Ever judge a photo competition? I got a brief taste when I was co-editing Expiration Notice, and now the good people at Canteen are further opening the doors to the whole competition process by allowing the participants to vote for their faves. Pretty cool. Not that you or I will have final say, but one can peruse the actual submissions and get a general feel of what it's like to pick and choose, judge, reject, and decide.
Now, you may, like me, find that you start making your own random, idiosyncratic categories, such as:
1) The This Is What Everybody Else Is Doing Category
3) The Almost But Just Not Quite Category
4) The Holy Fucking Hell, What In God's Holy Name Were They Ever Possibly Thinking? Category
5) The Wow! This Shit's Great! Category