That's why I like the judging system on my current contests (Halloween one is an exception) because we're less about critiquing all these aspects of a miniature and instead just allowing people to vote for what strikes them the most when they first see it.
Judging from the winners of the recent one, I'd say that system works well.
The worst physically present contest I've ever been in I lost. It's not worst because I lost, but because the judge won.
Conflict of interest maybe? That was . . . that was something else, yeah. When I questioned it, I was told none of the other category judges were qualified to judge miniatures. Still didn't explain why the guy judging it was entered in it.
Wow. That is so wrong in so many ways.