February 21, 2017 – No theme. The judge will be Josh Taylor.
March 21, 2017 – The theme is Drag the shutter – Show us your best shutter drag. Whether capturing motion in waves or panning cars zooming by, we want to see you get creative with this topic. Slow down your shutter speed to show a sense of motion or action. Note: to further clarify March’s themed competition, we will allow any photo which shows any movement due to a slow shutter speed, with or without flash, including photos of moving objects taken without moving the camera or lens, such as waterfalls. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions. The judge will be Peter Manzelli.
April 18, 2017 – “Oldies”- there is no two year time capture time constraint and there is no theme; knock you self out on the old film images or some early digital images from the early 2000’s. The judge will be David Blecman.
May 16, 2017- The theme is Colors – Life is a stream of color. Red, blue, yellow, and a billion pigments in between… For this theme we ask you to show us color-inspired photographs. Scenes, details, narratives or moods. Subtle tones or Technicolor daydreams, color must be a primary component of your image. For the Monochrome Print category, instead of producing a black and white photo, show us a color other than black along with white, i.e., red and white, blue and white, etc. The judge will be Mary Ann Stetton.
At the end of May, a separate End of Year competition among all of the monthly winners will be judged by Nikhil; the winners will be announced at our annual End of Year Banquet in early June.