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2017 Oct. 11: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Above/Below

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 11 October 2017. We will have color prints and monochrome prints contests. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Above/Below as a photograph of something above you or below you either from a low angle or hi angle respectively. This pretty much includes anything except eye level images.

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 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

2017 Sep. 27: Digital Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of our first competitions of the year.
Thanks to our Judge Karen Dillon.
Thanks to Jackie Colestock for record keeping.

Novice Digital
1st Place – Michelle Barkdoll – “Ground Level”
2nd Place – John Milleker, Jr. – “Golden”
3rd Place – Christine Milleker – “Thistle And Friends”
4th Place – Ann Hickman “Hive”
HM – Jeremy Smith – “Sequoia Starburst”
HM – Peter O’Reilly – “Evading the Defense”
HM – Robert Fawcett – “High Tide at Blackwater”
HM – Ann Hickman – “Stained Light”

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Chuck Gallegos – “Brutal”
2nd Place – Steve Rosenbach – “Flare Release”
3rd Place – Fred Venecia – “Tara”
4th Place – Brian Flynn – “Drought”
HM – Cathy Hockel – “I Wonder…”
HM – Mike Thomas – “Daylilly”
HM – Steve Rosenbach – “Beach Comber”
HM – Fred Venecia – “Ashtynn”

Maryland Photography Alliance – 1st Annual Photography Contest

Today, the Maryland Photography Alliance began accepting submissions for its statewide competition, sponsored by Nations Photo Lab. This competition is open only to Maryland photographers who belong to member clubs such as Arundel Camera Club.   Key information is included below, and a copy of the flyer for the competition, which includes a link to the rules, timeline, and online submission form, are attached. Each photographer may submit a total of two entries.  More details below and on the attachment.

The Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) is a union of regional photography/camera clubs throughout the State of Maryland.   This will be the largest digital image interclub photography contest of the year.  The contest is restricted to photographers who are members of one of the following clubs:

Arundel Camera Club                                           Harford County Photography Group
Baltimore Camera Club                                        Harford Photographic Arts Society
Bowie-Crofton Camera Club                               Howard County Photographers
Creative Exposure Baltimore                              North Bethesda Camera Club
Creative Photography Society                             Silver Spring Camera Club
Digital Photography Club of Annapolis

$700 in Prizes

No Cost to Participate!

4 Image Categories to Pick From

Top Images Displayed at a November Gallery Show

Deadline for Submission is October 5, 2017

For more information and to submit your digital images, visit: MDPhotoAlliance.org/contest.aspx (Do not use www in the URL)

If you have questions, contact us at MDPhotoAlliance@gmail.com

Sponsored by Nations Photo Lab 

Also posted in MPA

2017 Sep. 27: Contest – Digital – Open

Our next Digital competition will be Wednesday, 27 September 2017. You may enter three digital images.

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/

  • 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.

See you Wednesday,

Mike Thomas

2017 Sep. 20: Color and Monochrome Print Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of our first competitions of the year.
Thanks to our Judge Karen Dillon.
Thanks to Jackie Colestock for record keeping.

Novice Color Prints
1st Place – Susan Webber – “At Lincoln Center Plaza”
2nd Place – Cathaleen Ley – “Light of Her Life”
3rd Place – Christine Milleker – “Bronze Blossom”
4th Place – Louis Sapienza – “Leaf and Water Droplets”
HM – Susan Webber – “Aging Carefully”
HM – Fred Venecia – “Sea Gull”

Unlimited Color Prints
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – “DragonFly #27”
2nd Place – Ernie Swanson – “Stripes”
3rd Place – Donna Flynn – “Restoring Elegance”
4th Place – Ernie Swanson – “Peek a boo”
HM – Mike Thomas – “Hood Ornament”
HM – John Milleker – “The Leaf”
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – “The Hit”

Novice Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Cathaleen Ley – “Marco Island”
2nd Place – Ed Niehenke – “Enjoying the Snow”
3rd Place – Fred Venecia – “Annapolis”
4th Place – Louis Sapienza – “Squirrel”
HM – Julie Bennett – “Palm Shadow”

Unlimited Monochrome Prints
1st Place – Cathy Hockel – “Hand in Hand”
2nd Place – Cathy Hockel – “Pensive”
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – “The River Runner”
4th Place – Mike Thomas – “Alex”
HM – Greg Hockel – “Early Morning Walk”
HM – Greg Hockel – “Mountain Fortress”

2017 Sep. 20: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next Print competition will be Wednesday, 20 September 2017. 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 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

2017 May 17: Club Events Contests

Wednesday May 17 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
  • Table Top Nights
  • Photo walk: Fells Point/Canton
  • Photo walk: 34St Christmas Lights
  • Field Trip: Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Field Trip: Kent Island Preserve
  • Field Trip: Green Mount Cemetery
  • Field Trip: Studio
  • Field Trip: Washington D.C. Churches
  • Field Trip: National Building Museum
  • Field Trip: Cylburn Mansion Gardens

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.

2017 Apr. 26: Contests – Digital/Color & Monochrome Prints – Humor/Whimsical

Our next competition will be this Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Due to spring break we will have all three contests (e.g., digital, color prints, and monochrome prints). You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Humor/Whimsical. This theme will be challenging. You must take photos that evoke a sense of humor or whimsy, both of which are very subjective. Humor is defined as the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech. Whimsical is defined as playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way. Whimsical can also be defined as acting or behaving in a capricious manner. Click here for examples of Humorous Photographs and Whimsical Photographs. Take them for what they are worth but remember the final interpretation will be by the judge.

Competition rules, which include how to prepare your print entries are also posted on our website 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, 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.

2017 MAR. 22: CONTESTS – DIGITAL – OPEN

Our next competition will be 2/22/2017. We will host our Digital contests. You may enter three.

The theme this month is Open so anything goes.

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

  •   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 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.

 

2017 Mar. 8: Contests – Color and Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next Print competition will be this Wednesday, March 8, 2017. 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”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.