All entries shall be 8 x 10 Digital color photos only.  All photos shall be mounted on 11x14 in. mat; member has choice of color.

Eligibility:  Must be an active member (having attended 4 or more meetings during the preceding year). Members may only submit photos they have taken themselves. Entries are no longer limited to photos that have been taken in the past 12 month; however, photos that were previously submitted are not eligible. This is an amateur photo contest only – professional photographers are not eligible.


Members may submit only one entry per category, and are eligible to win in each category. The judges may also select a Most Humorous photo and photos for special recognition as Honorable Mention, but no awards will be given for these photographs.

Please attach a completed Entry Form with scotch tape to the back of each entry submitted.  Note that the bottom half will be removed with your name on it prior to submitting it for judging, therefore, please tape the entry so the bottom half can be easily cut off.  This will ensure that your entry is correctly entered.  Only the top half of the form will be seen by the judges.

The Grand Prize (Overall Winner/ Winner of one of the categories) will receive a $50.00 gift Certificate.  The 1st place winners in each of the remaining five categories will receive a $20.00 gift certificate.  The 2nd & 3rd place winners in each category will receive a $10.00 gift certificate. The gift certificates will be selected by the Board of Directors.

All entries will be included in the slide show and recognized as part of the Awards Night Presentation. To be included, members should e-mail copies of their entries as an attachment in JPEG format to Entries not submitted by e-mail will not be included in the PowerPoint presentation.

Deadline for submitting:  May 1, 2018 to Bill & Barbara Alwin or Chaim Rinde.

Awards will be presented at the club meeting on June 5, 2017.

Tips on preparing an entry for the Photo Contest

  1. Make a new folder in your photo file – label it 2017 Contest photos

  2. Go through your digital photos, and when you find a photo you really like – make a copy of it, and “paste” it into your 2017 Contest photos folder.

  3. Go through the photos you have placed in that folder, and chose the ones you want to submit.

  4. Open each photo, one at a time, and:
    - crop it to 8 x 10 size
    - if you wish, use your photo editing program to enhance, lighten or otherwise make your photo look the way you want.

  5. If you have a good color printer, print your photo onto photo paper as an 8 x 10 photo. If not, you can put it on a thumb drive and take it to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sam’s – or a variety of places – and have them print it in an 8 x 10 format for you.

  6. Purchase (or make) a mat for your 8 x 10 photo. Bill and I take the photos to Michaels (or Aaron Bros., or anyplace that sells pre-made mats) and match the photos to the mats that look best with them. Mats can run anywhere from $2 to $10 (or more, depending on where you buy them).

  7. Tape the photo to the back of the top piece of the mat, and then tape the back onto the matted photo.
    NOTE: Bill and I constantly re-use the mats from previous years. Taping them together is the easiest way to take them apart, so they can be re-used in the future.

  8. Fill out the entry form for each matted photo, and bring it to club on or before May 2nd to enter the contest.