Invitation to all Camera Clubs in British Columbia and Yukon     

Celebration of Nature Photography 2020

Lions Gate Camera Club is pleased to invite all camera clubs in British Columbia and Yukon  to enter our 15th annual photograph competition.

Celebration of Nature Photography 2020

All images submitted for this competition will be judged by a panel of three leading nature photographers completely independent of Lions Gate Camera Club.

Each club is invited to submit up to eight images of our natural world. This year we will use the CAPA guidelines for Nature/Wildlife photography.

Clubs intending to enter this year’s competition should contact the Lions Gate Camera Club President,        Tony Keen at  on or before October 1, 2020.

The deadline for submissions and entry fees is November 1, 2020.

All entry submissions are to be made electronically to  via

Please do not use our web site for submission of images.

The entry fee for each club is $30.00.

We look forward to receiving your entry and wish your club and members every success in this competition

Focus Camera Club

Summer is almost over and Focus Camera club (FCC) is gearing up for a fun-filled year of speakers from near and far, an educational component as well as many outings to ensure our membership is fully engaged and enjoy their passion.

In June 2020, we celebrated the year-end award in Irishtown Park. FCC awards its top members each year in the beginner, novice and advance groups. This year’s in the beginner group Shannon Testar 1 st, Katherine Bauer 2 nd and Jacques LeBlanc 3 rd were the recipient of the awards. In the novice group, Stella d’Entremont was awarded 1 st, Jean-Guy Gallant 2 nd and Andrea Milburn 3 rd. The 1 st place winner for the advance group was Paul Girouard, 2 nd was Mathieu Chiasson and 3 rd was Jacinthe, LeBlanc. That evening, we also gave out the three individual category awards. Isabelle Levesque received the Ken Dunphy award, JP Francis received the Brian Thompson award and Jacinthe LeBlanc received the Freeman Patterson award.

Due to Covid-19, we have been limited in our outings this summer. In late July we organized a photo outing to the Irving Arboretum. It was well attended, and we look forward to organizing many more events for our 2020-2021 season. Our registration has opened for the new season and we are already passed, 70 members.

Are you eligible for a CAPA Honours Award?

CAPA Honours

What are CAPA Honours?

  • CAPA Honours are awarded to recognize a high standard of both photographic achievement and photographic service to CAPA.

What are the benefits of CAPA Honours?

  • Recognition by your peers of your photographic excellence and service to the greater photographic community.
  • The privilege and right to list your Honours level after your name and on your resume.

How are CAPA Honours awarded?

  • Members may self-refer or be recommended by any CAPA Individual member.
  • An application is forwarded to the Honours Committee at
  • Once the committee determines that the applicant meets the qualifications, the award is presented to the applicant.

What Honour awards are available:

  • Maple Leaf Honour (MCAPA)
  • Associateship Honour (ACAPA)
  • Fellowship Honour (FCAPA)
  • Various Certificates of Honour are also available to clubs and individuals.

Where can I get further information?

The Honours Committee welcomes applications from members for these amazing awards.

Canadian Camera Conference 2021

Having organized the 27th CCC, here in Moncton – New Brunswick, back in 1997, FOCUS Camera Club is thrilled to host CCC for a second time. We are thrilled by the prospect of welcoming speakers, as well as fellow photographers, from all around Canada.

Join us June 25-27, 2021 and be inspired by A TIDE OF DISCOVERIES including renowned speakers and breathtaking locations! Experience the down east hospitality that Moncton and the entire province is famous for.

Let yourself be carried away by the highest tides in the world when you visit us in June 2021.

CCC2021 Presents:

André Gallant is a professional photographer who lives in Saint John, New Brunswick. Accomplished editorial photographer, Gallant travels the world in pursuit of expressive images.

André Gallant est un photographe professionnel qui vit à Saint John, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Photographe éditorial accompli, Gallant parcourt le monde à la recherche d’images expressives.






Denis Duquette is a commercial portrait photographer based in Moncton NB. His work has taken him to every province in Canada, the United States, Iceland and North Africa.

Denis est un photographe de portrait commercial basé à Moncton, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Son travail l’a mené dans toutes les provinces du Canada, aux États-Unis, en Islande et en Afrique du Nord.


CAPA National Judges Lists

All Zone Directors have recently been provided with updated copies, for distribution to their zone clubs, with two CAPA Judges lists. Each list is in a pdf and an Excel spreadsheet format. One is the “National On-Line Judges List”.  This has the name and contact information for judges in Canada who are willing to judge remotely, on-line, in club and zone competitions. The list includes both CAPA Certified Judges and CAPA CT Judges [CAPA trained judges who have applied and are undergoing evaluation to become accredited as a Certified Judge]. The second list is the respective “Zone Judges List”. This provides the name and contact information for all judges physically located in the specific zone who are willing to do live, in-person, judging in club and zone competitions.

If a club has not as yet received a copy please contact your Zone Director or email me

Glenn Bloodworth
CAPA Judges’ Liaison Officer/Officier de liaison des juges de l’ACAP

Zoom Judging Practice – Zoom Pratique du Jugement

A zoom based French language session, will be held Sept 26, 2020.  You can register by emailing Specify whether you wish to attend as an active participant or as an observer.  This will be a ‘live’ judging event, commencing at 12:00pm EDT.  it will run some 2 hours and entail a short summary presentation on CAPA’s judging criteria and style, followed by ‘practice’ judging of some 40 images, encompassing a range of photographic genres. Preference for ‘active’ status will be accorded to CAPA Trained Judges currently on the National Judges List with the status of being evaluated to become a Certified CAPA Judge. 10 ‘active’ participants will be designated to score the images and offer oral comments. The ‘observers’ will watch and listen, for the experience as we all learn from each other.

Pour fournir aux juges, particulièrement à ceux qui ont suivi le cours de jugement de l’ACAP mais qui ne sont pas encore certifiés, l’occasion de travailler sur leurs compétences, nous offrons une séance Zoom de pratique de jugement (EN FRANÇAIS). Cette séance sera une expérience de jugement « en direct ». La séance comprendra 40 images couvrant la plupart des genres photographiques. La séance de pratique aura lieu le samedi 26 septembre: 12h00 – 14h00. Envoyez un courriel à Précisez si vous souhaitez être « participant actif » ou « observateur ».  10 « participant actif » pourront faire des commentaires oraux sur les images et fournir des scores. Les autres – « les observateurs » – regarderont et écouteront l’exercice, pour permettre d’apprendre les uns des autres.  

Glenn Bloodworth
CAPA Judges’ Liaison Officer/Officier de liaison des juges de l’ACAP

Etobicoke Camera Club Virtual Presentations

Back in early March, our Board of Directors had growing concerns about this Covid-19 that was beginning to affect Toronto. Our club has a large senior membership and we decided to err on the side of caution for their sakes. We voted to shut down our weekly meetings for a 3 week period and assess the situation at the end of March. By the end of March everything was shut down everywhere. Our Board jumped onto Zoom and started planning out the remaining 6 weeks of the our season in a virtual platform. Our last two competitions were switched from live judging to online judging, our end of season AGM & Townhall meeting were done live on zoom as was our grand finale year end awards.

In order to provide some form of diversion for our many senior members who were self isolating, we began the Lockdown Challenge. A weekly photo challenge using a different subject each week that could easily be found in their own homes and gardens. Our subjects have ranged from, coffee cup, toys, lamp, light, water, blade, book, etc. We are currently still going strong with week 15 Reflections. We also meet every 2 weeks online in the Lockdown Challenge Cafe to discuss the past two weeks entries and connect with each other.

Throughout the summer, our Board which normally would be on hiatus has been meetings regularly to organize our next season. We reached the decision early to run the first half of our program totally virtual online. We have found presenters from across Canada who would work with us virtually. All our competition judging was shifted from live to online. Our program director and president have spoken to other clubs in Ontario and found that many will not be holding a season at all because of the challenges of hosting during this Covid-19 threat. So we decided to offer all our presentations on Eventbrite so that those people could still enjoy attending a photography talk.

Here is a link to our program calendar for this year and competitions calendar as well.

We are hoping that by January 1st we will be able to safely meet in large numbers again at our location. Our plan is to continue to provide weekly meetings live or recorded, as well as our presentations to those who might still be too afraid or at high risk of contracting Covid 19.

It’s been a huge learning curve for our Board and committee members. But I have been so thoroughly proud of how hard all of them have worked to make this upcoming season a go.

Be safe,

Barb Marszalek, Etobicoke Camera Club VP & Program Team Member

World Photographic Cup 2021

World Photographic Cup-Team Canada 2021

  • 18 images · 6 categories · 1 team
  • All Canadian Photographers are invited to submit images to the World Photographic Cup Team Canada for consideration.
  • We know that Canada has many of the best and most creative photographers in the world. Our goal is to get Canadian images showcased in this competition and go for gold.
  • We want Canada to be on the podium!
  • The submission link will be open from August 1-31, 2020
  •  Enter the World Photographic Cup:
  • Do it for yourself, do it for Canada

La Coupe du monde de la photographie – Équipe du Canada 2021

  • 18 images – 6 catégories – 1 équipe
  • Tous les photographes canadiens sont invités à soumettre des images à̀ l’équipe canadienne de la Coupe du monde de la photographie pour sélection.
  • Nous savons que le Canada compte plusieurs des meilleurs photographes et des plus créatifs au monde. Notre objectif est de présenter des images canadiennes dans cette compétition et de viser l’or.
  • Nous voulons que le Canada soit sur le podium !
  • Le lien de soumission sera ouvert du 1er au 31 août 2020
  • Participez à la Coupe du monde de la photographie :
  • faites-le pour vous, faites-le pour le Canada

Introducing the Pacific Zone Challenge!

There is a new competition available for Pacific Zone clubs and Individual members!


Accepting entries:  August 1, 2020

Closing date:  midnight October 1, 2020

Two challenges

  • Club Challenge– submissions from participating Pacific Zone Club members

Total 6 images from 6 different club members

  • Individual Challenge– Individual CAPA paid up membership

Total 4 images from each CAPA member


  • Open – images submitted can come from a wide range of topics
  • Let’s see your very best images!

Editing Criteria

  • All different in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques can be used. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. You must have taken all components of the final image.
  • Digital frame, pin-line, borders and mats are permitted. Colour, monochrome, infra-red and HDR images will be accepted.
  • Process your image/s to your satisfaction, and include multiple elements. You are the muse


  • No images that have previously received a CAPA Award shall be re-submitted to this competition.
  • No watermarks containing the name of the photographer and/or name of the camera club
  • All images will be pre-screened prior to the commencement of the judging process to minimize the number of disqualified images such as – watermarks are not include on the face of the image, each image has a title, name of photographer or club name is not contained in the upload Title field, etc… For questionable images, you will be contacted and encouraged to make the necessary changes.

 Image Specifications

  • Pixel dimensions: Maximum width 1400 pixels and maximum height 1050 pixels.  Neither dimension will exceed either the height or width specs.
  • Image format: jpg
  • Maximum file size: 8 MB.
  • Colour space recommended: sRGB.
  • It is recommended you calibrate your monitor so our judges will see your image as you do!
  • File naming: Your_Name-Name_of_Your_Photo.jpg

An example:  Lynda_Miller-Wild_abstract_flower.jpg

  • Each image submitted must have a different file name and must NOT be called “untitled”. Remember too, NO numbers!
  • Consider if your image title contributes to the message you present in your image submitted. Our judges are asked to consider this in their scoring.
  • During the uploading process, do not enter the name of the photographer and/or camera club in the Title field. The details contained in the Title field are what is presented to the judges along with the image.

Upload Instructions

  • Login to the CAPA website and select the Competition Submissions from the Competitions dropdown menu. By doing so, you will be presented with a listing of competitions.
  • Locate the Pacific Zone Open at the top of the list of competitions. If you are uploading images for a club then double-click on the Open under the CLUB title and you will be presented with the uploading of images webpage.
  • For individual CAPA members, you will select the Open under the Individual title on the Competition Submissions webpage and you will be presented with the uploading of images webpage.
  • Upload your images as you would for a regular CAPA national competition.
  • Logoff the CAPA website after you receive a message that the upload process has been successful.
  • If you have questions or concerns about the uploading of images, please email Sheldon Boles at


Please read and follow these instructions carefully, because; if your submissions do not comply with the criteria set out, our system is unable to accept them.

This is a competition for our CAPA Pacific Zone club and Individual members.  Other than this,   our criteria are the same as for the regular CAPA competitions.  CAPA has provided medals, ribbons and certificates for the winning images.

If you have questions about the competition please contact Pacific Zone Director Lynda Miller at


Photo by – Carla-Hamilton, Lake Louise – CAPA 3rd Merit Landscape

With thanks to Alain Dubeau

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De Québec, au revoir.

Dans quelques jours, mon mandat de Directeur de la zone du Québec prendra fin. Ce fut un

honneur pour moi de vous servir.

Grâce à vous tous, la zone du Québec s’est développée. Voici quelques résultats :

  • Environ 180 membres.
  • De nombreuses médailles et cerHficats de mérite furent décernés lors des


  • Des images furent choisies pour représenter le Canada à la compéHHon des

Quatre NaHons. Certaines reçurent des cerHficats de mérite.

  • Deux cours de juge en anglais et un cours en français ont eu lieu. Un cours fut

annulé dû à la pandémie COVID-19.

  • Plusieurs membres poursuivent leur développement pour devenir juge cerHfié.
  • Plusieurs arHcles bilingues furent publiés dans le magazine de l’ACAP.
  • Les règlements des concours sont disponibles en format bilingue.
  • Le Salon Mon Pays — My Country s’est déroulé dans la zone avec la parHcipaHon

de quatre photographes de la zone.

Mais le plus important c’est la possibilité pour les photographes québécois de se faire connaître

au niveau naHonal et même, dans certains cas, à l’échelle internaHonale. FélicitaHons pour votre

travail qui démontre bien votre talent arHsHque et photographique.

Le COVID-19 a créé de nombreux défis. Les clubs ont su s’adapter et vous avez uHlisé les médias

virtuels pour maintenir le lien entre les membres et offrir des programmes intéressants pour

eux. Bravo pour les iniHaHves!

La zone et l’AssociaHon vous apparHennent. Je veux donner la chance à un nouveau leadership

d’apporter de nouvelles idées qui répondront à vos a`entes. Je vais demeurer pour conHnuer à

œuvrer au développement de la zone et pour appuyer la nouvelle direcHon. Ce n’est donc pas un

adieu, mais bien un simple au revoir.

Je vous remercie pour votre encouragement et votre appui; je vous invite à conHnuer à être des

membres acHfs de l’ACAP.

Alain Dubeau


From Quebec, farewell.

In a few days, my term as Director of the Quebec Zone will end. It was an honour to serve you.

Thanks to all of you, the Quebec Zone has developed well. Here are some results:

  • About 180 members.
  • Numerous medals and certificates of merit were awarded at competitions.
  • Images were chosen to represent Canada at the Four Nations competition.
  • Some received certificates of merit.
  • Two English and one French judging courses were held.
  • Several members are continuing their development in order to become certified judges.
  • Several bilingual articles were published in CAPA magazine.
  • Competition rules are available in bilingual format.
  • The Salon Mon pays — My Country took place in the Zone

But the most important is the number of photographs from Quebec that stand out nationally
and even, in some cases, internationally. Congratulation on your work; it demonstrates your
artistic and photographic talent.

The COVID-19 crisis created many challenges. Clubs were able to adapt and by using virtual
media to maintain the link between members and offer interesting programs for them. Well
done for the initiatives!

The Zone and the Association belong to you. I want to open the way for a new leadership to
bring fresh ideas that will meet your expectations. I will remain to continue working on the
development of the Zone and to assist the new administration. I am therefore not saying
goodbye, but rather, until next time.

Thank you for your encouragement and your support; I invite you to continue to be active
members of CAPA.

Alain Dubeau

Photo Salon 2020 is now an online exhibition

Harbour City Photography Club (Nanimo BC) Photo Salon 2020 is part of a worldwide system of photo print competitions, adjudicated with awards.  Rather than cancel the exhibit because of COVID-19, we chose to create an on-line version with no awards.  Our exhibit showcases the commitment, achievement and outstanding work produced by photographers on and around Vancouver Island.  You are invited to view the exhibit, sign the guest book, vote for your favourite image in each category, and share the gallery on social media to promote the joy of photography! Please visit our website to view the photos:


Ann Pearson in Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ann Pearson on May 14, 2020, just two weeks shy of her 85th birthday.

Ann was very involved with the McGill Centre for Lifelong Learning, both as a member of their Committee and in giving numerous lectures. Up until recently, Ann, a member of the Westmount Historical Association, was photographing the guest speakers on their behalf.

After joining the Montreal Camera Club in 2005, it didn’t take long for Ann to jump in and volunteer on our Executive Committee. For the last 7 years as Program Chair and 1st Vice-President, Ann provided us with exceptional programming. Her years of connections in the fields of art, photography, and education enabled Ann to invite fascinating speakers, and to provide challenging workshops for our members. As an educator, she loved to teach the spirit and creativity of photography with her numerous Essay Presentations given over the years.

Ann revamped the MCC Opening Night presentations. For fun and creativity, she also created “What Did You Do Last Summer” and “Holiday Cards”. Ann also introduced “Open Mic” night which was very well received by our members. In addition, Ann moderated judging sessions at her home and later created a guideline for our recent CAPA judging tutorials. She very much enjoyed the Club’s outings with members.

For the Club’s 125th Anniversary, Ann was instrumental in organizing the MCC exhibit at the McClure Gallery and the Gallery at Victoria Hall, as well as holding her own individual exhibits. All of these exhibitions provided great exposure for MCC. Her energy, interests, and enthusiasm were unparalleled.

Ann’s photographic works leaned towards the abstract, displaying a mastery of form and colour. Ann made her experience and advice available to any who sought her out. Her passing isa huge loss for the MCC. She will be greatly missed.

Cindy Canavan MCC President

Frances Cable MCC Communications



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CAPA 2020 AGM – Notice of Change

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of our members, the CAPA AGM scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, 2:00 PM Atlantic Time at The Rodd Hotel, 434 Main Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1B9 will now be done Virtually.

The AGM will now be held by Zoom Meeting on the same date and time.

All current CAPA Members are welcome to attend by sending their names by email to the Secretary of CAPA who will send a Zoom invitation to each member in the week before the meeting. Members must register no later than 24 hours before the start of the AGM.

Download the AGM Agenda, the Minutes of the 2019 AGM and the Proxy forms:

Those members who are not able to attend the Zoom meeting may complete a Proxy form giving their voting rights to the CAPA Secretary who will record their vote accordingly during the AGM Meeting. They should complete and sign the form and then email it to the Secretary of CAPA  as a jpeg file, or pdf file.

Jonathan Ward
Secretary CAPA

Notice of Election of Directors

Term 2020-2022
*Current members standing for the Director positions are in red
Atlantic Zone Michiko Nishijima, FCAPA Currently Director
Quebec Zone Pierre Vézina Currently D.R.
Ontario Zone Glenn Bloodworth Currently Director
Prairie Zone Dan Sigouin Currently Director
Pacific Zone Lynda Miller, FCAPA Currently Director
Photographic Imaging Dr. Bob Ito, FCAPA, Hon FCAPA Currently Director
Competitions Sheldon Boles, FCAPA Currently Director
Membership Kayla Stevenson, FCAPA Currently Director
Education Michael Breakey, FCAPA Currently Director

Nominations closed on June 2, 2020. All Board positions that must be filled after the nomination deadline date or between elections are filled by appointment by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.

Larry Breitkreutz, FCAPA, Hon. FCAPA
Chair, CAPA Nominating Committee

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AGM 2020 de l’ACAP – Avis de Changement

En raison de la pandémie de COVID-19 et de la sécurité de nos membres, l’AGM de l’ACAP, qui devait avoir le samedi 18 juillet 2020, à 14 h, heure de l’Atlantique, au Rodd Hotel, 434, rue Main, Moncton, N.-B., E1C 1B9 se fera maintenant virtuellement.

L’AGM se tiendra désormais par Zoom Meeting à la même heure et à la même date.

Téléchargez l’agenda de l’AGA, le procès-verbal de l’AGA 2019 et les formulaires de procuration:

Tous les membres en règle de l’ACAP sont invités à y assister en envoyant leurs noms par courriel au Secrétaire de l’ACAP qui vous fera parvenir une invitation Zoom dans la semaine précédant la réunion. Les membres doivent s’inscrire au plus tard 24 heures avant le début de l’AGA.

Les membres qui ne sont pas en mesure d’assister à la réunion Zoom peuvent remplir un formulaire de procuration donnant leur droit de vote au secrétaire de CAPA/ACAP qui enregistrera leur vote en conséquence lors de la réunion de l’AGM. Ils doivent remplir et signer le formulaire, puis l’envoyer au Secrétaire CAPA comme un fichier jpeg, ou un fichier pdf.

Jonathan Ward
Secrétaire l’ACAP

Avis d’élection des directeurs

Terme 2020-2022
*les membres actuels pour les postes de direction sont en rouge
Zone de l’Atlantique Michiko Nishijima, FCAPA Actuellement Directrice
Zone du Québec Pierre Vézina Actuellement Directeur Nommé
Zone de l’Ontario Glenn Bloodworth Actuellement Directeur
Zone des Prairies Dan Sigouin Actuellement Directeur
Zone du Pacifique Lynda Miller, FCAPA Actuellement Directrice
Imagerie Photographique Dr. Bob Ito, FCAPA, Hon FCAPA Actuellement Directeur
Compétitions Sheldon Boles, FCAPA Actuellement Directeur
Adhésion Kayla Stevenson, FCAPA Actuellement Directrice
Éducation Michael Breakey, FCAPA Actuellement Directeur

Les mises en candidatures ont fermé le 2 juin 2020. Tous le postes du Conseil d’Administration qui doivent être comblés après la date limite de nomination ou entre les élections seront comblés par nomination par le Président et approuvés par le Conseil d’Administration.

Larry Breitkreutz, FCAPA, Hon. FCAPA
Président, Comité des Nominations de l’ACAP

Canadian Camera Conference Moncton 2021

Moncton, New Brunswick and the Focus Camera Club are delighted to host the Canadian Camera Conference 2021! Join us June 25-27, 2021 and be inspired by A TIDE OF DISCOVERIES including renowned speakers and breathtaking locations! Experience the down east hospitality that Moncton and the entire province is famous for. Let yourself be carried away by the highest tides in the world when you visit us in June 2021.

Mark the date! And register for the CCC 2021 Newsletter:


Photo Fredericton Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

In late 1979, some photo enthusiasts in Fredericton and its surroundings in NB formed a photo club. That was the start of Photo Fredericton.

The club ran the first season in 1979-1980, and became a NAPA (former name of CAPA) Club member. In 40 years, Photo Fredericton hosted 3 national conferences; 1984 and 1993 Canada Camera College, and 2013 Canadian Camera Conference. We have been constantly active with regular meetings for presentations and competitions, workshops, field trips, and some special events occasionally. Among the members between 70 and 90 in the past are good mix of beginners and advanced photographers including some college students.

The club celebrated the anniversary at its Annual General Meeting on May 26, 2020. Unfortunately, we were not able to gather in person, but instead, we toasted online. Although we could not find any charter members, some long time members provided the club history that we shared at the AGM. Janet Crawford was one of them, who chaired the CCC1993. She keeps old club newsletters (printed monthly) and found a picture of the committee members. Also Janet made a poster for the anniversary and it has been posted on the club website and the Facebook.

We hope the club continue to be active for another 40 years with people who love and enjoy photography.

Photo Fredericton 40 years old!

Michiko Nishijima


London Camera Club Comes in First

The 39th William M Glennie International Club Nature Competition was held by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA earlier in 2020. The competition attracted 46 Camera Clubs from the USA and 22 from clubs from Canada, South Africa, Australia and the UK. The Club competition winners are based on the aggregate score of 10 images submitted by each club with no more than 2 images by any one photographer.

It was a good competition for CAPA Clubs with two Ontario Clubs in the top six. The London Camera Club came in first with an aggregate score of 256, with The Toronto Digital Photography Club (TDPC) coming in 5th equal with a score of 250.  The other clubs in the top six were two from Australia, one from the USA and one from the UK.

Missy Mandel from TDPC was Best of Show with an image entitled “Silver Fox Vixen Feeding” that scored a perfect 30.  The London Camera Club had 1 Judges Award, 2 First in Category Awards and 1 Merit Award. Other members of TDPC had 3 Merit Awards. Two other CAPA Clubs gained Merit Awards (Richmond Hill CC, Ontario and Victoria Camera Club, BC).


Silver Fox Vixen Feeding by Missy Madel




CAPA Members Score High at SPPQ Gala

The 31st edition of the Société de promotion de la photographie du Québec (SPPQ) Gala took place in virtual form on 27 April 2020. At the event, winners of several photo contests were announced, among which the Mongeon-Pépin InterClub Challenge. This competition, held on the basis of photos submitted specifically to the contest, aims to highlight on the one part the best performing clubs in Québec and, on the other part, the best photographic achievements. In the first category, two clubs who are members of our association earned places within the top three clubs of the year.

  • 1st place : the Club de photo dimension of Québec, member of CAPA
  • 3rd place : the club photo évasion of Saint-Bruno, member of CAPA

In the Photo of the Year 2020 category, photos were submitted under one of four imposed themes: animal, human, nature and sport. In the initial judging, three winning entries were chosen in each theme. Among these twelve finalists, five were submitted by CAPA club members. Furthermore, the ultimate choice for Photo of the Year 2020 was:

Congratulations to all winners, clubs and club members. CAPA offers a one-year free membership to the best club and to the photographer of the best photo. You can screen the SPPQ Gala (in French) at


Bombilius au repos, by Julie Lainesse of Club horizon photo Victoriaville, member of CAPA

Des membres de l’ACAP se distinguent au Gala de la SPPQ

La 31e édition du Gala annuel de la Société de promotion de la photographie du Québec (SPPQ) s’est déroulée le 27 avril 2020 en mode virtuel. Cet évènement fut l’occasion d’annoncer les gagnants de divers concours photographiques dont le Défi interclubs Mongeon-Pépin. Cette compétition sur la base de photos soumises spécifiquement au concours, vise à souligner d’une part les clubs photo québécois les plus performants et d’autre part, les meilleures oeuvres photographiques. Dans la première catégorie, deux clubs membres de notre association se sont classés parmi les trois meilleurs clubs photo de l’année 2020.

  • 1re place : le Club de photo dimension de Québec, membre de l’ACAP
  • 3e place : le Club photo évasion de Saint-Bruno, membre de l’ACAP

Dans la catégorie de la photographie de l’année 2020, les photos devaient porter sur un de quatre thèmes : animalier, humain, nature et sport. En premier lieu, trois photos gagnantes ont été choisies dans chaque thème. Dans ces douze finalistes, on compte cinq photos soumises par des membres de clubs de l’ACAP. De plus, le choix ultime de la photographie de l’année 2020 s’est porté sur :

Toutes nos félicitations aux gagnants, aux clubs et à leurs membres. En guise de récompense, l’ACAP offre un abonnement d’un an au club gagnant et à la photographe de la photo de l’année. Vous pouvez visionner le déroulement du Gala de la SPPQ à

Ontario Zone News May 2020

Ontario Zone Dominates Canada’s Entries in 2020 Four Nations Competition

The selection of Canada’s images for submission in the 2020 Four Nations Competition has been completed – and congratulations to the Ontario Zone; images from individuals in this zone dominated.  The competition required 80 different photographs from 80 different photographers, and Canada’s submission consists of;  15 Nature, 15 Monochrome, 35 Open, 15 My Country.

Images from Ontario Zone members constituted 46% of Canada’s entries, with five members from the Jiahua Elite Photography Association, five from the Toronto Camera Club, four from the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto, four from the London Camera Club, three from the Richmond Hill Camera Club, two from the Grand River Imaging and Photographic Society, two from the Trillium Photographic Club, and one each from the St. Catherine’s club, the Hamilton Camera Club and the Toronto Digital Photography Club. As well there were three images from individuals in the zone who did not identify any club affiliation.

Congratulations to all those who entered, and particularly to those selected. The Four Nations international competition closes on June 24, 2020 and we should receive the results in late July or August.

Atlantic Zone News May 2020

The first Atlantic Zone Competition was a great success. By the closing date of April 20, we had received 117 images from 60 entrants across the region. Members of Camera 35 (St. John’s, NL), Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Lighthouse Photo Group (Halifax, NS),  Scotsburn-Northumberland Amateur Photography Society (Alma, NS), Focus Camera Club (Moncton, NB), Photo Fredericton (Fredericton, NB), St. Croix Click (St. Stephen, NB), and CAPA Individual members participated in the competition. The entry images were scored by three CAPA Certified Judges and results were sent out to the entrants.  We received positive comments on the competition, people saw it as a great opportunity to participate in CAPA competitions in less competitive and more casual setting. The results can be viewed here. Congratulations to the winners!

Michiko Nishijima
CAPA Atlantic Zone Director

Pacific Zone News May 2020

News from the Gabriola Photography Club

  • Gabriola Photography Club Zoom Meeting
    Gabriola Photography Club on Zoom

    The Gabriola Photography Club has continued activities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • We have been out taking photographs close to home.
  • Our meetings continue on Zoom as do our social pub nights. Our last meeting was about new photography experiences we have had and photographed during Covid.
  • Sharron Palmer hunt was excited to receive a first place CAPA individual merit award for her image titled “anticipation” receiving a score of 27 in the animal/bird theme of the My Country Contest. Thx to the judges! 

  • Our Capa Pacific Central Island Regional Workshop date has been extended for a year to April 2022 due to Covid and the anticipated backup dates for other workshops and photo salons. Our workshop will take place in Nanaimo, BC so stay tuned, as time flies when you are having fun.

News from the Langley Camera Club

It is difficult being a photography club when we can not do one of our favourite things, getting together! We decided early on that we would find a way to carry on.

  • First, we ramped up our Facebook postings, hosting some FC photo challenges, we want to ensure that we are keeping our club engaged.
  • We then adopted using Zoom for our virtual meetings.
  • We have introduced a series of informal club Locked Down competitions that our members are quite excited about.
  • We will be hosting speakers in May and June over Zoom.
  • As well we invested in Visual Pursuits, an online system for photography clubs that allows for online judging. This is going to be a real benefit to our club. We also plan on providing activities over the summer months until we start up again in the fall and we are preparing to do that virtually in case we still can’t meet.

News from the Crescent Beach Photography Club

  • All CBPC meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to Covid 19.
  • Of note is the fact that Lynne Kelmann has stepped down from the position of president of the club. Lynne has done an excellent job as president for the past three years, and we are all grateful for her guidance over this time period. Lynne has advised that she will continue to offer assistance during the hand over to the person selected to take over the president’s duties and has volunteered to chair the outings committee going forward.
  • The remaining members of the club executive committee are in the process of arranging a meeting to plan future club activities and choose a new president. Although none of us can predict the future we do hope to start up club activities again in September providing this can be done safely.
  • The club currently has 75 members and is in a good financial shape. More details will be sent to our members as the executive committee meets to elect a new president and determine the best way forward.

News from the Surrey Photography Club

  • The Pandemic has put a damper on most Camera clubs and SPC is no different.
  • SPC has had only one meeting in March and is starting meetings via Zoom this month.
  • Some of the members are doing no photography and others are reworking archived images.
  • One of the executives started a themed weekly challenge on their closed page in which only a few participated.
  • No face to face meetings are planned until possibly the fall.