"WHAT WE DID LAST SUMMER":
Holiday Images in Review & Competitions—An Educational Activity
Monday, September 10, 2018
Taking part in some of our many competitions at the MCC helps members to improve their photographic eye — their sense of composition, use of colour,
framing, choice of subject matter, etc., as they view each other’s submissions and profit from comments of the judges and their fellow members. Points gathered
throughout the year may earn new and more-seasoned members one (or more) of the many trophies the Club has in its collection.
There will be a review of some of the winning images from trophy winners at the end of the 2017-18 season.
For new and returning members, there will be a quick overview of the flow of competitions that are part of our regular programming at the Club during the 2018-
When in doubt about which category you should choose when submitting your photograph(s) to a competition, check out the descriptions of our Creative and Street categories in our Pictorial divisions. For Nature competitions, helpful information may be found in the newly revised Nature
Handbook. There are important distinctions to be made to help members decide in which division they should submit an image. For example, compare the Pictorial Competition requirements versus those of the General category in the Nature Competition.
Please review all competition guidelines found under the Membership/Competitions tab on our website.
The slide show will feature examples for the special competitions held during the winter/spring part of our season. Members are offered a couple of different challenges - our Gemboree Competition has seven
different themes for members to interpret, whereas for our Slide Show Competition, members can submit one or more slide shows on any subject matter they choose to share with us.
Our popular non-competitive evenings consist of the Interpretive Theme and Create a Poster (non-competitive in this case means not counting towards a trophy). In Interpretive Theme you are invited to use
your imagination to alter a chosen image (from one of our members) in any way you wish. Previous results have revealed that we have quite a few comedians in our midst! The subject matter for the Create a
Poster challenge in the spring is up to you, as with the Slideshow Competition.
After joining the Club, new members are encouraged to stop by the tables designated to help them with any questions they may have concerning the Cameragram publication or the Club. They are also
encouraged to make a more personal contact with members who are part of the welcome team, and chat about their equipment, experience, photographic skills, and what would prove most helpful to them as a new member.
Enjoy while you learn!