This page updated  April 28, 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.
Sizing requirements for CAPA and VPC are the same. 
Please review CAPA image sizing at this link.

CAPA Competition Guidelines

As a member of CAPA, members of the Vernon Photography Club (VPC) can participate in CAPA national competitions for clubs. 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 eligibility criteria here.

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

Notes on 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.

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

   CAPA COMPETITIONS                                  VERNON DEADLINE DATE                          CAPA CLUB Deadline Date
      (Info link in each line)                       (Club members to submit their entries to
[email protected])       

Pacific Zone  VPC Images submitted

September 17, 2022 October 1, 2022

Nature/ Wildlife  VPC Images submitted

October 1, 2022 October 15, 2022
Fall Monochrome  VPC Images submitted November 1, 2022 November 15, 2022
Artistic  VPC Images submitted January 16, 2023 January 30, 2023
Photo Journalism VPC Images submitted February 1, 2023 February 15, 2023
Fall/Winter VPC Images submitted February 15, 2023 February 28, 2023
Audio Visual Presentation March 1, 2023 March 15, 2023
Canada: My Country  VPC Images submitted April 1, 2023 April 15, 2023
Individual Annual Photo Challenge
Theme is Portraits
Individuals Only May 04, 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.