The Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) Competitions

Curves & Lines

Nature - Wildlife

Fall Open




As a Club, VCC is not participating in CAPA competitions in 2021-2022; individuals may participate if they choose.

Club Entries

In 2020-2021 we are scheduled to enter six CAPA competitions. The links to each of these are provided on the left.

The file specifications for each competition are the same:

  • JPEG with a quality setting of 9 or equivalent
  •  max width of 1400 x 1050 max height pixels
  • Note: One of the dimensions must be exactly the maximum allowed size (either 1400 or 1050 pixels)
  • Colour space sRGB
  • Maximum file size 1.8MB
  • No watermarks or text are to be contained in the image
  • Note: Individuals may not enter images through two different clubs or enter the same image as an individual. Images that have previously won a CAPA award are ineligible

Members will submit their images using the Club's Website "Submit Images to a Competition". The External Competition Committee will select the images that will represent the Club and forward them to CAPA.  Be sure to include the image title when uploading your images.

Go to CAPA's Competition Website

Individual Entries

Individuals who are CAPA members may also enter CAPA Individual competitions in addition to submitting images to the club. For instructions on this follow this link:

CAPA Competition Guides

We will endeavour to advise you if your submission to the VCC entry has been selected so you may avoid using it as one of your individual entries, as CAPA does not permit the same image to be entered in both Club and Individual competitions.

VCC Results             

  • 2019/20

The VCC had mixed results this past year. Our best result was in the Series of Four where Dan and Gail Takahashi won the Gold Medal for us and Evan Guengerich and Daniel Rondeau took the Bronze. We also did well in the Curves and Lines, placing 4th out of 40 clubs which was good enough for an Honourable Mention. Gallery at right. Watch the Results Video

  • 2018/19

The club struggled in the CAPA competitions this year.  Our hightlight was the Monochrome competition where we had a 6th place merit award out of 41 clubs. See Gallery

  • 2017/18:

Although our record in CAPA competitions was less than stellar, we did have  a few successes. The VCC took third place for the Bronze medal in the CAPA Fall Print competition, and Dan Takahashi's image "The Moment" was awarded a fourth place Honourable Mention in the CAPA Black & White event. See Gallery

  • 2016/17

In 2016-17 the VCC won Silver Medals in both the CAPA Theme and CAPA Macro competitions. We also earned three Honourable mentions in the CAPA Fine Art, Wildlife and Open competitions.
See Gallery

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