2020 Print Competition Themes

Updated Friday, 31 January 2020


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.   


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. 


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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