Posts: Competitions

Monthly competitions among club members (you must be a member to enter) are conducted on the third Tuesday each month for color and monochrome prints as well as projected digital images. Competitions are divided into three skill categories (novice, intermediate, and advanced). Judging is performed by an outside professional photographer or educator. The list below shows current and past judges. Click on “Upcoming Events” to see a full list of upcoming weekly activities. Competition Gallery
Note: Due to the pandemic and the need for virtual meetings, print categories will be excluded. Instead, only two digital classes (color and monochrome) will be judged.

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November 17, 2020: Competition with Judge Mollie Isaacs– No Theme

Mollie is a professional photographer specializing in nature and wildlife, abstracts, and flowers. She runs Awake The Light Photo Workshops and Tours, and leads educational and inspirational photo workshops across the country and around the […]

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October 20, 2020: Competition with Judge Brenda Tharp – Theme: “A Musician”

Competition Theme: A Musician: The subject must be singular; it may be in a group but DOF, processing etc. should make it obvious that all attention is on one individual. Subjects are confined just to humans! […]

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Rules of Competition for 2020-2021 Including Temporary Changes Due to COVID

Rules of Competition (Revision: August 13, 2020 by G. Grossman) Printable PDF: Rules of Competition revised_Class names_2020-08-13-FINAL gg-compressedDownload Note 1: Important Competition Changes – Please Read The proposed rule changes set forth below will be […]

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September 15, 2020: Competition with Judge Steve Gottlieb – No Theme

Thousands of Steve Gottlieb’s photographs—ranging from architecture to people to landscapes—have been published worldwide. His images have been featured in Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Rangefinder, and Photo District News, among others. He is the photographer—as well as author and […]

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June 5, 2020: End-of-Year Competition with Judge David Blecman

Our judge for the End-Of-Year (EOY) competition is professional photographer, David Blecman. See his BIO below. Prints and digital for this competition are judged privately and the results and awards will be presented at the […]

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May 12, 2020 – Competition: “Oldies” Theme (Images older than 2 years) with Judge Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence Jackson is a photo-journalist and former White House photographer for the Obama Administration. Prior to that, he spent 18 years working for The Virginian-Pilot and The Associated Press – in Boston and Washington, DC. […]

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April 21, 2020 – Themed Competition with Judge Don Becker

Theme: Through Rain, Snow, Sleet or Hail: Get outside with your camera in bad weather! Be sure to protect your equipment well as you venture out in bad weather to capture images in Rain, Snow, […]

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March 17, 2020 – Competition: Cancelled – No Meeting – “No Theme” with Judge Mark Van Bergh

This meeting has been cancelled. Mark Van Bergh is a Washington, D.C. area attorney and photographer.  His photographic interests are varied, ranging from a passion for nature and wildlife photography, to travel, people, weddings, Bar/Bat […]

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February 18, 2020 – Competition: “No Theme” with Judge Sean O’Rourke

Sean O’Rourke will be our February judge for an open competition. Sean is a professional photographer with a diverse portfolio in Architecture, Real Estate, Products, Weddings, Events, and Portraits. Whether he is shooting a unique […]

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January 21, 2020 – Competition: “No Theme” with Judge Darren Gustaveson

Darren Gustaveson Bio Darren’s deepest passion lies in the mountains. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Darren uses his camera to share his love of adventure and the natural world. His background is rooted in outdoor […]