This page updated  May 01, 2024

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 Digital Salon info is posted in the bottom section of this page.

Canadian Photography Conference
June 25 ► 27 2024

Kelowna BC

When you go to the page click on the red 'Get Tickets' link on the right hand side
to see prices and deadlines

Main Link Here
Registration and Accomodation Links Here

Additional events associated with the conference run from June 23 ► June 29
See the Outings schedule 

See the Sessions schedule

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]     

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
Black & White Black & White Club Entries Gallery November 15, 2023
Artistic Artistic - Altered Reality Gallery January 30, 2024
Music Music - VPC Gallery February 01, 2024
Colour Colour - VPC Gallery February 15, 2024
Audio Visual Presentation   Thursday March 07, 2024

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.


You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural CAPA DIGITAL SALON 2024, going on right now!

Join us in shaping CAPA’s legacy on a global scale, with a 19-country participation so far; from exotic places like Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Russia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Belgium, and even beyond.

CAPA is boasting of unparalleled stature, a premier, fully recognized and registered as such; it’s first international photography salon.
We want you to take hold of this opportunity, to not only compete on a worldwide stage, but also have a chance to digitally showcase your winning images in Kelowna, British Columbia in June, where the Salon Awards will be officially presented at the CPC Gala Evening.


1. Over 150 Awards (trophies, plaques, medals, ribbons, diplomas – are all yours to keep)

2. In addition to, 35% Acceptance Awards

3. Plus 100% Participation Certificates

4. All winning images receive CAPA International Exhibition Certificates

5. Five (5) Categories of Competition, featuring for the first time, an exclusive Novice Level category – there is something for everyone!

6. Six (6) image allowance per section

7. Accepting both file sizes:

CAPA Standard Size- 1400x1050 pixels AND International

Standard Size- 1920x1080px

8. 300 dpi, sRGB, jpeg, upto 2MB

9. A distinguished jury of 20 CAPA certified judges from all across Canada will be scoring your images

10. Commemorative limited-edition magazine-style Catalogues and DVD keepsakes are available at checkout.


The contest is divided into following sections:



3. NATURE (Botany, Zoology, Nature General)

4. FINE ART (Creative, Abstracts, Altered Realty)

5. AMATEUR (Open Color, Open Monochrome, Fine Art)


Opening date: 15 January 2024

Closing date: 1 May 2024

Judging date: 5 May 2024

Notification date: 5 June 2024

Delivery date: 28 June 2024

Gallery publish date: 28 June 2024

Depending of the number of sections participant enters, the entry fee cost as follow:

1 Section = $20 CAD

2 Sections = $30 CAD

3 Sections = $40 CAD

4 Sections = $50 CAD

Section 5 = $20 CAD (Amateur Level Only, one section)

For complete information click on link