Oct 2019 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

Revised Judging Criteria

In the forthcoming days, we will be updating the Judging Criteria on most competition detail pages.

Read More >>

The updated criteria will be as follows with the changes shown in red:

  1. All submitted images will be pre-screened by the Director prior to the ‘day-of-judging.’ If deficiencies are detected then the entrant will advised and encouraged to make the necessary changes prior to the ‘day-of-judging’ – if possible.
  2. Image title should complement or contribute to the vision or message being presented in the image.
  3. Judges will award their scoring based on key elements such as: compliance with Scope of Competition, composition, technique and subject matter. However, the judges will have a strong emphasis on the creative message, quality of execution, innovation, appropriateness to this competition, and ‘wow’ factor.
  4. For Nature/Wildlife Competition – the story-telling value of a Nature image and the depiction of the natural environment must be weighted more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
  5. Judge may disqualify an image if it does not meet the Scope of Competition provided the majority of judges are in agreement.

2019 Nature-Wildlife Competition

This competition closes on October 30, 2019.

As a reminder to all photographers, ‘hand-of-man’ cannot be contained in images submitted into the Nature-Wildlife competition. The following are some examples of what your image should NOT contain:

Read More >>
  • Sky– No: cables, telephone/power lines, jet streams, aircraft, light pollution, artificial light, etc…
  • Land – No: man-made structures or paths/roads, concrete, man-made stone, telephone poles, fences, posts, domesticated or cultivated plants/food, cut grass, organized or systematic laying out of planted trees, etc…
  • Elements – No: cut trees or branches or stems, cut branches, tree stumps, man-made food, objects or background, etc…
  • Sea – No: boats, ships, piers, docks, posts in the water, etc…

It is critical that prior to submitting an image into the 2019 Nature-Wildlife Competition, that you fully ready and comply with the details contained in the details webpage – https://capacanada.ca/2019-nature/

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about our competitions, please email me at competitions@capacanada.ca

Sheldon Boles – FCAPA
Director of Competitions

Octobre 2019 Nouvelles des concours

Révision des critères de jugement

Dans les prochains jours une révision des critères de jugement sera effectuée sur la page des détails de la plupart des concours.

Les critères révises se liront comme suit. Les changements sont écrits en rouge :

Lire la suite >>
  1. Toutes les images soumises seront vérifiées par le directeur avant le jour du jugement. Si des lacunes sont identifiées alors le participant en sera avisé et encouragé à effectuer les changements nécessaires avant le jour du jugement, si c’est possible.
  2. Le titre de l’image devrait complémenter ou contribuer à la vision ou au message présenté dans l’image.
  3. Les juges accorderont leurs points en se basant sur des éléments clés comme la pertinence de l’image dans ce concours, la composition, la technique et le sujet. Toutefois les juges vont considérer particulièrement le message créatif, la qualité de l’exécution, l’innovation, la pertinence de l’image dans ce concours et le facteur ‘’wow’’.
  4. Pour le concours nature/vie sauvage – l’histoire racontée par une image dans la catégorie ‘’Nature’’ et la représentation de l’environnement naturel auront plus d’importance que la qualité picturale tout en maintenant une haute qualité technique.
    e. Les juges pourraient disqualifier une image qui ne rencontre pas la portée du concours si la majorité des juges sont en accord.

2019 Concours Nature/Vie sauvage

Ce concours ferme le 30 octobre 2019

Rappel, la présence humaine ne doit pas faire partie des images soumises dans le concours Nature/Vie sauvage. Voici des exemples que vos images ne doivent PAS contenir :

Lire la suite >>
  • Ciel- Pas de câbles, lignes téléphoniques ou électriques, trainée d’avion à réaction, aéronefs, pollution lumineuse, lumière artificielle, etc.
  • Terre – Pas de structure construite par l’homme, chemin route, béton, pierre façonnée par l’homme, poteau de téléphone, clôture, poteau, plantes ou nourriture domestiques ou cultivées par l’homme, herbe coupée, plantation d’arbres en rangées, etc.
  • Éléments– Pas d’arbre coupé ou branches ou tige, branche coupée, souche, nourriture faite par l’homme ou autre objet ou arrière-plan, etc.
  • Mer– Pas de bateau, navire, pieux, quai, pieux dans l’eau etc.

Avant de soumettre une image dans le concours Nature/Vie sauvage 2019, il est essentiel de lire complètement et de se conformer aux détails du concours contenus sur la page Web – https://capacanada.ca/2019-nature/

Si vous avez des questions, préoccupations ou des suggestions, alors veuillez me les transmettre par courriel à competitions@capacanada.ca

Sheldon Boles – FCAPA
Directeur des concours

click here for English

September 2019 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

2019 Four Nations Competition

This competition was hosted by CAPA and we obtained the assistance of three recognized and independent judges from the Photographic Society of America.

Great news. CAPA has won this inter-photographic society competition for the 5th consecutive year in a row.

Amazing images were submitted by all four photographic societies.

– Check out the competition results and the winning images here – https://capacanada.ca/2019-four-nations-competition/

Congratulations to all of our 80 photographers whose images were selected for this competition.

Updated CAPA Rules

Read More >>

Change #1 – All submitted images will be pre-screened by the respective Competition Coordinator (and possibly subject matter experts) to ensure the images:

  1. do not contain watermarks (name of photographer or camera)
  2. are within the Scope of Competition
  3. are NOT sexually explicit

The pre-screening will take place shortly before and the day after the ‘closing-of-date’ of the competition.

Entrant will be given an opportunity to provide a replacement image if the original image clearly does not fall within the Scope of Competition.

If an image is questionable on whether it falls within the Scope of Competition or not then the entrant will be given the benefit of the doubt and the images will remain within the competition.

Sexually explicit images will be referred to the CAPA President or their designate to decide if an image will remain in the competition or not.

After the suggested changes or replacement have been coordinated by the Competition Coordinator, the Judging Panel will be advised that they can commence viewing and scoring of images.

Change #2 – The Judging Panel can now disqualify an image if the majority of judges are in agreement.

The pre-screening of submitted images is not a guarantee that all errors have been corrected or noted. The pre-screening of an image may be in a ‘grey-area’ and the acceptability of the image will be left to the Judging Panel to access.

If a judge has a question about the accessibility of an image or feel it should be disqualified then they will contact the Competition Coordinator. The Coordinator will then advise the other judges to provide their opinion or judgement on a specific image.

When the majority of judges are in agreement that an image should be disqualified then this image will be removed from the competition and will not appear in the final competition report.

The Competition Coordinator will advise the respective entrant of the disqualification and that the decision of the judges is final.

If you have questions about the acceptability of your image into a competition, please contact the respective Competition Coordinator well in advance of the ‘closing-date’ of the competition.

2019 – 2020 Competitions

Based on the recent CAPA survey results, our 2019 – 2020 competitions now contain many of these recommendations.

Read More >>

Most of our competitions contain multiple themes. These changes are aimed at encouraging more participation in our competitions and the recognition of outstanding images in each theme.

The Monochrome competition has just been updated to include a 5th theme – Animals/Birds/Insects (wild or domesticated – ‘hand-of-man’ is permitted)

The following competitions are now open for the uploading of images:

  1. Curves & Lines – closes on October 15, 2019
  2. Nature/Wildlife – closes on October 30, 2019
  3. Fine Art – closes on November 15, 2019
  4. Fall Open Theme – closes on November 30, 2019

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about our competitions, please email me at competitions@capacanada.ca

Sheldon Boles – FCAPA
Director of Competitions

Septembre 2019 Nouvelles des concours

2019 Concours quatre nations (‘’Four Nations Competition’’)

L’ACAP a été l’hôte de ce concours et a obtenu l’assistance de trois juges indépendants et reconnus de la ‘’ Photographic Society of America’’.

Bonnes nouvelles! L’ACAP a gagné ce concours inter-sociétés photographiques pour la 5ieme fois consécutive.

Des images stupéfiantes ont été soumises par les quatre sociétés photographiques.
-consultez les résultats du concours et les images gagnantes ici : https://capacanada.ca/2019-four-nations-competition/

Félicitations aux 80 photographes dont les images ont été choisies pour ce concours.

Mise-à-jour des règlements de l’ACAP

Lire la suite >>

Changement #1 – Toutes les images soumises seront soumises à une pré-sélection par les coordonnateurs de concours respectifs (et possiblement par des experts dans les sujets spécifiques) afin de s’assurer que les images :

  1. ne contiennent pas de filigranes (le nom du photographe)
  2. respectent la portée du concours
  3. ne sont pas sexuellement explicites

La pré-sélection sera effectuée peu avant et peu après la date de clôture du concours.

Les participants auront l’opportunité de soumettre une image pour remplacer une image qui ne respecte manifestement pas la portée du concours.

En cas de doute sur le respect de la portée du concours, on acceptera l’image tout de même en accordant au photographe le ‘’bénéfice du doute’.

Les images sexuellement explicites seront soumises au président de l’ACAP ou à son représentant désigné qui décidera si l’image peut rester dans le concours.

Une fois que les changements suggérés et les remplacements auront été effectués sous la direction du coordonnateur des concours, le comité des juges sera avisé que le visionnement et la notation des images peut commencer.

Changement #2 – Les juges peuvent maintenant disqualifier une image si la majorité des juges s’accordent.

La pré-sélection des images soumises ne garantie pas que toutes les erreurs ont été corrigées ou relevées. La pré-sélection comporte une zone d’incertitude et l’acceptabilité d’une image sera décidé par les juges.

Si un juge se questionne ou pense qu’une image doit être disqualifiée, alors le coordonnateur des concours sera consulté. Le coordonnateur avisera alors les autres juges afin d’obtenir leur opinion ou leur jugement sur une image spécifique.

Lorsque la majorité des juges s’accordent pour disqualifier une image alors cette image sera retirée du concours et n’apparaitra pas dans le rapport final du concours.

Le coordonnateur du concours avisera les participants concernés par la disqualification et exprimera que la décision des juges est finale.

Veuillez soumettre toute question sur l’acceptabilité d’une image à un concours au coordinateur du concours concerné bien avant la date de clôture du concours.

Concours 2019 – 2020

Les concours de la saison 2019-2020 intègrent maintenant plusieurs des recommandations résultantes de l’enquête récente de l’ACAP sur les concours.

Lire la suite >>

La plupart des concours comportent de multiples thèmes. Ces changements visent à encourager une plus grande participation dans les concours et à reconnaitre les images remarquables dans chaque thème.

Le concours monochrome vient d’être mis-à-jour pour incorporer un 5ieme thème animaux/oiseaux/insectes (sauvages ou domestiques – la ‘’main de l’homme’’ est permise)

Les concours suivants sont maintenant ouverts et acceptent les téléversement d’images :

  1. Courbes &lignes – ferme le 15 octobre 2019
  2. Nature/Vie sauvage – ferme le 30 octobre 2019
  3. Beaux Arts – ferme le 15 novembre 2019
  4. Thème libre d’automne – ferme le 30 novembre 2019

Veuillez soumettre toute question, doute ou suggestion sur nos concours
à competitions@capacanada.ca

Sheldon Boles – FCAPA
Directeur des concours

click here for English

June 2019 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

2019 Canada My Country

For this competition, a total of 855 images were submitted and scored by three senior CAPA judges. Many amazing images highlighted the outstanding beauty of our country.

The following table outlines the distribution of images received in each of the two categories (Club & Individual) of this competition and the thirteen themes (provinces/territories):

Read More >>

For both categories, the final reports have been approved and a copy has been forwarded to each entrant.

Shortly after these reports were approved, a copies were also posted onto the CAPA website. These reports can be viewed by first logging onto the CAPA website and selecting the Competition Reports option from the Competition’s dropdown menu.

You can view the winning images of each category of this competition here:

2020 Canada Salon

Based on the judge’s scores from the 2019 Canada: My Country Competition, the top 3 images from each province and territory have been selected for the Salon Mon Pays – My Country. Within the next few weeks, the respective photographer for each of these images will be contacted to arrange for them to submit their original file to allow the preparation of the file for printing.

These selected images will be professionally printed and be put on exhibition at the National Museum of Photography / Musée National de la Photographie in Drummondville Quebec between 7th January 2020 to 29th March 2020.

Congratulations to all photographers whose image(s) were selected for the salon.

Checkout these images here – https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2020-canada-salon/

Fall 2019 CAPA Competitions

At present, we have three of four our Fall 2019 competitions now posted on our CAPA website:

Read More >>

Each competition is outlined in both official languages.

Juin 2019 Nouvelles des concours

click here for English

2019 Canada Mon pays

Un total de 855 images ont été soumises à ce concours et évaluées par trois juges séniors de l’ACAP. De nombreuses images incroyables illustrent la beauté exceptionnelle de notre pays.

Le tableau suivant présente la distribution des images reçues pour chacune des deux catégories (Club et Individuel) de ce concours et les treize thèmes (provinces et territoires):

Lire la suite >>

Les rapports finaux des deux catégories ont été approuvés et une copie a été transmise à chaque participant.

Les rapports ont été affichés sur le site Web de l’ACAP peu après leur approbation. Ils peuvent être consultés en se connectant (login) sur le site de l’ACAP et en sélectionnant ‘’Competition Report’’ sous le menu ‘’Competition’’.

Les images gagnantes de chaque catégorie peuvent être visionnées ici :

2020 Canada Salon – Salon Mon Pays – My Country

En utilisant les pointages du concours Canada Mon Pays, les 3 images ayant obtenues le haut plus pointage par province ou territoire furent sélectionnées pour le Salon Mon Pays – My Country. Dans les prochaines semaines, le photographe respectif pour chacune des images sera contacté et des instructions vous seront fournies pour le transfert du dossier numérique d’origine qui permettra la préparation de l’impression.

Les images sélectionnées seront imprimées professionnellement et seront exposées au Musée National de la Photographie à Drummondville, Québec entre le 7 janvier 2020 et le 29 mars 2020.
Félicitations à tous les photographes dont la ou les images ont été sélectionnées pour le salon.

Vous pouvez visionner les images à- https://capacanada.ca/competition-Winners-2020-Canada-salon/

Concours de l’ACAP pour l’automne 2019

À ce jour, trois sur quatre concours pour l’automne 2019 sont affichés sur le site Web de l’ACAP :

Lire la suite >>

La description de chaque concours est disponible dans les deux langues officielles.

May 2019 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

October 2019 – April 2020 Competitions

It is hoped that we will inspire and challenge you to push your photographic and artistic abilities with the forthcoming competitions.

Many of these competitions include different themes which is aimed at appealing to photographers with interests in different genres.

Read More >>
Our new competitions for September 2019 to June 2020 are listed below:

    1. Curves & Lines – closing October 15, 2019
    2. Nature – Wildlife – closing October 30, 2019
    3. Fine Art – closing November 15, 2019
    4. Fall Open Theme – closing November 30, 2019
    5. Creative – closing January 30, 2020
    6. A Series of Four Photos – closing February 15, 2020
    7. Monochrome – closing February 28, 2020
    8. Audio Visual Presentation – closing March 15, 2020
    9. Canada: My Country – closing March 30, 2020
    10. 2020 Annual Photo Challenge – closing April 30, 2020

Once the competition details have been translated into both English and French, they will be posted onto our website. It is expected that all competitions details will be posted by the end of May 2019 or shortly thereafter.

2019 Portrait Competition

The final report for this competition has been approved and distributed to all entrants. You can view:

I have received an inquiry about the statistics associated to this competition. The statistics requested are as follows:

Read More >>
Individual Individuel Club
Total Images/Total d’images 371 190
Women/Femmes 163 89
Men/Hommes 139 72
Children/Les enfants 69 28
 In studio/En studio 44 28
Monochrome 97 63
Colour/Couleur 274 127

2019 Annual Photo Challenge Competition

The theme for this competition is ‘reflections.’ Check out the competition details here – https://capacanada.ca/2019-annual-photo-challenge/

This competition is only open to Individual CAPA members, family members and life-members. Only 2 images can be entered per entrant in this competition.

This competition is now open for the uploading of your images.

Mai 2019 Nouvelles des concours

Concours, octobre 2019 – avril 2020

Nous espérons que les prochains concours sauront vous inspirer et vous mettre au défi de déployer vos talents photographiques et artistiques.

Plusieurs de ces concours comportent différents thèmes qui visent a susciter l’intérêt des photographes dans différents genres.

Lire la suite >>
Les nouveaux concours pour la période allant de septembre 2019 à juin 2020 sont énumérés ci-dessous :

    1. Courbes et lignes – fermeture le 15 octobre 2019
    2. Nature –vie sauvage- fermeture le 30 octobre 2019
    3. Beaux-arts – fermeture le 15 novembre 2019
    4. Thème libre d’automne – fermeture le 30 novembre 2019
    5. Créativité – fermeture le 30 janvier 2020
    6. Une série de quatre photos – fermeture le 15 février 2020
    7. Monochrome – fermeture le 28 février 2020
    8. Présentation audiovisuelle – fermeture le 15 mars 2020
    9. Canada : Mon pays – fermeture le 30 mars 2020
    10. Défi photo annuel 2020 – fermeture le 30 avril 2020

Lorsque les détails des concours seront disponibles dans les deux langues, l’anglais et le français, ils seront affichés sur notre site Web. Nous prévoyons que les détails de tous les concours seront affichés d’ici la fin de mai 2019 ou peu après.

2019 Concours: Portrait

Le rapport final de ce concours a été approuvé et distribué à tous les participants.

Vous pouvez voir :

Les statistiques associées à ce concours nous ont étés demandées. Les voici :

Lire la suite >>
Individual Individuel Club
Total Images/Total d’images 371 190
Women/Femmes 163 89
Men/Hommes 139 72
Children/Les enfants 69 28
 In studio/En studio 44 28
Monochrome 97 63
Colour/Couleur 274 127

2019 Défi photo annuel

Le thème de ce concours est ‘réflections’. Veuillez vérifier les détails de ce concours à cette adresse :
https://capacanada.ca/2019-annual-photo-challenge/

Ce concours n’est ouvert que pour les membres individuels de l’ACAP, les membres famille et les membres à vie. Chaque participant peut soumettre seulement 2 images pour ce concours.

Le concours accepte maintenant le téléchargement de vos images.

click here for English

April 2019 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

2019 Spring Open Competition

The final competition report has been approved for both the ‘Club’ and ‘Individual’ categories of this competition.

Read more >>
This competition was another success with a total of 718 images submitted by 162 entrants. You can view the winning images here: Winning Club images (https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-spring-open-club-2/) and Winning Individual images (https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-opentheme-individuals-2/) A copy of the final competition reports have been posted to the website and they are found under the Competition Report option of the Competitions dropdown menu. However, this report can only be viewed once you have successfully logged onto the CAPA website.

2019 Canada: My Country Competition

This competition is now open and closes on April 30, 2019.
Please check out the competition details here. – https://capacanada.ca/canada-my-country/

As of this moment in time, we have already 77 images submitted for this competition.

2019 Annual Photo Challenge Competition

The theme for this competition is ‘reflections.’ Check out the competition details here – https://capacanada.ca/2018-annual-photo-challenge/

This competition is only open to Individual CAPA members, family members and life-members. Only 2 images can be entered per entrant in this competition.

This competition is now open for the uploading of your images.

It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.

Avril 2019 Nouvelles des concours

2019 Concours Thème Libre

Le rapport final du concours a été approuvé pour les catégories ‘Club’ et ‘Individuel’.

Lire la suite >>
Le concours est un autre succès avec un total de 718 images soumises par 162 participants.Vous pouvez visionner les images gagnantes ici :Menu Principal : Competitions—>Winners Club –-> Spring Open Theme(https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-spring-open-club-2/) etMenu Principal : Competitions—>Winners Individual –-> Spring Open Theme(https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2019-opentheme-individuals-2/)Les rapports finaux du concours sont affichés sur le site web et peuvent être trouvés sous :Menu Principal : Competitions—>Competition ReportsToutefois, ces rapports ne peuvent être vu seulement si vous vous êtes connecté au site Web (login).

2019 Canada: Mon pays

Ce concours est maintenant ouvert et fermera le 30 avril 2019.

Veuillez vérifier les détails de ce concours à cette adresse : https://capacanada.ca/canada-my-country/

Au moment d’écrire ces lignes, 77 images avaient déjà été soumises pour ce concours.

2019 Défi photo annuel

Le thème de ce concours est ‘réflections’. Veuillez vérifier les détails de ce concours à cette adresse :
https://capacanada.ca/2018-annual-photo-challenge/

Ce concours n’est ouvert que pour les membres individuels de l’ACAP, les membres famille et les membres à vie. Chaque participant peut soumettre seulement 2 images pour ce concours.

Le concours accepte maintenant le téléchargement de vos images.

L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.
click here for English

March 2019 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

Update To CAPA’s Eligibility Criteria

Our CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage has been updated to include the following changes which are shown in red:

Read more >>

By virtue of submitting an image into a CAPA Competition, the photographer I assert and agrees agree that:

1. all components of the submitted image are my original work and does not contain the elements created by someone else; and as such I hold and will retain the copyright for the image. For example: the photographer will NOT capture a screen image or photograph an image found internet and incorporate it in a composite image that is later submitted into a CAPA competition.

I agree that:

1. For a ‘restricted editing’ criteria competition – CAPA has the right to request and receive the original un-retouched JPEG or the RAW file for a potential winning image in a competition and this image will be subjected to our CAPA Image Verification Process

These changes take effect immediately.

Our Eligibility Criteria and Competition Detail websites may seem tedious and boring to read. However, the details are designed to challenge you in stretching your photographic abilities and to equally compete with other photographers. It is these details from which the judges will view your image and assign a score.

Our advice is to read the competition details thoroughly prior to submitting your images. Don’t assume by the title of the competition that your image qualifies for submission into a competition.

If you are not sure whether your image meets the Eligibility Criteria and/or competition details, please email the Director of Competitions (competitions@capacanada.ca) well in advance of the ‘closing-date’ of the competition.

Clarification of Closing Time For Competitions

We have discovered an error in the closing time listed on our competitions – specifically – Central Standard Time (Ontario). The error has been corrected on the following competition webpages with the change being noted below in red:

  1. 2019 Portrait – March 31, 2019 – midnight Eastern Standard Time
  2. 2019 Audio Visual Presentation – April 11, 2019 – midnight Eastern Standard Time
  3. 2019 Canada: My Country – April 30, 2019 – midnight Eastern Standard Time
  4. 2019 Photo Challenge – May 31, 2019 – midnight Eastern Standard Time

2019 Canada: My Country Competition

This competition is now open and you can commence uploading your images. Note the closing date is April 30, 2019.

You can check out the details of this competition here.

2019 Monochrome Competition

This competition now holds the CAPA record for:

  • five themes in a single competition
  • the most images submitted into one of our competitions – 861
  • highest number of camera clubs participating in a CAPA competition – 41
  • highest number of entrants for a competition (Club & Individual combined) – 192
  • largest number of individuals who entered a CAPA competition for the first time – 35
  • two judging teams used to view and scoring images in specific themes each competition category

All entrants in this competition have received their copy of the final competition report.

Read more >>

From this and future competitions, we will be including all the medal, merit and honourable mention winning images on our Winners Club and Winners Individual websites. These images will provide you with inspiration in entering other similar competitions in the future.

You can view the winning images here – Club Winning ImagesIndividual Winning Images.

The pie chart below represents the distribution of images submitted in each Monochrome theme for both the ‘Club’ and ‘Individual’ categories of this competition.

It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.
CAPA / ACAPA Monochrome submission / Soumissions
CAPA / ACAPA Monochrome

Mars 2019 Nouvelles des concours

Mise à jour des critères d’éligibilité de l’ACAP

La page web décrivant les critères d’éligibilité de l’ACAP a été mise à jour afin d’ajouter les changements suivants écrits en rouge:

Lire la suite >>

Par le fait de présenter une image dans un concours de l’ACAP, le photographe certifie et convient:

1. toutes les composantes de l’image soumise est mon travail original et elle ne contient pas des éléments créés par quelqu’un d’autre; je possède et conserverai le droit d’auteur de l’image. Par exemple, le photographe n’effectuera pas une capture d’écran ou ne photographiera pas une image trouvée sur internet pour l’incorporer dans une image composite qu’il soumettra ensuite dans un concours de l’ACAP.

Je suis d’accord que:

1. Pour un concours qui comporte des critères de post-production restreints, l’ACAP a le droit de demander et de recevoir le fichier JPEG original non modifié ou le fichier RAW pour une image potentiellement gagnante lors d’un concours et cette image sera soumise au processus de vérification de l’ACAP.

Ces changements prennent effet immédiatement.

Les pages web décrivant les critères d’éligibilité ainsi que les détails des concours peuvent paraitre ennuyants à lire. Toutefois, l’objectif est de vous mettre au défi de démontrer vos habilités de photographes et de vous permettre de concourir avec d’autres photographes sur un pied d’égalité. Les juges visionneront vos images et leurs assigneront une note sur la base de ces détails.

Lisez les détails d’un concours minutieusement avant de soumettre vos images. Ne prenez pas pour acquis que vos images se qualifient seulement en vous basant sur le titre d’un concours.

Si vous n’êtes pas certain que vos images respectent les critères d’éligibilité ainsi que les détails d’un concours, alors vous êtes invité à écrire un courriel au Directeur des concours (competitions@capacanada.ca) bien avant la date de fermeture du concours.

Précisions sur la date de fermeture des concours

Une erreur a été découverte à propos de la date de fermeture des concours. En particulier ‘’Heure Normale du Centre (Ontario)’’. L’erreur a été corrigée sur les pages web suivantes et sont écrites en rouge :

  1. 2019 Portrait – 31 mars 2019 – minuit Heure Normale de l’Est
  2. 2019 Présentation audiovisuelle – 11 avril 2019 – minuit Heure Normale de l’Est
  3. 2019 Canada: mon pays – 30 avril 2019 – minuit Heure Normale de l’Est
  4. 2019 Défi photo– 31 mai 2019 – minuit Heure Normale de l’Est

2019 Concours Canada: mon pays

Ce concours est maintenant ouvert et vous pouvez commencer à télécharger vos images. Prenez note que la date de fermeture est le 30 avril 2019.

Les détails de ce concours peuvent être consultés sur cette page web

2019 Concours Monochrome

Ce concours détient maintenant les records suivants pour l’ACAP :

  1. cinq thèmes pour un même concours
  2. le plus grand nombre d’images soumises dans un même concours – 861
  3. le plus grand nombre de clubs photos participants dans un concours de l’ACAP – 41
  4. la plus grand nombre de participants pour un concours (Club & Individuel combiné) – 192
  5. le plus grand nombre d’individus participants à un concours de l’ACAP pour la première fois – 35
  6. deux équipes de juges pour visionner et noter les images pour des thèmes spécifiques dans chaque catégorie du concours
Lire la suite >>

Tous les participants de ce concours ont reçu leur copie du rapport final du concours.

Pour ce concours et pour tous les prochains concours, nous allons présenter sur notre site web toutes les images gagnantes pour les médailles, les prix mérite ainsi que les mentions honorables dans les catégories Club et Individuel. Ces images seront pour vous une source d’inspiration et une invitation à participer à d’autres concours similaires dans l’avenir.

Vous pouvez visionner les images gagnantes ici – Images gagnantes Club – Images gagnantes Individuel
Le diagramme circulaire suivant illustre la répartition des images soumises dans chaque thème du concours Monochrome pour les catégories Club et Individuel :

CAPA / ACAPA Monochrome submission / Soumissions
CAPA / ACAPA Monochrome
L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.
click here for English

February 2019 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

2019 Altered Reality Competition

This competition closed on January 15, 2019.

Some amazing photos were submitted for this competition.

You can view the winning image for the Club category of the competition here. For the Individual category winnings, you can check them out here.

The competition report has also been posted to the website but access to it is restricted. However, you will need to log into the website to view this document. All participants in this competition have been emailed a copy of this report.

2019 Monochrome Competition

This competition closed on January 30, 2019. At the time of the closing, a total of 861 images were submitted for both the ‘Club’ and ‘Individual’ categories of this competition.

Two teams of judges are now viewing and scoring the submitted images.

It will take some time to finish the judging and the breaking of any ties.

Hopefully, the final competition report will be completed by the end of February or sooner if possible.

Open Theme Competition

This competition is open for the uploading of your images. Competition closes on February 20, 2019 midnight (Central Standard Time – Ontario).

You can check out the details of this competition here.

We are expecting a large number of images to be submitted for this competition and have arranged for two teams of judges.

This competition is being hosted by the Toronto Digital Photography Club.

Any questions about this competition, please forward them to Lance Gitter at capa@tdpc.ca

2019 Portrait Competition

This competition is now open for the uploading of your images. The competition closes on March 31, 2019 at midnight (Central Standard Time – Ontario).

Competition is being hosted by the Prince George Photographic Society.

You can check out the details of this competition here.

Any questions about this competition should be directed to Tanya Stewart at quintato0301@gmail.com and Selena Laing at sjwagner@shaw.ca

2019 Canada: My Country Competition – 2020 Salon My Country

The Musée National de la Photographie (MNP) in association with CAPA and Olympus will host a three month print exhibition from January to the end of March 2020 called “2020 Salon My Country.” A total of 39 images representing our Country with 3 images depicting each province & territory. All images submitted into the 2019 Canada: My Country competition will be considered for selection as the top 39 (3 images per theme) winning images for the 2020 Salon My Country. Got it!

This competition closes on April 30, 2019 midnight (Central Standard Time – Ontario) and is being hosted by the Director of Competitions.

You can view the competition details here.

Any questions about this competition should be forwarded to the Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca

Some recent questions received for this competition are listed below with our corresponding responses:

  • Question#1: Just to clarify, 2020 Salon My Country, is an exhibition? What does it mean?

Response: The top 39 images from our 2019 Canada: My Country (Club and Individual categories) will be selected for inclusion in the 2020 Canada My Country Salon. This selection process for the 2020 Canada My Country Salon will take place after the 2019 Canada: My Country Award Winners have been finalized. For the Salon, CAPA judges will select the best three images for each theme (province/territory) from the top images from the ‘Club’ and ‘Individual’ categories of the 2019 Canada: My Country Competition. The selected 39 top images will be printed and mounted by the MNP then put on display.

  • Question#2: I do not have to supply the RAW format, only?
    · minimum size of image file – 10 MB
    · image print size – minimum 11 x 14 inches or maximum 16 x 20 inches
    · Resolution – 300 pixels/inch

Response: No, you do not need to provide the RAW file for the 2019 Canada: My Country Competition. However, the image you submit into the 2019 Canada: My Country Competition must meet the image specifications as outlined in the competition webpage such as a maximum dimension of 1400 x 1050 pixels and file size no larger than 1.8 MB.

Once the top 39 images have been selected for the Salon, the respective photographers will be contacted and they will be required to provide a larger copy of their selected image with specifications you listed above and are included in our 2019 Canada: My Country Competition webpage.

It is this larger sized image which will be printed and mounted by the Museum. If the photographer cannot provide the larger sized image file then their image will not be included in the top 39 images and it will be replaced with the next highest scoring images in that theme.

Therefore, all photographers submitting an image to the 2019 Canada: My Country must have available a larger sized copy of their submitted digital image file with the noted image specification.

  • Question #3: Can I use an enlarging program (i.e. Topaz AI GigaPixel or On1 Re-Size) to increase the size of my image to meet the larger specifications for printing?

Response: This decision is left to the individual photographer to make. The only concern that CAPA has is that the larger image file is a representation of the image selected by the judges.

  • Question #4: Open editing? Can be a composite?

Response: You are correct. This is an open competition. As outlined in the 2019 Canada: My Country Competition, it states as follows:

Open Editing– All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. Only exception – skies cannot be replaced. Final image can be a 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.

With regards to submitting a composite image, the Open Editing details as noted above addresses this point.
However, one point must be emphasized – you must also comply with point #1 of the CAPA Competition Criteria which states:

“The photographer asserts and agrees that all components of the submitted image are my original work and does not contain the elements created by someone else; and as such I hold and will retain the copyright for the image”

  • Question #5: Am I limited to only photographing and submitting images from my home province/territory or can I submit images from other provinces/territories?

Response: You are free to submit images from your home province or territory or images that were taken in another province or territory. The decision on which images to select for each theme totally rests with each entrant.

It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.

Février 2019 Nouvelles des concours

click here for English

2019 Concours Réalité altérée

Ce concours s’est terminé le 15 janvier 2019.

Des photos étonnantes ont été soumises à ce concours.

Les images gagnantes dans la catégorie Club peuvent être vues ici (here). Pour la catégorie Individuel, les images peuvent être vues ici (check them out here).

Le bilan du concours a été affiché sur le site web mais son accès est restreint aux membres. Vous devez être connecté au site web pour y avoir accès. Tous les participants de ce concours ont reçu par courriel une copie de ce bilan.

2019 Concours Monochrome

Ce concours s’est terminé le 30 janvier 2019. En tout, 861 images ont été soumises à ce concours pour les catégories Club et Individuel.

Deux équipes de juges travaillent en ce moment pour visionner et noter les images soumises. Il faudra encore du temps pour compléter cette tâche et pour prendre une décision en cas d’égalité. Nous espérons que le bilan de ce concours sera disponible avant la fin de février.

2019 Concours Thème libre

Ce concours est ouvert et vous pouvez soumettre vos images. Le concours se termine le 20 février 2019 à minuit, heure normale du centre (Ontario).

Vous pouvez vérifier les détails de ce concours ici .
Nous nous attendons à ce qu’un grand nombre d’images soient soumises pour ce concours et deux équipes de juges ont été organisées.
Le Toronto Digital Photography Club sera l’hôte de ce concours.
Si vous avez des questions sur ce concours alors veuillez les transmettre à Lance Gitter à capa@tdpc.ca

2019 Concours Portrait

Ce concours est ouvert et vous pouvez soumettre vos images. Le concours se termine le 31 mars 2019 à minuit, heure normale du centre (Ontario).

Le Prince George Photographic Society sera l’hôte de concours.

Vous pouvez vérifier les détails de ce concours ici ( here.).

Si vous avez des questions sur ce concours alors veuillez les transmettre à Tanya Stewart à quintato0301@gmail.com et Selena Laing à sjwagner@shaw.ca

2019 Concours Canada: mon pays – 2020 Salon Mon Pays

Le Musée National de la Photographie (MNP), en association avec l’ACAP et Olympus, sera l’hôte d’une exposition de photographies imprimées durant trois mois de janvier 2020 jusqu’à la fin de mars 2020 s’intitulant ‘’2020 Salon Mon Pays’’. Au total, 39 images représentant notre pays avec 3 images dépeignant chaque province et territoire. Toutes les images soumises au concours ‘’2019 Canada : Mon Pays’’ seront considérées pour cette sélection des meilleures 39 images gagnantes (3 images par thème) pour le ‘’2020 Salon Mon Pays’’.
Ce concours se termine le 30 avril 2019 à minuit, heure normale du centre (Ontario) et le directeur des concours en sera l’hôte.
Vous pouvez vérifier les détails de ce concours ici ( here.).
Si vous avez des questions sur ce concours alors veuillez les transmettre au directeur des concours à competitions@capacanada.ca

Des questions concernant ce concours ont été reçues récemment. Elles sont énumérées ci-après avec nos réponses :

  • Question#1: Est-ce que ‘’2020 Salon Mon Pays’’ est une exposition ? Pourriez-vous clarifier. Qu’est-ce que cela signifie ?
    Réponse: Les 39 meilleures images du concours ‘’2019 Canada: Mon Pays’’ (catégories Club et Individuel) seront sélectionnées pour faire partie de ‘’2020 Salon Mon Pays’’. Cette sélection sera effectuée après que l’attribution des prix du concours 2019 Canada: Mon Pays aura été complétée. Les juges de l’ACAP sélectionneront les trois meilleures images pour chacun des thèmes (province/territoire) à partir des meilleures images des catégories ‘’Club’’ et ‘’Individuel’’ du concours ‘’2019 Canada : Mon Pays’’. Les 39 images sélectionnées seront imprimées et préparées par le MNP et ensuite affichées.
  • Question#2: Est-il nécessaire de fournir l’image en format raw ?
    · taille minimum du fichier de l’image file – 10 MB
    · taille de l’image imprimée – minimum 11 x 14 pouces ou maximum 16 x 20 pouces
    · Résolution – 300 pixels/pouce
    Réponse: Non, vous n’avez pas à fournir le fichier raw pour le concours ‘’2019 Canada: Mon Pays’’. Toutefois, les images que vous soumettez doivent satisfaire les critères décrits sur la page web du concours comme une taille maximale de 1400 x 1050 pixels et un fichier d’une taille maximum de 1.8 MB.
    Lorsque les 39 meilleures images auront été sélectionnées pour le Salon, les photographes concernés seront contactés et on leur demandera de fournir une copie de plus grande taille de leur image qui respecte les critères que vous avez énumérés ci-haut et qui sont aussi sur notre page web ‘’2019 Canada : Mon Pays’’.
    Ce sont ces images de plus grande taille qui seront imprimées et préparées par le Musée. Si le photographe ne peut pas fournir l’image de plus grande taille tel que demandé, alors cette image sera retirée des 39 meilleures images et remplacée par l’image suivante parmi la liste des images ayant obtenues les meilleures notes.
    Tous les photographes qui soumettent une image au concours ‘’2019 Canada : Mon Pays’’ doivent aussi avoir une copie de plus grande taille de leur image satisfaisant les critères mentionnés.
  • Question #3: Est-ce que je peux utiliser un logiciel (i.e. Topaz AI GigaPixel ou On1 Re-Size) pour accroître la taille de mon image et satisfaire les critères d’impression ?
    Réponse: Cette décision est laissée au bon jugement du photographe. La seule exigence de l’ACAP est que cette image représente celle sélectionnée par les juges.
  • Question #4: Post-production illimitée? Image composite?
    Réponse: Vous avez raison. C’est un concours ouvert. Comme c’est décrit sur la page web du concours ‘’2019 Canada : Mon Pays’’ , les ‘’Critères de post-production’’ se lisent comme suit :Post-production illimitée – tout dans l’appareil, dans l’appareil photo et les techniques de post-traitement sont autorisés. La seule exception – les ciels ne peuvent pas être remplacés. Cela inclut combiner plusieurs images et éléments dans une image finale. Cependant, toutes les composantes de l’image finale doivent avoir été photographiées par le participant. Images créées totalement numériquement avec aucune origine photographique sont interdites pour ce concours. Les images couleurs ou noir et blanc ou monochrome sont autorisées.Le paragraphe sur les ‘’Critères de post-production’’ répond aussi à la question sur l’admissibilité des images composites.
    Toutefois, un point doit être souligné – vous devez respecter le point #1 des Critères d’éligibilités de l’ACAP qui stipule que:‘’Le photographe certifie et convient que toutes les composantes de l’image soumise est mon travail original et ne contient pas des éléments créés par quelqu’un d’autre; et en tant que telle je tiens et conservera le droit d’auteur de l’image’’

     

  • Question #5: Est-ce que je dois me limiter à photographier et soumettre des images de ma province/territoire ou bien est-ce que je peux soumettre des images d’autres provinces/territoires.
    Réponse: Vous êtes libre de soumettre des images de votre province/territoire ou des images prises dans une autre province/territoire.
    C’est le participant qui prend la décision de choisir et soumettre une image pour chaque thème.
L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.

January 2019 Competition News

Update – Canada: My Country competition

The Musée National de la Photographie (MNP) in association with CAPA and Olympus will host a three month print exhibition from January to the end of March 2020 called “2020 Salon My Country.” A total of 39 images representing our Country with 3 images depicting each province & territory.

All images submitted into the 2019 Canada: My Country competition will be considered for selection as the top 39 (3 images per theme) winning images for the 2020 Salon My Country.

The Director of Competitions will contact each entrant whose image was selected as one of the top 39 images and request that they provide their selected image with the following parameters for printing by MNP

  • minimum size of image file – 10 MB
  • image print size – minimum 11 x 14 inches or maximum 16 x 20 inches
  • Resolution – 300 pixels/inch

During the Salon, the organizers will recognize 3 images that best represent the province/territory.

Clarification:

This is not a ‘restricted editing criteria’ competition. Therefore, you do not need to have available the original RAW file or the original un-touched JPEG file, but must be able to provide a printable file per above parameters.

This competition closes on April 30, 2019.

Check out the details of the Canada: My Country Competition webpage for details. If you have any questions about this competition or the 2020 Salon My Country, please email the Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca or Alain Dubeau for those wishing clarification in French at Quebec@capacanada.ca

All copyright will remain with the photographer. CAPA, MNP & Olympus may use the images for promotional purposes with credits to the photographer.

 

Revised – A CAPA Series of Four Images Competition

Competition details for this competition have been re-fined to provide more clarity.

The revision is outlined below in  yellow :

Two Parallel Competitions – a CAPA Photo Series ‘Individual’ Competition, open only to CAPA members, and a CAPA Photo Series ‘Club’ Competition, open to CAPA member camera clubs. In the ‘individual’ competition CAPA members can upload a maximum of 4 images to complete a series. In the ‘club’ competition camera clubs can upload a maximum of 2 series of 4 images each,  but each series must be from at least 2 different photographers and no photographer may enter in more than one of the series.  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.

Clarification:

This is not a ‘restricted editing criteria’ competition. Therefore, you do not need to have available the original RAW file or the original un-touched JPEG file.

This competition is now open and images can be uploaded. It closes February 28th, 2019. Hosting Camera Club – Shuswap Photographic Arts Club – Competition Coordinator – Henry Schnell – hatschnell@yahoo.com

 

Open Theme Competition

This competition is also now open for uploading of your images.

Clarification:

This is not a ‘restricted editing criteria’ competition. Therefore, you do not need to have available the original RAW file or the original un-touched JPEG file.

This competition closes February 20th, 2019. Hosting Camera Club – Toronto Digital Photography Club – Competition Coordinator– Lance Gitter at capa@tdpc.ca

 

Altered Reality Competition

This competition is now open and closes on January 15, 2019 at midnight (Central Standard Time – Ontario).

Clarifications:

  1.  This is not a ‘restricted editing criteria’ competition. Therefore, you do not need to have available the original RAW file or the original un-touched JPEG file.
  2. Can I submit a caricature image for this competition? The answer is YES.
    Competition closes on January 15, 2019 at midnight (Central Standard Time – Ontario) and is being hosted by Lance Gitter at capa@rhcameraclub.ca

 

Monochrome

For this competition, we have five different themes.
An entrant can enter one or more images in any of the five themes. Both camera clubs or individual CAPA members must enter images in at least two themes.
Based on messages received, we have expanded the Animals/Birds theme to include (wild or domesticated)

Clarifications:

  1. If my image is not in the right theme will it be moved by the Competition Host into the right theme? The answer is No.
  2.  Is a ‘sepia’ image permitted in this competition. The answer is Yes because sepia is a form of photographic toning – a tone which has been added to a black and white photographer to ‘warm’ up the tones. Sepia tones images are still considered a black and white image for our competition.
  3.  Will my image be disqualified if it is deemed not to be in the right theme? The answer is Yes.
  4. Which theme would I enter a covered bridge in? The answer is Architecture theme.
  5. I am considering in submitting a monochrome photograph of an aircraft. If so, what theme could I submit under? The answer is – aircraft would not fit in any theme unless it could be included in a Landscape theme.
  6. If an image could possibly be in more than one theme – the primary focal point of the image should be used to determine what theme it should be in. If the situation is unclear then the entrant will be given the benefit of the doubt.
  7.  This is not a ‘restricted editing criteria’ competition. Therefore, you do not need to have available the original RAW file or the original un-touched JPEG file.

This competition closes on January 30, 2019 and is being hosted by the Director of Competitions.
If you have questions about this competition, please email the Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca

 

Photo Journalism Competition

The winners of this competition are now posted on our website. You can view the winning images and results on the Competitions’ Winners – Club and Winners – Individual webpages.

December 2018 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

ON1 PHOTO RAW 2019 DISCOUNT

The On1 Corporation is providing CAPA members with a discount price on their new On1 Photo RAW 2019.

The discount code is contained in the “Discount” section of the MEMBERS portion of our website. To view the MEMBERS’ categories, you will need to log into our CAPA website using your username and password.

COMPETITION: SEEKING CLARIFICATION

Over the past few weeks, we have received several enquires seeking clarification on specific points. Each of these enquires are listed below along with our corresponding response:

  1. QUESTION: Regarding the 2019 Monochrome competition, I wondering which of the theme (Human, Landscape, Architecture, Flower/Plants, Animal) I would select to upload an image of a vehicle or aircraft?
    RESPONSE: The answer is Architecture. CAPA defines architecture as “the capture by means of photography of the activity of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures by a person or a machine. A wider definition often includes design of the total built environment, from the macro level of how a building ingrates with its surrounding man made landscape to the micro level of architectural details and some times, furniture.”The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines architecture as “formation or construction resulting from or as if from a conscious act” and “a unifying or coherent form or structure.”
  2. QUESTION: Is Sepia accepted in the Monochome competition?
    RESPONSE: – Yes. Sepia is a form of photographic print toning – a tone added to a black and white photograph in the darkroom to “warm” up the tones (though since it is still a monochromatic image it is still considered black and white).
  3. QUESTION: I’ve heard a rumour that CAPA now is not permitting older images to be entered into a CAPA competition. Could you confirm this point?
    RESPONSE: In July 2018, we updated our CAPA Eligibility Criteria to include the following in italic:
    The photographer asserts and agrees “that I will endeavour to submit a current image for a CAPA competition.” This provision was added as a requirement for CAPA images to be accepted into the international Four Nations competition. As the outlines, the new revision states ‘endeavour’ and does not state ‘must’ or ‘should.’  Therefore, we leave it to the good judgement of each photographer.  The Director of Competitions will not be checking the image’s metadata details for the date of capture nor for the date the image was processed.

2018 NATURE COMPETITION

The winners of this competition are now posted on our website. You can view the winning images and results on the Competitions’ Winners – Club and Winners – Individual webpages.

2018 FINE ART COMPETITION

This competition had many outstanding images submitted and the judges were challenged to select the winning images.

You can view the winning images and results on the Competitions’ Winners – Club and Winners – Individual webpages.

2019 ALTERED REALITY COMPETITION

Traditionally, this competition attracts some of the most interesting and amazing photographic creations.

We encourage you to consider entering your images into this competition. However, it is important that you first read the competition details prior to submitting your images.

Competition closes on January 15, 2019 and is being hosted by CAPA Member Lance Gitter – FCAPA.

2019 MONOCHROME COMPETITION

This competition closes on January 30, 2019 and is being hosted by the Director of Competitions.

If you have questions about this competition, please email the Director at competitions@capacanada.ca

It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.
Click here for English

Décembre 2018, nouvelles des concours

PHOTO RAW 2019 OFFERT À PRIX RÉDUIT PAR ON1

La société On1 offre son nouveau logiciel Photo RAW 2019 à prix réduit aux membres de l’ACAP.
Le code requis pour profiter de cette offre est disponible dans la section ‘’Discounts’’ de la partie réservée aux membres de notre site Web. Vous devez être connecté sur le site Web de l’ACAP à l’aide de votre nom d’usager et de votre mot de passe pour que la section ‘’Members’’ du menu principal soit visible.

CONCOURS : DEMANDES DE CLARIFICATIONS

Nous avons reçu plusieurs demandes au cours des dernières semaines en vue d’obtenir des éclaircissements sur des points spécifiques. Toutes ces demandes sont énumérées dans la liste ci-dessous et chacune est accompagnée de la réponse correspondante que nous avons écrite :

  1. QUESTION: En ce qui concerne le concours ‘’Monochrome 2019’’, je me demande quel thème choisir (humain, paysage, architecture, fleurs/plantes, animaux) pour soumettre l’image d’un véhicule ou d’un aéronef ?
    RÉPONSE: La réponse est ‘’architecture’’. L’ACAP définit l’architecture comme ‘’ la capture par le biais de la photographie d’une activité consistant à concevoir ou construire des bâtiments ou d’autres structures matérielles par une personne ou par une machine. Une définition plus large inclue souvent la conception de tout notre environnement construit, depuis l’échelle macro qui décrit comment les bâtiments s’intègrent à leur environnement paysager jusqu’à l’échelle micro qui inclue des détails architecturels et même parfois l’ameublement.’’ Le dictionnaire Merriam-Webster définit l’architecture comme ‘’un aménagement ou une construction qui résulte ou qui semble résulter d’un acte conscient’’ et un aménagement ou une structure intégré ou cohérent.
  2. QUESTION: Est-ce que le sépia est accepté dans les concours monochrome?
    RÉPONSE: –Oui. Le sépia est une forme d’impression photographique avec une modification des tonalités- en chambre noire, on ajoute des tons de brun à une photographie noir et blanc afin de ‘’réchauffer’’ les tonalités (le résultat reste monochromatique et est considéré comme du noir et blanc)
  3. QUESTION: J’ai entendu une rumeur à l’effet que l’ACAP permet maintenant que des anciennes images soient soumises dans un concours de l’ACAP. Pouvez-vous le confirmer ?
    RÉPONSE: En juillet 2018, nous avons mis-à-jour notre section ‘’Critères d’éligibilités de l’ACAP’’ afin d’ajouter le texte suivant en italique : Le photographe certifie et convient que ‘’ Je m’efforcerai de soumettre une image récente pour les compétitions de l’ACAP’’. Cet article a été ajouté dans les critères d’admissibilité afin que les images de l’ACAP soient acceptées au concours international Four Nations Competition. Il est écrit ‘’je m’efforcerai’’ plutôt que “je dois’’ ou ‘’je devrais’’. Cette décision est donc laissée au bon jugement du photographe. Le directeur des concours ne consultera pas les métadonnées d’une image afin de vérifier la date de création ou de post-traitement de l’image.

2018 CONCOURS LA NATURE

Les noms des gagnants de ce concours sont maintenant affichés sur notre site Web. Vous pouvez voir les images gagnantes et les résultats sur les pages web accessibles par le menu principal en suivant ‘’Competitions’’ – ‘’Winners–Club’’ ou bien ‘’Winners – Individual’’.

2018 CONCOURS LES BEAUX ARTS

Plusieurs images exceptionnelles ont étés soumises à ce concours et la sélection des images gagnantes a constitué un défi pour les juges.
Vous pouvez voir les images gagnantes et les résultats sur les pages web accessibles par le menu principal en suivant ‘’Competitions’’ – ‘’Winners–Club’’ ou bien ‘’Winners – Individual’’.

2019 CONCOURS REALITÉ ALTÉRÉE

Traditionnellement, ce concours reçoit des créations photographiques parmi les plus intéressantes et les plus étonnantes qui soient.
Nous vous encourageons à soumettre vos images à ce concours. Toutefois, il est important de lire d’abord la description détaillée du concours avant de le faire.
Le concours se termine le 15 janvier 2019 et sera l’hôte de Lance Gitter, membre de l’ACAP, FCAPA.

2019 CONCOURS MONOCHROME

Ce concours se termine le 30 janvier 2019 et sera l’hôte du directeur des concours.
Si vous avez des questions à propos de ce concours, alors transmettez-les par courriel au directeur à l’adresse competitions@capacanada.ca.

L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.

November 2018 Competition News

Uploading of Image Size Requirements

We have received a message that an entrant could not upload their image despite the fact that the images did not exceed the maximum dimension of 1400 pixels by 1050 pixels. Our online competition system has been configured to only accept images provided that the maximum image size is 1400 pixels by 1050 pixels and that one dimension must be either 1400 pixels or 1050 pixels. If you are unable to upload an image or have a question about uploading, please email Sheldon Boles at seboles@telus.net

2019 Altered Reality Competition

The closing date for this competition is January 15, 2019. Competition is now open for the uploading of your images. The Scope of Competition remains the same as our last year’s competition. If you have any questions this competition, please email the Competition Host representative (Lance Gitter) at capa@rhcameraclub.ca

2019 Monochrome Competition

The closing date for this competition is January 30, 2019. Competition is now open for the uploading of your images. As you will recall, our 2018 Black & White Competition was extremely popular and we received more images than expected. Consequently, the hosting of the competition was quite demanding.

To offset the management of our 2019 Monochrome competition, we have created five different themes:

  1. Human Individual/Groups (street photography is included)
  2. Landscape/City-scape/Sea-scape
  3. Architecture (inside/outside)
  4. Flowers/Plants (wild or cultivated)
  5. Animals/Birds (wild or feral)

Depending on the volume of images received, we may need to have than one team to judge specific themes.

Questions

We had a few some questions about the Animals/Birds category:

  1.  “does this mean, a bird or animal, say captured in a sanctuary or on a reserve is not included?”
    There are no restriction on images being submitted. So photographers can submit images of a bird or animal captured in a sanctuary or on a reserve.
  2.  “does the no restriction includes all kinds of animals like domestic pets or birds? Or do we stick to wild or feral?”
    All animals and bird are included.

Special Note

One point to remember for this competition is that entrants must enter at least 1 image in 2 different themes.

If you have questions about this competition, please email the Competition Host representative – Sheldon Boles at seboles@telus.net

October 2018 Competition News

cliquez ici pour le français

2018 FINE ART

We have received two email messages seeking clarification about the new Scope of Competition for the 2018 Fine Art competition. The points raised and the clarification provided is outlined below.

The key elements of the Scope of Competition are state:

Fine art photography has no universally agreed upon meaning or definition. However, fine art photography does go beyond just capturing an image and cropping. Therefore, an image must not be submitted into this competition if it would have qualified for a CAPA competition with a Restricted Editing Criteria such as: Nature, Photo Journalism or Wildlife.

The goal of fine art photography is in creating a fine art image is to use subjects and techniques as vehicles in the process of conveying a strong message, idea, vision and/or emotion.

So the question has been raised – “can a nature or wildlife image be submitted into the Fine Art competition with the above noted key elements?” Yes – however the image must go beyond mere capturing of an image, cropping and making minor changes to the image.

Another question raised was “can I submit a ‘once-in-a-lifetime amazing nature photo’ in the 2018 Fine Art Competition? “ No. However, this photo can be submitted in the 2018 Nature and/or the 2019 Open Theme competitions.

Why were these changes made? Over the past year, we have received many complaints that nature and wildlife images have dominated the Fine Art Competition while others felt that these images did not meet the Scope of Competition.

The emphasis in our CAPA competitions is to provide an equal opportunity for all photographers and encourage them to enter competitions when their images meet the Scope of Competition.

In reviewing the past three years of CAPA Fine Art competitions, it was discovered that:

  • It appears that the competition hosts did not pre-screen the submitted images to ensure only images that met the Scope of Competition were presented on the ‘day-of-judging’
  • Selected judges had a strong background in nature/wildlife photography

To correct this situation and ensure an equal opportunity for all photographers, the following steps have been implemented:

  • refinement of the 2018 Fine Art Competition Scope of Competition
  • three judges have been selected who are all Certified CAPA Judges and have extensive experience with the topic of Fine Art
  • updated the CAPA Competition Standards to include support for the Competition Host:

A Review Committee of two or more Certified CAPA Judges may be appointed by the Director of Competitions or the Competition Chair Person to preview images/presentations submitted to a CAPA competition to ensure all the images/presentations comply with the competition details webpage and will advise the Director or the Competition Chair Person of their findings.

  • all CAPA competition detail webpages contain a Special Note at the bottom which states: Questions about the scope of the competition and/or the editing criteria should be directed to the Competition Coordinator prior to the closing day of the competition. For the Fine Art Competition – the Competition Coordinator is Derek Hayes (Certified CAPA Judge & recognized fine art photographer and author) – derek@derekhayes.ca

A post-competition review will be undertaken to determine if further refinements are necessary for our Fine Art competitions.

Opening Competitions for Uploading of Images

We have only opened up the three competitions for this fall because we are expecting to receive then upload the new enhancements to our online competition system.

To minimize any disruptions and the risk of loosing submitted images, we will be opening up the competitions in stages as follows:

  • November 1, 2018 – Altered Reality Competition and Monochrome Competition
  • January 1, 2018 – 2019 Open Theme Competition and 2019 A Series of 4 Photos Competition
  • February 1, 2019 – Portrait Competition
  • March 1, 2019 – 2019 Canada: My Country Competition
  • April 1, 2019 – 2019 Annual Photo Challenge Competition.

Noted open dates are 1 to 2 months prior to the closing date of the competition.

2019 Audio Visual Presentation Competition

The previous Special Note – For a club submission for this competition – at least two people must be involved in creating the audio visual presentation” has been revoked and replaced with:

CAPA individual members and camera clubs are limited to one AV submission. For a club submission for this competition, the audio visual presentation can be from 1 or 2 club members.

Monochrome Competition

  • Question: Is a sepia image admissible into the Monochrome Competition?

Response: The definition for Monochrome is what is defined by FIAP and is included below:

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.

Sepia is defined as “a tone added to a black and white photograph in the darkroom to “warm” up the tones (though since it is still a monochromatic image it is still considered black and white).”

Therefore, a sepia image is permitted because it is a single colour which remains a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category.

  • Question: Is there a limit on the age of photos submitted?

Response: Based on the recent rule changes for the 2019 Four Nations Competition, we have revised our CAPA Eligibility Criteria to include:

#10 – “I will endeavour to submit a current image for CAPA competitions”

We will NOT be strictly policing this point by verifying the data contained in the image’s metadata details. However, we encourage photographers to consider this new revision.

It is CAPA’s intention to offer services to its members in both English and French. With this in mind, we are working to the best of our abilities on French translations of the website’s main pages. This is a demanding task and will require some time to achieve. We appreciate your patience.

Octobre 2018, nouvelles des concours

BEAUX-ARTS 2018

Nous avons reçu deux courriels demandant des éclaircissements sur la nouvelle portée du concours beaux-arts 2018. Les points soulevés et les éclaircissements fournis sont décrits ci-dessous.

Les éléments clés de la portée du concours sont :

La photographie de beaux-arts n’a pas un sens ou une définition acceptée universellement. Cependant, la photographie de beaux- arts va bien au-delà de la capture d’une image et de son recadrage. Par conséquent, une image ne doit pas être soumise à ce concours si elle se qualifierait à un concours de l’ACAP avec des critères de post-traitement restreints tels que: nature, photo journalistique ou de la faune.

L’objectif de la photographie de beaux-arts est d’utiliser des sujets et des techniques comme moyens de transmission d’un message fort, d’une idée, d’une vision et/ou de l’émotion.

La question qui a donc été posée: « une image de la nature ou une image de la faune peut-elle être soumise au concours beaux-arts avec les éléments clés mentionnés ci-dessus? » Oui-cependant l’image doit aller au-delà de la simple capture d’une image, de son recadrage et de l’application de changements mineurs.

Une autre question posée était: «puis-je présenter une photo de nature étonnante, une photo d’une fois dans la vie dans le concours beaux-arts 2018 ?» Non. Cependant, cette photo peut être présentée dans le concours nature 2018 et/ou les concours à thème libre de 2019.

Pourquoi ces changements ont-ils été apportés? Au cours de la dernière année, nous avons reçu de nombreuses plaintes alléguant que les images de la nature et les images de la faune ont dominé le concours de beaux-arts, tandis que d’autres estiment que ces images ne répondaient pas à la portée du concours.

Les concours de l’ACAP visent à fournir une opportunité égale à tous les photographes et à les encourager à participer à des compétitions lorsque leurs images répondent à la portée du concours.

En examinant les trois dernières années du concours beaux-arts de l’ACAP, il a été découvert que:

– les responsables du concours n’avaient pas préalablement examiné les images soumises pour s’assurer que seules les images satisfaisant à la portée du concours étaient présentées lors de la «journée de jugement»
– les juges sélectionnés avaient une solide expérience en photographie de la nature et de la faune.

Pour corriger cette situation et afin d’assurer une chance égale pour tous les photographes, les étapes suivantes ont été mises en œuvre:

– raffinement des règles du concours beaux-arts 2018
– trois juges ont été sélectionnés qui sont tous des juges certifiés de l’ACAP et qui possèdent une vaste expérience sur le thème des beaux-arts
– les normes des concours de l’ACAP ont été révisées afin d’y inclure un soutien à l’hôte du concours :

Un comité de révision de deux ou plus juges certifiés de l’ACAP peut être nommé par le directeur des compétitions ou la personne responsable du concours pour prévisualiser les images/présentations soumises à un concours de l’ACAP et s’assurer que toutes les images/présentations sont conformes aux règles sur le site WEB; il avisera le directeur ou le responsable de la compétition de ses conclusions.

– au bas de toutes les pages des règles de concours de l’ACAP s’affichera la note spéciale suivante: Les questions concernant la portée du concours et/ou les critères d’édition doivent être soumises au coordonnateur de la compétition avant le jour de clôture du concours. Pour le concours des beaux-arts, le coordonnateur est Derek Hayes (juge certifié de l’ACAP, reconnu comme photographe beaux-arts et auteur) – Derek@derekhayes.ca

Suite au concours une évaluation sera initiée afin de déterminer si d’autres améliorations sont nécessaires pour nos concours beaux-arts.

CONCOURS OUVERTS POUR LE TÉLÉCHARGEMENT DES IMAGES

Seulement les trois concours de cet automne sont présentement ouverts en attendant de recevoir des mises à jour des logiciels pour améliorer le téléchargement en ligne.
Pour minimiser les perturbations et le risque de perdre des images soumises, nous allons ouvrir les concours par étapes comme suit:

– 1er novembre 2018- le concours de réalité altérée et le concours monochrome
– 1er janvier 2019 – le concours thème libre et le concours une série de quatre photos
– 1er février 2019 – le concours portrait
– 1er mars 2019 – le concours Canada : mon pays
– 1er avril 2019 – le concours défi photo annuel 2019

Les dates d’ouverture indiquées sont de 1 à 2 mois avant la date de clôture du concours.

LE CONCOURS DE PRÉSENTATION AUDIO-VISUELLE 2019

La condition précédemment annoncée : « Pour une présentation de club à ce concours, au moins deux personnes doivent être impliquées dans la création de l’œuvre audio-visuelle » a été révoquée et remplacée par ce qui suit :

Les membres individuels et les clubs de l’ACAP sont limités à une seule soumission audio-visuelle. Dans le cas de la soumission d’un club à ce concours, la présentation audio-visuelle peut être celle de 1 ou de 2 membres du club.

CONCOURS MONOCHROME

Question: une image sépia est-elle admissible dans la compétition monochrome?
Réponse: la définition de monochrome est celle définie par la FIAP et est incluse ci-dessous:

Un montage en noir et blanc partant du gris très foncé (noir) et allant au gris très clair (blanc) est un travail monochrome avec les différentes nuances de gris. Une œuvre en noir et blanc teintée entièrement d’une seule couleur restera un travail monochrome capable de se tenir dans la catégorie noir et blanc. D’autre part, une œuvre en noir et blanc teintée partiellement ou modifiée par l’addition d’une couleur devient un travail de couleur (polychrome) et devrait être présentée dans la catégorie de couleur.

Sépia est défini comme « une teinte ajoutée à une photographie en noir et blanc dans la chambre noire pour “réchauffer” les tonalités (considérant que l’image est encore une image monochromatique, elle est toujours considérée comme noir et blanc).

Par conséquent, une image sépia est autorisée parce qu’il s’agit d’une seule couleur qui reste un travail monochrome capable de se classer dans la catégorie noir et blanc.

Question: Y a-t-il une limite à l’âge des photos qui peuvent être soumises?
Réponse: Sur la base des changements récents des règles du concours des 4 nations 2019, nous avons révisé nos critères d’admissibilité pour les concours de l’ACAP pour inclure:

#10 – « Je m’efforcerai de soumettre une image récente pour les concours de l’ACAP. »

Nous n’allons pas strictement surveiller ce point en vérifiant les métadonnées de l’image. Cependant, nous encourageons les photographes à tenir compte de cette nouvelle approche.L’ACAP veut offrir à ses membres des services en français et en anglais. Avec cet objectif en tête, nous travaillons au meilleur de nos capacités à traduire en français les principales pages du site. Cela représente un important défi et prendra un certain temps à réaliser. Merci de votre patience.

Andre Reinders Honourable Mention

CAPA Atlantic Zone Director, Michiko Nishijima, presents Andre Reinders with the certificate of an Honorable Mention for his image “Mia.” The image was awarded in the Open Category of the 2018 Four Nations Competitions. While CAPA received the 1st place for this category, Andre was the only individual from CAPA who was awarded.

Andre Reinders receives an Honourable Mention for his image "Mia" in the Open Category in the 2018 Four Nations Competition
Andre Reinders receives an HM (photo by Hubert Boudreau)

Gerry Kelly

CAPA District Representative Virginia Stranaghan presents Gerry Kelly with a 2018 Four Nations Gold Medal for his image entitled “Tranquil.” The medal was awarded as being the highest scoring image in the Our Country category of the 2018 Four Nations competition. See the results from this competition here.

Gerry Kelly receives a Gold Medal
Gerry Kelly receives a Gold Medal

Rick McKenzie Merit Award

CAPA District Representative Virginia Stranaghan presents Rick McKenzie with his Gold Medal and Merit Award ribbons for the 2018 Close-Up ‘Individual’ Competition. In this competition, Rick received the Gold Medal for his four submitted image in this competition and two of these images received the 1st and 2nd Merit Award Ribbons. A great recognition for a great photographer See all of the other award winners here.

Rick McKenzie
Rick McKenzie receives an Award from Virginia Stranaghan.

2017/18 Powerpoint Presentations

David Bromley has completed the development of powerpoint presentations for all of the 2017 – 2018 winning competition images.

CAPA members and camera club can request a copy of these presentation by contact our CAPA Librarian – Henry Schnell via his email address of secretary@capacanada.ca

2018-2019 Competition Season

We have some updates for our CAPA Competitions:

Website and Bilingual Format for Competitions

Our CAPA’s online system is now in a bilingual form. We encourage you to check it out and let us know what enhancements are required.

Many thanks to Quebec Zone Director Alain Dubeau for providing us with the French translations and to our new CAPA webmaster Leah Gray for the new design of our webpages to incorporate a bilingual format.

Updated CAPA Eligibility Critera

Our CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage serves as our ‘terms and conditions’ in participating in a CAPA competition.

We have updated our CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage to include:

  1.  recent rule changes for the submission of images into the Four Nation
  2. compliance with the Canadian Copyright Act

You can review the updated here Eligibility Criteria here.

Under the Editing Criteria of each competition detail page, there is a reference to and a hyperlink to the Eligibility Criteria.

2018 – 2019 CAPA Competitions

For this competition cycle, we have refined some of our traditional competitions and added some new competitions:

  • 2018 Nature – updated the Editing Criteria’s Restricting Editing to be in compliance with the definition used by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
  •  2018 Fine Art – expanded the Scope of Competition to include: “fine art photography does go beyond just capturing an image and cropping. Therefore, an image must not be submitted into this competition if it would have qualified for a CAPA competition with a Restricted Editing Criteria such as: Nature, Photo Journalism or Wildlife.”
  • New – 2019 Monochrome – contains five different themes: Human Individual/Groups; Landscape/Sea-scape/Sea-scape; Architecture (inside/outside); Flowers/Plants (wild or cultivated); Animal/Birds (wild or feral). Merit Awards will be awarded for each theme.
  • New – 2019 A Series Of 4 Photos – is a new style of competition which is gaining in popularity in Europe and in North America.
  • New – 2019 Portrait – is a competition which has been asked for by many photographers.
  • 2019 Canada: My Country – expanded to include 13 themes (10 provinces & 3 territories). The top images in each theme will receive Merit Award Certificates and the overall winner will receive CAPA medals.
    Top images from this competition will be considered for selection into the new 2020 Canadian Salon. Details about this salon will be announced in October 2019 by the CAPA President.
  • 2019 Annual Photo Challenge – theme is ‘reflections.’

With the exception of our A Series Of 4 Photos, all our competitions will be run as ‘remote-judging’ and all images will be previewed to ensure only images that meet the Scope of the Competition are presented on the ‘day-of-judging.’

Two to three months prior to the ‘closing-date’ of a competition, each competition will be opened up to permit the uploading of images.

Closing Comments

If you have any questions or concerns relating to our competitions, please email me at competitions@capapcanada.ca

Sheldon Boles, FCAPA
Director of Competitions

2018 Four Nations Competition

For this competition, CAPA was required to select 80 images from different photographers and image appropriate for inclusion into one of four categories: Nature (15 images), Monochrome (15 images), Open (35 images) and My Country (15 images).

The 50 to 75 images from each of our 2017-2018 ‘Club’ & ‘Individual’ competitions were shortlisted and re-judged by a separate team of Certified CAPA judges. Based on their scoring, the top 80 images were selected as CAPA’s submission to this competition.

Pie Chart of CAPA images for 4-nation competitions

In mid-August, we received official notification that CAPA placed 1st in this competition. You can check out the details on the 2018 competition here.

CAPA has put together a PowerPoint presentation containing all the 80 CAPA submitted images to the Four Nations competition. CAPA members and camera clubs can request a copy of this presentation by emailing Henry Schnell (CAPA Secretary) at secretary@capacanada.ca

In 2019, CAPA will be hosting the Four Nations Competition. We will be using the same selection processes as we did in 2018.

Volunteers for Competition Chairs

Seeking Volunteers

We have updated our CAPA Competition Standards to streamline our processes and incorporated the new role for a Competition Chair Person for each competition.

A Chair Person will oversee and work with a Competition Host to ensure the smooth running of a competition by:

  • providing Competition Host with appropriate documentation
  • answering any question that may arise
  • assisting in the selection of the most appropriate judges
  • assisting in determining if a submitted image meets the Scope of Competition
  • recommending to the Director of Competitions that a specific image be disqualified and the rationale for doing so
  • advising the competition entrants of the competition results
  • reviewing the competition results to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to sending it to the Director of Competitions for review/approval

If you are interested in becoming one of our Competition mentors, please email our Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca for more details.

June 2018

Our monthly Competition News is aimed at providing all CAPA members and camera clubs with timely information relating to our competitions.

For this month, we have included information below under the appropriate title.

2018 Close-Up Competition

This competition was extremely popular and many outstanding images were submitted:

1 – Club category: 162 image from 25 clubs

2 – Individual category: 248 images from 63 CAPA members

Many thanks to the three CAPA judges: Sunchie Yang, Bharat Mistry and Leonie Holmes.

For the Club category, three camera clubs received CAPA medals:

1 – Gold Medal – Toronto Digital Photography Club 

2 – Silver Medal – Richmond Hill Camera Club

3 – Bronze Medal – Burnaby Photographic Society

You can view the  winning images on our Winners – Club webpage here.

CAPA members were also awarded CAPA medals for the individual category: 

1 – Gold Medal – Rick McKenzie of Dundas, Ont.

2 – Silver Medal – Lance Gitter of Thornhill, Ont.

3 – Bronze Medal – Yun Wang of Burlington, Ont.

You can check out their winning images on our Winners – Individual webpage here.

The final competition reports have been loaded onto our website.  You can be view these reports only after logging into the website with your username/password and by selecting the Competition Reports option on the Competitions dropdown menu.  If you cannot see the Competition Reports submenu then you are still not logged into the website.  

Each of these reports are now in our new bilingual format.  This format will continue to be enhanced and we seek your suggestions on how it can be improved.

Uploaded Presentation Photographs

Over the past few months, we have received and uploaded photographs of entrants being awarded their CAPA Awards.  You can check out these photographers below by selecting the respective hyperlink:

If you have a presentation photograph which has not yet been uploaded to our website, please forward the image and details to our Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca.

Importance Of Reading & Complying With All Competition Details

In the past few months, we have had four different categories of image disqualifications: 

A – watermark contained on a submitted image;

B – name of the photographer on the lower right corner of the image;

C – same image was submitted in both the ‘individual’ and ‘club’ categories of competition 

D – submitted image had previously received a CAPA award

To avoid the embarrassment of having your image disqualified, it is important that you ready and comply with all the details on the respective competition page prior to submitting your images into a CAPA competition.  Each competition page also has a hyperlink to our CAPA Eligibility Criteria  and the details of this webpage must also be adhered to

If you are unsure of your images has received a CAPA award or wondering if your image is acceptable for a competition, you can email our Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca.

2018 Four Nations Competition – Selected 80 Top Images 

We have selected the top 80 images for CAPA’s submission to the international 2018 Four Nations Competition.  

These images were selected from our top images from our October 2017 – April 2018 competitions.  The noted selection was made by three separate teams of CAPA judges.

The photographer of each selected image has been contacted and they have us their permission to include their image in this competition. 

All images will be uploaded on June 24, 2018.  During the summer, all submitted images from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will be judged by three internationally recognized judges.

Competition results will be received sometime prior to September 1, 2018.  

Forthcoming 2018-2019 Competition Cycle

We have posted on our competition for the 2018 -2019 competition cycle and they can be viewed here.  Check on our Competition News in September 2018 for any changes or enhancements to these competitions.

 Questions, Suggestions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of CAPA competitions, please email our Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca.

May 2018

Our monthly Competition News is aimed at providing all CAPA members and camera clubs with timely information relating to our competitions. For this month, we have included information below under the appropriate title.

2018 – 2019 Competitions Now Posted

The majority of the 2018 – 2019 competitions are now posted on our Current Competitions webpage which can be viewed here.

After the closing of the 2018 Annual Photo Challenge competition, we will be posting the 2019 Annual Photo Competition and its theme will be reflections.

Over the past few months, we have received many email messages about the large number of wildlife/nature images dominating the CAPA awards in the 2017 Fine Art and the 2018 Open Theme competitions.  In an effort to ‘balance-the-playing-field‘ for all photographers, we are undertaking the following changes with our 2018 – 2019 competitions:

Fine Art – the selection of judges will be heavily favoured in the area of fine art.  In addition, images that are submitted with little or no modification to emphasize an artistic purpose or theme will be disqualified by the Competition Host.  Competition Host for this competition is a recognized and respected fine art photographer.

Open Theme – the new competition details will be updated to contain two themes – Wildlife/Nature and Everyone Else.  By doing so, we don’t disadvantage wildlife/nature nor all other submitted images.  Each theme will be judged separately by separate judges. 

Monochrome – contains four themes – People, Landscape/City-scape/Sea-scape, Architecture (inside/outside) and Flowers/Plants (wild or cultivated.  As noted the Nature/Wildlife animal//birds have been excluded from this competition because there is already a dedicated Nature competition for them.

I would encourage you read these specific competitions to obtain more details.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate in emailing our Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca

We have been working CAPA Zone Director Alain Dubeau and CAPA President Rod Trider to create a new 2019 Canada: My Country competition.  For this competition, there are 13 different themes representing 10 provinces and 3 terrorizes.  The aim of the competition is to seek out the best photographic images in these geographical regions.  Check out this competition here.

All the above competitions were designed to encourage and recognize outstanding image in a wider range of themes.  By doing, we are endeavouring to demonstrate that we are listening to your suggestions and concerns.  

Bilingual Format For CAPA Competitions

As you will notice from 2018 – 2019 competitions, the majority of the competition pages are now in a bilingual format.

It is only natural that our Association embrace photographers in both official languages.  

In the forthcoming months, the parallel translation format will be changed to accommodate an easier means viewing of our webpages on a wider range of devices – computers, laptop computers, ipad and cel phones.  In addition, our final competition report will also be a bilingual format.

We extend a special thank you to our CAPA Zone Director Alain Dubeau for providing us with the french translation.

Importance Of Reading & Complying With All Competition Details

In the past month, we have had four notable disqualifications for the following reasons:

A – Watermark contained on a submitted image;

B – Name of the photographer on the lower right corner of the image;

C – Potential Merit Award image was disqualified because it had previously received a CAPA Award

D – Gold Medal winning club lost their medal standing because one of their images had previously received a CAPA award

On the two latter disqualifications, all camera club representatives and CAPA members are reminded that it is their responsible to ensure that the submitted image has not be previously received a CAPA Award. We do maintain a CAPA database of past winners.  If you are unsure of your images has received a CAPA award, you can email the Director of Competitions at competitions@capacanada.ca.

Do NOT assume that the competition details are identical to a previous competition.  

It is imperative that all entrants read and comply with the details contained in a competition webpage which also includes a hyperlink to our CAPA Eligibility Criteria.

2018 Open Theme Competition

This competition was extremely popular:

1 – Club category: 222 image from 37 clubs

2 – Individual category: 450 images from 115 CAPA members

The submitted images were broken down into six categories as outlined below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pie chart below reflect the distribution of the six categories in the Open Theme Competition.

Many thanks to the three CAPA judges: Derek Hayes, Jim Sutton and Michael Easton.

For the Club category, three camera clubs received CAPA medals:

1 – Gold Medal – Montreal Camera Club 

2 – Silver Medal – St. Catharines Photographic Club

3 – Bronze Medal – The Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

You can check out their winning images on our Winners – Club webpage here.

CAPA members were also awarded CAPA medals for the individual category: 

1 – Gold Medal – Missy Mandel of Toronto, Ont

2 – Silver Medal – Mary Chambers of London, Ont.

3 – Bronze Medal – Norman Dougan of Kamloops, BC.

You can check out their winning images on our Winners – Individual webpage here.

2018 Audio Visual Presentation Competition

 Last year, the Audio Visual competition was cancel due to an extremely low level of participation.

Ann Alimi (Toronto Camera Club) felt this competition was worthy of being revitalized.  She worked hard at updating the entire competition and tirelessly promoted participation in this competition.

Based on Ann’s own initiative, we had the following number of entrants in this competition:

1 – Club Competition – 11 entrants

2 – Individual Competition 37 entrants

For the Club category, the following three camera clubs were awarded a CAPA medal:

1 – Gold Medal – Lakeshore Camera Club

2 – Silver Medal – Toronto Digital Photography Club

3 – Bronze Medal – Richmond Hill Camera Club

You can view the competition report after you log into the CAPA website and select the Competition Report from the Competition menu.

For the Individual category, the following CAPA members are receiving a CAPA medal:

1 – Gold Medal – Yun Wang of Burlington, Ontario

2 – Silver Medal – Rita Villis of London, Ontario

3 – Bronze Medal – Pat Zuest of Toronto, Ontario

Many thanks to the three CAPA judges: Sunchie Yang, Norm Ullock and Helene Ullock.

A special thank you is extended to Ann Alimi for her outstanding efforts to revitalize this competition.  She an outstanding photographer in her own right.

Canada: My Country Competition

This competition was also popular:

1 – Club category: 120 image from 20 clubs

2 – Individual category: 243 images from 67 CAPA members

These images were broken down into six categories as outlined below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pie chart below reflect the distribution of the six categories in the Canada: My Country Competition.

For the Club category, three camera clubs received CAPA medals:

1 – Gold Medal –  The Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

2 – Silver Medal – Richmond Hill Camera Club

3 – Bronze Medal – Toronto Digital Photography Club

You can check out their winning images on our Winners – Club webpage here.

CAPA members were also awarded CAPA medals for the individual category: 

1 – Gold Medal – Norman Dougan

2 – Silver Medal – IIana Block

3 – Bronze Medal – Robert Parker

You can check out their winning images on our Winners – Individual webpage here.

Many thanks and congratulations to all entrants in supporting this competition.  

2018 Close Up Competition

Unfortunately, there will be a delay in judging this competition as two of the judges will be out of the area for a week or two.  It is expected that the final report will be approved in early June 2018.  

Forthcoming 2018 Competition

For CAPA members, we have one remaining competition for you and has associated prizes for the winning images: 

2019 Annual Photo Challenge Competition (Only available for individual CAPA members) – closes on May 31, 2018 

 Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of CAPA competitions, please email our Director of Competitions at competitions@telus.ca.