Category Archives: Contest

2018 Nov. 28: Contests – Digital – Open

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 28 November 2018. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your 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) and 72 DPI.
    • 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.

November Print Contests Results

Novice Color
1st Place – Jackie Colestock – Thinking of You
2nd Place – Fred Venecia – Working Bee
3rd Place – Marilou Burleson – Yellow and Green
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Segovia Aquaducto
HM – Jackie Colestock – Peas and Tea
HM – Rich Stolarski – Monocacy Aquaduct

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Greg Hockel – Looking In
2nd Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Autumn Peaking Thru
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Forgotten Cell Block
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – Fireworks Flowers
HM – Ron Peiffer – The Lovers
HM – Cathy Hockel – Heron
HM – Dick Chomitz – Lotus Flowering on Mulberry Paper
HM – Chuck Gallegos – Cool View

Novice Mono
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Low Tide
2nd Place – Rich Stolarski – Beach Tree
3rd Place – Marilou Burleson – Happy Girl
4th Place – Marilou Burleson – Dancer
HM – Rich Stolarski – Watching Sailboats
HM – Ed Niehenke – Old Mill

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – November Winds
2nd Place – Greg Hockel – Run Aground
3rd Place – Greg Hockel – Acoma Pueblo
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – Merriment
HM – Dick Chomitz – House of Cards
HM – Cathaleen Ley – Forgotten Farmhouse
HM – Mike Thomas – Low Key Liz

2018 Nov. 14: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next competitions will be Wednesday, 14 November 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your 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 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. For example

October Digital Contest Results

Novice Digital
1st Place – Julie Bennett – Reaching Upward
2nd Place – Ed Niehenke – Fields of Flowers
3rd Place – Bob Webber – Five Pink
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Bee on Dahlia
HM – Delaney Peiffer – Yellow Mum
HM – Cheryl Kerr – Lotus Bouquet
HM – Bob Webber – Purple 2

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Louis Sapienza – Red and Yellow
2nd Place – Jeremy Smith – Indian Paintbrush
3rd Place – Dick Chomitz – Water Lily
4th Place – Fred Venecia – Orange Lily
HM – Brian Flynn – Lupine Field
HM – Chuck Gallegos – Petals
HM – Dawn Grannas – Flower Ring
HM – Greg Hockel – Back Lit Petunia

2018 Oct. 24: Contests – Digital – Flowers

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 24 October 2018. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Flowers. Photographs of flower buds, blooms, or fields of flowers; including single flowers, bunches of flowers, macros of flowers, arrangements or bouquets of flowers; found in the wild, in nurseries, gardens, in your house. Judges are inundated with flower photographs. The trick is to get a uniquely composed image that stands out from all of the other flower images. Click here for examples of Flower Photography. Click here for a Spark Page on Flower photography.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your 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.

October Print Competition Results

Novice Color
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Reflections
2nd Place – Fred Venecia – Hard at Work
3rd Place – Ed Niehenke – Flower Trio
4th Place – Marilou Burleson – Graceful Calla Lily
HM – Rich Stolarski – Flowers in the Forest
HM – Cheryl Kerr – Indian Paintbrush

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Bob Webber – Roadrunner Orchid
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Soul Within
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Looking for Morning
4th Place – Bob Webber – Three Lilies in Color
HM – Ron Peiffer – Last Drop of Nectar
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Bud in Bloom

Novice Mono
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – Calla Lilys in Vase
2nd Place – Marilou Burleson – White Flower on Black
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – Pitcher Plan
4th Place – Louis Sapienza – Stamin Study
HM – Louis Sapienza – Daisy Out of the Dark
HM – Elaine Hambly – Melting Rose

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Mascot of Slytherin
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Faded Beauty
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Uparistha Konasana
4th Place – Mike Thomas – Kitchen Daisies
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Just a Dream
HM – Mike Thomas – Garden Daihla

2018 Oct. 10: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Flowers

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 26 September 2018. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Flowers. Photographs of flower buds, blooms, or fields of flowers; including single flowers, bunches of flowers, macros of flowers, arrangements or bouquets of flowers; found in the wild, in nurseries, gardens, in your house. Judges are inundated with flower photographs. The trick is to get a uniquely composed image that stands out from all of the other flower images. Click here for examples of Flower Photography. Click here for a Spark Page on Flower photography.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your 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 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. For example

September Contests Results

Mono Prints – Novice

1st – Fred Venecia Ms. McAlpine
2nd – Julie Bennett Monarch
3rd – Louis Sapienza Carnival
4th – Marylou Burleson Serenity
HM – Cheryl Kerr Between Skirmishes

Mono Prints – Unlimited

1st – Ron Peiffer Clock Work
2nd – Chuck Gallagos The Back Forty
3rd – Mike Thomas Danielle
4th – Greg Hockel Rest In Peace
HM – Chuck Gallegos Sidelines
HM – Greg Hockel Run Aground

Color Prints – Novice

1st – Julie Bennett Sunlit Wings
2nd – Marylou Burleson Dazzling Star of Annapolis
3rd – Fred Venecia Hello
4th – Marylou Burleson Beauty and Grace in Purple
HM – Marylou Burleson Canine Off Duty

Color Prints – Unlimited

1st – Churck Gallegos Golden Falls
2nd – Cathy Hockel Bubble Blower
3rd – Louis Sapienza Dinner Time
4th – Ron Peiffer View From The Top
HM – Cathaleen Ley Sister Piers
HM – Chuck Gallegos Symmetry

Digital – Novice

1st – Cheryl Kerr Foggy Sunrise
2nd – Marylou Burleson Sailing At Sunset
3rd – Zoe Smith Grand Canal
4th – Tom Ley Fall Vista
HM- Cheryl Kerr Misty Morning
HM – Zoe Smith Flow

Digital – Unlimited

1st – Cathy Hockel Wagon at Dusk
2nd – David Joyner Peabody
3rd – Chuck Gallegos A Different Drummer
4th – Chuck Gallegos Green Heron’s Gaze
HM – Cathy Hockel Rufous Hummingbird
HM – Greg Hockel Mountain & Clouds
HM – Ron Peiffer Manhattan View

2018 Sep. 26: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints/Digital – Open

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 26 September 2018. We will have color prints, monochrome prints, and digital contests. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Open, so anything goes. Competition rules, which include how to prepare your 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 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. For example

  • 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.

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