Competition – Scary, Nature, Color, Monochrome and Monthly Challenge of One Leaf
Visitors are welcome to attend this free event.
During a competition meeting, experienced judges will offer valuable educational comments on each photo, providing constructive feedback to help all photographers improve their skills. Additionally, judges will carefully evaluate the submissions and identify the top three photos in each category. This process encourages growth, learning, and healthy competition within our photography community.
- Assigned Subject – “Scary” – Entries may be color or monochrome.
- Monthly Challenge – “One Leaf” – Announced about 1 month before the competition. Must be taken after September 28, 2023.
- Nature – Entries may be color or monochrome.
- Open Color – Enter in either Class A (advanced) or Class B (basic), but not both. Any subject allowed.
- Open Monochrome – Enter in either Class A (advanced) or Class B (basic), but not both. Any subject allowed.
- View our competition rules and category definitions
- Upload photo page. The Upload Help page provides details on file formats and sizes.
- The deadline for uploads is 10 pm on the Sunday before the competition meeting.
- 7:00 – Social time before the meeting starts
- 7:30 – Meeting starts – Welcome and announcements
- 7:40 – Introduce the judges and the competition begins
Learning Through Competition
Competitions can be a great way to improve your photography skills and learn new ways to see the world. Constructive feedback from judges can be a valuable learning tool, but it is important to remember that judging art is subjective. Judges cannot see inside your thought processes, so their feedback may not always align with your own vision.
- If you like what a judge says, whether it is your photo or not, that is great.
If you find a judge’s feedback helpful, you can use it to improve your photos going forward. However, it is important to remember that not all feedback is created equal. Some judges may have more experience or expertise than others, so it is important to weigh the feedback you receive carefully.
- If you disagree with what a judge says, that is okay too.
If you find a judge’s feedback to be unhelpful or inaccurate, you can choose to ignore it. Ultimately, the most important thing is that you are happy with your art.
- You choose whether to use or ignore the judging comments.
You have the final say on whether to use or ignore the judging comments. If you find the feedback to be helpful, you can use it to improve your photos. However, if you find the feedback to be unhelpful or inaccurate, you can choose to ignore it.