Entering Competitions

SMCCC Competitions are conducted strictly in accordance with a set of rules last modified in 2012. It behooves all members considering entering competitions to read the rules carefully. For instance, digital entries must be named properly and submitted early to be entered. At each competition, there is a general category for each skill level, plus a single themed category open to all skill levels. These and other important details can be found in the rules.

Competition Rules Are Here!



2021 Competition Themes

Below are descriptions for each of the themes for our monthly competitions in 2020.  These are just guidelines to get your creative juices flowing.  In general, the theme competition will be judged based on a combination of technical merit, composition, creativity, originality, and how well the image relates to the theme.  Keep in mind that each judge may have their own interpretation of the theme and how well an image portrays that theme.  

Note that every other month is designated a "Facebook Challenge", where anyone can post their themed photos on the Club's Facebook page, and all are welcome to critique the photos.

January Competition: "Panoramas"
February: Facebook Challenge: "Panning"
March Competition: "Still Life"
April Facebook Challenge: "HDR" (Hign Dynamic Rang)
May Competition: "Macros"
June Facebook Challenge: "Silhouettes"
July Competition: "Long Exposures"
August Facebook Challenge: "Black and White"
September: (No SMCCC competition. The county fair is this month. Remember to submit photos to the fair's photography competition on Wed Sep 22nd, 2021.)
October Competition: "3 Colors or Less"
November: End of Year Competition (1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners from previous 2021 competitions)
December: (No Competition)


Submit your photos by email to competition@smccc.org

Don't forget to check out the Competition Rules!


Updated Sep 5th, 2020