This page updated  November 15, 2023

VPC is a member in good standing of CAPA - The Canadian Association for Photographic Art

CAPA is a national association and consists of clubs and individual members interested in the art and science of photography.  As a member of CAPA, VPC works on the principle of promoting the art of photography and provides opportunities for members to learn and develop their photographic skills and as an outlet for their artistic expression.

VPC always encourages members to submit images for CAPA competitions either as individuals or as part of the club.

Many of members of VPC are also individual members of CAPA.
More info on CAPA membership is located in this link.

CAPA has a monthly newsletter going back to September 2017
CAPA Archives and current newsletter in this link  

VPC archives for our CAPA entries also go back to the 2016/2017 season see many great images in this link

CAPA Competitions

CAPA “Club” competition entries, must be submitted to the Vernon CAPA representative by the deadline date for that specific competition as noted in the chart below.
The entry committee selects the images to be submitted for club entries.

Borders may or may not be allowed for CAPA submissions.
Please read the guidelines for the competition carefully.

Sizing requirements for CAPA and VPC are the same, based on the CAPA Guidelines.

Download the explanation of sizing and naming from our Submission info page.

CAPA Competition Guidelines

As a member of CAPA, members of the Vernon Photography Club (VPC) can participate in CAPA national competitions for clubs.
VPC Club entries are limited to a total of six images altogether from up to six different club members.
Coordination and submission of images to CAPA is done by the VPC CAPA representative.

Eligibility Criteria: Prior to submitting any photo in a CAPA competition, all entrants must first read the CAPA Eligibility Criteria relating to images submissions and comply with the conditions.  Read the 2023/24 eligibility criteria here.

For further information or assistance with the competitions contact our CAPA representative - [email protected] 

Important Notes on CAPA competitions:

Each club member may submit up to a maximum of two images for consideration in each club competition.
Individual CAPA members may also submit directly to the competitions.

The scopes of competition may be amended over the summer by the CAPA committees.
Please be sure that you review the scope of any competition that you may want to enter as they likely will have been updated by competition time.

Four Nations Competition

The Four Nations competition was originally conceived to be a friendly inter photographic society competition and serves as a means of promoting a higher level of photography.  This competition has been in existence for over 20 years.

Over the years many of the VPC members have had their images submitted.
At this point we are attempting to gather these images together to be in a gallery here on our site.
If you as a member or past member have had images submitted to the Four Nations please contact us at the regular club email with the image and any info on dates so that we may compile them for all to enjoy and the maker to be recognized.

Please note that some of the competition guidelines may have changed from previous years!
It is suggested that you read the CAPA link carefully before submitting your entry.

2023 - 2024 Competitions descriptions and deadlines

    CAPA COMPETITIONS                                          VPC Cutoff/ Deadline                      CAPA Closing/ Deadline
      (Info link in each line)                       (Club members to submit their entries to
[email protected]     

Black & White

Thursday November 02, 2023

November 15, 2023


Thursday January 18, 2024

January 30, 2024


Thursday February 01, 2024

February 15, 2024

Open Colour

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

February 28, 2024

Audio Visual Presentation

Thursday March 07, 2024

March 15, 2024

Canada: My Country

Thursday April 04, 2024

April 15, 2024

Individual Annual Photo Challenge
Theme is Landscape
-Anywhere on the planet

Individual CAPA members Only

May 04, 2024

  2023/24 COMPLETED & Results  
Pacific Zone Pacific Zone Club Entries Gallery October 1, 2023
Nature/ Wildlife Nature / Wildlife Club Entries Gallery October 15, 2023

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.
Full details for all
club CAPA competitions

Winning entries from previous CAPA competitions

One month prior to each competition deadline date, Club members will receive a reminder in the monthly newsletter.