North Shore Challenge

   Submission Deadline: January 7, 2022


North Shore

Lions Gate

Eastwood vs VCC

Every year the North Shore Photographic Society hosts the North Shore Challenge, which in 2021 celebrates its 37th anniversary. This is an open competition, with all subjects eligible, and digital manipulation is allowed. Since it is a family oriented competition, subjects of an adult nature may be disallowed by the host club. Images may not have been entered in previous North Shore competitions. In addition to the club entry, members may also enter as individuals. Club entries and individual entries will be randomly mixed in the competition, so if you have an image in the VCC submission, you will require a different image for your individual entry.

Two sets of CAPA medals for single images will be awarded. One set of gold, silver and bronze will be awarded for club entries and another set for individual entries. The External Competition Committee will select six images for the club entry. Members entering as individuals may submit one image for the first round of judging at an event prior to the Challenge. From these individual images the judges will select the top 120 images (only one per photographer) to compete in the Challenge Final with the club entries. If you are entering as an individual, you must do so via the North Shore Challenge website.  



  1. Images submitted should be in JPEG format, maximum 1400 on the horizontal by 1050 pixels on the vertical.
  2. There are no restrictions on file size or resolution.
  3. Maximum number of submissions per member is two.

VCC Results for Previous Competitions

  • 2021/22
    Victoria Camera Club placed 12th this year (out of 29 participating clubs), and tied with the Whitehorse Photography Club. Congratulations to the North Shore Photographic Society who not only hosted, but also WON the North Shore Challenge for 2022. This years Selected images may be viewed in the Gallery to the right
  • 2020/21

      WE WON GOLD!!

North Shore Challenge Trophy

Victoria Camera Club brings home the Gold! See gallery

  • 2019/20
    This year the Victoria Camera Clubs entry tied for a respectable 5th place out of 25 clubs. The high point of our entry was the award of the Best in Show image (best of all images entered), that went to Lois Burton for her image Summer Hummer. She also receives a CAPA gold medal for the highest scoring image submitted by a club. See gallery at right. Watch the Results Video
  • 2018/19
    This year we place 3rd in the 2019 competition with a Bronze Medal, only one point behind second place.  Evan Guengerich won a bronze medal for "Sibling Rivalry", Kim smith had an honourable Mention for "The Flute Player" and Leah Gray had an honourable mention for "Wild Dance". See the gallery

      2019 North Shore Photographic Challenge - Third - Club Entry

  • 2017/18 
    In 2018 the Victoria camera Club finished in a tie for 4th place. Three of our six entries were awarded Honourable Mentions. They were "Back-Off" by Leah Gray, "Snow Shadows" by Hilary Goeller and "Buzz Off" by Margarita Huang. See the gallery
  •  2015/16
    The Victoria Camera Club has often performed very well in this competition; in 2016 our club placed third, just two points behind the first place club 
    See the gallery
  • 2014/15
    In 2015 we placed first!

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

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