Competition with “Wet” Assigned Subject

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Competition with “Wet” Assigned Subject

Visitors welcome! Come join us! Free event!


7:15 – Drop off competition print photos
7:30 – Club announcements
7:40 – Print competition
8:15 – 15-minute break, snacks and discuss prints with photographers
8:30 – Digital competition

Competition Categories

A member may enter up to four photos. Only one photo may be submitted in each of the following categories:

  1. Assigned Subject – enter either for Digital Assigned Subject or Print Assigned Subject, but not both, entries may be color or monochrome
  2. Digital Open – enter either Class A or Class B, but not both – entries may be color or monochrome
  3. Print Open Color
  4. Print Open Monochrome

See Competition Rules for details.

Uploading digital photos

Use the Upload page for all digital categories. The upload deadline is Tuesday, at midnight, the week of the competition. Information on upload file types, sizes and color space are on the upload page.

Print labels

Use the label template for the information that must be on the back of your photo. Attach the label in the upper left corner on the back to ensure your photo will be orientated correctly for the judges. You can enter your information into the label template before your print, or by hand after you print. Leave the “Picture #” and “Score” fields blank.

Location Details

Newtown Community Center & Senior Center at 8 Simpson Street, Newtown, CT

Enter using the Community Center’s main entrance. Turn right after the lobby. Then, turn left down the Senior Center hallway. The Senior Center Multi-purpose meeting room is at the end of this long hallway. 

The Newtown Community Center & Senior Center is 1.3 miles from I84 Exit 11. This location is across the street from the Newtown Municipal Center at 3 Primrose St, Newtown, CT 06470. This is a new building with a new street address. If your GPS is having problems, use the Newtown Municipal Center at 3 Primrose St, Newtown and circle it until you find Simpson Street and the new large Community Center.

Learning Through Competition

Competitions are meant to encourage everyone to improve their skills and to learn new ways to look at things. Constructive critiques from judges can be a very useful learning tool. However, judging art is very subjective. Judges can’t see inside our thought processes.

  • If you like what a judge says, whether it is your photo or not, that is great. Use that insight to improve your photos going forward.
  • If you disagree with what a judge says, that is ok too. If you like your art the way it is, that is more important than what anyone else says or how well it scores.
  • You choose whether to use or ignore the judging comments.


  1. Darrell – Welcome
  2. Linda – Programs
  3. Rhonda – Exhibits – Newtown & Beyond Results, Animals, Annual Competition & Exhibit
  4. Mark/Sandy – New England Camera Club Council
  5. Ken – Introduce the judges

Notes for Judges


  • Print – 1. Assigned Subject,   2. Open Color,   3. Open Monochrome
  • Digital – 4. Assigned Subject,   5. Open – Class A,   6. Open – Class B

Commenting on each photo

  • We ask that a judge provide a positive comment on each photo.
  • Then, offer a suggestion about how the photo might be strengthened.
  • This suggestion could help the photographer think about a different perspective, crop, lighting, background, etc. the next time a similar situation presents itself.


  • Fast run-through of each category before scoring
  • Ties resolved at end of each category
  • Break after Print categories to chat about prints and snacks


  • Range: 6 to 10 by half points
  • Practice several times – keypress working when your choice is displayed in the lower right corner

The event is finished.


Jan 23, 2020


7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 23, 2020
  • Time: 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm




Newtown Senior Center

Newtown Community & Community Center 8 Simpson Street, Newtown, CT Enter via Community Center main entrance Meeting in Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room


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