i have submitted photographs to juried shows ...
and while i never was "chosen" to be in the show
i just shrugged my shoulders and realized
that sometimes the judges need eveything to be
homogenized and pasteurized ...
i have read that it is best to learn about the judges
and submit what they are looking for,
as if you were at interview for a job.
while this wasn't a good experience for you,
don't sweat it, and enter your photographs into
a show where it is a "better fit" ...
(nice stuff btw)