Category Archives: Contest

2019 February Digital Open Contests Winners

Novice Digital
1st Place – Richard Stolarski – Chapel on the Rock
2nd Place – Marilou Burleson – Bath Time
3rd Place – Paul Wilcox – Pink Lily
4th Place – Ann Hickman – Rose Window
HM – Ann Hickman – Cathedral Nave
HM – Elaine Hambly – Beets All
HM – Paul Wilcox – Show Off

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Arabian Nights
2nd Place – Richard Chomitz – Cameo Artist
3rd Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Valley View
4th Place – Mike Thomas – Conservatory
HM – Bob Webber – My Kid Sister 1972
HM – David Joyner – Elsa In Chips Studio
HM – Louis Sapienza – Launching
HM – Mike Thomas – Man in the Machine

2019 Feb. 27: Contests – Digital – Open

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 27 February 2019. 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.



February 2019 Print Contests Results

Novice Color
1st Place – Jackie Colestock – Peas N Teas
2nd Place – Rich Stolarski – Little River
3rd Place – Marilou Burleson – Going Your Own Way
4th Place – Paul Wilcox – Ocean Buoy
HM – Elaine Hambly – After the Rain
HM – Marilou Burleson – Pink Angel

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Pot
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – Constant Witness
3rd Place – Cathy Hockel – Tufted Titmouse
4th Place – Fred Venecia – Liz
HM – Donna Flynn – A Couple In Sync
HM – Ron Peiffer – Sunset on Jackson Square
HM – Dawn Grannas – Horse’s Tail

Novice Mono
1st Place – Jackie Colestock – Long Walk Home
2nd Place – Rich Stolarski – Tires
3rd Place – Ed Niehenke – Happy Visions
4th Place – Jackie Colestock – Warriors Each and All
HM – Paul Wilcox – Fountain Teeth
HM – Ed Niehenke – Madrid Monument

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Donna Flynn – Juan
2nd Place – Cathy Hockel – Lazy Day at the Ruin
3rd Place – Ron Peiffer – Thunder in the Valley
4th Place – Donna Flynn – The Cellist
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – Hot in There
HM – John Milleker, Jr. – Solder Tin Type
HM – Christine Milleker – Fern

2019 Feb. 13: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next competitions will be Wednesday, 13 February 2019. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Open, so any subject is good.

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

2019 May 15: Club Events Contests

Good Morning ACC Members and Happy February!

The other day I was asked about the Club Events Contest at the end of the year, and it got me thinking.  Now is actually a good time to start planning and prepping for the May 15, 2019 contest event.  Now, I’m not talking about printing and mounting (unless you want to do that this early),I’m talking about taking some time and going back through your photos, marking which ones you want to use, and process them awhile.  Save them in a folder and print at a later date.  Most times, we all wait until the last minute and end up only submitting a couple or none at all when we really do have more we could of entered!

Now – for those of you who are new to the club, or veterans of the club who have never submitted before – The Club Events Contest is any event starting from last year’s end of year banquet through April 2019 field trip.  (Below is a list of events that count for this year’s contest).  You may submit one digital, one monochrome print and one color print FOR EACH EVENT!! That’s right – EACH EVENT!!  That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan ahead!    Example – If you attended ALL 22 events – you could submit 66 images!  If you only attended one event – you could submit 3 images! 

There will be two “Best in Show” awards that night – One Novice – One Unlimited.  Each award wins a free club membership for the 2019-2020 year!

And now’s the perfect time with the cold weather! Make yourself a cup of hot coffee, tea or cocoa, sit back and start reliving your fun outings throughout this past year. 

Looking forward to seeing all the photos entered this year! Here is your list:

  • 2018 End of Year Banquet
  • Ocean City Maryland Air Show
  • 155th Gettysburg – A Living History Event
  • July 4th Fireworks (In the state of Maryland)
  • Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show
  • Kenilworth Lotus and Lily Festival
  • ACC August Picnic
  • Maryland State Fair
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival
  • Marley Station Car Show
  • Antietam Battlefield/Cemetery
  • Library of Congress
  • Cunningham Falls
  • Penn’s Cave
  • December Holiday Photos
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Chip’s Studio Outing
  • March – Favorite Food or Restaurant
  • Anita Leight Estuary Center
  • Sherwood Gardens
  • Historic Jerusalem Mill Village and Jericho Covered Bridge
  • Table Top Night / Studio Night at club meeting

If you have any questions, please fell free to ask!

Happy Shooting!

-Michelle

January 2019 Digital Contest Results

Novice Digital
1st Place – Marilou Burleson – Annie
2nd Place – Elaine Hambly – Cancer
3rd Place – Ed Niehenke – Child Singing
4th Place – Rich Stolarski – Jeronimos Monastery Lisbon
HM – Zoe Smith – Wingtips
HM – Ed Niehenke – Lets Dance
HM – Julie Bennett – Surfin OC MD
HM – Rich Stolarski – Medicine Lake

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Louis Sapienza – Looking for Food
2nd Place – Donna Flynn – Guardian of the Dunes
3rd Place – Fred Venecia – Sarah
4th Place – Ron Peiffer – Functional Art
HM – Dick Chomitz – Red and White Orchid
HM – Cathy Hockel – Here Comes Harry
HM – Chuck Gallegos – Little Church on the Corner
HM – Dick Chomitz – A Small Push

2019 Jan. 23: Contests – Digital – Open

Our next competition will be Wednesday, 23 January 2019. 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.



January 2019 Print Contest Results

Novice Color
1st Place – Jill Carter – Power
2nd Place – Susan Webber – Bird of Paradise
3rd Place – Cheryl Kerr – Miss Squirrel
4th Place – Elaine Hambly – Supermans Challenge
HM – Ed Niehenke – Lets Dance
HM – Ed Niehenke – Christmas Joy

Unlimited Color
1st Place – Michelle Barkdoll – Focus
2nd Place – Ron Peiffer – The Landing
3rd Place – Louis Sapienza – Shadow in the Sand
4th Place – Dawn Grannas – Clueless
HM – John Milleker, Jr. – Rust
HM – Cathy Hockel – Farmer
HM – Fred Venecia – Missy Red Blosser

Novice Mono
1st Place – Louis Sapienza – Waiting for Mailman
2nd Place – Ed Niehenke – Beach Outlook
3rd Place – Marilou Burleson – Caroline
4th Place – Cheryl Kerr – Capital Dawn
HM – Ann Hickman Sabatino – Window
HM – Theresa Terry Jackson – Graffitti on Stone

Unlimited Mono
1st Place – Fred Venecia – Miss Benton
2nd Place – John Milleker, Jr. – Surfing the Edge
3rd Place – John Milleker, Jr. – Moo
4th Place – Chuck Gallegos – The Grotto
HM – Fred Venecia – Miss Rose
HM – Christine Milleker – Coming Out
HM – Ron Peiffer – Dumbo

2019 Jan. 9: Contests – Color & Monochrome Prints – Open

Our next competitions will be Wednesday, 9 January 2019. We will have color prints and monochrome prints. You may enter three in each.

The theme this month is Open, so any subject is good.

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

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December Digital Contest Results – Street

Novice Digital
1st Place – Cheryl Kerr – Street Jumping
2nd Place – Zoe Smith – Convenience
3rd Place – Cheryl Kerr – King Weedy
4th Place – Susan Webber – Smile
HM – Ed Niehenke – Lets Photograph
HM – JC WIlliams – Grown Up’s and Their Toys

Unlimited Digital
1st Place – Michelle Barkdoll – New York City Subway
2nd Place – Donna Flynn – Break Time
3rd Place – Mike Thomas Cafe Du Monde
4th Place – Fred Venecia – Fells Point
HM – Brian Flynn Serious Drummer
HM – Cathy Hockel – Popping A Wheelie NYC Style
HM – Fred Venecia – Hey Taxi
HM – Michelle Barkdoll – New York City Night