2023 Audio Visual

Gold Medal - Mariana Armata & Ron Harper (Lakeshore Camera Club_ - Title: Paper - Audio Visual Competition
Gold Medal - Mariana Armata & Ron Harper (Lakeshore Camera Club) - Title: Paper - Audio Visual Competition
Gold Medal - Mariana Armata & Ron Harper (Lakeshore Camera Club) - Title: Paper - Audio Visual Competition
Gold Medal - Marina Armata & Ron Harper (Lakeshore Camera Club) - Title: Paper - Audio Visual Competition
Gold Medal - (Marina Armata & Ron Harper (Lakeshore Camera Club) - Title: Paper - Audio Visual Competition

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2022 Canada: My Country

Honour Award Photo Fredericton Carol Randall 02 Pow Wow Blessing
Gold Medal Camera 35 St Johns Philip Crocker Stage Reflections
1st Merit Que Pierre Pomerleau Long Night At The Stadium
1st Merit Ont Pia OLeary Fall Mists In Algonquin Park
Honour Award Tony Roberts Bullrider Rescue

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2023 Canada: My Country

Honour Award Photo Fredericton Carol Randall 02 Pow Wow Blessing
Gold Medal Camera 35 St Johns Philip Crocker Stage Reflections
1st Merit Que Pierre Pomerleau Long Night At The Stadium
1st Merit Ont Pia OLeary Fall Mists In Algonquin Park
Honour Award Tony Roberts Bullrider Rescue

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2023 CAPA Conference Photo Competition

Colour Open - Honourable Mention - Haokun Xu (CAPA) - image "Buddhist Mountain"
Nature - Honourable Mention - Daisy Lai (CAPA) image - "Maternal Love"
Our Country - Honourable Mention - Steve Donnelly (CAPA) image - "Yellowknife NWT"
Our Country - Honourable Mention - Philip Wong (CAPA) image - "Sunrise At Abraham Lake"
Nature - Honourable Mention - Qing Li (CAPA) image - "Fox Family"

Scope of Competition

For our 2023 CAPA Conference in Quebec City (INSERT DATES HERE), a photo competition is available ONLY for attendees.

Photographers who have not registered for this conference are NOT permitted to submit images.

Upon registering for the conference, each attendee will receive instructions on how to upload their images into this competition.

Individual attendees can submit a MAXIMUM of three (3) images in this competition.  

Each image must fall within the one of the theme descriptions outlined in the Definition section below.  

Any questions about whether an image falls within a specific theme description, the CAPA Director of Competition can be emailed at competitons@capacanada.ca and he will provide the necessary clarification. These questions should be sought well in advance of the conference.

All attendees are encouraged to submit their image(s) prior to the commencement of the conference. 

Prior to submitting any image, each attendee must read and comply with the CAPA Eligibility Criteria webpage. You can review this webpage here. Two key points from this webpage are emphasized below:

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

    • all components of the submitted image are their original work and does not contain the elements created or captured by someone else; and as such they hold and will retain the copyright for the image. For example: it is okay to take inspiration from other photographers or artists.  However, if the inspiration contains the same colour, composition, element(s), perspective, angle, subject, and tone of the original then the inspiration is not deemed to be the original work of the photographer.  Another example – A photographer will NOT capture a screen image or photograph an image found on the internet and incorporate it in a composite image that is later submitted into a CAPA competition.
    • they will NOT enter an identical or substantially the same image into a CAPA competition in which the image has previously received a CAPA Award (medal, medal certificate, merit, honourable mention). Images in a series with only slight variations will be considered substantially the same image. An image rotated, flipped, re-formatted or converted to monochrome will be deemed substantially the same image.

After the closing date of the competition, a CAPA Judging Panel will view and select the best images in each theme.  

Each single winning theme image will receive a CAPA Excellence in Photography medal and a special prize donated by a conference sponsor. No merit awards or honourable mention awards will be presented for this competition.

All awards will be presented at the Conference CAPA banquet which is held on the last day of the conference.

Competition Details (click for more)
Definition

Please enter your images into of the following themes:

    1. Artistic – image is one that is “produced with the intention to portray a creative vision based primarily on an aesthetic and emotional thrust.” The submitted image(s) may be an abstract, altered reality or creative image.
    2. Birds – image of any wildlife or domesticated bird(s).  ‘Hand-of-man’ elements are permitted such as fences, buildings, roads, bird tags, harness, bird tether, etc…
    3. Culinary – image which relate to the preparation, cooking, presentation, serving and/or consumption of food. Locations could include (but are not limited to) restaurants, street markets, picnics, kitchens, banquets, weddings, homes, food.  Images could be of the food itself, the persons creating the food, the utensils used, and /or the persons enjoying the food.
    4. Landscape – image can consists of weather phenomena, geological formations, landscapes, seascapes cityscape, man-made structures, and natural phenomena, planets, stars and astronomical events. ‘Hand-of-man elements are permitted.
    5. Nature/Wildlife (No Birds) – image of subjects such as amphibians, insects, marine-life, reptiles, wild or domesticated animals, etc. This category also includes botanical, insect, subjects.  ‘Hand-of-man’ elements are permitted such as fences, buildings, roads, etc…
    6. Environmental Portrait – primary focus of the image will be that of a human in an environmental setting (e.g. sports activity, blacksmith, firemen at the station, street scene, chef in the kitchen, paramedic with ambulance, etc…). Portrait can be taken in-doors or outdoors with or without artificial lighting.  Image can be staged or candid, and should tell a story.  The face(s) and expressions of the subjects must be predominant.

Editing Criteria

  1. Eligibility Criteria – Prior to submitting any photo in a CAPA competition, all entrants must first read the CAPA Eligibility Criteria relating to images submissions. – READ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA HERE
  2. Open Editing:  All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted, such as removing elements, cloning elements within the image, double-exposure, high dynamic range (HDR), stacking, intentional camera movement (ICM), etc.The photographer must have taken all components of the final image. All adjustments must appear natural.  Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are NOT permitted in this competition.

Submitted image be black/white or colour or various thereof.

Image Specifications

Specifications

Image Titles

When images are uploaded into a competition – you are required to enter the title of your image into the Title field.  Title can be in either  English or French or both.

An image title should be simple and introduce or set the mood or perspective for your image.

Do NOT:

    • enter the name of the photographer or club name in the title field
    • include punctuation or symbols (such as / –_  , ; : ‘’ “” ! ? & $%*{} [ ] @ # &) or quotation marks in the title (For example: “Running_the_Roads-in/style”
    • include punctuation or symbols in the filename (for example: dave/smith-“red rose!!!”..jpg)

Image Size – Dimensions

You must ensure your image is re-sized to meet the following two parameters:

    1. Saved as a jpg image with a maximum file size of 1.8 MB.
    2. Dimensions: Maximum horizontal size: 1400 pixels and maximum vertical size: 1050 pixels.

Note: Images smaller than the maximum dimensions will ONLY be accepted when one of the image edges has a horizontal size is 1400 pixels or the vertical size is 1050 pixels.  For example: square image – 1050 x 1050 pixels; landscape 1400 x 800 pixels; or portrait 700 x 1050 pixels.

Note: Images will NOT be rotated by the judges and will scored as submitted.

During the uploading process of your image, our online competition system will verify if the image is less than 1.8 MB and meets the two parameters.

If your image fails this verification process, you will receive an error message and it will appear below the upload image box.

Depending on the error message – you will need to either reduce the file size of the image to be 1.8 MB or less or re-size the dimensions of your image.  After doing so, please re-try uploading your image.

Suggestions – Use sRGB colour space for your image.  For colour accuracy: we strongly recommend that you calibrate your monitor to ensure colour accuracy from your monitor to the image projected to the judges.

Judging Criteria

  1. Image title should complement or contribute to the vision or message being presented in the image.
  2. Judges will award their scoring based on creative vision and the story telling value of an image along with the pictorial quality and technical quality (e.g. quality of execution, innovation, creativity, and ‘wow’ factor) as well as the degree that the image is within the Scope of the Theme.

Competition Processes

Special Note

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.

 

2023 Fall – Winter

Gold Lois DeEllAge Does Not Matter Lois DeEll
1st Merit PEI Chivi Thuong End Fall
Honour Award Jocelyne Feizo Huberdeau
Honour Award The Chinese Canadian Photographic Society Of Toronto Betty Chan Polar Bears Kissing
2nd Merit NFLD Camera 35 St John's David Hiscock Winter Fun

Scope of Competition

This competition and its themes are aimed at providing photographers with the opportunity to exercise their creative skills: to capture outstanding and stunning images in areas that may be out of their comfort zones. Images submitted into this competition can be staged or candid.

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Definition

Please enter your image into one of the following themes:

    1. The Cold – image reflecting the low temperatures. For example (but not limited to): animals and birds in the cold; cold weather sports or other human activities, including winter portraits; outdoor winter scenes (including Christmas or other winter religious celebrations); rural or urban landscape, astrophotography, seascapes, cityscapes; close-ups of snow flakes, ice bubbles, etc; winter leaves of plants, trees etc.; frozen elements such as frozen ponds or icebergs; cold weather phenomenon such as the northern lights; winter transportation such as sleds, snowmobiles, etc.
    2. Man-made Structures/Objects– images of any man-made object, buildings, transportation (air, land, sea or space), still-life, rural and city landscapes.  Images may contain the hand of man.
    3. Culinary – image which relate to the preparation, cooking, presentation, serving and/or consumption of food. Locations could include (but are not limited to) restaurants, street markets, picnics, kitchens, banquets, weddings, homes, food    Images could be of the food itself, the persons creating the food, the utensils used, and /or the persons enjoying the food.
    4. Active Seniors – According to American feminist Betty Friedan “aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” For this Theme, we are seeking images which express the experience and benefits of an aging-friendly community. All images should focus on seniors in all walks of life and lifestyles.  Some suggestions: portraits of seniors; celebrations with family; seniors and their pets; senior artists and artisans and crafts-persons; celebrations and/or sports.
    5. Nature/Wildlife – image(s) of subjects such as amphibians, insects, marine-life, reptiles, wild or domesticated animals or birds, etc. This category also includes botanical, insect, subjects. Domesticated animals and birds are permitted in this theme.  Hand-of-man is permitted.
Editing Criteria
  1. Eligibility Criteria – Prior to submitting any photo in a CAPA competition, all entrants must first read the CAPA Eligibility Criteria relating to images submissions. – READ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA HERE
  2. Open Editing:  All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted, such as removing elements, cloning elements within the image, double-exposure, high dynamic range (HDR), stacking, intentional camera movement (ICM), etc.The photographer must have taken all components of the final image.All adjustments must appear naturalDigital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are NOT permitted in this competition.
Image Specifications

Specifications

Image Titles

When images are uploaded into a competition – you are required to enter the title of your image into the Title field.  Title can be in either  English or French or both.

An image title should be simple and introduce or set the mood or perspective for your image.

Do NOT:

  • enter the name of the photographer or club name in the title field
  • include punctuation or symbols (such as / –_  , ; : ‘’ “” ! ? & $%*{} [ ] @ # &) or quotation marks in the title (For example: “Running_the_Roads-in/style”
  • include punctuation or symbols in the filename (for example: dave/smith-“red rose!!!”..jpg)

Image Size – Dimensions

You must ensure your image is re-sized to meet the following two parameters:

  1. Saved as a jpg image with a maximum file size of 1.8 MB.
  2. Dimensions: Maximum horizontal size: 1400 pixels and maximum vertical size: 1050 pixels.

Note: Images smaller than the maximum dimensions will ONLY be accepted when one of the image edges has a horizontal size is 1400 pixels or the vertical size is 1050 pixels.  For example: square image – 1050 x 1050 pixels; landscape 1400 x 800 pixels; or portrait 700 x 1050 pixels.

Note: Images will NOT be rotated by the judges and will scored as submitted.

During the uploading process of your image, our online competition system will verify if the image is less than 1.8 MB and meets the two parameters.

If your image fails this verification process, you will receive an error message and it will appear below the upload image box.

Depending on the error message – you will need to either reduce the file size of the image to be 1.8 MB or less or re-size the dimensions of your image.  After doing so, please re-try uploading your image.

Suggestions – Use sRGB colour space for your image.  For colour accuracy: we strongly recommend that you calibrate your monitor to ensure colour accuracy from your monitor to the image projected to the judges.

Judging Criteria
  1. Image title should complement or contribute to the vision or message being presented in the image.
  2. Judges will award their scoring based on creative vision and the story telling value of an image along with the pictorial quality and technical quality (e.g. quality of execution, innovation, creativity, and ‘wow’ factor) as well as the degree that the image is within the Scope of the Theme.

Competition Processes

  • Competition Coordinator – CAPA Director of Competitions – competitions@capacanada.ca
  • Closing Date of Competition – March 1, 2023 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
  • Open To – All paid-up CAPA members and camera clubs associated to CAPA. Read Eligibility here.
  • Two Parallel Competitions – CAPA Monochrome ‘Individual’ Competition for only CAPA Individual members (limited to a maximum of 3 images) and CAPA Nature/Wnter ‘Club’ Competition for all camera clubs (limited to a maximum of 6 images). For camera club submissions, all six images must be from six different photographers.
  • There will be a Merit Award electronic certificate awarded for each of these themes.  In addition, CAPA medals will be awarded to three entrants who receive the highest overall accumulated score in this competition.
  • How To Upload Images To CAPA Competition here

Special Note

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.

The top images in this competition will be considered for possible inclusion into CAPA’s submission for the international Four Nations competition. For each selected image, CAPA will contact the photographer and seek their permission prior to including the image in the noted submission.

 

2022 Fall Monochrome

BRONZE MEDAL The Chinese Canadian Photographic Society Of Toronto Kaisun Law Merganser Mating Dance
Himba Mother And Son
GOLD MEDAL London Camera Club Chris Nesbitt Better Times To Come
SILVER MEDAL Lorna Scott Elegance
BRONZE MEDAL Ji Guo Greet The Sunshine

Scope of Competition

For this year’s competition, we have introduced some new themes to challenge and stretch your photography skills and abilities.

For this competition, CAPA is using the definition of Monochrome as defined by the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique’s (FIAP) and is as follows:

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.

CAPA has provided further clarification on the FIAP monochrome definition with the following:

A monochromatic color scheme uses the grayscale as the primary hue (colour) with a range of black shades (darker) and tints (lighter) of the grayscale.  

 A ‘duo-toned’ image is not considered a monochromatic colour scheme because it consists of two or more hues which are not consistent with the primary hue.

Competition Details (click for more)
Definition

Each submitted image should convey a story or message.

Please enter your image into one of the following themes:

  1. Person(s) – image(s) can be traditional or casual portraits, and could incorporate the environment and/or workspaces of the individual(s).
  2. Architecture – image(s) should be of a human-made construction (mobile, free-standing, or outdoor). Image can be taken from inside or outside the structure.  This theme includes both rural and urban settings.
  1. Still Life – image(s) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on) in an artificial setting.
  1. Landscape– image(s) of subjects such as weather phenomena, geological formations, landscapes, seascapes and natural phenomena, planets, stars and astronomical events.
  1. Nature/Wildlife – image(s) of subjects such as amphibians, insects, marine-life, reptiles, wild or domesticated animals or birds, etc. This category also includes botanical, insect, subjects. Domesticated animals and birds are permitted in this theme.

‘Hand-of-man’ is permitted in all images submitted into this competition.

Your submitted images be entered into one theme or distributed amongst the other themes.

Editing Criteria
  1. Eligibility Criteria – Prior to submitting any photo in a CAPA competition, all entrants must first read the CAPA Eligibility Criteria relating to images submissions. – READ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA HERE
  2. Open Editing:  All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted, such as removing elements, cloning elements within the image, double-exposure, high dynamic range (HDR), stacking, intentional camera movement (ICM), etc.The photographer must have taken all components of the final image.All adjustments must appear naturalDigital frame, pin-line, borders and mats NOT are permitted in this competition.
Image Specifications

Specifications

Image Titles

When images are uploaded into a competition – you are required to enter the title of your image into the Title field.  Title can be in either  English or French or both.

An image title should be simple and introduce or set the mood or perspective for your image.

Do NOT:

  • enter the name of the photographer or club name in the title field
  • include punctuation or symbols (such as / –_  , ; : ‘’ “” ! ? & $%*{} [ ] @ # &) or quotation marks in the title (For example: “Running_the_Roads-in/style”
  • include punctuation or symbols in the filename (for example: dave/smith-“red rose!!!”..jpg)

Image Size – Dimensions

You must ensure your image is re-sized to meet the following two parameters:

  1. Saved as a jpg image with a maximum file size of 1.8 MB.
  2. Dimensions: Maximum horizontal size: 1400 pixels and maximum vertical size: 1050 pixels.

Note: Images smaller than the maximum dimensions will ONLY be accepted when one of the image edges has a horizontal size is 1400 pixels or the vertical size is 1050 pixels.  For example: square image – 1050 x 1050 pixels; landscape 1400 x 800 pixels; or portrait 700 x 1050 pixels.

Note: Images will NOT be rotated by the judges and will scored as submitted.

During the uploading process of your image, our online competition system will verify if the image is less than 1.8 MB and meets the two parameters.

If your image fails this verification process, you will receive an error message and it will appear below the upload image box.

Depending on the error message – you will need to either reduce the file size of the image to be 1.8 MB or less or re-size the dimensions of your image.  After doing so, please re-try uploading your image.

Suggestions – Use sRGB colour space for your image.  For colour accuracy: we strongly recommend that you calibrate your monitor to ensure colour accuracy from your monitor to the image projected to the judges.

Judging Criteria
  1. Image title should complement or contribute to the vision or message being presented in the image.
  2. Judges will award their scoring based on creative vision and the story telling value of an image along with the pictorial quality and technical quality (e.g. quality of execution, innovation, creativity, and ‘wow’ factor) as well as the degree that the image is within the Scope of the Theme.

Competition Processes

  • Competition Coordinator – CAPA Director of Competitions – competitions@capacanada.ca
  • Closing Date of Competition – November 15, 2022 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
  • Open To – All paid-up CAPA members and camera clubs associated to CAPA. Read Eligibility here.
  • Two Parallel Competitions – CAPA Monochrome ‘Individual’ Competition for only CAPA Individual members (limited to a maximum of 3 images) and CAPA Monochrome ‘Club’ Competition for all camera clubs (limited to a maximum of 6 images). For camera club submissions, all six images must be from six different photographers.
  • There will be a Merit Award electronic certificate awarded for each of these themes.  In addition, CAPA medals will be awarded to three entrants who receive the highest overall accumulated score in this competition.
  • How To Upload Images To CAPA Competition here

Special Note

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.

The top images in this competition will be considered for possible inclusion into CAPA’s submission for the international Four Nations competition. For each selected image, CAPA will contact the photographer and seek their permission prior to including the image in the noted submission.

 

2022 Nature

2nd Merit Award Nature Mike Streicher Hooded Merganser
Bronze Medal Norm Dougan   Grosbeak Winter Visitor
Honour Award Martin Ross Glacier Lily
Honour Award Mike Streicher Cheetah Family
Honour Award Missy Mandel Laurel Sphinx

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2023 Photojournalism

Bronze Robert Parker Agony Of Defeat Capa
Gold Yung Niem Hamelin At ISU Short Track World Cup
Bronze Yun Wang Mud Hero
Bronze Yun Wang Girls Whisper   Capa
Gold Lois DeEllAge Does Not Matter Lois DeEll

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2023 Prairie Zone

Gold Medal Saskatoon Camera Club Bruce Guenter Prairie Summer Classic
Gold Medal Saskatoon Camera Club Gordon Sukut Glenside SK
3rd Merit Award Stephanie Simon Fields Of Gold
Honour Award Diane McKinnon Prairie Rodeo
Gold Medal Colleen Edwards   Sunkissed Tipi

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2022 Prairie Zone

Gold Medal Saskatoon Camera Club Bruce Guenter Prairie Summer Classic
Gold Medal Saskatoon Camera Club Gordon Sukut Glenside SK
3rd Merit Award Stephanie Simon Fields Of Gold
Honour Award Diane McKinnon Prairie Rodeo
Gold Medal Colleen Edwards   Sunkissed Tipi

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2022 Pacific Zone

Bronze Medal Crescent Beach Photography Club Ronald Kelman A Partnership Of Love And Trust
Bronze Medal Crescent Beach Photography Club Rob Donaldson Abandoned
Bronze Medal Sen Yang Action
Honour Award Laura Ranallo Morning Rituals
1st Merit Award Norm Dougan Mating Dance

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2022A Atlantic Zone

Bronze Medal Cindy Marshall Quidi Vidi Reflections
Gold Medal Karen Chappell 2021
Animal Photography By Donald Lewis Photography
Honour Award Joshua Mowczko Samatha
Honour Award Elizabeth Noftall Are You Ready For This

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2023 Atlantic Zone

Bronze Medal Cindy Marshall Quidi Vidi Reflections
Animal Photography By Donald Lewis Photography
Honour Award Elizabeth Noftall Are You Ready For This
Honour Award France Boutilier I Am Not Sharing
Honour Award Joshua Mowczko Samatha

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2023 Artistic / Concours artistique

GOLD MEDAL Toronto Camera Club Linda Rosen Blue Hour
MAS HM
GOLD MEDAL Rick Mckenzie The Dickensian World
SILVER MEDAL Rhonda Starr Light And Delicate
GOLD MEDAL Rick Mckenzie Slugger

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