CAPA Spring Portrait Competition


For the Portrait Competition, CAPA is adopting this definition established by the Federation International of Photographic Art (FIAP): 
“A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits.” 

Street photography images are permitted within the scope of this competition and no ‘model release’ is required provided: that the image was taken in a public place, displays an unmanipulated scene and is not deemed as a violation of an individual’s privacy. However, a ‘model release’ is required when you are using controlled lighting conditions, backdrops and poses - in a public or private setting. If you are photographing children under the age of 18 years, it may be advisable to obtain a ‘model release’ signed the appropriate parent or guardian.

Check out the CAPA website for examples of portrait images by using the Next Screen button to locate the winning images from the 2016 Portrait Competition – Individual or Club Competitions.  All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques can be used. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. However, all components of the final image must have been taken by the Entrant. 


The CAPA Digital Portrait competition opened for submissions on September 8th, and will close on March 10th, 2017.


  1. Images should be in JPEG format, maximum 1400 pixels on the horizontal x 1050 on the vertical in size,
  2. sRGB colour space and have a maximum file size of 1.8 MB
  3. Maximum number of submissions per VCC member is two


VCC Results for the 2016 Competition

--to see a full image size slideshow, hover cursor over an image then click on the "Expand" icon on the right of the filmstrip--

Victoria Camera Club placed 8th in 2016. Congratulations to Lydia Dagg who won a 4th place Honourable Mention.

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