In order to provide members an opportunity to both show their work and obtain feedback to assist them in becoming better photographers, CPS holds regular photo competitions throughout the year. CPS Members and students in CPS Classes are invited to participate in competitions, which are juried by independent judges to ensure objectivity.
Competitions are held in five categories. Print competition categories each offer three opportunities to compete each year, while Projection competitions are held four times per year. The categories are:
People - Candids or portraits where people are the primary subject
Nature - Photos of animals, flowers, plants and scenics where the 'hand of man' is not evident.
Creative - Photos taken using special lenses, filters, lighting conditions or other creative means and photos creatively edited using digital imaging software.
Pictorial - An open category encompassing photos of any subject.
Projection - Projected digital images, following the ‘Open’ or ‘Pictorial’ format.
Helpful Links and Competition Results:
Schedule - Here is the complete 2013 - 2014 Competition Schedule for your use. NEW: You can also view and download the schedule for 'B' Competitions, Peoples Choice and Photojournalism nights here.
Rules - Before entering competition, members are urged to consult the Competition Rules, last revised in June, 2011.
’How To’ - New as well as seasoned members may be able to better understand the ins and outs of preparing for competition by downloading this tutorial, available in both Microsoft Powerpoint or Adobe Acrobat formats. NEW!: the presentations have been updated to include information on both regular competitions and 'B' competitions - and some helpful info to help you decide which one is right for YOU!.
Labels - NEW FOR 2013-14: Members are encouraged to pre-print competition labels, using this document and printing on Avery label blank #5164, available at most office supply retailers.
Results - Following each competition, updated Competition Results are posted as soon as possible.
Entries - To assist members in determining the images they have submitted during the current club year, a database of all competition entries has been posted here in Excel spreadsheet format. This spreadsheet is updated following each competition. NEW:
A list of all images entered on Photojournalism evenings is now available here