Pacific Zone Print Challenge

  Submit by: January 17th, 2019



North Shore

Lions Gate

Eastwood vs VCC

Pacific Print

George W. Glennie


All CAPA Clubs in the Pacific Zone are invited to enter ten prints in the Pacific Zone Print Challenge.  Individual and Club winners receive CAPA Gold, Silver and Bronze medals plus Honourable Mention certificates.

Subject matter is open and can include abstract, landscape, low light, macro, nature, portrait, still-life, street, wildlife, etc.

All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. 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. Image can be monochrome or colour or a combination thereof.

Judges will award their scoring based on key elements such as composition, technique and subject matter. However, the judges will have a strong emphasis on the creative message, quality of execution, innovation, and 'wow' factor.

Print Specifications

    1. Maximum size for the print and mat is 16" x 20, minimum size of print is 8" by 10" (or 80 square inches). Mounted and unmounted prints are permitted. Panorama prints are accepted but must be at least 6" high to a maximum of 20" wide. Full edge-to-edge prints are permitted.

    2. Mat or a digital mat is permitted but is limited to a single mat. Mat should be a colour which best compliments the print.

    3. Identification details must be contained on the reverse upper right hand corner and include: title of the image, name of photographer, name of club, address and telephone number

    Prints may be dropped off on any Thursday meeting on or before TBA



Although judging will be on the prints, a digital copy is also required and should be uploaded in the normal fashion.

  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


The Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2019 will be opened for submissions on August 1st, 2018 and will close on January 17, 2019.



VCC Results

  • 2017/18:
    Victoria Camera Club Wins Gold!

     In 2018, 17 clubs participated in this challenge with 151 entries.  Each print was valued out of 10 points by 4 judges for a maximum total of 40. The VCC entered 10 prints and racked up a score of 318 points to win the Gold Medal . The best part of these results, other than being the top club of course, is that we were the only club where all prints entered scored 30 or more points….truly a team effort!

    Mike Wooding's print "Great Gray Owl" won individual Gold with a score of 36 points and Richard Webber's "Finn Slough-An Historical Community" scored 34 points to win a 4th place Honourable Mention. 
    (Gallery at right)

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