Virtual Competition with “Inside Your Home” and “After Dark” Assigned Subjects

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Virtual Competition with “Inside Your Home” and “After Dark” Assigned Subjects



Please click and read for: First Time Tips
And attend the virtual meeting practice session on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 to assure you can get into the system.

On Thursday, April 23, please try signing into the system by 7:15 so we can all be in and ready to go by 7:30. 

If you are having problems joining from your PC, device or smartphone, ask for help by dialing in with a dumb or smartphone to 1 646 992 2010, enter meeting number 790 759 851.


Visitors welcome to watch and learn! Come join us for this Free event! You do, however, need to be a member to enter photos into the competition.

This will be our first “Virtual Competition”! We will have two digital “Assigned Subjects,” “Open Color,” and “Open Monochrome” categories. We are not meeting in person, therefore there is no “Print” competition. We will also not be separating out an “Open A” or “Open B” category. Because last month’s meeting was missed due to the pandemic, we have added March’s assigned subject of “Inside your Home”. 


7:15 – Sign in to the virtual meeting 7:30 – Club announcements 7:35 – Competition judging begins

Competition Categories

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

  1. Digital Assigned Subject “Inside Your Home” – entries may be color or monochrome (March makeup)
  2. Digital Assigned Subject “After Dark” – entries may be color or monochrome
  3. Digital Open Color 
  4. Digital Open Monochrome

See Competition Rules for details. Note: These this competition’s rules have been modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.  

Learning Through Competition

Competitions are meant to encourage everyone to improve their skills and to learn new ways to look at things. Constructive comments 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
  4. Mark/Sandy – New England Camera Club Council
  5. Ken – Introduce the judges

Notes for Judges


  • Digital – 1. Assigned Subject #1,   2. Assigned Subject #2,   3. Open Color,   4. Open Monochrome

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


  • 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.


Apr 23, 2020


7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Local Time

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




Virtual, From Your Home


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