Entering Competitions

SMCCC Competitions are conducted strictly in accordance with a set of rules last modified in 2012. It behooves all members considering entering competitions to read the rules carefully. For instance, digital entries must be named properly and submitted early to be entered. At each competition, there is a general category for each skill level, plus a single themed category open to all skill levels. These and other important details can be found in the rules.

Competition Rules Are Here!

2017 Competition Themes

Below are descriptions for each of the themes for our monthly competitions in 2017.  These are just guidelines to get your creative juices flowing.  In general, the theme competition will be judged based on a combination of technical merit, composition, creativity, originality, and how well the image relates to the theme.  Keep in mind that each judge may have their own interpretation of the theme and how well an image portrays that theme.  


January 2017 - Pets


February 2017 - Bridges


March 2017 - Silhouette


April 2017 - Bald Heads


May 2017 - One thing unlike others


June 2017 - Reflections


July 2017 - Wildlife


August 2017 - Destruction


September 2017 - No competition due to the County Fair

The county fair is this month. Remember to submit photos to the fair's photography competition on Sep 20th, 2017 in the morning.

October - Geometric Shapes


November - EOY Competition

All photographs which received a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in one of the monthly competitions this year will be re-entered into this month’s competition to determine the best of the best!

Submit your photos by email to competition@smccc.org

Don't forget to check out the Competition Rules!

Updated Sep 14th, 2017