Competition Schedule and Categories

Date Type Assigned Other Open Judge  

Entries Open

  6 am -    

Entries Close

     11:30 pm 

11/8/23 Digital Water Non-Traditional:Intentional Camera Motion   Suz Karchmer 10/11/23 - 10/25/23 
1/10/24 Digital Reflection Nature:Pictorial
  Chane Cullens 12/13/23 - 12/27/23
2/14/24 Digital Low Perspective


  Lori Whalen
1/17/24 - 1/31/24
3/13/24 Digital B & W Landscape Nature:Insect
  Ray Guillette 2/14/24 - 2/28/24
4/10/24 Digital Still Life Non-Traditional:Multiple Exposure   Bobbi Lane 3/13/24 - 3/27/24
5/8/24 Print Cape Cod Sunrise or Sunset Nature:Wildflower(s)
Michael DiStefano 4/10/24 - 4/24/24
6/12/24 Digital Photos of the Year Steve Heaslip, Dorene Sykes, Art Vaughan


Rules and Guidelines

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Competition Rules and Guidelines 

Competitions will be six times this year (2023-24), in November and once a month from January through May.  Please click the link above to access the general rules and guidelines developed by the competition committee to learn everything you need to know to enter our club's competitions. 

Special Nature Rules for UCCC Nature Competitions

The rules for the Nature category are included in the 'Competition Guidelines.' This document is an explanation of the rules with examples that should help with understanding the rules and selecting images for UCCC Nature competitions.

Assigned Category Topics for 2024-25

Assigned Category Topics for 2023-24

Guide to Resizing for Digital Competitions

For our digital competitions, images should be resized to a maximum width of 1920 pixels and/or a height of 1080 pixels. This guide will help you to do it.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Submitting Competition Images to the Website

If you are new to submitting to the competitions, or are having problems with uploading your images, please read these instructions. If you have any issues, please contact one of the 3 people listed and they can check to see if your images have been submitted successfully.

Competition Level Assignments

Competition is not a Dirty Word

A great article from the PSA Journal about the benefits and value of competing.

That Competition Judge Doesn't Appreciate My Images!

An excellent article by Bob Singer about the rationale behind the way images are scored in a competition.

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