I have been a Master Art Judge for over 25 years. There is nothing that stimulates people to perfect their art form like a properly judged art competition. I know, I am also an avid competitor when not judging. I am not afraid to take less than best of show, but I demand to know what would have elevated the piece to that point. I am excited that the CAG is once again returning a normalcy to the ceramic arts competition, after the declining influence of the now faded ICA.