CAPA Digital Photojournalism Competition

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Photojournalism relies on an image that tells a story or documents people affected by an event or a situation. The image should clearly make one point or convey a message.  Good composition would greatly enhance the conveying of the story. Model releases are not required for this competition. 

Open Theme – Images of people in varying locations, incidents, occasions or situations.

To comply with the spirit of a traditional photo journalism competition, the following points should be considered when capturing and submitting your image for this competition:

  • subjects or circumstances contained within the images must not be staged or re-acted; 
  • maintain the integrity of the captured image by not making any material changes;
  • all individuals photographed should be treated with respect and dignity.  Special considerations should be given to vulnerable subjects and compassion to victims of crime or tragedy; and
  • comply with the editing criteria outlined below.

Editing Criteria

Only basic post-processing is permitted such as cropping, tone and colour adjustment.  Selective adjustments or pixel modifications are not permitted such as elements cannot be added or removed; no dodging or burning; no digital gradient filter and no vignettes.

Post processing techniques not permitted are composite, HDR, stitching, using filters, applying textures, focus stacking and infrared.

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  1. Images should be in JPEG format, maximum 1400 pixels on the horizontal x 1050 on the vertical in size,
  2. Note: One of the dimensions must be exactly the maximum allowed size (either 1400 or 1050 pixels).
  3. sRGB colour space and have a maximum file size of 1.8 MB
  4. Maximum number of submissions per VCC member is two.
  5. Please preserve your image’s RAW formatted files, should CAPA request them.




VCC Results

  • 2018/19:
    In 2018 we placed 10th out of 35 entries. We have not traditionally done well in this competition, but are improving. See gallery at right
  • 2017/18: 
    The Victoria Camera Club placed 16th in the 2017 CAPA Photojournalism competition. See the gallery


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