The VCC needs member participation to support our external or inter-club competitions. The purpose of external competitions is to raise the club's profile and to gauge our progress in developing the skills of our members in comparison to other clubs. The club also encourages its members to compete as individuals in external competitions as another way to have their work evaluated against photographers from across the country and internationally.
The VCC and its members have a long and distinguished history in this area. For example, in 2009-2010 the VCC achieved a 1st Place finish in the internationally prestigious Nature's Best competition with our images being displayed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.