This is the main reason why I no longer do this type of thing, but it's not just limited to camera clubs. Many juried group shows suffer from the similar problems. I regularly speak with artists working in non-photographic media and, at least in their experience, it is apparently not at all uncommon for judges to allow their own personal preferences to skew their judgments. I mean, no one is totally impartial - we all have some influences that cannot be completely set aside - but still...
This is what I have seen enough times to come to the conclusion of my first post on this thread.
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Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.