External Competitions


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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.


All members of the VCC regardless of competition level (Novice, Intermediate and  Advanced) are eligible to submit images to be considered for selection to represent  the club in each external competition. This includes those members that do not participate in internal competitions as well as club executives and members of the Internal and External Competitions committees. We strive to have the best images going forward to represent the club against others.

Please note: Individuals may not enter images through two different photography clubs.

To submit images to a competition, click Competitions-Submit Images to a Competition


External Competitions Management

The External Competitions Committee is responsible for managing all aspects of external competitions including all communications, image selection, reporting and related communication with the membership. The images chosen to represent the club are impartially selected by the External Competitions Committee which is made up of five senior club members including three with significant judging experience.

Regular external competitions that the club participates in include those hosted by:

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