We are excited to announce our participation in a thrilling tri-club photography competition alongside Charter Oak Photographic Society and the Milford Camera Club on February 6, 2024. The competition will be conducted virtually, where an esteemed judge will carefully select the “best” photo from each category. The club that secures the most wins across the 25 categories will be crowned the ultimate winner.
We’ve got a two-part competition going on here! Firstly, within our club, we’re running an internal competition to select the top photo for each of our 25 categories. Then, the real excitement begins as we go head-to-head with the Charter Oak Photographic Society and the Milford Camera Club. It’s our best photos facing off against their best photos in each category.
To make this event a success, we’re looking for a dozen or more photographers to participate. We’re hoping everyone will jump in and submit at least 1, 10, 25, or even more photos! Let’s make it a fantastic competition.
Photo selection timeline
- October 4 – Flagpole starts uploading
- January 16 – Flagpole upload closes
- January 17 – Flagpole selection begins
- January 23 – Flagpole photos selected for tri-club competition
- February 6, 7:30 – Tri-Club Competition
The 25 Categories
- Architecture/Architectural Details
- Barns/Farm Life
- Birds in Flight
- Board Game
- Creative Florals
- High Key
- In Connecticut
- In My Toolbox
- In the Dark
- Looking Up
- Motion Pan
- Something Fast and Something Slow
- Something Old and Something New
- Something Sweet
- Store Front
- The Flagpole
- Traffic Lights
- What the Heck?
- There is no limit on the number of categories you enter
- The final selection limits the number of categories from any photographer to two
- You can submit up to 2 photos in any one category
- For the external competition, we show up with our single “best” photo for each category
- Upload to “Flagpole Photo Selection for Tri-Club Competition”
Selection Guideline Ideas
- For all photographers with more than two first place or ties for first place photos. Rank photographers by number of first places. Tie breaker is the last initial of their last name.
- Photographer selects which two winners to enter
- Repeat for all photographers with more than two first places
- For every category that does not have a current first place
- While ignoring any photo from all photographers that already have 2 selected photos
- Look at the next top scoring photos and choose one. This conversation will be similar to the tie breaking conversations during category judging
- Rationalization. Without changing the number of submitted photos by any individual are there changes we should consider. For example, imagine that in a category we selected the 5th ranked photo as part of the previous step. Would any swapping make sense? Maybe. Maybe not.