This morning I had to do something I don't ordinarily do.
I had to judge an Awards Show.
An Awards Show for the financial services industry.
I probably looked at 200 pieces of work.
Three, I think, were good.
One was outstanding.
But here's the thing.
A large percentage should never have been entered.
Not because they sucked or anything like that.
But because, I think, that not every category people can conceive is actually awardable.
Today for instance I saw entries that were essentially powerpoint presentations.
Posters at events that say "Welcome."
Things of that magnitude.
When things so small get awards it diminishes and and undercuts the meaning of awards for work that is really deserving.
Can't we just be satisfied that we've done a decent job and leave it at that?