February -- Competition Entry Due Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Topic:
February - Shallow Depth of Field
Club Meeting: Tuesday, February 06, 2018
March -- Competition Entry Due Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Topic:
March - Wildlife
Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 06, 2018
| Posted: 1/31/2014 Updated: 12/12/2017 |
OCC members may participate in monthly contests designed to challenge photographers to leave their "comfort zone" and experiment with photographing a wide range of subjects. Entries are judged online by one or more professional photographers located somewhere in the world. At the monthly meetings we project the competition images on the "big screen", read the judges comments and provide further commentary and critique. At the close of the meeting we give out ribbon awards in each competition class.
The meetings and photo critiques are a wealth of information on technical aspects, composition and general information about photography. All members are encourage to participate in the discussion.
OCC members are also members of the Florida Camera Club Council (FCCC or F3C). As members of that state-wide organization, NCFPC members may compete in tri-annual F3C competitions. See the F3C page for more information.
Competitions are all digital and judged online. All Members in good standing may upload images here. A member user id and password is required to upload images. No one but you will be able to view your images until after the competition is closed.
Click here for the UPLOAD SITE
DIGITAL Entry Preparation
Size your image so the width is no more than 1024 pixels and the height is no more than 768 pixels. You may upload larger images but they will be scaled automatically to fit our judging format. Images must be JPG format. Other formats may be accepted but they will be converted to JPG format.
2015 Digital Competition Manual - Everything you need to understand our competitions
If you have any questions please email:
Please disregard any references to emailing competition entries in previous documents. All entries are uploaded via the Upload Site above.
Each month has a competition Topic you must adhere to plus an Open Topic
You may enter 6 images total in your class including Open Topic.
Class A: 2- COLOR A On Topic - 2-MONOCHROME A On Topic - 2-Open Topic
Class B: 2-COLOR B On Topic - 2-MONOCHROME B On Topic - 2-Open Topic
Novice: 4-NOVICE On Topic - 2-Open Topic
DEADLINE is SUNDAY at Midnight, 9 days BEFORE the competition. No entries will be accepted at anytime after the deadline!
The Entry Fee per entry is $2.00 per image and is now payable online ONLY. You may use paypal or a credit card to pay online, please follow the instructions online at the upload site.
There are six divisions within the contest (basically six separate competitions):
- Class "A" Color Images (Must be On Topic)
- Class "B" Color Images (Must be On Topic)
- Class "A" Monochrome Images (Must be On Topic)
- Class "B" Monochrome Images (Must be On Topic)
- Novice (open only to Novice Class) (Must be On Topic)
- Open Topic (open to all classes) (Open Topic)
See the Digital Competition Manual for all the details.
2015 Competition Calendar - Please see the 2015 Themes below
2014 Competition Calendar.pdf
2013 Competition Calendar.pdf
2012 Competition Calendar.pdf
All judges receive a judging criteria document prior to judging.This is the document for 2014.
Each month's competition will conform to a theme. Judges will be advised to weigh the appropriateness of the image to the theme. Approximately every third month is an "OPEN".
2018 Competition Themes
2017 Competition Themes
2016 Competition Themes
2015 Competition Themes
2014 Competition Themes
Past Competition Themes
Current Competition Gallery
View Past Competition Images, Scores, Comments
2013 Point Totals listed for each member
Click Here to see the Score Sheets