Themes are intentionally open ended. You can be creative in their interpretation, however, the competition judge has absolute authority to disqualify an image for not meeting the theme.
Your image needs to match the theme visually without explanation. If you’re too clever, the judge may not get it.
The 2018 competition themes are…
January – Open theme
February – Oldies Night
Any 2 photos can be entered, and the normal 2 year restriction for this open themed month does not apply.
March – Red Dazzle
Red, red, red! It’s everywhere! Here’s your chance to submit images that show visions of RED in your most creative ways. Remember the Red Rule – if it’s red, shoot it!
April – Open theme
May – Open theme
June – Oh, So Close
Yup, it’s macro time. Up close… as close as you can get – abstract, floral, mechanical, nature, critters – anything, really. The theme may be small, but the possibilities are huge!
July – Open theme
August – Open theme
September – After Hours
“The Night Time Is the Right Time,” Ray Charles soulfully sings, and September’s competition is all about the time after the Sun goes down.
October – Open theme
November – Yin and Yang
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. ~ Elliott Erwitt
December – The 3rd Annual NAPƒS Awards Ceremony & Year-end Potluck
There is no competition in December. The last meeting of the year is dedicated to the 3rd Annual NAPƒS Awards Ceremony & Year-end Potluck, where the club’s Pfotographer of the Year, People’s Choice, and Critic’s Choice awards will be presented.
The Pfotographer of the Year, our NAPƒS member who amassed the most points in our 2018 monthly competitions, will be announced.
Members attending the December meeting will pick their fave shot of 2018, the People’s Choice Award, from all competition winners via paper ballot.
We’ll also have one of our 2018 speakers present a Critic’s Choice Award, selected from all 2018 competition winners.
This is a mostly social gathering and pot luck. It’s a great way to support fellow members. And, well, food. Yum!