CAPA Competitions

NOTE: Please refer to the “Competitions Guidelines Tab” prior to entering a CAPA competition.

All VCC  CAPA “Club” competition must be submitted to the VCC CAPA representative by the Vernon Camera Club deadline date for that specific competition . Please send your club entries for all competitions to your Vernon Camera Club CAPA representative, Jack Carriou, at   jcarr2photo@shaw.ca

There are three CAPA competitions due for September 30, 2017: NATURE, FINE ART & PRINTS. At the bottom of each competition is a link to previous winning entries. Please send your entries to Jack Carriou, your CAPA representative, by September 30, 2017. Thank you for participating. These competitions provide an excellent opportunity to increase your confidence in your photographic skills, abilities and artistic style by trying new ideas and techniques.

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that the details for these 3 competitions, which were e-mailed to all VCC members, be reviewed prior to sending entries. If you did not receive the information, please contact Jack at jcarr2photo@shaw.ca 

 

#1 - COMPETITION: Nature VERNON DEADLINE DATE: September 30, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that the details for this competition, which were e-mailed to all VCC members, be reviewed prior to sending entries. If you did not receive the information, please contact Jack at jcarr2photo@shaw.ca          

Nature - Scope of Competition

Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology.  The image can include landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Human elements shall NOT be present, EXCEPT where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. 

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

Previous CAPA Nature competition winning entries can be viewed at https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-fall-nature-club/

 

#2 - COMPETITION: Fine Art VERNON DEADLINE DATE: September 30, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that the details for this competition, which were e-mailed to all VCC members, be reviewed prior to sending entries. If you did not receive the information, please contact Jack at jcarr2photo@shaw.ca             

Fine Art - Scope of Competition

Fine art photography has no universally agreed upon meaning or definition. However, fine art photography does go beyond just: capturing an image; cropping. The goal of fine art photography is in creating a fine art image is to use subjects and techniques as vehicles in the process of conveying a strong message, idea, vision and/or emotion. The artist may need to make the viewer think about what they are looking at and consider a different viewpoint than their own perhaps.

The skills in presenting their thoughts is also important. You cannot grab a viewer’s interest with a poorly executed image. This type of image is just distracting and will not keep the viewer in front of it. Unless the technical part of the work reflects the quality of the abstract thought of the work, it may not be considered fine art.

The goal in creating a fine art image is to use subjects and techniques as vehicles in the process of reaching their vision, message or evoke an emotion. According to Ansel Adams, “Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetics. Photography becomes art when certain controls are applied.”

Fine Art - Open Theme:

Image can be: abstract, landscape, low light, macro, nature, portrait, still-life, street, wildlife, etc…

Previous CAPA Fine Art competition winning entries can be viewed at https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-fine-art-club/

 

#3 – COMPETITION: Prints VERNON DEADLINE DATE: September 30, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that the details for this competition, which were e-mailed to all VCC members, be reviewed prior to sending entries. If you did not receive the information, please contact Jack at jcarr2photo@shaw.ca 

Prints Open Theme

Can include: abstract, landscape, low light, macro, nature, portrait, still-life, street, wildlife, etc…

Prints Editing Criteria

Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. However, all components of the final image must have been taken by the Entrant.

Image can be monochrome or colour or a combination thereof.

Digital copy of prints to be sent to Jack

A digital copy (JPEG) of the print to be sent to the Club CAPA representative, Jack Carriou jcarr2photo@shaw.ca, at the same time the print is given to the Club CAPA representative.

Previous CAPA Print competition winning entries can be viewed at https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-fall-print-club/

 

COMPETITION                        VERNON DEADLINE DATE

Nature                                     September 30, 2017

Fine Art                                   September 30, 2017

Print                                        September 30, 2017

Photo Journalism                    October 30, 2017

Black & White                          January 07, 2018

Creative Altered Reality           February 04, 2018

Audio Visual Presentation        March 04, 2018

Open                                        March 04, 2018

Close-up                                   April 02, 2018

Please note that additional CAPA competitions may be added during the year and will be posted on this page

Each competition has specific instructions, scope and editing criteria.

A two month reminder will be sent to Club members of upcoming CAPA competitions and the “Vernon Deadline Date” for submitting entries.

For further information or assistance with the CAPA competitions contact Jack at jcarr2photo@shaw.ca