Competitions are an integral part of the Sarnia Photographic Club each month. Competitions not only give incentive for members to shoot new pictures, but also allow members to learn from one another's photos by discussing the strengths and opportunities for improvement of each entry.
Members are encouraged to enter photographs monthly, one for each of the two categories. (Open and Nature categories will alternate each month and there will be a Monthly Theme category). The images are reviewed by a judging committee and shown at the next meeting, with the judges' critiques. The photographer is not identified, except for the top entries. Entries are due the 15th following the monthly meeting.
Open: Any topic
Nature: No visible hand of man (fence, telephone pole, cultivated plants, domesticated animals, etc.) For more clarity on this, please see the CAPA defintion found in the CAPA Members Handbook.
2014-2015 Monthly Topics:
|Sept. 15, 2014||Open & “Car Cruising”||Oct. 7, 2014|
|Oct. 15, 2014||Nature & “Doors and Windows”||Nov. 4, 2014|
|Nov. 15, 2014||Open & “Altered Reality” (CAPA theme)||Dec. 2, 2014|
|Dec. 15, 2014||Nature & “Light” (CAPA theme)||Jan, 6, 2015|
|Jan.15, 2015||Open & “Starry Nights”||Feb. 3, 2015|
|Feb. 15, 2015||Nature & “Red” & "Portraits" (CAPA theme)||Mar. 3, 2015|
|Mar .15, 2015||Open & “Black & White”||Apr. 1, 2015|
|April 15, 2015||Nature & “Geometric Shapes”||May 5, 2015|
|May 15, 2015||"Awards submissions"||June 2, 2015|
|June 15, 2015||Open & “Pet Portraits”||Sept. 1, 2015|
Each month the winning images are assigned points: 1st Place-4 points, 2nd Place-3 points, 3rd Place-2 points and Honorable Mention-1 point. The points are tallied throughout the year and the following awards presented for the photographer with the highest points in each category.
|Photographic Club||Best “Monthly Theme”|
In addition, Club Members may submit two images to be judged for eligibility for the trophies below:
|Carman's Foto Source||Subject “Travel”|
|Lyall Smith||Subject “People”|
The following formats are accepted for both monthly and annual competitions:
Digital submissions - must be in the form of jpg's formatted with a maximum of 1400 horizontal pixels or 1050 vertical pixels. Files to be named as follows: Category _Full Name of Artist_Title.jpg
For example: Nature_John Smith_Fishing.jpg
Slides and Prints - must be scanned and submitted in digital format as described above. Scanning services are offered by local photo stores for a reasonable cost.
Images for Competitions to be e-mailed to: email@example.com