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Photo Competitions

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. Each competition evening features one category but all competitions also provide the opportunity to submit Pictorial images. Each competition category offers three opportunities to compete each year. Six competitions each year are Print and six are Projection. The categories are:

Black & White - Monochrome images, including single tone and sepia. Any image with spot color is considered a Color image and is not eligible for this category.

Creative - Photos taken using special lenses, filters, lighting conditions or other creative means and photos creatively edited using digital imaging software.

Nature - Photos of animals, flowers, plants and scenics where the 'hand of man' is not evident.

People - Candids or portraits where people are the primary subject

Pictorial - An open category encompassing photos of any subject.

Helpful Links and Competition Results:

Schedule - Here is the complete 2016 - 2017 Competition Schedule for your use. 'B' Competition and Photojournalism dates are also included. Before entering the B competition, new members are urged to consult the B Competition Rules - Updated for 2016-17

Rules - Before entering competition, members are urged to consult the Competition Rules - 2016-17 Competition Rules Now Posted!.

’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: If you have questions regarding how to prepare your print for competition, check out this new tutorial!

Labels - 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. UPDATED:

UPCOMING EVENTS
January 25
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Lenses & Filters
January 27
7:30 PM
Nature & Pictorial Competition (Projection)
January 28
10:00 AM
Editing Class - Selections and Retouching
January 29
10:00 AM
Class and Members Field Trip - Fifth Street Arcades
January 29
6:00 PM
Club Closed
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!

The mission of the Cleveland Photographic Society is to promote and advance the understanding, passion and joy of photography by providing opportunities for education, skill development, picture-taking, competition, critique and fellowship.


CPS is a founding member of the
Photographic Society of America


Photographic Society of America

 


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