Submittals for the 2018-19 Year-End Photo Contest are due at the May 2019 club meeting. Only images shot between May 15th, 2018 through May 13th, 2019 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 2018 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.

  • Alone (ALONE) — 1) Without anyone or anything else, separate from other people or things. By oneself, on one's own, solitary, single, solo, unaccompanied; 2) Depicting a feeling of isolation or desolation.
  • At Night (NIGHT) — Photographs taken outdoors between dusk and dawn.
  • Critter(s) Large or Small (CRIT) — An informal word for any living creature, from a wolf to a spider.
  • Here it is in Black & White (B&W) — Photographs including only shades of gray tone that generally go from dark (black) to light (white).
  • Leading Line(s) (LINE) — A compositional technique whereby the viewer's eye is attracted to lines that lead directly to the principle subject in the image. A leading line paves an easy path for the eye to follow through different elements of a photo. Usually they start at the bottom of the frame and guide the eye upwards and inwards, from the foreground of the image to the background, typically leading toward the main subject.
  • National or State Park (PARK) — Photographs taken within a national or state park.
  • Seven (SEVEN) — A numeral, 7, VII, etc. A group or unit of seven people or things. Anything representing, represented by, or consisting of seven units.
  • Silhouette (SIL) — A dark shape and/or outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light. The outline or general shape of something, which makes it easily recognized.
  • Sunbeams, Sun Flare & Starbursts (SUN) — 1) Rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from the point in the sky where the sun is located. These rays, which stream through gaps in clouds or between other objects, are columns or shafts of sunlight; 2) A phenomenon wherein light is scattered or flared in a lens system, in response to sunlight, and appears as a haze that washes out the image and reduces contrast; 3) A pattern of lines or rays radiating from a central object or source of light.

Micro-Brew Contests are small contests that take place once every few months. There is a single category for the contest, and members can enter only one photo.

Microbrew photo contest 2

  • Category: Strings
  • Eligibility: You must be a paid club member to participate
  • Photo Eligibility: Photos taken between Monday, Nov 12th, 2018 and Friday, February 1st, 2019 are eligible.
  • Photo Naming/Sizing: Images should be sized for 1920 pixels on the longest dimension, resolution of 132 dpi, and saved as a jpeg. Images should be renamed to include the artist's last name in the first characters of the title followed by the name of the category.
  • Submission: Entries must be submitted to Carol Barlau at email by 5PM on Friday, February 1st to be eligible.
  • Voting: Voting will open on Sunday, February 3rd and close on Saturday, February 9th. An email will be sent out to all club members with a link and information on the voting process.
  • Winner Announcement: Winners will be announced on Monday, February 11th club meeting.