2020 Print Competition Themes

Updated Friday, 31 January 2020


January:  

Best of 2019

Due to meeting cancellations in January, this contest will be held in February in addition to "Winter Wonderland."  "Best of 2019" is a shot you have not previously submitted to our contests.   

February:

Winter Wonderland - Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean it can't be beautiful and a challenge to photograph.  Think snow and icicles, frozen ponds and half frozen  waterfalls. 

March:

Macro - Create a photo of a small subject printed larger than life size.  The subject can be inanimate or live.  Closer is better.  "Focus stacking" is allowed but not required.

April:

Window Light - Use a window or door to light your subject.

May:

Abstract - Your photo should not have an immediate association with recognizable objects or landscapes.  Use color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression.

June:

Pairings - One is a lonely number.  Wine and cheese, brother and sister, two best friends, the possibilities are endless, but it must be two subjects together.

July:

Mirror Image - Find a shiny object that reflects back other objects.  Could be a building, a hubcap, a mirror, a body of water.  Use your imagination.

August:

Whistling Past the Graveyard - Visit a local cemetery and find an unusual tombstone or other objects.

September:

It's A Zoo Out There - Visit a local zoo and photograph your favorite living creature.

October:

Shoot Through Something - Use an object to frame your subject.  Make sure the object and the subject are in focus.  Example:  Tree branches frame your subject, a hole in a fence, etc.

November:

On the Beaten Path - A view from a walking/hiking path.  The path/trail must be included in the photo.

December:

No print competition.  A slideshow of all the 2020 First, Second and Third place winners will be shown at the Annual Christmas Party.