Pacific Zone Print Challenge

  Submit by: January 24th, 2020
 

CAPA

PSA

North Shore

Lions Gate

Eastwood vs VCC

Pacific Print

George W. Glennie

Definition:

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. Minimum print size: approximately 80 square inches. Required size for the print and mat is 16" x 20". Unmounted prints are not accepted. 

    2. All prints must have a window mat except 16x20 edge-to-edge prints which do not require a window mat but must have a firm backing board. No digital mats/strokes or borders. The image and/or mat must cover the full 16x20".

    3. Only black or white mats are permitted.

    4. 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

    

Specifications

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 1024 pixels on the horizontal x 768 on the vertical in size,
  2. Note: One of the dimensions must be exactly the maximum allowed size (either 1024 or 768 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

Timing

The Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2019 will be opened for submissions on August 1st, 2019 and will close on January 24th, 2020.

 

     
 
 

VCC Results

  • 2018/19: Bronze Medal

    The club came in 3rd place against 16 clubs for a Bronze medal, missing gold by 1 point. Suzanne Huot's print "The Gift" won an individual gold Medal with 26 points. (Gallery at right)

  • 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. 
    (see the gallery)
   



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