George W. Glennie
Eastwood vs VCC
In addition to encouraging its members to participate in competitions within the club, the VCC also 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.
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 participated in include those hosted by:
• The Canadian Association of Photographic Arts (CAPA),
• Lion's Gate Camera Club - Celebration of Nature
• North Shore Photographic Society - North Shore Challenge
• Eastwood Photographic Society of Glasgow, Scotland
• The George W Glennie Memorial Nature Salon - cancelled for 2017