Photo Contests: Here We Go Again!

OPINIONS MATTER. BUT PLEASE, CAN'T WE BE CIVIL?

                 The six World Press Photo of the Year 2018 finalists.  Credit: World Press Photo

               The six World Press Photo of the Year 2018 finalists. Credit: World Press Photo

By Jim Colton

I write a version of this story every year around this time: Photo Contest result time. And every year, it’s addressing the same grousing and whining and complaints about everything from non-diversified juries to images being too newsy or not newsy enough. And of course, everybody has an opinion about the winners! Oy vey! Well, you know the old saying about opinions; they are like assholes -- everybody has one. And if you take away nothing else from this article, remember this; No one wants to see your asshole in public!

So, before you put yourself out there in the Twitterverse, please give the tone of what you post some thoughtful and well-mannered scrutiny prior to showing everyone your sphincter.

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