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Oct 09 – CAPA Open Submission Date
October 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
It is time to rev up our engines and get serious about CAPA’s upcoming Fall Open Competition. This competition will be our first official club event and it is tailor-made for KPAC. A six-person team will represent our club. The scope of competition is fully open. Images submitted into this competition can come from a wide range of topics. For this competition, photographers are encouraged to submit their best artistic or documentary images that express their interests and passions in photography. For the purposes of balancing out the judging for this competition, you are asked to submit your images into one of the following themes:
1. Close-up – tightly cropped shot that shows a subject or object up close and with more detail than the human eye usually perceives
2. Person(s) – portraiture, candid and documentary
3. Natural Landscape – countryside, rural scene, varying terrain, seascape, waterscape, astronomical events, etc… can include hand of man and /or long exposure
4. Human Made Structures/Objects – includes cityscapes, buildings, transportation, etc.
5. Animals/Birds – wild or domesticated. Human hands are permitted
While the final submission date to CAPA is November 15th our selection night is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13th. That means I will need to have your two images no later than Saturday, October 9th. Our selection night leaves us little time to look through our photo library and to choose two images to enter. Since this meeting will take place on Zoom, we will use the KPAC Contest Scoring Sheet.
You will also find instructions on how to submit your photos (sizing and naming) on KPAC’s website. Under Competitions, you will find Photo Submissions. Directions are clear how to downsize your images to the dimensions required by CAPA. Submitting photos to these CAPA competitions may seem like a daunting task. However, it is easier than it appears. Don’t avoid entering this competition because you have difficulty sizing your photographs. There are many members in KPAC who are willing to help you.
I hope to see everyone participate in this competition! If you desire to get better at photography, competitions are an excellent way to improve. Some people express frustration with competitions complaining that their images are never chosen. Yes, to a degree, this is true, but the more competitions that you enter, the better you will hone your skills. This art form that we call photography, has a steep learning curve, but if you persevere, you will succeed.
Thank you for your time; I look forward to seeing your images. I am accessible so if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. No doubt, October 13th will be an interesting evening.
Brian MitchellCompetitions Director