Category Archives: Competition Results

Below are the monthly photo competition results.
NAPfS hosts a monthly live critique photo competition. Each month club member submits up to two images. Prior to 2019, we only had two classes; however, beginning in 2019, photographers will compete in one of three classes, class 1 – novice or class 2 – intermediate or class 3 – expert.
The images are presented anonymously to the judge during the club meeting. Our guest speaker, or another qualified judge, critiques each image and then picks winners. Twenty-five percent of images entered win awards.
Photographers also earn points toward the year long Photographer of the Year competition. The photographer who receives the most total points over the course of the year is awarded the title of Photographer of the Year.
Any photo receiving an award is eligible for the People Choice Awards and Critic’s Choice Awards. At the photo club’s end of year meeting in December, members vote on their favorite images from monthly club competition, and an invited guest judge will select the Critic’s Choice.
To enter the monthly competition, join NAPfS and then visit the competition submission page to submit.

NAPfS 2018 Digital Photographer of the Year – Patti Mitchell

Beauty and the Beast by Patti Mitchell

Congratulations to the 2018 NAPfS Digital Photographer of the Year, Patti Mitchell! To earn this title, the photographer selected must first be a member in good standing in the club. Then, they have to accumulate the highest number of overall points in the club’s monthly digital photography competitions. Every month’s competition has a theme, and club members gain points for entering, as well as placing, … Continue reading NAPfS 2018 Digital Photographer of the Year – Patti Mitchell »

NAPfS 2018 People’s Choice Digital Photography Awards

Pounce by Patti Mitchell

The 2018 NAPƒS People’s Choice Digital Photography Awards were chosen by members attending the December 6th Award Ceremony and holiday party. Members and guests at the party voted for their 5 favorite pictures via paper ballot. With over 120 photos to choose from, it was not an easy task! The monthly competition winners were arranged and numbered on a printed poster and displayed on a … Continue reading NAPfS 2018 People’s Choice Digital Photography Awards »

NAPfS 2018 Critic’s Choice Digital Photography Awards

Scientist by Andrew Fritz

The 2018 NAPƒS Critic’s Choice Digital Photography Awards were chosen by Nell Carroll at the December 6th Award Ceremony and holiday party. Many thanks to Nell for her continued support of the club, and her wise insight into this year’s competition. Judge’s comments: Nell mentioned that the offerings to select from this year were stellar and made her job quite difficult. She shared that, in … Continue reading NAPfS 2018 Critic’s Choice Digital Photography Awards »

November 2018 Digital Competition Results

Espresso Swirly by Ruth Masciarelli

The November 2018 Digital Competition was Yin and Yang themed and judged remotely by Jeremy Green. Jeremy’s judging results were forwarded to us digitally, because, unfortunately, he fell ill and could not attend the meeting as our speaker.  This is the final 2018 submission for the Photographer of the Year award, so it was especially important to us that a 3rd party judge be the … Continue reading November 2018 Digital Competition Results »

October 2018 Digital Competition Results

Eyes by Allen Irby

The October 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Lesley Nowlin Blessing, our speaker for the evening. Class 1 – Novice There were 20 Class 1 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions). 1st Place – Eyes by Allen Irby 2nd Place – Three Tiny Flowers in Vials by Ruth Masciarelli 3rd Place – Peekin Around Pedro by Dennis … Continue reading October 2018 Digital Competition Results »

September 2018 Digital Competition Results

The Debate by Joshua Guenther

The September 2018 Digital Competition theme was ‘After Dark’ and judged by NAPfS co-founder Josh Baker. Josh was kind enough to document his thoughts and critique of each submission, viewable here. Class 1 – Novice There were 29 Class 1 submissions with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4 honorable mentions). 1st Place – Gridlock by Calvin Poole 2nd Place – Austin City Lights by … Continue reading September 2018 Digital Competition Results »

August 2018 Digital Competition Results

The August 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Nell Carroll, our speaker for the evening.

Class 1 – Novice

There were 27 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st Place – Brenham Spike by Joshua Guenther

Brenham Spike by Joshua Guenther

2nd Place – Courage under the Falls by Cathy Smith

Courage under the Falls by Cathy Smith

3rd Place – Mount Olive Milky Way by Allen Irby

Mount Olive Milky Way by Allen Irby

Honorable Mention – Look at those peepers by Roberto White

Look at those peepers by Roberto White

Honorable Mention – Fresh Brew by Ruth Masciarelli

Fresh Brew by Ruth Masciarelli

Honorable Mention – A Mothers Love by David Pine

A Mothers Love by David Pine

 

Class 2 – Advanced

There were 26 Class 2 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st Place – Contemplating by Bri Thatcher

Contemplating by Bri Thatcher

2nd Place – Pounce by Patti Mitchell

Pounce by Patti Mitchell

3rd Place – Sunny Side Up by Bri Thatcher

Sunny Side Up by Bri Thatcher

Honorable Mention – It Got Bloody by Brian Nixon

It Got Bloody by Brian Nixon

Honorable Mention – DarkHollow by Steve Coyle

Dark Hollow by Steve Coyle

Honorable Mention – Falling by Joshua Baker

Falling by Joshua Baker

July 2018 Digital Competition Results

The July 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Liz Moskowitz, our speaker for the evening.

Class 1 – Novice

There were 32 Class 1 submissions with 8 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5 honorable mentions).

1st Place – Eye of the Tigress by Miguel Ortiz

Eye of the Tigress by Miguel Ortiz

2nd Place – Glass Corner by Cat Smith

Glass Corner by Cat Smith

3rd Place – Look Behind You by Dave Devore

Look Behind You by Dave Devore

Honorable Mention – Wells Branch Fog by Roberto White

Wells Branch Fog by Roberto White

Honorable Mention – Darkly Passionate by Billy Wills

Darkly Passionate by Billy Wills

Honorable Mention – Cast a Net by Allen Irby

Cast a Net by Allen Irby

Honorable Mention – The Crossing by Calvin Poole

The Crossing by Calvin Poole

Honorable Mention – Hummer by Allen Irby

Hummer by Allen Irby

Class 2 – Advanced

There were 18 Class 2 submissions with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1 honorable mention).

1st Place – Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law by Patti Mitchell

Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law by Patti Mitchell

2nd Place – La Jolla Pier by Andrew Fritz

La Jolla Peir by Andrew Fritz

3rd Place – Shadows by Russ Morris

Shadows by Russ Morris

Honorable Mention – White Sands Formation by Andrew Fritz

White Sands Formation by Andrew Fritz

June 2018 Competition Results

The June 2018 Digital Competition theme was “Oh, So Close” and judged by Max Kelly, our speaker for the evening. Class 1 – Novice There were 24 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions). 1st Place – Other side of the Sun by Roberto White 2nd Place – Tied In by Calvin Poole 3rd Place – Hiding in the … Continue reading June 2018 Competition Results »

April 2018 Competition Results

Vocholandia by Peter Livadas

The April 2018 Digital Competition was open themed and judged by Geoff Hammond, our speaker for the evening. There were 37 Class 1 submissions with 9 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6 honorable mentions) and 22 Class 2 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions).