2022 Photo Competitions

Photo Competition Calendar

JAN

13

Open Competition

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FEB

10

Open Competition

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MAR

10

Theme Competition - Out of Focus

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APR

14

Open Competition

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MAY

12

Theme Competition - Circles

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JUN

9

Theme Competition - Speed

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JUL

14

Open Competition

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AUG

11

Open Competition - Recent Images Only

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SEP

8

Theme Competition - Forms of Nature (In Camera)

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OCT

13

Open Competition - Virtual Meeting

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NOV

10

Masters Competition - In-Person

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DEC

8

Awards Banquet/Holiday Party

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See our complete calendar of events and RSVP on our Meetup Calendar.

Monthly Photo Competitions


The 2nd Thursday of each month (except December) is dedicated to judged competitions in Monochrome Prints, Color Prints, and Digital Entries. Ribbons are awarded to the winners in each category.

About Competitions

Image critiques and competitions are an important part of our photo club. Judging of monthly competitions is usually done by independent, professional judges and sometimes by Master Photographer members of the club. Absorbing the valuable information from critiques of your entries (and of other members' entries) is a great way to learn and improve one's photography. 

Members Judging a Masters Competition

At each monthly competition, the judge critiques all the images and selects ~40% of the entries to consider for ribbons. The judge then compares those images and chooses the best for ribbons. About 20% of the entered images receive ribbon awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mentions for each category).

Monthly Competitions – Members have the opportunity to enter as many as 9 images per competition* (up to 3 monochrome prints, 3 color prints, and 3 digital entries - please see Competiton Rules for new entry limits). 

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Entry limits for virtual competition meetings are as follows:

Open Competitions - 3 Mono and 3 Color, total of 6, and 

Theme Competitions - 4 Mono and 4 Color, total of 8.)

Competitions are held at the first meeting of each month, January through October, with a master competition in November. 

The entry fee for our monthly competitions is $2 per Category: Mono, Color and Digital. 


Awards - 2021 

Masters Competition – All the ribbon-winning images from monthly competitions throughout the year are entered into the November Masters Competition

The Masters Competition is the only competition where no critique takes place. Our members score each image, scores are tabulated after the competition, and “Best of the Year” ribbons are presented at our annual holiday party in December.

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