Discuss: If you are going to mention awards -- please list some.
Submitted by fav at 6/24/2012 10:41:37 PM CST
fav: When I do research on an artist I like to look at the CV/resume if available. I've noticed over the years that many artists will mention in their bio that they have won numerous awards -- yet when you look at their CV/resume none of those awards are mentioned. That may not matter to some viewers... but it does to me. I feel that a few should be listed if the artist is going to state that he or she has won numerous awards.
The problem with not listing any after making a bold statement like that... is that it creates a guessing game: Is the artist being honest about numerous awards? When did the artist receive these awards -- is he or she talking about awards from years ago while in high school? Why has he or she chosen not to list any? As you can tell... these questions are not exactly positive. Why mention awards if you are not going to provide examples of specific awards?
What do you think about this?