2014 Competition Themes

January - Fairs & Festivals

Photos from fairs and festivals.

February - Long Exposure

A proper photo resulting from long exposure is not an easy thing to accomplish. Common examples include smooth waters and light streaks from cars.

March - Zoomed In

Extreme close-ups & Macro photography.

April - Doors and Windows

Here is your opportunity to take a creative look at what we look through and walk through every day. Old and new, ornate and simple, large and small, colorful and plain--the world is full of doors and windows. You can capture a door or window itself or a view looking through them, either one, from inside or out. See if you can come up with something artistic and original, something that makes the viewer want to look again.

May - Portrait

Portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. The focus of the photograph is usually the personís face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included. Any type of lighting may be used, including, but not limited to, studio or natural light.

June - Geometric Shapes

Photo entries should feature/subject geometric shapes.

July - Antique or Obsolete

Items from the past or items that are obsolete (some examples: rotary dial phones, reel-to-reel tape recorders, treadle sewing machines, etc.)

August - Sequence Photos

A sequence photo is a series of images displaying the same object in various positions that mimic continual movement such as the throwing of a ball or the opening of a flower. Sequences show movement, so still life subjects are not commonly used unless they are manipulated by a third party to change positions for the photo. To create the photo you need first to take multiple shots that can then be sewn together side by side in Adobe Photoshop to form a sequence. Some examples: http://www.abduzeedo.com/30-radical-photo-sequences

September - County Fair (No Competition)

October - 123ABC

Share your best photos featuring letters and/or numbers. Be creative and original!

November - EOY Competition

Submit your photos by email to competition@smccc.org

Don't forget to check out the Competition Rules