If you have access to Sky Arts have a look at Masters of Photography tonight at 8pm. It's a bit like Master Chef but more interesting .
Lots of pretentious twaddle but one good bit of advice, "Don't take pictures to please the judge, do what pleases you."
I 'only' have Freeview, which I don't watch either. (On average, I watch maybe three hours per month.)
I do not try to please judges, as I never enter anything that will be properly judged; maybe I should, as I would probably learn a lot.
I do what I like, as far as photography is concerned, and shoot whatever catches my eye, including my kitchen window, and vapour trails!