Mississauga Camera Club

Competitions - General Information

 

Related Documents

2016-17 Digital Competition Handbook

2015-16 Print Competition Handbook

Photo Labels for Print Competition

 

There are four competitions during the club year for digital images and for prints. Points will accumulate toward Club Awards for each group. In addition, there may be inter- or intra-club competitions. Scores in flower competitions do not count towards regular club awards since they have their own awards. Further information is available in the 2016-17 Digital Competition Handbook and the 2015-16 Print Competition Handbook.

 

Digital Competitions

Digital Competitions offer members an opportunity to compete at one of three levels (Entrant, Intermediate or Advanced). The level at which each member competes is generally determined by points accumulated in prior club competition. The level of each new member is determined based on a review of the member’s images.

Within each level, there are three categories: Pictorial, Nature and Creative, along with two themes that are only offered in the third competition. The themes for 2016-17 are not yet selected. Members may submit images in more than one category but are normally limited to a total of three images per competition. There is an exception whereby an image that is found to be mis-categorised in a competition may be resubmitted as a fourth image in the subsequent competition during the competition year.

There is also one flower competition, The Maurice deCunha competition, in which all members compete at the same level.

Comments or questions on Digital Competitions can be communicated to the Digital Competition Team Leader, Sorin Alb, at any meeting or by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Print Competitions

Print competitions are special! Go beyond pixels! Get Real! Print your images. Compete. See your images displayed with everyone else’s at a meeting. Discuss. Learn. Have fun!

In the Traditional Print Competition where the mounted prints can be as large as 16”x20”, you don’t even need to own a printer to compete. Commercially printed images are often submitted. Prints are not framed but they need to be mounted for support on a flat photographic board. Also, since they are judged based upon both print quality and presentation, use of a mat is advisable.

Your expertise level is taken into account: all print competitions (except flower competitions) are divided into two levels (L1 and L2) to allow members to compete with others of similar skills and experience.

As shown in the table below, prints can be submitted for competitions four times over the 2016-2017 season. The categories for prints are slightly different than for Digital Competitions. For the Print Competition the Pictorial Category includes Nature prints. The Print Competition for flower prints is the Jim Cranston Competition. For those of you who want to submit Creative prints, there must be clear signs of manipulation, the more obvious the better. All members may submit two prints for each of Print Competitions #1 through #4 but only one print for the Jim Cranston competition. This year, again, you are not obligated to enter any theme competition. Also, mis-categorised images are treated the same way as mentioned above for Digital Competitions. All prints must be accompanied by a digital file.

For details about all of this, please see the Handbook for Print Competitions.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Print Competition, please contact the Print Competition Team Leader, Monish Ghosh at one of our meetings or by sending an e-mail to him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016-2017 Competition Due Dates

 

Competition Submission
Deadline
Digital CompetitionsPrint Competitions
Category CodeCategory nameEntry informationCategory name
1 October 20, 2016
11:59 pm
C Creative Members may submit up to (3) images. Each image may be submitted in any of the three categories. Multiple entries are allowed in each category. Creative
N Nature Pictorial
(which includes Nature)
P Pictorial
2 December 15, 2016
11:59 pm
C Creative Members may submit up to (3) images. Each image may be submitted in any of the three categories. Multiple entries are allowed in each category. Creative
N Nature Pictorial
(which includes Nature)
P Pictorial
3 February 2, 2017
11:59 pm
C Creative Members may submit up to (3) images. Each image may be submitted in any of the categories. Multiple entries are allowed in each category. Creative
N Nature Pictorial
(which includes Nature)
P Pictorial
Y Shadows or Silhouettes Shadows or Silhouettes

4 April 6, 2017
11:59 pm
C Creative Members may submit up to (3) images. Each image may be submitted in any of the three categories. Multiple entries are allowed in each category. Creative
N Nature Pictorial
(which includes Nature)
P Pictorial
Flower April 6, 2017
11:59 pm
M Maurice deCunha Members may submit (2) two images. Jim Cranston

 

In competitions other than the flower competitions, members compete in each category at their respective levels (Entrant, Intermediate or Advanced for Digital Competitions; and L1 or L2 for Print Competitions.) All members compete at the same level in the flower competitions.