Creative Altered Reality

WINNER 5 1 CAPA Elizabeth Hak Big Horned Blue Bird
WINNER 6 4 CAPA Elizabeth Hak Misty Morning Bath
WINNER 3 4 CAPA Lorna Scott Up In Smoke
WINNER 8 2 CAPA Elizabeth Hak Beauty in Colour
WINNER 7 3 CAPA Elizabeth Hak A Tree in the Hawk

Scope of Competition 

This competition promotes the manipulation of photograph(s) to create a fictional or conceptual image or photographic art. Primarily, altered reality is changing a normal photo in a creative way. The photographer can be creative by using of lines, form and colour, expressing ideas or feelings in a non-traditional style.

The original photograph must be predominant in the final photo. Manipulation can be in-camera, post-processing or a combination thereof.

Images that are created totally electronically with no photographic origin are prohibited.

Open Theme – image can be: abstract, landscape, low light, macro, nature, portrait, still-life, street, wildlife, etc…


Editing Criteria

Eligibility Criteria – Prior to submitting any photo in a CAPA competition, all entrants must first read the CAPA Eligibility Criteria relating to images submissions.READ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA HERE.

Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. However, all components of the final image must have been taken by the entrant.

Images that are created totally electronically with no photographic origin are prohibited from this competition.

Colour or black & white or monochrome images are permitted.


Judging Criteria


— image title that compliments or contributes to the vision or message being presented in the image.


– Judges will award their scoring based on key elements such as composition, technique and subject matter.  However, the judges will have a strong emphasis on the creative message, quality of execution, innovation, and ‘wow’ factor.



Competition Processes

Closing Date of Competition – February 28, 2018  at midnight Pacific Standard Time.

Open To – All paid-up CAPA members and camera clubs associated to CAPA.

Two Parallel CompetitionsCAPA Altered Reality ‘Individual’ Competition for only CAPA member and CAPA Altered Reality ‘Club’ Competition for all camera clubs. CAPA members can upload a maximum of 4 images.   Whereas camera clubs can upload a maximum 6 photos but all images must be from different photographers.

For both the Individual and Club components of this competition, CAPA medals and Honourable Mention Ribbons will be awarded to entrants with the highest aggregate scores. Merit Award Ribbons will be awarded to the top three individual images.

How To Upload Images To CAPA Competition here

Hosting Camera Club – Canadian Association for Photographic Art 

Competition Coordinator – Director of Competitions –

Note: Questions about the scope of the competition and the editing criteria should be directed to the Competition Coordinator prior to the closing day of the competition.

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