Submittals for the 2019-20 Year-End Photo Contest are due at the May 2020 club meeting. Only images shot between May 14th, 2019 through May 11th, 2020 are eligible. There are nine subject categories to choose from with a maximum of three entries per category allowed. Total number of submissions may not exceed twelve images. A guest professional photographer will judge the contest with the results to be presented and discussed at the June 2020 club meeting.

Here are the Year-End Contest Subject Categories with interpretations. The interpretations are not intended to limit your creativity, but to give you a starting point.

  • Back Alley (ALLEY) — A narrow passage behind or between buildings, especially in older areas of a town or city. (Note: Be aware of your surroundings. Stay safe.)
  • Elements of Nature (EON) — When we look to the beauty of nature, we find that five elements provide the foundation for the entire physical world. These elements are Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth and are recognized as the building blocks of all material existence. Choose one or more for the subject of your image.
  • Every Picture Tells A Story (STORY) — 1) a scene or happening that explains a hidden reality, 2) the idea of a story as seen in a picture. In a photo story, the photographer may focus on a single character or scene that sends a message to the viewers through the photo, thus telling a story. Consider the phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words", meaning, a picture may convey an idea more quickly and effectively than the written word.
  • Everyone Loves A Man / Woman in Uniform (UNIF) — A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Examples are pilots, flight attendants, chefs, wait staff, military personnel, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, housekeepers, fast food workers, clergy, lifeguards, athletes, painters, etc.
  • Farm / Farming (FARM) — 1) an area of land and its buildings used for growing crops or raising livestock, i.e., dairy or poultry farm, crop farming, 2) a wind farm - a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity, 3) fish farming - raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures such as fish ponds, usually for food.
  • From A Bug's-Eye or Bird's-Eye View (VIEW) — A bug's-eye view is a view of an object from below, as though the observer were a bug. A bird's-eye view is an elevated view of an object from above, with a perspective as though the observer were a bird.
  • Rust (RUST) — 1) a reddish- or yellowish-brown flaky coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation, especially in the presence of moisture, 2) a fungal disease of plants which results in reddish or brownish patches.
  • Window(s) / Door(s) (WINDOR) — Windows and doors make a great subject matter for many reasons. They tell us so much about the streets, about history, about culture, about architectural fashions - and they are everywhere!
  • Winged Things (WING) — Things having wing(s). Examples are airplanes, angels, birds, bees, cherubs, insects, gargoyles, helicopters, flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz, etc.

The Monthly contest is a photo print contest that will take place most months. Categories will be broad, and any photo taken after May 13th, 2019 is eligible. Members can enter only one photo.

Contest for the April Meeting:

  • Category: Flowers and Blooms
  • Eligibility: You must be a paid club member to participate
  • Photo Eligibility: Photos taken after May 13th, 2019 are eligible.
  • Submission: send image via email to by April 8th.
  • Voting: an online voting link will be provided, and winners will be announced at the end of the meeting.