Black and White

Bert Sharp - Sizing Me Up
Hamid Ebrahimi - Fading Memories
Bruce Carmody - The Sky's The Limit
Peter Koelbleitner - Desolate
Janet Slater - Working Hands Taking A Break

Scope of Competition

Black and White photography is where the image produced has a single hue rather than recording the colours. This includes all forms of black and white photography which contains tones of grey ranging from pure black to pure white.

For this competition, there will be no tinting or toning of the image.

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


Editing Criteria

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

Open Editing – All  in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted.  However, all components of the images must have been created or captured by the entrant.


Judging Criteria


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


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



Competition Processes

Closing Date of Competition –  January 30, 2018 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.

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

Two Parallel Competitions – CAPA Black and White ‘Individual‘ Competition for only CAPA members and CAPA Black and White ‘Club‘ Competition for all camera clubs. CAPA members can upload a maximum of 4 images. Whereas camera clubs can upload a maximum 6 photos but all images must be from different photographers.

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

How To Upload Images To CAPA Competition here

Hosting Camera Club – Canadian Association for Photographic Art

Hosting Camera Club – Victoria Camera Club

Competition Coordinator – Mike Wooding –

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