The first teacher I had when I started getting in to b/w photography pushed me to enter into some juried shows. Her first piece of advice to me was to find out who the juror was and what their interests are. Well, I didn't listen to all of her advice. I entered a couple of prints into an all media show that I shouldn't have because apparently the juror didn't consider photography as art. Sure enough, there was not one single photograph (from anyone) selected for the show.