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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.

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).

March 2018 Competition Results

The March 2018 competition was judged by Mark Heaps.

Class 1 First Place Winner Allen Irby. (Out of 29 submissions)
First Place: "Pretty Lady" by Allen Irby

First Place: “Pretty Lady” by Allen Irby

Class 1 Award Winners:

Second Place: “redfinder” by Chloe Hunter and Third Place: “PaddleSteamer” by Carol McAllen

Honorable Mentions:

“Still Life” by David Margulis, “Capture the Light” by Ruth Ann,  “Untitled” by Jerry Zerbst, and “Diamond Red Dazzle” by Ruth Ann

Class 2 First Place Winner by Steve Coyle (Out of 25 submissions)
First Place: Stand-Out by Steve Coyle

First Place: Stand-Out by Steve Coyle

Class 2 Award Winners

Second Place: “Lets Bloom Red” by Veachel S Dixon and Third Place: “Glamour” by Josh Baker

Honorable Mentions

“Red Leaf” by Russ Morris, “Sugar Fix” by Patti Mitchell, “Conflicted” by Josh Baker, and “Strawberry is the jam” by Ashley Piel

February 2018 Contest Results

Congratulations!

This month’s contest theme “Oldies” was Judged by Andrew Fritz, NAPfS President and professional doing wedding, commercial, and nature photography. Members were allowed to submit any two images that were older than two years. The club’s usual rule is that images must be new, taken within two years. You can read submission guidelines and other rules here. February set a record for total submissions.

While critiquing the images Andrew’s advice included “bad weather makes for good photographs.” He praised images that drew him in visually, told a story, and had portraits with strong facial expressions. Although there were several “cute” cat and dog pictures, they would be improved he said by showing a relationship between owners and their pets or striking animal behaviors. Sharp focus on animal eyes is critical too. He also liked several building, beach, and tree images with strong geometric composition. Click an image to see a slide show.

Class 1 – Novice – 39 submissions

1st Class 1

First Place Class 1: Allen Irby, Boot Hill

Second Place: “Untitled” by Jerry Zerbst. Third Place: “Easter Buddy” by Allen Irby. Honorable Mention: “sunlight duchess” by Chloe Hunter. Honorable Mention: “On Town Lake” by Will Varley. Honorable Mention: “Colleen” by Patti Mitchell. Honorable Mention: “Dollyrama” by Marsha Robinson. Honorable Mention: “Beach Nomad” by Bri Thatcher. Honorable Mention: “dog jog beach” by Anthony Charles

Class 2 – Advanced – 21 submissions

1st Class 2

First Place, Class 2: Peter Livadas, “Say the Word”

First Place: “Say the word” by Peter Livadas. Second Place: “Canopy” by Veachel S Dixon. Third Place: “Looking Glass” by Veachel S Dixon. Honorable Mention: “Waiting” by Vance Strickland. Honorable Mention: “Butterfly Beauty” by Ashley Piel.

January 2018 Contest Winners

Congratulations! January 2018 Winners

The contest judge was Laura DiMeo, RTF teacher at ACC, and also our guest speaker.

Class 1 – Novice – 29 submissions

Class 1 First Place: “The Hunter” by Cynthia Stein

Class 1 Winners: First Place: “The Hunter” by Cynthia Stein, Second Place: “Dragonfly at Rest” by Dave DeVore, Third Place: “Crystal Ball” by Cynthia Stein, Honorable Mention: “Frosted Decline” by Calvin Poole, Honorable Mention: “Double” by Stacy Wells, Honorable Mention: “Its been a long morning” by Calvin Poole, Honorable Mention: “What’s for Lunch” by Dave DeVore. [Click on image to see a slide show]

Class 2 – Advanced – 15 submissions

winner class 2

Class 2 First Place: “Leap” by Patti Mitchell

Class 2 Winners: First Place: “Leap” by Patti Mitchell, Second Place: “Scientist” by Andrew Fritz, Third Place: “Spider Caught a Fly” by Mark Donnell, Honorable Mention: “Shadows at Night” by Peter Livadas. [Click on image to see a slide show]

 

Results – November 2017

The November 2017 Member Competition theme was Faces of Man and judged by Kirk Marsh.

To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

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

1st – Smiling on the Inside by Brian Nixon

Smiling on the Inside by Brian Nixon

2nd – Melodrama by Malik Whitaker

Melodrama by Malik Whitaker

3rd – Eye for Details by Brian Nixon

Eye for Details by Brian Nixon

Honorable Mention – Feather by Chloe Hunter

Feathers by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell

Empty Nesters by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Sisters by Allen Irby

Sister by Allen Irby

Class 2

There were 9 Class 2 submissions with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – New Yorkers by Peter Livadas

New Yorkers by Peter Livadas

2nd – Henry by Chris Cina

Henry by Chris Cina

Results – October 2017

The October 2017 Member Competition was open themed and judged by Russ Morris.

To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 25 Class 1 submissions with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – DisownedTx by Brian Nixon

DisownedTx by Brian Nixon

2nd – Lockhart by Peter Livadas

Lockhart by Peter Livadas

3rd – BugLady by Michele Johnson

BugLady by Michele Johnson

Honorable Mention – Dancing with Dragons by Bri Thatcher

Dancing with Dragons by Bri Thatcher

Honorable Mention – La Merce by Cynthia Stein

La Merce by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Sun Sets On Bridge City by Brian Nixon

Sun Sets On Bridge City

Class 2

There were 13 Class 2 submissions with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Trip by Andrew Fritz

Trip by Andrew Fritz

2nd – Burning Gaze by Vance Strickland

Burning Gaze by Vance Strickland

3rd – HELP by Kimberly Fore

HELP by Kimberly Fore

Results – September 2017

The September 2017 Member Competition theme was Pedal to the Metal and judged by Bill Bunton.

To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 20 Class 1 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Pedal to the Medal by Mark Donnell

Pedal to the Medal by Mark Donnell

2nd – Full Steam Ahead by Patti Mitchell

Full Steam Ahead by Patti Mitchell

3rd – Turn About by Patti Mitchell

Turn About by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Petal to the Metal by Mark Donnell

Petal to the Metal by MarkDonnell-

Honorable Mention – Let it Blur by Cynthia Stein

Let it Blur by Cynthia Stein

 

Class 2

There were 6 Class 2 submissions with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – 71 Nova Yenko SCQuick by Josh Baker

71 Nova Yenko SCQuick byJoshBaker

2nd – Into the Sun by Joshua GuentherInto the Sun by Joshua Guenther

 

Results – August 2017

The August 2017 Member Competition was open themed and judged by Amy Cooper.

To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 30 Class 1 submissions with 7 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4 honorable mentions).

1st – Woman of Dusk by Hannah Leblanc

Woman of Dusk by Hannah Leblanc

2nd – Bird on the Water by Anthony Charles

Bird on the Water by Anthony Charles

3rd – Rocking Rooster by Anthony Charles

Rocking Rooster by Anthony Charles

Honorable Mention – Overlook by Patti Mitchell

Overlook by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Flap by Patti Mitchell

Flap by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Ready for the Rain by Michele Johnson

Ready for the Rain by Michele Johnson

Honorable Mention – Punks on Parade by Brian Nixon

Punks On Parade by Brian Nixon

Class 2

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

1st – Gary by Russ Morris

Gary by Russ Morris

2nd – My Favorite Tabby by Kimberly Fore

My Favorite Tabby by Kimberly Fore

3rd – They Get Around by Joshua Guenther

They Get Around by Joshua Guenther

Honorable Mention – Tiny white flowers by Russ Morris

Tiny white flowers by Russ Morris