When taking your photographs, think about these following things.
-Objective / Concept: Did you creatively solve the problem as independent thinker? Image should be well thought out, planned and executed. Image should be personalized with a unique and meaningful response. Image is new and original (Avoid cliche and stereotypical responses)
-Design: How elegantly do you employ the photographic principles of composition or principles of design in your work?
-Camera Use: Did you use good lighting and is the exposure well focused?
-Presentation : Did you make simple edits in a photo program to adjust levels, crop or clean up the image? Did you upload it to flickr on time?