Monthly Competition Guidelines

  • Members in good standing may submit one print photograph.

  • Photographs must have been taken within the previous 18 months.

  • Monthly and Quarterly contest winning photographs (those who have won ribbons) CAN NOT be re-submitted for another monthly contest.

  • Please write your name on the back of the photograph.

  • Photographs are to be no larger than 15 inches on a side (note: see panorama sizes).

  • Photographs are to be no smaller than 7 inches on a side.  Photographs with special printing techniques may be smaller.

  • For panorama images, defined as a photograph with a minimum 2:1 ratio long side to short, the maximum long side shall be no more than 20 inches.  For example, a 2:1 ratio image shall have a maximum size of 20 inches long side to 10 inches short side.  A 3:1 ratio image shall have a 20 inch maximum long side and 6 2/3 inch on the short side.  The maximum size mount/matte for a panorama photograph shall be no larger than 20 inches per side.

  • Photographs may be mounted or matted. Framed or gallery wrapped photographs are not allowed. The maximum size of a mount/matte shall not exceed 20 inches per side.

  • Photographs must represent the monthly theme.

  • One or more judges will determine the awarded photographs.

  • Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plus honorable mentions.