Category Archives: Contest

2019 September Winning Prints

Novice Color
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – Asaiah In White
2nd Place – David Joyner – Bird In Blue
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – I Brought Your Favorite
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Snake River Overlook
HM – Ed Niehenke – Princess
HM – Ed Niehenke – Bird In Moonlight


Unlimited Color
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – RD Madrid, New Mexico
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Hatteras Lighthouse Stairs
3rd Place – Louis Sapienza – Coins
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – Lotus
HM – Mike Thomas – Calm Before The Storm
HM – Christine Milleker – O.C. Surfer
HM – Louis Sapienza – Hi-key Flower Blossom


Novice Mono
1st Place – Rich Stolarski – Storm Clouds Over The Capitol
2nd Place – Marilou Burleson – Hayleys Hat
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – Profile in Solitude
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Lincoln at Night
HM – Marilou Burleson – Where have you gone?
HM – Ed Niehenke – Ocean Swirls


Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Christina
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Pershing Square Crossing
3rd Place – Michelle Barkdoll – The Path Less Taken
4th Place – Cathy Hockel – Kelly
HM – Mike Thomas – Liz
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Bang You’re Dead
HM – Ron Peiffer – Ellis Island Hospital Room

Gallery Show Entry — Maryland Photography Alliance

The Maryland Photography Alliance (MPA) just announced its third digital-photography contest, and we hope you will participate. There is no charge to enter, and there are $700 in prizes through the sponsor Nations Photo Lab, and there are other valuable prizes through our new sponsors, Les Picker Fine Art Photography and Moab by Legion Paper. Photographers of the top images will be invited to display and sell their images at a November gallery show at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg, MD, from November 1, 2019 until January 21, 2020. The reception date is, tentatively, November 10, 2019.

4 Image Categories to Pick From:

ABSTRACT. A found abstract is a photograph of natural shapes, colors, or textures that has no obvious subject and is isolated to render the subject unrecognizable.

BLACK & WHITE. Photographs that capture the purest form of light with shades of gray and pure black.

MARYLAND ARCHITECTURE. Exterior or interior photographs of physical structures, which must be identified on the label as found, anywhere, in Maryland.

STILL LIFE. Photographs, full-sized or macro images, of inanimate subjects–typically a small group or a solitary item. A still life can be simple or complex, sharp or soft in focus, high-key or low-key in lighting.

The submission website is new, and here are a few tips:

  • You must review the rules and copyright language and check the box indicating that you have read it before entering information.
  • You can enter ONLY two 2 images
  • You can enter your 2 images in different categories, or you can enter both images in the same category
  • On the Gallery Show Entry Form page, remember to use the Camera Club Affiliation box and choose “Arundel Camera Club (ACC)” because we want the club to show its support for this contest.

The Arundel Camera Club (ACC) is a member of the Maryland Photography Alliance, a group of 18 clubs working to enhance our enjoyment of photography.

Please consider entering the contest.  ACC has many great photographers, and this contest is a chance for all of us to win prizes, get recognition, and showcase our work.

The submission deadline is Saturday, August 24, 2019.

If you have questions or problems, contact Maryland Photography Alliance at mpa@mdphotoalliance.org

Go to MPA’s new upload page: https://www.mdphotoalliance.org/2019-contest

Also posted in Maryland Photography Alliance

Published 2019 End of Year Slideshow

Also posted in Awards, Banquet

April 2019 Digital Contest Results – Triptych

Novice Digital
1st Place – Cheryl Kerr – Assateague Nights
2nd Place – Christine Milleker – STS 134 Last Flight of Endeavour
3rd Place – Cheryl Kerr – Butterfly Jamboree
4th Place – Ed Niehenke – Triptych Birds
HM – Cheryl Kerr – GoldenBeeches
HM – Marilou Burleson – Red and Yellow
HM – Paul Wilcox – Pacific Ocean

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Mike Thomas – Sunflower Triptych
2nd Place – Louis Sapienza – Eco Prints
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – Chrome
4th Place – Jackie Colestock – Blackwater Pier
HM – Fred Venecia – Bahnhof
HM – John Milleker Jr. – Machinery
HM – John Milleker Jr. – Marina

2019 Apr. 24: Contests – Digital – Triptych

Our next competition will be thisWednesday, 24 April 2019. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Triptych. Photographers use triptychs to arrange three of their images within one frame with clear borders between them, or by using a separate frame for each photo and mounting them on the wall next to each other. Triptych photography might involve taking one picture and splitting it into three different parts or shooting three separate photos that are related. The artistic works complement each other with similar subjects or a relatable message. Click here for examples of Triptych 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) 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.



Winners April Print Contests – Triptych

Novice Color
1st Place – Theresa Terry Jackson – Starfish Collage
2nd Place – Delaney Peiffer – Nine Donuts
3rd Place – Susan Webber – My Son Growing Up
4th Place – Jill Carter – Corona
HM – Marilou Burleson – One Tulip
HM – Marilou Burleson – Summer Sunshine

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Mardi Gras World
2nd Place – Louis Sapienza – French Dolls
3rd Place – Louis Sapienza – Squirrels
4th Place – Fred Venecia – Sam
HM – Louis Sapienza – Tulip Abstract
HM – John Milleker, Jr. – Fair

Novice Mono
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – Tulips in a Pitcher
2nd Place – Louis Sapienza – Mia
3rd Place – Paul Wilcox – Soprano Saxophone Serenade
4th Place – Jackie Colestock – Passages to Possibilities
HM – Paul Wilcox – Springtime at the Pond

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Ron Peiffer – Southwest Missions
2nd Place – Bob Webber – And So It Goes
3rd Place – Mike Thomas – Farmstead
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – New York Skyline
HM – Ron Peiffer – Tugboat

2019 Apr. 10: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Triptych

Our next competitions will be Wednesday, 10 April 2019. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Triptych. Photographers use triptychs to arrange three of their images within one frame with clear borders between them, or by using a separate frame for each photo and mounting them on the wall next to each other. Triptych photography might involve taking one picture and splitting it into three different parts or shooting three separate photos that are related. The artistic works complement each other with similar subjects or a relatable message. Click here for examples of Triptych Photography.

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

  • 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

March 2019 Updated Digital Contests Results

Novice Digital
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – Happy Little Boy
2nd Place – Elaine Hambly – Pink Tulip
3rd Place – Jeremey Peiffer – Through Reading For Now
4th Place – Cheryl Kerr – American Lotus
HM – Christine Milleker – Valentines Fun
HM – Zoe Smith – Metaphor

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Wendy
2nd Place – Brian Flynn – Evan
3rd Place – David Joyner – Power Lines at Sparrows Point
4th Place – John Milleker, Jr. – Jam
HM – Jeremy Smith – St. Paddys Day
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Cold White
HM – Donna Flynn – Brad

2019 Mar. 27: Contests – Digital – High-Key or Low-Key

Our next competition will be thisWednesday, 27 March 2019. We will have our digital contests. You may enter three digital images.

The theme this month is Low-Key or Hi-Key. Click here to see an Adobe Spark presentation on High-Key / Low-Key.

High-Key

A high key image mostly consists of highlights and mid-tones, is generally bright and even, and delicately toned, often with pastel and/or white shades. Click here for examples of High-Key.

Low-Key

A photograph that comprises predominantly of dark or monotone colors. Click here for examples of Low-Key.

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.

March 2019 Print Contests Results

Novice Monochrome
1st Place – Ed Niehenke – Castle Reflections
2nd Place – Paul Wilcox – Maximo
3rd Place – Jackie Colestock – Ghostly Thistle
4th Place – Jackie Colestock – Milkweed Fluff
HM – Marilou Burleson – Annie
HM – Paul Wilcox – Fountain Teeth II

Unlimited Monochrome
1st Place – Mike Thomas – Gandalf, Is that you?
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Cell 126
3rd Place – John Milleker, Jr. – And Wine
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – Ships at Night
HM – John Milleker, Jr. – Tracy
HM – Bob Webber – Experimental Cell Bath
HM – Ron Peiffer – Picking Away

Novice Color
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – My Teddy Bear
2nd Place – Susan Webber – Bare Essentials
3rd Place – Ed Niehenke – Sweet Dreams
4th Place – Jackie Colestock – Sunrise in Fog
HM – Paul Wilcox – Russian Twist
HM – Jackie Colestock – Front Door Alley

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Cathy Hockel – Dawn Patrol
2nd Place – Louis Sapienza – Snowdrops
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer -Last Mile Home
4th Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Sunset Bay
HM – Chuck Gallegos – Path to the Stars
HM – Cathy Hockel – Blue Atrium
HM – Christine Milleker – Bright Glass