Dannon Rhudy on sun 8 apr 01
>Every year, there are people who contact the juror and attempt in some way
>to get special attention or recognition before the jurying is completed.
I have had jurors tell me the same things on more than one
occasion in the past. People call up, particularly if they know the
juror, to ask if they got in, or to state that they have entered, or
otherwise make a play for acceptance or honors. Exceeding
embarrassing for the juror, but fortunately most jurors are
rightly annoyed at such behavior and respond negatively rather
than positively. Hints for special treatment are a definite negative.
Jean's right. Don't do it. Not to mention that it is extremely
unprofessional. Makes one look a fool - and an arrogant fool,
Jean Lehman on sun 8 apr 01
I feel I just have to get this off my chest. This seems so obvious that I
shouldn't have to say it. But...
Every year, there are people who contact the juror and attempt in some way
to get special attention or recognition before the jurying is completed.
For example, one year someone sent pictures of his or her work to the juror
asking if it was good enough to enter.
Another year someone contacted the juror, and it probably cost him or her
an award! The piece had been accepted, was beautifully made, but due to the
innapropriate and unprofessional contact with the juror, no award was
Please... if you know or don't know the juror, do NOT contact the person!
If you are friends with the juror, don't bring up the show until after it
is up and awards are given. It isn't fair to you, to the juror and to the
in Lancaster, PA who is still excited over the opening of the Strictly
Functional Pottery National on Friday, April 6.
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