

Books

Criticising Photographs, An Introduction to Understanding Images by Terry Barrett, 3rd Edition

Photography and the Art of Seeing by Freeman Patterson