The North Shore Photographic Challenge
Top photographers of BC and the Yukon will go head to head with their best work at the 34th North Shore Photographic Challenge. Previously restricted to photo clubs, this year’s Challenge also includes entries from individual photographers, a change designed to raise competitive pressure, encourage diversity, and bring newcomers into the photo club community.
The open-theme competition will showcase the latest digital techniques in abstracts and altered reality, classic landscapes, portraits, nature and architectural compositions, and gritty, funny street photography. Having grown in stature over thirty years, the Challenge is recognized as the premier photographic competition in Western Canada.
Images will be scored by a qualified judging panel. Winners will be recognized with prestigious CAPA medals
Members of the audience will take home a large number of photography-related door prizes donated by our generous corporate sponsors.
The Challenge Format
Entries from individuals and clubs will be randomly mixed in competition. The judging panel will score each image out of a maximum of 27 points, as in previous years.
Two sets of CAPA medals will be awarded for single images: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for images submitted by clubs, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for images submitted by individuals. The top-scoring image will receive the NSPS Best in Show medal. If there is a point tie between the top individual and club images, the judges will rule which one is Best In Show.
CAPA-member photo clubs will vie for the coveted North Shore Photographic Challenge trophy. Each club will submit 6 images.
As always, the Challenge is open-theme, admitting images of all subjects. Digital manipulation of photos is allowed. However, since the Challenge is a family event, images with ‘adult’ content may be disqualified.
Images may not have been entered in a previous North Shore Challenge competition.
Individual entrants are not required to be CAPA members.