Club Competitions

Purpose of digital photo competition

The Calgary Camera Club (CCC) will hold five digital photo competitions in each club year for the purpose of teaching photographic skills to members in manageable and measurable increments until they are effective and comfortable enough with photography as a medium of communication to convey a message, emotion or behavior utilizing their own creativity and unique perspectives.

This year our competitions are based on the speakers and workshops planned for the year.

Competitions 2022-2023

Open Theme

Submissions Open: October 7, 2022
Submissions Close: October 14, 2022
Meeting Review: October 19, 2022

Your images must fit into one of the following themes:

1. Close-up – tightly cropped shot that shows a subject or objects up close and with significantly more detail than the human eye usually perceives
2. Person(s) – portraiture, candid and documentary
3. Natural Landscape – countryside, 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.

Travel Photography

Submissions Open: November 18, 2022
Submissions Close: November 25, 2022
Meeting Review: November 30, 2022

The Photographic Society of America (  defines a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.  Ideally, photos are images taken during your holidays.  The spirit of this is to showcase your travel stories beyond Calgary and the area. Therefore, photos cannot be taken from the Canadian Rockies, any location west, east, and south of Edmonton to the respective borders. Photos north of Edmonton excluding the Canadian Rockies are allowed.

Monochrome, sepia, and colour are allowed.  Composites are not allowed.

Intimate wide angle landscape

Submissions Open: January 6, 2023
Submissions Close: January 13, 2023
Meeting Review: January 18, 2023

Intimate landscapes include all landscapes without the inclusion of sky, mountains, hills, man-made objects, etc.  The goal is to see and capture detailed landscapes through focal lengths of 24 mm or less (based on full frame measurements).  The intent is to identify small scenes in nature and compose a shot using a wide-angle lens that showcases the intimate details. Monochrome, sepia, and colour are allowed.  Composites are not allowed.

Toys and imagination

Submissions Open: March 3, 2023
Submissions Close: March 10, 2023
Meeting Review: March 15, 2023

“Toy photography is taking photos with toys. In other words, the goal isn’t to take product shots of toys, but rather to use toys to create images that tell a larger story. Toys become the medium for art. The specific toys used by toy photographers are wide and varied.”

Let your imagination run wild and tell a captivating story using toys. The photo of the toys must be original photos from the photographer but other elements are allowed to be added through imaginative composites.

Night Photography

Submissions Open: April 28, 2023
Submissions Close: May 5, 2023
Meeting Review: May 10, 2023

Capturing images of the outdoors at night, either using artificial lighting (e.g cityscapes at night) or long exposure (no artificial lighting source).  The images must be captured between the official dawn and dusk timelines.  Photographers’ honour – blue hour photos are not included in this definition.  If judges deem the photo to be taken during blue hour, they will disallow it.  People and made objects are allowed.  Black and white, sepia, and colour photos are also allowed.  Composites are not allowed unless you have to focus stack.  I.e. photos taken to ensure everything in the same scene is sharp edge to edge is allowed.  Objects from more than one photo of different scenes are not allowed.


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