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2017 May 16: Club Events Contests

Wednesday May 16 we will have our Club Events Contest.

You may submit one color print, one monochrome print, and one digital image from each club event you attended during the club year.

For example if you attended five club events, you could enter 15 images (5 Digital, 5 color prints, and 5 monochrome prints).

You may reenter images that have been entered and won during normal competitions.

This year’s club events include:

  • Last Year’s Banquet
  • Summer Picnic
  • The Club Christmas Party
  • Tabletop Night
  • Christmas Photowalk
  • Field Trip: Brookside Gardens
  • Field Trip: Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base
  • Field Trip: Covered Bridges, Catoctin Furnace, and winery
  • Field Trip: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
  • Field Trip: Eagles at Conowingo Dam
  • Field Trip: U.S. Botanical Gardens, D.C
  • Field Trip: Chip’s Studio
  • Field Trip – Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
  • Field Trip: Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
  • Field Trip: Southern MD. Celtic Festival

 

We also allow a number of local events to count for the club events contests including:

  • Fourth of July fireworks shot anywhere in the local MD/D.C. area
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival
  • Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show

The unlimited and novice best in show wins a free club membership respectively.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print entries are also posted on our web-site  http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

  • Mono and Color Prints –
    • Prints must be matted.
    • The print and mat assembly may not exceed 20”in size on the longest edge.
    • The contestant’s name, picture title, category, class, and contest date (month/year) must appear on the back of each print.
    • PLEASE include an arrow on the back of the image to reflect orientation.
  • Digital –
    • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday evening. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • Send your images as email attachments. Mac users need to put their images in a zip file and attach the zip file to the email.
    • Resize your images to 1024 pixels on the long side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024).
    • Files should be named according to the following convention:
    • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
    • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of upload-ing/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
    • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
    • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
    • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
      • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
      • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
      • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
      • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.

Good luck and see you Wednesday night.

2018 Apr. 25: April Digital Contest Results – Surrealism

Thanks to David Roe for judging.
Thanks to Susan Webber for record keeping.

Novice Digital (5 images)
Merged with Unlimited

Unlimited Digital (22 images)
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Ghost Train
2nd Place – David Joyner – Floating Lime
3rd Place – Chuck Gallegos – Judgment Day
4th Place – Mike Thomas – The Eye Beholds
HM – David Joyner – Refracted Bob
HM – Mike Thomas – Canned Sunflowers

 

2017 May 5: End of Year Competition

We will need all winning prints by May 2nd. You can start bringing them tonight.

Any photograph which has won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place in a monthly contest is eligible to be entered in the year-end judging of that program year in the class in which it was originally entered, regardless of the contestant’s current class standing. It shall be the responsibility of the maker to return any eligible photograph to the Contest Chairman by the date designated for the year-end judging.

The year-end competitions will be held off site on May 5th and general attendance by club members will not be allowed. Typically three judges will be used to judge the year-end competition. Voting shall be done electronically using the club voting box.

No reprints will be allowed in the year-end contest. Thus, the maker should take precautions to ensure the preservation of the original photograph if he/she wishes to enter the picture in exhibitions or competitions outside the club and fears the original may be damaged in the process.

Based on the final year-end judging, awards will be presented as follows:

ALL CLASSES (color and monochrome prints and digital imagery): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th in each class.

From among all of the 1st place winners of the year-end judging a single Photograph of the Year shall be chosen.

The member accruing the highest total points in a category (monochrome, color, digital) shall receive the following Photographer of the Year Awards:

  • Monochrome Photographer of the year – The Margaret H. Bevan Award
  • Color Photographer of the year – The John R Boykin Award
  • Digital Photographer of the year – The Howard L. Penn Award
  • Photographer of the year – The Frederick R. Kelley Award

The end of year competition awards will be awarded at the yearly club banquet in May 23rd.

2018 Apr. 25: Contests – Digital – Surrealism

Our next Digital competition will be Wednesday, 25 April 2018. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Surrealism, “Surreal photography would be more about creating a world or image which goes beyond the physical world as we know it. It usually shows something which would be impossible in real life or tampers with the line defining what is real and what is imaginary. Surreal = beyond the real.” You can find examples of surrealistic photos by clicking here.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your digital entries are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

  • Digital –
    • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • Send your images as email attachments. Mac users need to put their images in a zip file and attach the zip file to the email.
    • Resize your images to 1024 pixels on the long side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024).
    • Files should be named according to the following convention:
      • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
      • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
      • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
      • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
      • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
        • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
        • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
        • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
        • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.

2018 Apr. 14: April Print Contests Results – Surrealism

Thanks to Bonnie Schupp for judging.
Thanks to Susan Webber for record keeping.

Unlimited Color (21 images)
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Anachronism
2nd Place – Bob Webber – Data in the Clouds
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – The 50 and 6 Cave and Diner
4th Place – Mike Thomas – Pickled
HM – Bob Webber – I See Through You
HM – Lou Sapienza – Glowing Petal

Unlimited Monochrome (21 images)
1st Place – Mike Thomas – Time in a Bottle
2nd Place – Mike Thomas – Hat Trick
3rd Place – John Milleker, Jr. – Lunar
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – Steam Demon
HM – Lou Sapienza – Parachute
HM – Mike Thomas – Arizona

2018 Mar. 28: Digital Contests Results – Open

Thanks to Stefan Kaben for Judging.
Thanks to Cheryl Kerr for record keeping.

Novice Digital (30 images)
1st Place – Bob Webber – Minutes to Hours Drive
2nd Place – Zoe Smith – Tick Tock
3rd Place – Julie Bennett – No Crystal Ball
4th Place – Julie Bennett – Snow Cap
HM – Elaine Hambly – In Wonderland
HM – Cheryl Kerr – Catching a Ride
HM – Chris Van Valkenburg – Alice

Unlimited Digital (36 images)
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Lime Canyon Bristlecone
2nd Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Model Kiki
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Street Artist
4th Place – Chuck Gallegos – Long Trek
HM – Greg Hockel – Lunchtime
HM – Cathy Hockel – Commarant in Breeding Plummage
HM – Mike Thomas – Strength
HM – Fred Venecia – The Smiths

2018 Mar. 28: Contests – Digital – Open

Our next Digital competition will be Wednesday, 28 February 2018. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your digital entries are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

  • Digital –
    • Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • Send your images as email attachments. Mac users need to put their images in a zip file and attach the zip file to the email.
    • Resize your images to 1024 pixels on the long side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024).
    • Files should be named according to the following convention:
      • A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
      • The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
      • An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
      • Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
      • Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
        • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
        • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
        • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
        • n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
    • We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.

2018 Mar. 14: March Print Contests Results – Open

Thanks to Jerry Weinstein for Judging.
Thanks to Susan Webber for record keeping.

Novice Color (Mini Contest 7 images)
2nd Place – Ed Niehenke – Divine Pathway
3rd Place – Fred Venecia – Bladen Street

Unlimited Color (30 images)
1st Place – Lou Sapienza – Masked Woman
2nd Place – Kathy Hockel – Shore Bird Special
3rd Place – Mike Thomas – Walt Disney Music Hall
4th Place – Lou Sapienza – Purple Flower
HM – Mike Thomas – Canoe NY8475HJ
HM – Kathy Hockel – I Want My Mom
HM – Ron Peiffer – Afternoon at the Met

Novice Monochrome (11 images)
1st Place – Ed Niehenke – Building Top
2nd Place – Fred Venecia – Christina
3rd Place – Fred Venecia – Francis Street
4th Place – Lou Sapienza – Sailboat Reflection
HM – Ed Niehenke – Palace Stands Tall

Unlimited Monochrome (27 images)
1st Place – Mike Thomas – Mill
2nd Place – Kathy Hockel – Prayer Beads
3rd Place – Kathy Hockel – Great Blue Heron
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – Laundry Day
HM – Ron Peiffer – Lime Canyon Bristlecone
HM – Mike Thomas – Puddle
HM – Chuck Gallegos – Dawn of the Light

2018 Mar. 14: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints -Open

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 14 March 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints contests. You may enter three in each. The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print entries are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/

Monochrome and Color Prints– Prints must be matted. The print and mat assembly may not exceed 20” size on the longest edge. The photographer’s name, print title, category, class, and contest date (month/year) must appear on the back of each print.  PLEASE include an arrow on the back of the image to reflect orientation. For example

2018 Feb. 28: February Digital Contests Results – Reflections

Thanks to our stand in judges Scott Dine and Chip Bulgin who gave great feedback.

Novice Digital
1st Place – Susan Webber – Waiting In Line
2nd Place – Peter O’Reilly – Evie Hiding In The Mirror
3rd Place – Ed Niehenke – Fall Reflections
4th Place – Christina Van Valkenberg – Kissy Face
HM – Bob Webber – Prisms Over Water
HM – Ed Niehenke – Ice Reflections
HM – Peter O’Reilly – Swan Running From Reflection

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – David Joyner – Glass Abstract
2nd Place – David Joyner – Ches College Library
3rd Place – Mike Thomas – Rib Cage
4th Place – Louis Sapienza – Cool Mike
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Christmas Construction
HM – Dawn Grannas – Florida Polytechnic University
HM – Cathy Hockel – Juvenile Blue Heron Reflection
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Open Mouth