Competition with “Shadows or Silhouettes” Assigned Subject and Monthly Challenge “Flowers”

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Competition with “Shadows or Silhouettes” Assigned Subject and Monthly Challenge “Flowers”

Visitors are welcome to attend this free meeting.

Flagpole Photographers membership is required to submit competition photos.

Attend online from anywhere.

This join button only works on the day of the meeting.

Or attend in-person at the Newtown Senior Center

Newtown Community Center & Senior Center at 8 Simpson Street, Newtown, CT. Masks are optional, chairs will be spaced apart. Attendees have the option of bringing a print for discussion. Social time starts at 7:00 pm.


  • 7:00 – Social time
  • 7:30 – Flagpole announcements
  • 7:40 – Competition   

Uploading Digital photos

Use the Upload page for all digital categories. View uploading tips and tricks.

The upload deadline is Sunday, at 10:00 pm, the week of the competition.

Competition Categories

  • Assigned Subject – “Shadows or Silhouettes” – Entries may be color or monochrome.
  • Open Color – enter either Class A (advanced) or Class B, but not both. Any subject allowed.
  • Open Monochrome – enter either Class A (advanced) or Class B, but not both. Any subject allowed.
  • Monthly Challenge – “Flowers” – The Challenge subject is announced about 1 month before the competition. The Challenge photo must be taken after the subject is announced. Entries may be color or monochrome.

Learning Through Competition

Competitions 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 your 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.

Announcements Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Programs
  • Exhibits
  • New England Camera Club Council
  • Introduce the judges

Information for Judges

Commenting on each photo

  • We ask that a judge provide a positive comment on each photo. Then, suggest how the photo might be strengthened.  
  • Help the photographer think about a different perspective, crop, lighting, background, etc. the next time a similar situation presents itself.
  • Focus on suggestions for before the shutter was clicked. Try to avoid complex post-processing suggestions.
  • Please don’t say you “love” the photo if you score it a 7.
  • We thank you in advance for making this a better learning experience.


Run-through at start of each category

Ties resolved at end of each category


Range: 6 to 10 by half points

Practice using the keypad. Scoring is working when your choice is displayed in the lower right corner.

The event is finished.


Apr 28, 2022


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 28, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm




Both Virtual and In-Person Choices


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