MARCH 15, 2012 - Living Faces: (Print)

Bella -- Erica Lawrenz 10/10

“Living Faces” — Not as statues, not in photos, living human faces! [...]

FEBRUARY 16, 2012 - After Dark: (Digital)

Saddling -- Peter Wong 10/10

“After Dark” — After sunset and before sunrise. [...]

JANUARY 19, 2012 - Tracks: (Print)

Footprints in the Snow -- Cynthia Fleury 10/10

“Tracks” — This topic can be widely interpreted. We’ll leave it up to the photographer to define and “sell” what “Tracks” means to them. [...]

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 - Humor: (Digital)

The Diner -- Peter Wong 10/10

“Humor” — Make us laugh! [...]

OCTOBER 15, 2011 - Photojournalism: (Print)

Manning the Hose -- Brad Kissell 10/10

“Photojournalism” — Tell a story using 1 or more images to make a single story on a board up to 16″x20″. The guidelines for photojournalism apply. [...]

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 - Letters of the Alphabet: (Digital)

L -- Luke Luther 10/10

“Letters of the Alphabet” — Be creative. Photograph literal or non-literal objects or shapes that create a letter or letters of an alphabet. [...]

JUNE 16, 2011 – End of Year Banquet/Awards

Stillwater Flood and Fog -- Brian Billadeau 10/10

“Best of the Best”: Banquet and social time followed by awards presentation:Points are accumulated throughout the competition year (September through May) and the three top scorers in each of the divisions (Monochrome Prints, Color Prints, Digital Images) are recognized during this special evening. [...]

MAY 19, 2011 – Time: (Print)

Long Time Sitting -- Steven Shor 8/10

“Time” — Here’s a challenge to capture and express time in a unique way, but not necessarily photographing a clock. The image needs to express the presence of time; past and present or future (that one makes your brain hurt). Get creative! Try time lapse, motion, light trails, age contrasts or whatever, as long as it expresses the concept of time. Again, no link or examples to challenge thought. The judge will be asked to keep an open mind but it is up to the photographer to sell their definition to both the judge and viewer. [...]

APRIL 21, 2011 – High Dynamic Range: (Digital)

By the Window -- Holly Kuchera 10/10

“High Dynamic Range” — A technique either in-camera or in post-production using multiple, bracketed exposures merged together to achieve perfect exposure throughout the entire tonal range, thus bringing out detail in highlights and shadow. The key to good HDR is controlling the effect so an image doesn’t have an unrealistic appearance, unless you want it to. In some cases, it may be difficult for the judge to determine whether it was done as an HDR. [...]

MARCH 17, 2011 – Broken: (Print)

Broken Open -- Forrest Pearson 10/10

“Broken” –This topic can be widely interpreted. We’ll leave it up to the photographer to define what “Broken” means to them. The judge will be asked to keep an open mind but it is up to the photographer to sell their definition to both the judge and viewer. [...]