Updated:2 November 2020

CAPA Information Bulletin – Judging Guidelines - used by Calgary Camera Club


This Bulletin offers information to Clubs and Judges about CAPA/ACAP recommendations for Judging. Following these guidelines will help to standardize judging across Canada.


CAPA/ACAP’s judging is a point system, from 1 to 10 points each by three judges (maximum total score=30). This system provides a wide scope for honest and accurate evaluation of each photo. Scores should follow these guidelines.


1,2,3 - Extremely poor to poor, with serious faults Fair, possibly minor faults
4,5 - Good
6,7, 8 - Excellent
9,10 - Exceptional


1, 2 and 3 should be rarely used. When assigning a score to an image, remember that one of the objectives of competition is to encourage the members who are competing and not to discourage their efforts. The score of an average image should be 6 or 7 out of 10.

Carol Bonin repeats as photographer of the year for 2019 - 2020

Carol is presented the Willem Botha Award for the photographer of the year by CCC President Ric Matkowski


Read about the Willem Botha Award