NORTH SHORE CHALLENGE
The North Shore Photographic Society hosts this competition every year. This year will be their 38th year.
This competition is open to clubs and individuals in B.C. and the Yukon. The sponsoring Club hires judges from outside of the eligible jurisdictions. The winning images are presented in a public (recently via zoom) show to announce the winners, and are then displayed on their website.
VCC came 13th last year of the 29 clubs from B.C. and the Yukon. The CAPA system of scoring is used: 3 judges (who are not members of the North Shore Photographic Society) each give a score of up to 10 points, for a possible combined score of 30.
Clubs may enter 6 images. Individuals can enter themselves as individuals, but must enter different images from those they enter through their club. Individuals must enter a preliminary round (through the North Shore Photographic Society web site) prior to the Challenge. 120 images from the preliminary round will be selected to be entered along with the Club entries in the Challenge.
Two sets of individual image medals will be awarded: one set for Club entries and one set for individual entries. There are also medals for Club entries as a group.
Submit images to VCC no later than January 15th, 2023.
It is an open competition, with all subjects eligible and digital manipulation allowed. The only restriction is that images not suitable for family viewing may be disallowed by the host club. With any completely open competition, the judges chosen will not necessarily have expertise in every genre, so keep in mind two basic parameters: the strong suit of photography is the ability to render technically perfect detail; and, you want a photo to stand out in a crowd, which means it needs the “wow” factor to be noticed.
As an “open” competition, in-camera and post-capture manipulation is allowed. As a CAPA sanctioned event, the general CAPA rules requiring all photographic material being original photographic work of the photographer would apply.
North Shore Photographic Society won the Club prize last year. Their six photos covered a wide gamut of subjects and styles from nature/wildlife (owl flying in snow, fox portrait, ladybug in tree buds, and great blue heron on a log) to portrait ( lady with provisions balanced on top of her head) to cityscape (moon rising over Vancouver highrises and docks all under the Lions Gate Bridge).