Club competitions are held on the first Tuesday of the month starting in October and running through April. These competitions are judged by 3 judges: 2 being from area Camera Clubs and one internal judge. Each member in good standing may submit 3 images in each of the DPI categories: monochrome, color, and fur and feather. In November and January, we will accept prints in the following categories: small monochrome and small color. Submission of prints is on a trial basis this year. Winners from these competitions are sent to CACCA for Inter-Club competitions. The CACCA Inter-Club Competitions are held at Northwest Covenant Church, 300 N Elmhurst Ave., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.
In May, we hold our End of Year competition. This competition has all members vote for their favorite images from those submitted by club members. These images may have been in previous competitions or just images that the submitting member likes. Votes are tallied at this meeting and awards for image winners are announced at our End of Year Awards Banquet. Each member can submit images in three DPI categories: monochrome, color, and fur and feather.
Digital images are often referred to as DPI. All DPIs must be submitted by the Sunday before the competition in the proper format. Submissions must follow the specific size and naming requirements. All DPI entries are entered into the Competition Assistant: https://www.411-vision.com/411ClientLogin.html
Print images are judged in two categories: small monochrome, and small color. Prints submitted in the "Small" categories must be mounted on an 11" x 14" mat board. Prints are brought to the Club meeting for submission. All printed entries must be submitted by 6:40 pm. Prints will only be judged in November and January this year. This is a trial for print submission following the pandemic.
All images must be eligible to be submitted to CACCA. The sole exception to this rule is when the club asks a member for an image to be submitted to CACCA to fill out our total number of entries before the next club competition. This image may then be submitted to intra-club competition at the next competition.
Same/similar prints, DPI, or slides previously entered in the CACCA Interclub competition on behalf of ANY other affiliated club are ineligible for competition at North Shore in that division.
This link will take you directly to the CACCA website for information regarding the scoring of photos by judges.
April 4- Competition meeting - 7:00 pm Vail Room, Lake Forest Place
April 14 - Breakfast, 10:00 am Country Kitchen, 446 Central Ave., Highland Park, Illinois
April 18 - Program meeting - Bill Brown- Composition, 7:00 pm, Vail Room, Lake Forest Place