As a little follow up to the story, I got my photos at the exhibition they are going to have in the summer (all eight of them) but I didn't get any awards. I would care less for the latter as I have mentioned the judges couldn't tell a good photograph even if it carried a hammer and hit them in the head with it but I am happy people will get to see my photos. I haven't seen the winning ones but in BW Open Category the first two are titled "The Walk" and "Wild Geese" and in the portrait section something with tears and stuff like that so I wouldn't be surprised to laugh my ass off when I get to finally see them.