The Calgary Camera Club will host five inter-club competitions for 2021-2022. Below are the dates for everything related to competitions.


Competition Rules  

Please Note:  New Competition Themes for 2021 - 2022 

           


    









Important Note:

Competition submission cutoff is at 5 PM on the closing date. No more than two entries per competition. Submissions should be emailed to competition@calgarycameraclub.ca 


October 06, Street Photography

Street photography or candid photography, is conducted for art or inquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public spaces. For this competition, public spaces should be in a city, small town, or village.
A quote by Susan Sontag, 1977, provides a unique explanation of street photography: “The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitring, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flaneur finds the world "picturesque".


Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image.


November 24, Sports
Images submitted to this competition must depict any form of sports, such as hockey, motorcycle racing, or a marathon race for example. It can be taken at a major event of just an early season practice, from local children's sports to professional-level organizations. It can be an action photo (capture of a decisive moment - i.e.: body in motion) or a feature photo (emphasizes the environment, ambience, i.e. portrait of athlete or fan focussing on the face and its expressions).


Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image.


February 02, Still Life
There are two types of still life photography: found and created.


Found still life photographs are random collections of things that are arranged without any outside help, meaning you don't move them to make your picture look the way you want it.
Some examples of this would be a yellow leaf against the brown dirt, products arranged in an outdoor market, or even junk that has been placed aside a dumpster.


Created still life photographs, on the other hand, are photographs of objects that you've arranged to look a certain way. Created still life photographs can have a theme, such as objects or colours. Perhaps you like the way a bunch of blue cups look on a table or the contrast of silver utensils on a brown table. As long as you rearrange or move things to get the desired picture, then it is considered a created still life.


Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image.


March 23, Open Theme
Your images must fit into on of the following themes:


1. Close-up – tightly cropped shot that shows a subject or object up close and with significantly more detail than the human eye usually perceives
2. Person(s) – portraiture, candid and documentary
3. Natural Landscape – country side, rural scene, varying terrain, seascape, waterscape,
astronomical events, etc... – can include ‘hand-of-man’ and/or long exposure
4. Man-made Structures/Objects (includes cityscapes, buildings, transportation, etc...)
5. Animals/Birds – wild or domesticated


Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image.


May 04, Wildlife
Wildlife definition is as follows:


• Insects, Reptiles & Amphibians – such as: ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, crickets,
dragonflies, hornets, mantis, mosquitoes, wasps, alligator, snake, crocodile, gecko,
iguana, lizard, turtle, etc...
• Wildlife – ONLY living and untamed wildlife mammals, birds and marine subjects. No
traditional zoo, open-range zoos, game farms or other areas where animals/birds are enclosed or confined. Nature parks are considered natural environments because animals are not in ‘controlled conditions.’ Wild animals and birds are permitted to have scientific bands, tags or radio collars but no tethers or harness attachment. No feral or domesticated birds or animals are permitted.


To promote responsible photographing of species, entrants:


1. must not do anything to injure or distress any animals or destroy their habitat in
an attempt to secure an image
2. must maintain an appropriate distance from an active nest, and in most cases, avoid them entirely
3. don’t stress out wildlife by getting too close
4. use appropriate lenses and techniques that minimize stress
5. should be especially careful and respectful when photographing ‘species-at-risk’
and threatened species consider avoiding the photography of ‘species-at-risk’


Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image.