North Shore Challenge

  Submit by January 31st, 2019



North Shore

Lions Gate

Eastwood vs VCC

Pacific Print

George W. Glennie

Every year the North Shore Photographic Society hosts the North Shore Challenge, which in 2017 celebrated its 33rd 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 up to three images 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.


The North Shore Challenge is open for submissions on August 1, 2018 and the deadline for VCC submissions is January 31st, 2019.

VCC Results for Previous Competitions

  • 2017/18 (gallery at right)
    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.
  •  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! Since this is an open competition, here's your opportunity to showcase your best work.

    - 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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